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 andNatgeo.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.
"Get ready to add to your bucket list every time you turn the page of this aspirational travel book. Because it's from National Geographic, you know the photos are breathtaking. The cover alone, with its awe-inspiring image of a historic guesthouse built on a cliff in the Swiss Alps, will have you packing your bag. This is the perfect book to leave on your table as a conversation piece and a place to turn whenever you need a little something to look forward to when we can travel again. Price: $40" -Forbes.com
"This breathtaking, 320-page volume, published by National Geographic, contains 250 exquisite color photographs that will either inspire you to see the world or at least give you the opportunity to become the quintessential armchair traveler. It features hundreds of locales around the world, both natural and man-made, including ancient monoliths, scenic islands, white-sand seashores and rain forests. Images taken by some of the world's premier photographers are accompanied by practical travel information for visitors to each place, including dining and lodging options."--The Wall Street Journal "The world's most desirable holiday destinations--in pictures."--Theguardian.com