My first National Geographic byline (about COVID, my new area of expertise)

P1510557National Geographic is one of those bylines that every writer covets. I’ve never had the guts to even pitch them, so was particularly pleased to have an editor reach out to me to write a piece on my unusual new area of expertise … COVID-19 and travel.

Here’s the article where I interviewed several COVID experts, aimed at answering key questions on the mind of Americans looking at domestic travel in summer 2020: Is it safe to travel now? It depends.

It was republished by Apple News, MSN (Is it safe to travel now? It depends) and MSN Australia (Is it safe to travel now? It depends).

This article has led to several others for Nat Geo — see the all at the top of the Publications page. I’ll eventually add them to this coronavirus post too.

4 responses to “My first National Geographic byline (about COVID, my new area of expertise)

  1. It’s is always nice to have an expert helpline especially in these unprecedented times, when most people are unaware of how to take things forward and keep moving. Congratulations on your achievements. The posts are very informative and basically covers all the inhibitions a traveler has before setting his foot. Keep writing and keep motivating until the world comes on the same platform.

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    • Thanks Kritika
      Though I do have some related experience, I’m far from being an expert … but I do rely on experts to guide my articles. Thanks for your kind words, and that’s a reminder that I really need to update this … I’ve been too busy writing articles to keep up with the posts here!
      Let’s hope vaccinations proceed quickly around the world ASAP so everyone can be safe from covid and travel can resume normally again


  2. Now that we seem to have entered another phase of the COVID pandemic, have you altered any of the provisions stated in your National Geo.article? What about testing? It seems difficult to enter certain states because of this requirement.

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