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.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, photographer Catherine Karnow first traveled across Scotland to illustrate a book on the Scotch whisky trail. She's been drawn back since, and recently lead a workshop in Scotland. Catherine has photographed everything from Australian Aborigines and Bombay film stars to the victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam. She shot the cover story "Inside Provence" for National Geographic Traveler's April 2006 issue and captured rare images of Prince Charles for the May 2006 National Geographic magazine feature "Not Your Typical Radical." Catherine's film Brooklyn Bridge premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.
Photographer Jim Richardson has produced more than 40 stories for National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Traveler, where he is a contributing editor. Jim’s recent work on environmental issues resulted in two cover stories for National Geographic in 2008—one on light pollution and another on the state of the world’s soil. More recently, Jim shot and wrote the National Geographic Traveler story titled "My Scottish Obsession" for the August/September 2012 issue. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Life, and Sports Illustrated, and been featured on CBS News Sunday Morning and ABC's Nightline.