WASHINGTON (Jan. 23, 2013)—Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler magazine’s “Digital Nomad,” has embarked on an adventure to explore Montana. Until Feb. 1, he will tweet, blog, vlog and “Instagram” on NationalGeographic.com’s Digital Nomad blog (http://digitalnomad.nationalgeographic.com/), his Twitter feed @WheresAndrew and his Where’s Andrew Facebook page.
“I love wild places, so I’m very excited to visit one of the wildest corners of America,” said Evans. “I am thrilled to be able to explore this great untamed state, shaped by nature’s power and rich with wildlife. I hope you’ll follow along to see what I find.”
Evans plans to try his hand at some of the many outdoor sports offered, including skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. He will be on the lookout for hidden state gems, and will spend time in Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, Butte and Big Sky.
“National Geographic is celebrating its 125th birthday in 2013, and Andrew truly embodies the anniversary vision of a new age of exploration,” said Keith Bellows, National Geographic Traveler magazine editor in chief. “He takes travel to a new level with his innovative use of social media, and proves there are still places to be explored right in our own backyard.”
Evans is a veteran travel writer for National Geographic Traveler magazine and National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel blog. To kick off 2013, Evans traveled to Tanzania, where he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. In 2012 he went Around the World by Private Jet with National Geographic Expeditions; explored Switzerland’s diverse cantons, foods and languages; traveled through Norway’s biggest cities; and uncovered Maya mysteries in Mexico. These trips came on the heels of journeys through South Africa and Malawi, where he was one of the first people to report the death of Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika.
In 2011 he explored the best of Ontario, Canada; tweeted and blogged around Japan; and wined and dined his way through Louisiana, experiencing the best of the bayou and New Orleans. He finished 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 National Geographic Explorer to Antarctica.
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