Andrew Nelson is director of editorial projects for National Geographic Travel and has worked or collaborated with NGT for 15 years. His most recent story, a feature on Laos, appeared in the October-November issue. His team´s multi-platform production with partner Tourism New Zealand was named one of the "10 Best Branded Partnerships in 2017" by Ad Age. Nelson is also twice winner of the Lowell Thomas Award and his work has appeared in outlets such as Salon, the New York Times and San Francisco Magazine. He is also an educator and served as a visiting professor at Loyola University New Orleans teaching social media, journalism and travel writing. Nelson feels passionately about instilling young writers with an appreciation of travel, culture and place.
As a co-founder of the 1990s award-winning computer gaming company CyberFlix, he built the first digitally navigable model of the Titanic. Mac Home Journal named Titanic: Adventure Out of Time “Game of the Year." He has also served as a senior producer for Britannica.com in San Francisco and Chicago, however Andrew´s most satisfying accomplishment was restoring an old adobe near Marfa, Texas, in the Big Bend of the Rio Grande. A graduate of Syracuse University, he received a masters from the University of Missouri´s School of Journalism. He lives in Washington, DC.
Director Editorial Projects
National Geographic Travel
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