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What Is Travel?

We're not a travel agency, we don't sell tours, book flights or reserve hotel rooms. Instead, we publish great travel writing...and started our own cozy community cafe that brought the best people in our Pioneer Valley village together over coffee, good food, and conversation. Today, we are the place where your next trip is born!

In 2011, we closed the cafe, but the spirit of our travel community is still thriving. We are all about the different kinds of travel....the zig not the zag, the intriguing and thought-provoking places are where we live. We cover out of the way, out of this world travel experiences, as well as new takes on popular places you already know about.  We promise to never bore you!

GoNOMAD is well known among tourism boards, travel writers, anyone who is well-versed in travel and wants to get the skinny on the unexplored, the unseen and the unwritten about. Search our site, find great travel writing and photography that gets to the heart of the place. Read testimonials from CVBs and tourism boards who have worked with us.

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Original, unusual and inspiring travel articles written by top travel writers.Detailed guides to off-the-beaten-path destinations and favorites from a new perspective

A robust, searchable database of thousands of tours and unique trips to exotic destinations around the world and around the U.S.

More travel content than 99% of travel sites on the web. Since 2000!

A specialized marketplace for travel books, music, films, goods and gear.A commitment to sustainable and responsible travel.

Links to sites where you can purchase air tickets, visas, passports, travel insurance, rental cars, airport parking, hotels, and hostel rooms in one place.

Some of the best travel writing you can find on the web.

A place where you can ask questions about travel and get answers from pros. WHAT IS ALTERNATIVE TRAVEL , ANYWAY?

At GoNOMAD, we define Alternative Travel as "Participatory Travel." Beyond passive sightseeing, Alternative Travel engages travelers with the people, culture and

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 environment of a destination. It is travel that teaches, travel that challenges, travel that enlightens and rewards. Read an interview with GoNOMAD editor Max Hartshorne from June 2014.

A vital aspect of Alternative Travel is an emphasis on sustainable and responsible tourism. Alternative travelers are concerned about the environments and cultures of the destinations they visit, and want to help preserve and conserve those resources for the resident communities and future travelers.

Thus, Alternative Travel is also participatory in this regard: helping to maintain and sustain communities and people around the globe through awareness and support.

Whether through taking a weaving course in Guatemala, volunteering in Nepal, joining an active, educational tour through Europe, or staying with a local family in Africa, alternative travel brings travelers into close contact with communities and destinations, and returns them home changed by their experience: enlightened, challenged, rewarded.


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Read the GoNOMAD Editor's Blog, Readuponit, for an inside look at us.

Read about our story, about how we got to be one of the largest travel websites. Read an interview with GoNOMAD editor Max Hartshorne from June 2014

Read about our story, about how we got to be one of the largest travel websites.


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