WASHINGTON (Nov. 29, 2011)—Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler magazine’s “Digital Nomad,” has embarked on an action-packed, snow-filled adventure to western Canada where he’ll ski, snowshoe and après-ski his way through four of the world’s greatest ski resorts, taking his digital followers on an epic winter escape to Sun Peaks Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort, Banff Lake Louise and Whistler Blackcomb. Through Dec. 17, Evans will tweet, blog, vlog and “Instagram” his travels on NationalGeographic.com’s Digital Nomad blog (http://digitalnomad.nationalgeographic.com/), his Twitter feed @WheresAndrew and his Where’s Andrew Facebook page.
“This next adventure north is really a 180-degree turn from my warm, leisurely trips through the Panamanian rain forest and the bayous of Louisiana,” Evans said. “Follow me on Twitter and Facebook in real time and read my Digital Nomad blog for an extreme trip off the beaten path through the snowy Canadian Rockies.” Evans will develop his own itinerary helped by adrenaline junkies, naturalists and mountaineers. He will hike and ski mountains, looking for the unexpected, the untold and the weird but true.
Evans will get private ski lessons from Canadian politician and Olympic gold medalist Nancy Greene. He’ll visit the oldest stone cabin in British Columbia and he’ll hike the “Serengeti of the North” to see the largest population of ungulates north of the equator. Don’t know what ungulates are? Better follow @WheresAndrew to learn more.
Evans is a veteran travel writer for National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel blog. In June this year he documented his Canadian adventures as he explored the best of Ontario, from festivals to fly fishing and from back country scenery to bed and breakfasts. In September, he tweeted and blogged his way around Japan, from the stylish streets of Tokyo to the mountains of Hokkaido to the city of Hiroshima. And this fall he wined and dined his way through Louisiana, experiencing the best of the bayou and New Orleans.
Last year Evans journeyed from National Geographic’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., to Antarctica — a 10,000-mile trip through 14 countries — using public transportation as far as he could go. He rode buses to Ushuaia in Argentina, the southernmost city in the world, and then boarded the MV National Geographic Explorer to Antarctica. Along the way, he broke international news as he discovered a completely black penguin — one of the rarest genetic mutations and seldom seen anywhere on the planet. His pictures and video of the penguin were broadcast around the world.
In 2009, Evans’ travels took him to Australia, where he traversed the continent, documenting his experiences and interacting with his followers via Twitter and on his blog. He dived at the Great Barrier Reef, sat side by side with red kangaroos, drove hundreds of miles on the Great Ocean Road, took in a 360-degree view of Melbourne by hot-air balloon and toured a haunted prison.
“Andrew Evans is the first true National Geographic digital explorer — the latest in a long line of great Society explorers that dates back more than 120 years,” said Keith Bellows, National Geographic Traveler magazine editor in chief. “In western Canada, he’ll go extreme, looking for the awesome, the epic and the radical. Expect surprises.”
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