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Andrew Evans, National Geographic’s Digital Nomad, recently traveled to South Padre Island in Texas. During his stay, he visited Sea Turtle Inc, an organization that helps injured sea turtles recover before releasing them back into the wild.
Andrew met a turtle named Allison at the facility. Allison is a green sea turtle that has lost three out of her four flippers, probably to a shark. Allison has been given a prosthetic fin to help her swim.
The NG Kids Dare to Explore O’ahu contest challenged kids to tell us why they would like to explore Oahu. Four kids ages 9 to 14 were selected as winners to join the Oahu expedition from August 23-29, 2012. The four winners were Ella Beezely, age 10 from Indiana; Liam Kivirist, age 10, from Wisconsin; Anya Hardin, age 12, from Ohio; and Sarah Tharpe, age 14, from Florida. The kids were joined by NG expert and Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans.
The kids visited Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, explored the nooks and crannies of the Battleship USS Missouri, met a real WW2 hero at the Pacific Aviation Museum, learned to plant taro (and eat poi!), made music at Na Mea KuPono, contributed to restoring the fish ponds with coral with Paepae o He`eia/Friends of He`eia, appeared on a movie set at Kualoa Ranch, explored all of the Polynesia Islands in one day plus were dazzled by “Ha!” at the Polynesian Cultural Center, all in just one week while staying at The Aston Hotel and Resort Waikiki Sunset!!
Group photograph by Dana Deighton. From left: Anya Hardin, Liam Kivirist, Ella Beezley, Sarah Tharpe with Andrew Evans, NG Digital Nomad in back
Fish photograph by Anya Hardin
Andrew Evans, National Geographic’s Digital Nomad, recently spent some time penguin-watching on South Georgia Island, which is east of Argentina’s Terra del Fuego and north of Antarctica. Andrew watched the activities of a colony of king penguins. Read Andrew’s blog post on Digital Nomad.
Photograph by Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to explore Hawaii? Write an essay about why you would like to explore this Hawaiian island and draw a picture of what you think you would see, and you could win a weeklong trip to O’ahu with Andrew Evans, National Geographic’s Digital Nomad.
Meet Shelby, a nine-year-old girl who lives in Louisiana. Her life is pretty normal… except she lives with alligators! Her father runs an alligator farm, and there are also wild alligators roaming around her yard. She spoke with Andrew Evans, National Geographic’s Digital Nomad, to talk about what it’s like living around gators.
Shelby helps her dad with the gators when they hatch. She holds the baby alligators when they come out of their shells. “Holding a baby alligator is like holding a baby dinosaur,” she says. Is Shelby scared by being around alligators all the time? Nope! She told Andrew that as long as you don’t tease them, they won’t hurt you.
Photographs by Andrew Evans
We recently told you about Andrew Evans and his travels. He loves dogs and always bonds with one dog everywhere he goes. He asked kids to name the local dog that he befriended on his trip to Canada, and several kids came up with some names: Puffy, Cotton, Chatham, Fluffy, and Snowbird.
Then please vote in the poll and choose the name that would best fit this dog!
Today is Canada day! National Geographic’s digital nomad Andrew Evans is traveling through Ontario. On each one of Andrew’s trips, he “adopts” a local dog. Here’s a picture of Andrew with his dog from this trip. (He doesn’t keep the dog.) Read more about Andrew’s adventures and his dogs.
Read about his adventures and help name his trip dog!
My name is Andrew Evans and I am a writer for National Geographic Traveler magazine. I have a blog, Digital Nomad, where I write and show videos about my travels all over the world.
When I was a kid I loved two things: maps and dogs! At school, I liked to look at maps all day long and after school, I liked to play with dogs. For my social studies class I entered the National Geographic Bee and won third place for the state of Ohio. I never imagined that I’d end up working for National Geographic and getting to visit all the places I had seen on maps.
Traveling so much is lots of fun but it means I can’t have a dog at home. Instead, I get to meet dogs all over the world. Every time I meet a dog that I like, anywhere in the world, I take a picture of it and call that dog “my dog”. Then I send the picture out to all my friends who follow my travels on my website. This way I get to have lots of dogs in lots of different countries.
What do you think Andrew should name his dog from this trip? Leave your favorite name in a comment!
While on his Bus2Antarctica expedition, Andrew Evans spotted something unusual–a black king penguin. The penguin is all black because of melanism. Melanism is an overproduction of melanin, which turns feathers (or skin or fur) dark. Many animal species exhibit melanism, but it’s very rare for penguins–and even rarer to see a penguin exhibiting dark pigment all over its body.
Read more about the black penguin on National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel blog.
Find out more about Andrew Evans’ Bus2Antarctica expedition on National Geographic.
Photograph courtesy Andrew Evans