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.
A frequent contributor to National Geographic magazine, Vince Musi has covered subjects as diverse as traveling the legendary Route 66, life under volcanoes, Welsh culture, and preserving the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. His award-winning work has also appeared in Time, Smithsonian, Newsweek, the New York Times Magazine, Life, and numerous books. Vince photographed the world's oldest known temple, Göbekli Tepe in southern Turkey, for a feature story in the June 2011 issue of National Geographic.
One of the first female photographers to work for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has taken photographs in more than 100 countries during her illustrious career. She has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for the Society, including stories on Lawrence of Arabia, Baja California, Galilee, Petra, Sydney, New Zealand, and Jerusalem. She lectures and teaches photography workshops regularly and was a visiting professor of photography at Ohio University. Annie’s work has also appeared in LIFE, Geo, Smithsonian, Fortune, Merian, Stern, and many other publications. Annie has received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Associated Press, the National Organization of Women, the University of Minnesota, and the White House News Photographers Association. She brought her children along on many of her far-flung assignments, and chronicles the story in the book A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel.