Archives for December, 2010

While traveling in Tasmania, Andrew Evans fell for the adorable — yet dangerous — animal that is only found on the island: the Tasmanian Devil. Watch the video to learn more about the unique creature, and go to the Devils @ Cradle site to find out how you can help protect them. [Where's Andrew]

There’s something fishy about today’s clue from Andrew Evans… December 31, 2010 All of you out there who’ve been reading my Tweets, should already know the name of this reef; These fish had a name not so long ago, but now everybody just calls them “Nemo.” Where am I (which reef) and which species of…

Take a dip with Andrew Evans, who is traveling through Australia, tweeting his journey at @WheresAndrew and sending us cryptic photo clues. December 30, 2010 I sailed far away to the outer reefs and dove into the blue with one giant leap. Near the continental shelf, the diving gets better, this particular reef is spelled…

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G’day Where’s Andrew fans! Put your thinking caps on for this next clue from Andrew Evans, our digital nomad traveling through Australia. Can you guess where this image was taken? December 29, 2010 I sailed on a boat from Cairns to the reef, amazed by the colors alive in the deep. Flipping my fins, it…

The best mode of travel is on foot. This is no secret. Good travelers go walking wherever they can, be it Manhattan or the Mojave desert. I know that I always see so much more walking–you feel the land underfoot and sense every new thing, and more importantly, you have the time to think about…

Ready for today’s clue from Andrew Evans — our digital nomad roaming through Australia? December 28, 2010 I walked through the treetops to arrive at this site, where the river tumbles and water bends light. I discovered in fact that these colors were a great and ancient ancestor. Where am I (natural site, nearest town,…

Happy Holidays and congrats to Adeej, who correctly answered Friday’s clue and now has a Tasmanian devil adopted in his name. And now, on to the next clue! Monday, December 27th, 2010 Tropical rain cancelled my train; wanting sunlight, I boarded a flight. Where am I (city and airport)? What flight was I on, and…

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It’s time for today’s special Christmas Eve clue! The first person who correctly guesses the complete answer over at our Where’s Andrew Clues Gallery will have Ozzie, a baby Tasmanian devil, adopted in their name (details here). December 24, 2010 The night before Christmas and instead of a mouse, I saw this huge cow that’s…

Those of you following Andrew Evans around Australia and guessing his whereabouts in our clues gallery are in for a treat this Christmas Eve. The person who correctly guesses Friday’s clue (12/24) will have a Tasmanian devil adopted in their name. Watch the video above for full details, and if you’d like to give someone…

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Ready for today’s Where’s Andrew clue? Make your best guess at our Clues Gallery. December 23, 2010 A breathtaking land, even in the rain. Like something you’d see in a picture frame. Formed long ago from a giant explosion; aboriginal tales say that they’re children. Where am I (mountain range and state) and what is…

For two months, our digital nomad Andrew Evans will be traveling around Australia. His whereabouts are a mystery–we never know exactly where he’s headed, though he sends us a daily photo clue. Once his location has been revealed, he’ll share his travel experiences here on the Intelligent Travel blog. Check back often for his reports.…

Ready for today’s clue from Andrew Evans? Join his followers and make your best guess at the clues gallery at the Where’s Andrew hub page. December 22, 2010 Like two ships passing in the day–twin sisters some might say–the other sailing the opposite way–but only one of us headed towards the bay. Where am I…

Celebrity run-ins are as much a part of travel as lost luggage and passport stamps. Perhaps we never expect the stars to cross our paths, but when they do, it offers us a never-fail travel story. I know, because once I saw Princess Di in London, another time my dad jogged past Robert Redford, and…

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Ready for the next clue from Andrew’s Australian Walkabout?  December 21, 2010 This five-lettered village began as a farm, though today’s farmers might sooner raise an alarm. Security around here is extra tight: The police even patrol the flowers at night. Where am I (which village), what type of flower is this and which Greek…

Welcome back from the weekend. We hope you’re all caught up with Andrew’s wanderings through Tasmania (read through his tweets at @WheresAndrew) and are ready to answer the next clue: December 20, 2010 I finally saw wombats out in the wild–this cautious mother and her fur ball child. High-mountain forest lined both sides of the…

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Andrew Evans has been off the map for a few days. Can you guess where this latest photo clue was taken? Make your best guess at our gallery of clues, and find out the answer to yesterday’s photo clue. December 17, 2010 I walked for two days to come to this shore, then took a…

Are you ready for today’s clue from Andrew Evans? Play hide and seek along with him as he travels through Australia. Make your best guess on our gallery of clues, and find out the answer to yesterday’s riddle. December 16, 2010 Last night I stayed in this famous estate, built way back in 1838. Owned…

Andrew Evans is traveling through Australia — sending us clues to his whereabouts — and discovering a newfound love of kangaroos. My first kangaroo was served to me on a plate in a pub, amidst a dense puddle of port wine reduction. I was horrified by the thought but despite the psychological trauma of eating…

Put your thinking caps on and guess where today’s photo clue was taken. Submit your best guess at the clues gallery at the Where’s Andrew? hub page and find out the answer to yesterday’s clue.  Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Elusive and shy during most of the day, to see one wild is rare, they say.…

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Are you ready for Andrew’s next clue? Make your best guess and find the answer to yesterday’s clue at the Where’s Andrew? clues gallery. Tuesday, November 14, 2010 While an American queen holds court just outside, a more local majesty glues lashes to his eyes. It’s the one place in Oz that everyone should know,…

My first week in Australia has been busy, busy. Trying to throw all of you off my trail had me bouncing from Melbourne out to the historic Goldfields, up to the stunning high country of the Victorian Alps and then back to the stormy southern coast. I am still quite amazed by the diversity of…

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Welcome back from the weekend. Are you ready for Andrew’s next clue? Make your best guess and find the answer to Friday’s clue on our Where’s Andrew? clues gallery. Monday, December 13, 2010 I hopped on a plane and headed due east. On the very next day, I met this fierce beast. His knife-sharp teeth…

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And now for today’s photo clue from Andrew Evans, who is traveling around Australia. December 10, 2010 This delicate white is pressed from a German grape and grown in Australia’s shallow terra rossa soil. Young, it’s got a nice lime and pear aroma. Let it age 5 or 6 years and some rich characters emerge:…

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And now for today’s photo clue from Andrew Evans, who is traveling around Australia. Thursday, December 9 Is it a sport or is it an art? Nobody know how to tell them apart. You ride the waves until you wipe out, unless your board is special somehow. Where am I? And more importantly, whose board…

I traveled to Australia because it’s what I know least. It’s the farthest place from home and literally the opposite end of my world. Where better to begin my digital wanderings than in a huge, almost-empty continent on the flip side of the globe? (It also helps that it’s summer down here.) I flew to…