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Travelers of the Year

  • Date
    February 5, 2013
  • Time 7:00 p.m.
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price Series tickets: Subscribers $54; General Public $59; Single tickets: Subscribers $20; General Public $22

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Paula Busey and Samwel Melami
Paula Busey and Maasai tribesman Samwel Melami

Photograph by Dana Romanoff

Davis Family

The Davis family in Africa

Photograph by Jo-Anne McArthur

Meet this amazingly diverse group of audacious individuals selected by National Geographic Traveler magazine as 2012’s Travelers of the Year. Be inspired by people who explore the world with passion and purpose…

Theron Humphrey, a maverick storyteller, took a yearlong road trip across America recording the story of one person in film and audio each day. 66,000 miles. 90,000 photos.

Booker Mitchell, a 15-year-old Manhattan high-schooler, is skateboarding his way around the world, starring in his own web-video series Booker Travels.

Paula Busey, a Colorado high-school librarian, set up a unique cultural exchange with a Maasai warrior, to bring the Serengeti to the suburbs of Littleton, Colorado.

The Davises, a globetrotting Canadian couple, “yanked their sons out of school” to journey around the world, believing that their passports were tickets to go and grow.

Hear about their triumphs, discoveries, and the lessons they learned in a conversation with Traveler contributing editor George W. Stone.

In partnership with National Geographic Traveler. A reception will follow the event.

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