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.
David Scott Silverberg is an exploration geographer working on conservation projects spanning six continents. His mix of exploration, research, and digital photo-video storytelling has been popular with National Geographic travelers for many years. A National Geographic grantee and a fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Asia Society, David was executive science director at Earthwatch Institute, set up and managed Boston University environmental field research programs in British Columbia and east Africa, and was a founding White House staff member for AmeriCorps. David has worked in more than 100 countries, manages the Environmental Learning Institute, and teaches at several international universities.
An acclaimed lecturer on the cultural history of
non-Western civilizations, Jack Daulton has been an
expert on trips to more than 50 countries. His academic work has included extensive study of the art and architecture of Asia and Africa, as well as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. Jack is also a practicing attorney with a focus on international law relating to the preservation and conservation of the world’s cultural heritage. In a widely reported 1995 federal case, he recovered a 1,000-year-old sculpture that had been stolen from a temple in Myanmar.