Joe Yogerst is the author of "Nemesis: A Novel of Old California" - a murder-mystery set in 1880's San Diego when it was a Wild West boom town on par with Dodge, Deadwood or Tombstone.
"100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas" - his 33rd book project for National Geographic - was published in February 2019. Meanwhile, Joe is busy writing and hosting (on camera) a National Geographic video series on American state parks that will debut this fall .
Joe has worked as a writer, editor and photographer on four continents, includings stints in South Africa, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and his native California. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribine (Paris), Conde Nast Traveler, CNN Travel, BBC Travel and many other publications.
Two of his travel books - “Land of Nine Dragons” (about a journey across Vietnam) and "Long Road South” (about his four-month road trip along the Pan American Highway between Texas and Argentina) - won Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers. His 2017 National Geographic book – “50 States, 5,000 Ideas” – soared to No. 1 in Canada and No. 2 in the U.S. on Amazon Travel Books.
Yogerst also spent four years in Hollywood, writing murder-mystery scripts for MTM Enterprises and Stephen J. Cannell Productions on shows like the long-running "Silk Stalkings."