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The Worst Things You Can Do In Japan

JAPAN | Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | Views [3384]

One of the most interesting aspects of travel can be understanding the quirks and idiosyncrasies that make up a culture. But when it comes to Japan, their unique collection of modern rituals, social faux pas and unwritten rules of society could fill ... Read more >

Tags: advice, japan, travel

How to party like a Mexican

MEXICO | Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | Views [3603]

Anyone who has been living (and partying) abroad knows that your party expertise depends immensely on your framework of reference. Asians party different from Germans, and Germans party different from Mexicans. Having established this precious insight ... Read more >

Tags: how to, mexico, nightlife, party, salsa, tacos, travel

How to Take a Road Trip

WORLDWIDE | Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | Views [4463] | Comments [1]

The open road, changing scenery, a loaded up car, loose plans and unpredictable adventure - there are some travel cravings that only a road trip can satisfy. Who wouldn't want to spend a week (or months) in a tin box with unshowered friends and servo ... Read more >

Tags: a nomad knows, driving, how to, road trip, roadtripping, travel

Two Week Vacation? No Problem!

THAILAND | Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | Views [4703]

This type of thing rarely happens. You have the time accrued, there's a suitable lull in your workload, and that clingy boss of yours has finally given you their approval - now, it's finally time... for a vacation! You've been dreaming of it all year, ... Read more >

Tags: thailand, travel, two week holiday

Travelling to South East Asia for the first time?

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | Views [5193] | Comments [1] | Video

It is the land of sun, the land of smiles, an adventure that will stay with you forever. Be it exploring ancient temples, sampling local cuisine or lazing on sandy beaches, South East Asia is an area of the world which truly can provide a whole range ... Read more >

Tags: first time travel, south east asia, tips, travel, video

The Secret of Great Travel Photography

WORLDWIDE | Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | Views [4953] | Comments [2]

A photograph can say more than a thousand words, but it can also say very little. While few travellers hit the proverbial road without a camera these days, be that an iPhone or a complete SLR system with a bag full of lenses, tripods and accessories, ... Read more >

Tags: a nomad knows, digital nomad, photography, travel

Around the World in Ten Hangovers

WORLDWIDE | Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | Views [6772]

It’s that time of year when too much holiday spirit can lead to next-day regret. Hangovers. The symptoms are the same the world over: pounding head, queasy tummy, fuzzy mouth, and that atrocious malaise, all of which can make you want to take revenge ... Read more >

Tags: drinking, hangovers, travel

Iceland Highlights: Elves and Hot Dips

WORLDWIDE | Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | Views [3640]

My name is Katie, I would describe myself as a ‘fair-weather’ traveller – and by fair weather I mean…hot weather! A holiday isn’t a holiday unless it’s in the sun. So when I was asked to visit Iceland, with a film ... Read more >

Tags: bjork, cold, elves, iceland, travel

Inside India: Celebrating Holi & Avoiding Delhi Belly

WORLDWIDE | Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | Views [8704] | Comments [2] | Video

Andre Bolourchi loves to travel and experience new places, foods, and cultures. He has ridden camels through the Sahara desert, sailed around the Great Barrier Reef, and communed with the jungle tribes of the Amazon rainforest. In spite of all those ... Read more >

Tags: chandi chowk, delhi belly, holi, india, travel

Australia is Technically an English Speaking Country

WORLDWIDE | Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | Views [7093]

One of the biggest difficulties you will encounter while traveling through Australia is the language barrier. Australia is technically an English-speaking country.However, the inhabitants of Australasia have strangled colonial Britain’s slang ... Read more >

Tags: a nomad knows, aussie language, australia, dialect, travel

Video: Every Nomad Has a Story, South Australia

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | Views [5148] | Video

Travel is at the heart of who we are and as passionate travellers working for South Australia Tourism , ExOfficio and World Nomads , we're constantly looking to explore how travel affects us as people. Earlier this year, storyteller Gregg Bleakney ... Read more >

Tags: australia, beauty, nature, opportunities, outback, south australia, travel, wildlife

Getting Hugged by Strangers A Hawaiian Ceremony

USA | Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | Views [6485] | Comments [2]

"Look how tall you've gotten!" family members would squeal as I was growing up, patting me on the head. "My gosh, isn't she just the cutest?" a family friend would exclaim at a cookout reaching for my face to pinch my cheeks. There's a certain ... Read more >

Tags: ceremony, hawaiian, solo travel, traditions, travel, usa

Getting into Cars with Strangers

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | Views [4811]

“What did you do last night?”, mom asks me as I'm skyping her from Medellin, Colombia. “Wellllll”, I reply, “Last night I went to meet some dude from Facebook, that some girl who came into the hostel said I should meet.... Read more >

Tags: cars, dangers, female, solo, travel

Come to our country; there aren't THAT many spiders and snakes

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | Views [12023]

Brace yourselves; I am from Australia and downright terrified of spiders. And snakes. And sharks. I squeal and stamp my feet when large cockroaches come near me. Frankly, butterflies give me the creeps. I'm an eight-legged-loathing city slicker down ... Read more >

Tags: australian misconceptions, dangers, sharks, snakes, travel

Inside the mind of Stuart McDonald (TravelFish.org)

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | Views [13849] | Comments [5]

There are some sites that you occasionally dip into when planning a trip, then the are those that you treat like a bible. TravelFish.org is widely regarded as the quintessential resource for travellers looking to explore off the beaten path destinations ... Read more >

Tags: bali, flores, indonesia, komodo, off the beaten path, southeast asia, travel fish, travelfish.org, world nomads

Inside the mind of Matt Kepnes (NomadicMatt.com)

WORLDWIDE | Thursday, 30 May 2013 | Views [5675] | Comments [2]

Matt Kepnes (otherwise know as Nomadic Matt ) has been travelling the world and writing about his escapades since 2005. Although a self professed Japanophile, he's travelled to over 40 countries and has ammassed a wealth of knowledge about not just ... Read more >

Tags: blogger, japan, new york, nomads, thailand, travel, travel blogging, travel writing, world travel, writing

Travel Risk Taking - It was a good idea at the time!

WORLDWIDE | Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | Views [4184] | Comments [1]

Have you done any irresponsible things while travelling? We put the question to our World Nomads Facebook community, and found out there are some pretty crazy nomads out there! Here are the best of the best...can you top these risky tales? A ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, community, risks, travel, world nomads

A Nomad Knows: Peru

PERU | Monday, 13 May 2013 | Views [4145]

Alicia Smith is the Programs Marketing Manager at World Nomads and recently travelled to Peru. She is a nomad who knows, so check out her Peruvian advice before you go! A nomad knows to never  skip on purchasing passes to Wayna Picchu.... Read more >

Tags: cusco, food, machu picchu, nomads, peru, south america, transport, travel

A Nomad Knows: Canada

CANADA | Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | Views [7348]

We caught up with James Cruickshank about his adventures in Canada! Originally from Sydney, James has been in Victoria, British Columbia for the past two months and going by his comments below - he isn't planning on leaving anytime soon! Describe ... Read more >

Tags: a nomad knows, british columbia, canada, food, hiking, travel, vegan, vegetarian, victoria

What you should know before a trip to Cusco

PERU | Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | Views [23714] | Comments [2]

For any traveller exploring South America, Cusco is almost definitely on the itinerary. There is one reason for this – Machu Picchu. The iconic, historic landmark is one of the ‘must-sees’ on the continent and, as Cusco is the gateway ... Read more >

Tags: a nomad knows, before you go, cusco, peru, south america, travel

Flight Guide: Don't act like a dick in the air

WORLDWIDE | Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | Views [13239] | Comments [5]

We asked our World Nomads community to share their pet peeves and rules of the sky! From boarding to arrival, follow this advice for the beginning of a hassel free adventure. It’s an aircraft – not your bedroom. I’m all for dressing sensibly for ... Read more >

Tags: aircraft, behaviour, etiquette, planes, travel

Israel: Tales from the Dead Sea

ISRAEL | Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | Views [7563] | Comments [1]

Witnessing the Dead Sea for the first time was very surreal.  I kept hearing whispers of how you were able to float in one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, and that is it actually evaporating.   The shores of the Dead Sea lay claim to ... Read more >

Tags: dead sea, israel, tips, travel

Ireland: Free Hugs and Rolling Green Hills

IRELAND | Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | Views [5313]

Whipping around Ireland with waving red hair and adorned in a tan trench coat, I felt a bit like something out of a bad romantic comedy about an American girl on the Emerald Isle. Old men would wave at me, as I would drive over rolling green hills, ... Read more >

Tags: ireland, travel, travel tips

Why I Love (and Hate) France

FRANCE | Monday, 14 May 2012 | Views [15817] | Comments [1]

France is the most visited country in the world, and for good reason. It oozes culture and style, features the most iconic landmarks (hello, Eiffel Tower) and has incredible food and wine to boot.  I’ve studied in Paris, worked in Nice and visited ... Read more >

Tags: food, france, paris, travel tips

Preparing for Jordan: 6 Tips for the First Time Traveller

JORDAN | Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | Views [9176] | Comments [1]

Don’t worry The reverberations of the 2011 Arab Spring have been felt throughout the Middle East, and they’re not over yet. The instability in Egypt especially has had a lasting impact on tourism not only in that country, but surrounding ... Read more >

Tags: jordan, petra, travel tips

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