WASHINGTON (March 1, 2013)—Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler magazine’s “Digital Nomad,” has embarked on a monthlong homecoming adventure through Texas to explore his heritage. Through March 31, 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 under the title “Going Home.”
“I am so proud to be born in Texas,” said Evans. “Though I’ve wandered far from the Lone Star State, I’m coming home to explore the biggest place in America.”
National Geographic has partnered with Texas Tourism to create the ultimate homecoming itinerary. Evans started his adventure today in the Panhandle, and he will crisscross his way across the entire state, ending at his parents’ home in Houston, near the hospital where he was born. Along the way, Evans plans to hike to the highest point in the state, Guadalupe Peak, ride horses on dude ranches and trek through Big Bend National Park. He will also visit SXSW, Austin’s annual music, film and interactive conference, and catch some sun along the Gulf Coast. He will enjoy the glamour in Dallas, the hubbub in Houston and the beauty of the Hill Country, all during the bluebonnet season.
“We are really excited for Andrew’s latest adventure through his home state of Texas,” said Keith Bellows, National Geographic Traveler magazine editor in chief. “While his job can take him to some of the most exotic places in the world, it is always fun to watch him explore his own backyard. His followers will get an inside look at the foundation for National Geographic Traveler’s very own ‘Digital Nomad.’”
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; visited the great state of Montana; and took a trip to the Galapagos Islands. 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 vessel National Geographic Explorer to Antarctica.
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National Geographic Traveler: Nobody Knows This World Better. National Geographic Traveler is the world’s most widely read travel magazine. Published eight times a year, Traveler is available by subscription, on newsstands in the United States and Canada and digitally for tablets like the iPad (on Zinio) and Nook (at BN.com). Its website (www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler) offers inspiring and authoritative digital content including trip ideas, photo galleries and blogs. It also houses travel apps, including 50 Places of a Lifetime that showcases the world’s greatest destinations handpicked by National Geographic’s family of globe-trotting contributors, and the award-winning National Parks app, filled with stunning pictures, maps and tips to explore America’s national parks.