Longtime National Geographic Traveler vet George W. Stone has been upped to editor in chief of National Geographic Travel, an appointment that makes him the EIC of National Geographic Traveler magazine, as well as responsible for travel-related digital and social media content, and annual events like the magazine’s photo contest.
“My goal is to empower our audiences to embrace travel as a tool for exploration, cultural engagement, creative expression and personal growth,” said the newly installed EIC in a statement. Stone, who has been with Traveler for 18 years, was most recently the editor at large, working out of Singapore.
“George’s passion about the power of travel to transform lives and connect cultures is evident in his work as a writer and editor for Traveler for nearly two decades,” said National Geographic Partners editorial director Susan Goldberg in a statement. “George has a knack for creating print and digital features that resonate with new audiences–and reflect his spirit of adventure and fun.”
Here’s Stone’s Instagram, if you want to see what he’s seen.