Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Keith Bellows was named Editor in Chief of National Geographic Traveler magazine in 1998 and made a vice president of the National Geographic Society in 2000. Under his stewardship, the magazine has won numerous awards and recognitions, including more than 60 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards, seven Folio Awards, and multiple nominations for the National Magazine Awards. He lectures extensively around the world, and his more than 200 television appearances include Today and Good Morning America. He has written for Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Parenting, AARP, and many other magazines. He co-authored The Canuck Book and is now writing 100 Places That Will Change Your Child’s Life, part of a program he is developing to encourage parents, corporations, and schools to view travel as a critical learning tool.