WASHINGTON (May 16, 2012)—Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler magazine’s “Digital Nomad,” has embarked on an adventure to explore Norway’s cities and fjords. For the next three weeks, 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.
“I have never been to Norway, and I just can’t wait to experience it,” Evans said. “I’m looking forward to charting my own course through the land of the midnight sun and finding undiscovered gems in its charming cities and along its stunning coast.”
Evans will travel through Norway’s biggest cities: Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. He will also explore Norway’s famous fjords, two of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. These striking mountain-walled inlets formed by glaciers are consistently ranked as one of the world’s best travel destinations by National Geographic Traveler. Other highlights will include a meeting with the Norwegian royal family, a trip to the longest road tunnel in the world and a smattering of music and theater festivals.
Evans is a veteran travel writer for National Geographic Traveler magazine and National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel blog. His most recent assignment, last month, was a two-city tour of South Africa. This came on the heels of a trip through Malawi, where he was one of the first people to report the death of Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika. In February, Evans visited Maya sites in Mexico.
Last year’s adventures included exploring the best of Ontario, Canada, in June; tweeting and blogging his way around Japan in September; wining and dining through Louisiana in October; and finishing the year skiing, snow-shoeing and trekking through western Canada’s ski country with renowned mountaineers, ski instructors and naturalists.
In 2010, Evans journeyed from 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.
“Andrew Evans is a true National Geographic explorer in the digital age,” said Keith Bellows, National Geographic Traveler magazine editor in chief. “As he winds his way through Norway, his digital community will get to experience the secret places he discovers with him in real time.”
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