A National Geographic expert will accompany each departure to share insights and a rare behind-the-scenes perspective. Listed below are some of the experts and the departure date(s) they will be joining.
Named a National Geographic Traveler of the Year as someone who travels with a sense of passion and purpose, Alison Wright photographs endangered cultures and people around the globe while covering issues concerning the human condition. She is also a recipient of the Dorothea Lange Award in Documentary Photography and a two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. Alison is a National Geographic contributor and has produced ten books, including three for the National Geographic Traveler guidebook series. Her memoir, “Learning to Breathe; One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival,” chronicles her inspirational story of survival and years of rehabilitation, and her ongoing determination to recover and continue traveling the world as an intrepid photojournalist. Alison’s experience and her work in post-disaster/conflict areas inspired her to establish a foundation called Faces of Hope, a non-profit that globally supports women and children’s rights by creating visual awareness and donating directly to grass-roots organizations that help sustain them through education and healthcare. Alison has traveled to nearly 150 countries, extensively photographing throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, Canada, Latin America, and the Middle East. Asia is Alison's second home, and she has been traveling to Bhutan for more than two decades. She looks forward to sharing her photographic and storytelling expertise with travelers.