Around the World by Private Jet: The Northern Route

  • Trip Type: Private Jet
  • 22 Days | Seattle to Boston
  • Group Size: Max 75

National Geographic Experts

 

A world-class team of experts will accompany each expedition to share their knowledge and insights with you and bring each destination to life. Listed below are the experts that will be joining this expedition.

Michael Melford
Photographer

National Geographic photographer Michael Melford has produced 18 feature stories and two covers for National Geographic magazine with an emphasis on wilderness, conservation, and the environment. He also has shot more than 30 stories for National Geographic Traveler, including nine covers. Some of Michael’s recent assignments have focused on Russia and North America’s national parks. He has produced photography for eight books for National Geographic, including three on Alaska. While photographing his favorite book, Treasures of Alaska, he spent four months traveling to every corner of the state. When not shooting for the Geographic, Michael enjoys giving seminars and workshops on photography and sharing both his love of nature and his extensive knowledge of his craft.

Departure Dates
  • Jul 12 - Aug 02, 2018

Stephen Cunha
Author, Geographer, Educator

Geographer, educator, and author Stephen F. Cunha spent ten years as a national park ranger in Yosemite and Alaska. Now a geography professor at California’s Humboldt State University, he studies diverse landscapes around the world and has visited most of the destinations on this trip. He is the author of more than 80 publications, including National Geographic’s Our Fifty States and How to Ace the National Geographic Bee: The Official Study Guide. He recently received the California State University system’s highest award for exemplary contributions and achievements in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Service.

Departure Dates
  • Jul 12 - Aug 02, 2018

Alexander Murphy
Geographer

Alexander "Alec" Murphy is senior vice president of the American Geographical Society and a professor of geography at the University of Oregon. He has also served as a member of the Advisory Committee for National Geographic Education. Alec co-authored Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture, a comprehensive look at global phenomena, ranging from India and East Africa to Peru and China. He has traveled and conducted research on five continents. An engaging speaker with a wealth of knowledge on political, cultural, historical, and environmental geography, he will offer his insights into the human and physical forces that shape the places we visit.

Departure Dates
  • Jul 12 - Aug 02, 2018

Lee Berger
Paleontologist, Archaeologist, Anthropologist

Paleoanthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in- Residence Lee Berger is a Research Professor in Human Evolution and the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. His explorations into human origins in Africa have resulted in many notable discoveries, including the most comprehensive early hominin fossils found so far, which belong to a new species of early human ancestor, Australopithecus sediba, and, in 2013, the richest early hominin site yet found on the continent of Africa. Lee will serve as National Geographic host on this expedition.

Departure Dates
  • Jul 12 - Aug 02, 2018