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A Little Less Digital, A Lot Less Nomad

It’s summer in Washington and I’m very glad to be home. I do love to travel and that will never change, but I also love waking up in my own time zone and enjoying a meal without juggling my phone and fork. I hope you understand. It’s impossibly hard to step away from a dream…

The World In Two Cities

Exactly one year ago I was traveling in South Africa, exploring the disparate coastal cities of that magnificent country while filming a documentary for the National Geographic Channel: “The World In Two Cities”. As someone who normally stands behind the camera, it was a terrific honor to host such a well-made film in such a…

Licking a Glacier

Glaciers taste good, as I discovered in Norway. When it’s 85°F outside and you’ve been hiking for an hour, a big mouthful of ancient icepack tastes better than any Slurpee ever could. The diamond, sparkling ice is cold, wet, clean, and delicious–not to mention endless and all-U-can-eat. (Almost.) My journey through Norway continues to be…

Chichén Itzá: Venus Cycle

12.19.19.3.2; 10 Kayab 5 Ik; 297 days left . . .  I’ve heard a lot of bad excuses from hotel receptionists, but up until now, nobody’s ever tried blaming weak Internet on a UNESCO World Heritage site. “It’s the pyramid’s fault,” is what they told me at the front desk. I tried hard not to…

Jumping Into Japan

Yesterday, I flew to Japan . . . with a three-year-old. My neighbor never mentioned his name (neither did his mother), but he was angel-haired and angel-behaved, strapped into his car seat with only intermittent breaks for some 14 hours. He wore red flannel Elmo pajamas and had a preference for fruit juice and Thomas…

What’s in my pack?

Good nomads travel light. We might live in a time where our car-sized suitcases have spinner wheels attached, but the earliest human travelers understood that moving quickly and freely is what mattered most . . . . and they packed accordingly. As a modern-day nomad, I try to follow their example and underlying concept: Take…

Algonquin Park Photo Gallery

After the excitement of Canada Day and the pastoral idyll of the farm, I turned my wheels westward and set off into the wild. Algonquin Provincial Park lies less than three hours from Ottawa. In fact, Algonquin is probably the most accessible wilderness area in Ontario, given that 12 million people live within a three-hour…

Digital Nomad: Niagara Falls by iPhone

Our Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans, is in Ontario sharing his travel adventures via photography, tweets, and video (just to name a few.) This recent dispatch comes from the most powerful waterfall in North America, Niagara Falls. Read more about this latest adventure, and follow along with Andrew on Twitter and Facebook. Niagara Falls by iPhone…

Digital Nomad: Brantford, Ontario

Our Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans, is in Ontario sharing his travel adventures via photography, tweets, and video (just to name a few.) His latest dispatch comes from the town of Brantford and the homestead of Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone and one of the original founders of the National Geographic Society. Read more…

Alexander Graham Bell, Digital Nomad

Had he been on Twitter, @AGBell would have only had one follower. Historic accounts paint him as a friendly enough guy, but for all of his charms and great fame, his earliest telephones only allowed for a single, one-way conversation to take place: one person spoke and the receiver listened. That must have been tough.…