National Geographic Staff

Experts and leaders in diverse fields, they will inspire and inform you

Visit the Sacred Valley of the Inca in the company of National Geographic writer and archaeologist Peter Frost. Explore West Africa with author, anthropologist/ethnobotantist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Wade Davis. These are the kind of experiences the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic alliance makes possible. From experts in Asian art to Ph.D.’s in anthropology, these knowledgeable thinkers will give you an additional insight into the region you’re exploring, and aspects of the world in general. Learn about their relationship to the National Geographic Society on walks ashore, or over dinner.

Featured National Geographic Staff

Ellie Charalambous

Cultural Specialist
Mediterranean, 19 September 2017
National Geographic expert Ellie Charalambous is a native of Athens, Greece. She graduated from The Greek National Tourism Organization’s Guide School and also studied at the National Theatre Drama School. She is currently continuing her studies at the Pandio University of Social and Political Sciences.

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Paula Swart

National Geographic Staff
Paula Swart is an expert on Asian culture and history, and she has spent most of her professional life as a curator of Asian studies. She is a lecturer in the continuing education departments of the University of British Columbia and the University in Victoria where she has taught a series of courses related to UNESCO World Heritage. 

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