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.
Following studies in New York and a long expedition in Mongolia, National Geographic photographer Matthieu Paley started working throughout Central Asia. He ended up in Istanbul and hitchhiked east across Turkey to explore this vast country. Fourteen years, four books, and numerous assignments later, his passion to always look “over the next ridge” has provided him with countless opportunities to witness our common humanity. He recently completed a global story for National Geographic magazine on the Evolution of Diet. Three years ago, Matthieu settled with his family in an old village on the Turkish Aegean coast near Izmir, where he lives today.