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Andrew Evans

Travel Journalist and TV Host

Andrew Evans is a writer, explorer, and TV host.

 

As a frequent contributor to National Geographic Traveler and its first Digital Nomad, Evans spent five years sharing his adventures online in real time via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

 

To date, Evans has completed 30 assignments for the National Geographic Society, which have spanned all seven continents and five oceans. He has broadcast live from kayak, camelback, and helicopter, and from inside King Tut’s tomb. Evans was the first person ever to blog from the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, and gained a worldwide following when he made his epic overland journey from National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., all the way to Antarctica, by bus—a 12,000­mile journey.

 

Evans is the author of four books, including award­winning guides to Ukraine and Iceland, and has published stories in Reader’s Digest, The Guardian, The Times (London), The Telegraph, The Economist, Business Traveler, Blackbook, and Four Seasons. As a travel expert who has visited over 100 countries, Evans has been featured in Forbes, BBC, Condé Nast Traveler, Men’s Health, The Guardian, Gawker, Frommer’s, and The Huffington Post.

 

Recognized as an explorer and accomplished storyteller, Evans has received two Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers, two Folio Awards, and two awards from the National Travel Journalism Association. For his unique use of new media, Evans was named a “Media Mover & Shaker” by the Association of Magazine Media.

 

As a frequent keynote speaker, Evans has addressed significant audiences around the world, and has appeared on the Travel Channel, The Early Show (CBS), Today Show (NBC), FOX, and the French­Canadian channel TFO. He has hosted several television shows for the National Geographic Channel, including documentaries about South Africa and Romania, and the recent series, World’s Smartest Cities—showcasing innovation and urban sustainability all over the world. Evans also hosts TV spots and online video for tech and innovation for CBS. On the radio, he has been featured by NPR, BBC, CBC, and National Geographic Weekend.

 

Evans holds degrees from Brigham Young University and Oxford University and speaks French, Spanish, and Russian. He loves languages, landlocked countries, dogs, dark chocolate, and long walks on shark-­infested beaches. When not exploring the globe, he lives in Washington, D.C.

Highlights & Accomplishments
Armed with a Master's degree in Russian Foreign Policy, Evans' first job was as a foreign analyst for NATO, proving that passion and a keen intellect will get you where you're headed better than the best laid plans.
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