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National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Launches the Digital Nomad project
FIRST DIGITAL NOMADS VISIT AQABA, JORDAN
http://www.natgeotraveller.co.uk/digitalnomad

LONDON (24 March 2015) — National Geographic Traveller (UK) has launched its Digital Nomad project, with the first roaming reporters heading out to Aqaba in Jordan from 14-29 March. Tweeting, blogging and YouTubing as they travel, the Digital Nomads share the world as they see it – and are available for followers to interact with too.

Travel writer Andy Jarosz and photographer Sameena Jarosz are writing and exploring in real time using the hashtag #NGTUKnomad to reveal the story as it happens. Andy’s blogs are live on the NGTUK Digital Nomad page http://www.natgeotraveller.co.uk/digitalnomad and on his website http://www.501places.com.

There are also daily posts on Andy’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/501places, Twitter https://twitter.com/andyjarosz, Vine https://vine.co/Andy.Jarosz and Sameena’s Instagram https://instagram.com/sameenajarosz/.

The NGTUK Digital Nomad page compiles Andy’s adventures — from learning to source and prepare aromatic local dish sayadieh in Aqaba’s market, to visiting a Bedouin home in Wadi Rum, discovering the hidden meanings associated with serving coffee, and tackling vertigo-inducing drops and epic views on a hike to the Burdah Rock Bridge in Jordan’s Wadi Rum Protected Area.

Other highlights of Andy and Sameena’s itinerary include a beginners’ diving programme in the Red Sea, Bedouin bread-baking and a three-day trek to Petra.

Editor Pat Riddell said: “We’re thrilled to introduce our first Digital Nomads, who’ll be sharing their real-time travels as they explore Aqaba in southern Jordan for 14 days. It’s our readers’ opportunity to connect to Andy and Sameena’s trip though various social media platforms, giving them the opportunity to feel as though they’re experiencing the adventure themselves.”

The Digital Nomad features will appear in print in the National Geographic Traveller (UK) magazine in September.

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Pat Riddell, Editor
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Maria Pieri, Editorial Director
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