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How to Take a Road Trip

Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | Views [4454] | 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

Travelling to South East Asia for the first time?

Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | Views [5191] | 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

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

Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | Views [6741]

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

Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | Views [3636]

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

Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | Views [8701] | 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

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | Views [7086]

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

Getting into Cars with Strangers

Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | Views [4805]

“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

Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | Views [12015]

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 Matt Kepnes (NomadicMatt.com)

Thursday, 30 May 2013 | Views [5671] | 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!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | Views [4183] | 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

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

Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | Views [13231] | 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

Soaking up Culture on the Road

Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | Views [4417] | Comments [1]

When I look back at all the countries, cities, and towns I’ve visited, the places that left the biggest impression were the ones where I managed to conjure up a local experience. Although this is something many of us strive for, it can be difficult ... Read more >

Tags: culture, tips, travel

Avoiding Expensive Phone Bills Abroad

Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | Views [4996]

It's nearly automatic. Upon landing in a new destination, all in one motion we've unbuckled our seatbelt and pulled out our phone, running the full gamut from checking our voicemails and texts to reading emails to posting updates on Twitter and ... Read more >

Tags: disconnect, mobile, phone bills, skype, technology, travel, travel tips

Location Independence: Profiling Digital Nomads

Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | Views [6639]

The road can open your eyes to new ideas. For many, travel is where we seek out global connections, talking and meeting with others to learn our shared passions and how we can come together to further those passions.   Fortunately with mobile ... Read more >

Tags: digital nomads, nomads, travel, work, working on the road

A Girl's Guide to the Middle East

Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | Views [11879] | Comments [3]

At first, I avoided telling people I was visiting the Middle East. ‘I’m travelling overland between Istanbul and Cairo,’ I’d say vaguely. If people didn’t realise which countries came in between those two cities that wasn’t my problem, right? But ... Read more >

Tags: culture, dress, egypt, jordan, middle east, religion, syria, travel, travel tips, women

Home vs. Abroad: Shedding your 'Role' while Travelling

Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | Views [2434]

The rock. The responsible one. The family mediator. The solid friend. Back home, those descriptors stuck to me like static cling. Back in America, I found myself caught in the middle of family arguments, ... Read more >

Tags: australia, change, experiences, family, friends, travel, usa

What is the best thing you have done for free on your travels?

Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | Views [3121] | Comments [1]

Travel doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are endless ways to save money, budget and stretch your travel dollars. However, some of the most memorable and rewarding travel experiences might not cost you anything at all. ... Read more >

Tags: couchsurfing, experiences, free, ideas, inspiration, tours, travel

Tracking, Trekking & Tasting Your Way Across Africa

Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | Views [3111]

I am not shy about my love for Africa. Travel there is rugged and exhilarating. The many animals, landscapes, and cultures that exist on the continent make for endless travel itineraries. I haven’t ventured into West Africa (yet!), but my travels ... Read more >

Tags: africa, botswana, congo, malawi, namibia, south africa, tanzania, victoria falls, zambia, zanzibar

Redefining the Way I Travel

Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | Views [3445]

At the beginning of 2007 I fled corporate life and embarked on a round-the-world backpacking trip, determined to see as many places on my travel wish list as possible. Six months and 15 countries later I returned to the States, but not to my previous ... Read more >

Tags: connecting locally, experiences, france, locals, new orleans, paris, swtizerland, thailand, travel, travel tips

The Danger of Complacency for Long-Term Travelers, or How to Be Fully Present

Monday, 17 Jan 2011 | Views [6021] | Comments [2]

“I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to ... Read more >

Tags: africa, australia, india, long-term travel, thailand, travel, travel tips, wildlife

Giving up the American Dream and Finding Joy on the Road

Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | Views [3852] | Comments [3]

I never planned on being a digital nomad. Giving up my home and most of my material possessions for a life of perpetual travel was not an idea I had seriously considered. Though my true passions were traveling, writing, and taking photographs, I ... Read more >

Tags: job, lifestyle, tips, travel

Alone, not Lonely, on the Road

Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | Views [2823]

I write and read, about solo travel all the time and I often see articles with words like "travel alone not lonely." The focus of these articles, however, is not about trusting the solo travel experience to be as ... Read more >

Tags: accommodations, emotions, friends, lonely, meeting people, solo travel, travel tips

Inspiring Independence: 12 Reasons to Travel Solo

Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | Views [7586] | Comments [3]

I’ve been sick with no one to care for me. I’ve lost my documents. I’ve been lost myself.   I’ve even been caught in a con game. Yet still, I’m inspired to travel alone. Pretty crazy huh? Not really. Because on the flip side I’ve met the ... Read more >

Tags: 12 reasons, adventure, con, inspiration, solo travel, travel-safety

What is your best tip for learning another language?

Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | Views [4811] | Comments [4]

We asked the World Nomads travel community on  our Facebook fanpage  what their best tips were for learning a new language while on travelling.  What is your best tip for learning another language?  "Books are important but real life is ... Read more >

Tags: cultural immersion, foreign language, languages, learning, study, travel, travel tips, world nomads language guides

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