Irreverent responses from our favourite travel ninjas.
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?
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:
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
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
Taking the bus
14. Lay on us a priceless bit of travel
advice or wisdom:
Always say thank you.