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Resolutions to Travel

Assignment ends on Jan 29, 2018

January rings in optimism and new beginnings. While everyone is setting life-changing New Year’s goals, I bet our Your Shot community is resolving to perfect their art of photography. This year, you may be focusing on getting that perfect shot, buying a ticket to your distant dream destination, documenting your neighborhood in a different light, or connecting with a new culture.

For this assignment, we want you to look back, not forward. Go through the pictures from your past travels. We want to see images captured from a place that inspired you and sparked your travel bug. A place that stuck with you, long after you left. Show us a place that you visited and hope to one day return to.

I remember when I took my first road trip through Utah’s National Parks in the American West. I was new to mountains and new to hiking. I had never been to a desert state. The combination overwhelmed me and two years later, I returned to Utah to finish touring this great state that brought me such creativity and joy. Whether it’s kayaking down a deep fjord, getting to know the faces of a foreign town, or spotting wildlife on safari, show us an inspiring place that you hope to visit again.

And for all of you with big travel plans for 2018, don’t worry. This is the first of a two-part assignment. Check back in December when we’ll follow up and ask you to show us where you’ve been this year.

Submission Deadline Monday, January 29th. 12:00 p.m. 

This assignment is inspired by the experiential travel opportunities at National Geographic Expeditions. From complete itineraries to photography-focused trips to private expeditions, all of our trips are led by National Geographic photographers and experts to draw out the uniqueness of each destination through meaningful and enriching experiences. And traveling with us makes a difference—a portion of the proceeds return to the hands of National Geographic Society, whose explorers and researchers are furthering our understanding of the planet. Learn more about traveling with National Geographic at

Curated by:

Lindsay Kuczera
Digital Media Specialist, National Geographic Expeditions
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Lindsay Kuczera

Lindsay Kuczera

Digital Media Specialist, National Geographic Expeditions
Lin Kuczera works on digital media for National Geographic Expeditions. She curates and manages the @NatGeoExpeditions Instagram account and believes in the power of travel to educate and inspire people to care for our planet, using photography as a means to celebrate the world.