Irreverent responses from our favourite travel ninjas.

Name: Andrew Evans
Title/bio:  Digital Nomad, National Geographic Traveler
Twitter/website: @WheresAndrew | nationalgeographic.com/digitalnomad
Born in: Texas
Currently living in: Washington, DC

1. Where would you rather be right now?  
The Atacama Desert

2. Famous person (dead or alive, real or fictional) you’d most like to go on a trip with:
W. Somerset Maugham

3. Everyone asks what’s #1 on your list of places you want to go before you die. But what’s your #3?
Madagascar

4. You’d be mortified if people knew you did what when you travelled?  
Wore the same pair of socks three days in a row

5. Best (or worst) person/people you’ve had to sit next to while travelling:  
Best — the woman who was editor for the letter “L” of the Oxford English Dictionary

6. Strangest meal abroad:  
Caterpillars, a bowlful, in Africa

7. If someone was visiting your town, what’s the one thing you’d show them?
National Geographic headquarters, on 17th Street in Washington, DC

8. Material thing you miss the most when away from home:  
Nail clippers

9. Most unique souvenir:  
Antique iron oarlock from an old whaling boat, found on a beach in the Faroe Islands (use it as a paperweight)

10. Best celebrity encounter while travelling:  
Gregory David Roberts (author of Shantaram) in a motel parking lot in Gambier, South Australia

11. Coolest mode of transport you’ve taken:
World War II Lancaster Bomber (one of only two remaining in the world that can still fly) in Hamilton, Ontario

12. The place you don’t want anyone to know about but are willing to divulge here:  
Flatey Island, Iceland  

13. The travel story you’ll never stop bragging about:  
Taking the bus to Antarctica

14. Lay on us a priceless bit of travel advice or wisdom:     
Always say thank you.