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I am not David Doubilet. We are Facebook friends though, which is how I messaged him from my cabin aboard the National Geographic Endeavour begging for some tips on taking photos underwater. Taking a (good) camera underwater is a first for me and I was eager to experiment in this watery nature reserve. Many of…

Being a “Digital Nomad” means that my office changes constantly. Some days I’m uploading from a hotel in China, at other times I work straight from my backpack up on the highest mountains. Wherever it is, though, I can always count on something thrilling happening right beyond my desk. For this past week in the…

Wet Landing

Like witches, cameras fear water. I know this because I have killed several (three?) very expensive cameras by taking them to the far ends of the Earth and then using them in a light drizzle. There were no survivors. Aware of my own less-than-fatherly track record, I took special precautions with my new Nikon D600.…

After some 29 days at sea, I reached the Equator, having sailed all the way from South Georgia, a distance of some 55° of latitude. Some of you already know how I have this funny attraction to imaginary lines on the globe, as well as all borders between any two countries. The last time I…

National Geographic Traveler contributing editor Andrew Evans traveled for over 45 days, taking buses from Washington D.C. through the Americas with one mission in mind: Getting on board the boat that would take him to Antarctica. Here, he describes the bliss of actually climbing onto the deck of the MV National Geographic Explorer. The world’s…

Andrew Evans visits the bridge of the National Geographic Sea Lion, and catches up with the ship’s captain, David Sinclair. Every bus has a bus driver just like every ship has its captain–whether you’re carrying 60 passengers across the country or across the sea, someone has to be in charge and steer the thing in…

After hightailing it through Central America, Andrew Evans is now traveling on the National Geographic Sea Lion to Panama (he’ll explain why he had to ditch the bus below). Be sure to watch on the Panama Canal Cam tonight at around 6 p.m. ET to see the ship pass through the Miraflores Locks. And click…