Author and travel writer Andrew Evans was for years a contributing editor for National Geographic Traveler and its “Digital Nomad.” In addition to writing for the magazine, he has crisscrossed the globe, interacting with followers through the Internet, digital mapping, and social media. He is a graduate of Oxford University, holds a master's degree in Russian Foreign Policy, and is fluent in Russian and French. In 2009 Evans rode from Washington, D.C. to Antarctica—primarily by bus—sharing the 12,000-mile journey with his followers in real time. In 2011 he finished a two-month, 20,000-mile journey around Australia. In 2012 he visited a dizzying number of ports of call as correspondent aboard a National Geographic Expeditions private jet, including Angkor Wat in Cambodia; Chengdu and X’ian in China; the Taj Mahal in India; the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania; the temples of Luxor and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt; and Marrakech in Morocco. Evans is the author of several books including a travelers' guide to Iceland and The Black Penguin. He has contributed to The Times, The Guardian, and The Observer, as well as The Economist and National Geographic’s award-winning travel blog, Intelligent Travel. Prior to finding his calling fulfilling armchair fantasies for the rest of us, Evans held myriad posts ranging from dishwasher to political analyst at NATO.