Yosemite issue of National Geographic
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On this edition of Conversations, Joe Yogerst talks about his latest book with National Geographic, 100 Parks 5000 Ideas. Yogerst has been an editor, writer and photographer for three decades. His writing has appeared in many publications including National Geographic Traveler, Condé Nast Traveler, CNN Travel, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and 33 National Geographic books.


The sequel to the best-selling 50 States, 5,000 Ideas takes readers on the road trip of a lifetime: 100 epic journeys through all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces offering thousands of diverting sites, roadside attractions, and pure fun along the way.

From a vineyard route through Northwest wine country to a winter wonderland on Alberta’s Icefields Parkway, this informative travel guide offers epic sights, good bites, and pure fun. Pack your car and hit the road to experience 100 drives–both classic and off the beaten track–across the United States and Canada.

Filled with expert tips, tons of activities, and plenty to see and do as you drive — the ultimate road trip playlist anyone? — here is an inspirational and practical keepsake for any road warrior.

Pre-order your copy now!

Some recent reviews of Nemesis on Amazon

Featured authors at the 2019 San Diego Festival of Books, Joe Yogerst and Orange County surfing and culinary writer Jim Kempton will be discussing “Travel Planning: Places, Food and Facts” on Saturday, August 24, from 1:30 to 2:15 pm, in the Catalina Room at Liberty Station in Point Loma. After the talk, Joe will be signing copies his latest books — “100 Parks, 5000 Ideas” and “Nemesis: A Novel of Old California” — at The Book Catapult pop-up store. 


Joe Yogerst is one of four authors set to headline Indies First Day at Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in San Diego. Slated for Saturday, November 24th, the event celebrates the nation’s independent bookstores as well as the publishers and authors who stock their shelves.

In addition to signing copies of NEMESIS, Joe will discuss some of his recent reads and the books that have inspired his own writing, between 11 AM and 1 PM. Mysterious Galaxy is located at 5943 Balboa Ave Suite 100 San Diego CA 92111.



 92Y Author Series

(June 2018) Joe has been invited to speak at prestigious 92Y Author Series in New York City on October 12th. His talk — based on his writing in the recently published Taschen book “Around the World in 125 Years: Africa” — will revolve around National Geographic’s evolving photography and editorial coverage of Africa since 1888 when the magazine was founded.



Nat Geo State Park Series

(May 2018) Joe just inked a deal with National Geographic and The Teaching Company to write and host a 24-episode video and streaming TV series called “National Geographic and the Wonders of America’s State Parks.” The series will be filmed in the spring of 2019 for release in the fall of next year.



Chile Road Show

(May 2018) Six lectures and slide shows on Joe’s adventures in Chile — including Patagonia, the Atacama Desert, the Lake District and Chiloe Island.

The events were held May 22-24 in New York City and Toronto. See articles in Travel Pulse and Travel Press.



Joe & Robin Talk Lakes 

(July 2017) Give a listen to Joe’s interview on NPR’s Here and Now. He talked to host Robin Young about lake vacations and the impact that lakes have on our lives. He also got a chance to plug his Nat Geo “50 States” book — still a bestseller in the US and Canada for going on six months.Here and Now Logo


Joslyn Davis from ClevverTV talks about Joe Yogerst’s interview with Miley Cirus that appeared in Prestige Magazine.

Front page of Del Mar Times interview

Joe Yogerst discusses his wanderlust with Joe Tash of the Del Mar Times


Joe Yogerst discusses leading a writing safari with Joe Tash of the Del Mar Times