500 of the World's Best Hidden Travel Gems
DAN WESTERGREN took up photography after being taught how to develop film by an indulgent science teacher in the eighth grade. That early experience instilled in him a reverence for the classic, timeless feel of a wonderful photograph, a reverence that he continues to feel even with his job as Director of Photography for National Geographic Travel. In addition to photo editing for National Geographic Traveler magazine and Natgeo.com/travel he has photographed a variety of stories, including expeditions up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa and Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn in the European Alps. Westergren also went on and photographed an expedition to ski the last degree to the North Pole. Over the years, he's shot some of the world's most intriguing people, places and experiences.
"If you've resolved to explore new horizons this year, Joe Yogerst has some suggestions. As one of the primary authors of Secret Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's-Best Hidden Travel Gems (National Geographic, $40), he says many incredible sites are overlooked." -USA Today
"We're kind of obsessed with National Geographic's new book,
Secret Journeys of a Lifetime. The book, which came out
earlier this week, has all sorts of travel tips, from the best
ghost towns worth visiting to broader topics like the most idyllic
island getaways, spiritual travel tips and even classic road trips
worth embarking on." --The Huffington Post "As is custom in a
National Geographic coffee table book, the photos are stunning; the
practical information and planning advice are useful; and the small
sidebars on other nearby points of interest are fascinating. But
most compelling are the star attractions, with vivid descriptions
that transport you for a tiny glimpse into an often unseen world.
It will leave you wondering what National Geographic will come up
with next." -San Jose Mercury News