Professor Joe Yogerst

Professor Joe Yogerst
  • University of California, Los Angeles
State parks preserve America's natural and human heritage.

Joe Yogerst is a journalist and travel writer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Oregon. An avid world traveler since his teenage years, Mr. Yogerst has set foot on all seven continents and visited more than 160 countries, colonies, and territories. He has worked as a writer and editor on four continents, including stints in South Africa, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and his native California.

Mr. Yogerst’s portfolio includes investigative journalism for The Washington Post, celebrity profiles for Prestige magazine, and 35 book projects for National Geographic. He is the author of National Geographic’s 50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do, a national travel bestseller. He is also the author of two additional books in the series: 100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas and the upcoming 100 Drives, 5,000 Ideas, which covers the best road trips in the United States and Canada.

Mr. Yogerst’s other books include his account of a modern-day journey through Vietnam, Land of Nine Dragons: Vietnam Today, which was named the best travel book in the annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. His book Long Road South: The Pan American Highway, which covers his four-month journey between Texas and Argentina, was named one of America’s top travel books by the Society of American Travel Writers. Mr. Yogerst’s articles on travel, business, culture, and sports have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Examiner, The International Herald Tribune, Condé Nast Traveler, Vogue, Travel + Leisure, USA Today, CNN Travel, BBC Travel, TIME, Newsweek, and Forbes.

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  1. The Wonders of America's State Parks Sale

    The Wonders of America's State Parks

    Joe Yogerst
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    In The Wonders of America’s State Parks, join best-selling travel writer Joe Yogerst for a virtual tour of over 100 state wilderness areas stretching from New England to the Alaskan frontier to the Hawaiian Islands. You’ll learn how these parks came into existence, what makes them a special part of America’s story, and how to get the most out of a visit—whether you want historical insights or panoramic views.
  2. (SET) The Wonders of America's State Parks & Wonders of the National Parks Set

    (SET) The Wonders of America's State Parks & Wonders of the National Parks

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Develop a profound appreciation of, and respect for, America’s state and national parks with this two-course set. First, in The Wonders of America’s State Parks, enjoy a riveting adventure through more than 100 state wilderness areas stretching from New England to the Pacific Northwest to the Hawaiian Islands—and learn how to maximize your next visit. And in Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North...
  3. (SET) The Wonders of America's State Parks & The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography Set

    (SET) The Wonders of America's State Parks & The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Make your next visit to one of America’s state parks even more rewarding with this two-course learning experience from The Great Courses. In The Wonders of America’s State Parks, enjoy a riveting adventure through more than 100 state wilderness areas stretching from New England to the Pacific Northwest to the Hawaiian Islands. Then, in The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography, expert...
  4. (SET) The Wonders of America's State Parks & The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America Set

    (SET) The Wonders of America's State Parks & The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Tap into your inner birder and uncover new ways to appreciate America’s state parks with this pair of courses. First, in The Wonders of America’s State Parks, enjoy a riveting adventure through more than 100 state wilderness areas stretching from New England to the Pacific Northwest to the Hawaiian Islands—and learn how to maximize your next visit. Then, in The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North...
  5. (SET) The Wonders of America's State Parks & The Fundamentals of Travel Photography Set

    (SET) The Wonders of America's State Parks & The Fundamentals of Travel Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Join National Geographic and The Great Courses for a two-course set that will transform your next trip to one of America’s many state parks. In The Wonders of America’s State Parks, enjoy a riveting adventure through more than 100 state wilderness areas stretching from New England to the Pacific Northwest to the Hawaiian Islands. And in The Fundamentals of Travel Photography, learn from a working photographer...