I’m Paul Salopek, a journalist and Nat Geo Explorer, and I’ve been walking around the world for 8 years. AMA!
I’m a National Geographic Explorer who has been walking across the world on a 24,000-mile journey from Africa to South America. Throughout this multi-year journey, I’ve written stories about culture, environment, history and science along the ancient pathways of the first humans who discovered the Earth during the Stone Age. You can learn more about my journey here and my latest story for National Geographic Magazine here.
EDIT: Thanks for joining the discussion tonight, everyone. It's been great to chat a bit about walking and writing. Get out and take a stroll whenever you can. I can recommend it as a natural boost for any creative effort. Walk in peace. Maybe see you out on the trail.