Sure, we spend the majority of our time in our D.C. offices editing writers' and photographers' work from far-flung locales like Hue, Vietnam, and Boise, Idaho (hey, it's far-flung to us). But sometimes we get the assignments.
Take, for instance, Traveler senior photo editor Dan Westergren's upcoming expedition to the North Pole with Bernice Notenboom, one of our contributing editors. The expedition, led by veteran Doug Stoup, will include an international team of eight explorers. Starting on April 17, the group will trek over the frozen Arctic Ocean to the Geographic North Pole, GPS 89.999°N, i.e. the top of the world. To do it, they'll have to cross numerous pressure ridges and leads (open water), as well as fast-moving, drifting ice. Upon completion they will be flown back to their starting point at Ice Station Borneo and connect to their flight off the ice.
The group will be delivering live video updates via a satellite phone that can be seen here. There will be a new video every day of the expedition. Check National Geographic Traveler's index page for details.