Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler magazine’s “Digital Nomad,” looked at a World Atlas as a kid, pointed to a small, barely recognizable speck out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and said “I want to go there.”
So as an adult, he did. Twice. That “speck on the map” was Tristan da Cunha, the most remote inhabited island in the world.
Andrew’s second trip to Tristan da Cunha was part of his most recent trans-Atlantic journey from South America’s Cape Horn to Africa’s Cape of Good Hope.
No stranger to long voyages, Andrew began his Cape to Cape journey in Tierra del Fuego in Argentina in early March aboard the expedition ship National Geographic Explorer.
Along the way, he returned to South Georgia, where in 2010 he saw the famous “black penguin” — one of the rarest genetic mutations, seldom seen anywhere on the planet — and to Nightingale Island, where last year he helped break a story on his Digital Nomad blog about an oil spill on that pristine, UNESCO-protected island.
Andrew successfully reached Cape of Good Hope a few days ago, and has promised to visit “surprise destinations” while in Africa. As of today, he is in Malawi, “slapping on mosquito repellent & draping my nets for the night.”
It is well worth your time to digitally travel with Andrew as he tweets, blogs, vlogs and “Instagrams” his adventures on NationalGeographic.com’s Digital Nomad blog, his Twitter feed @WheresAndrew and his Where’s Andrew Facebook page.
Andrew was kind enough to answer a few of my questions regarding his Cape to Cape journey, unexpected adventures, and more.