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Max Hartshorne at the GoNOMAD Cafe in South Deerfield, which for five years was a gathering place for locals and travelers.
Max Hartshorne at the former GoNOMAD Cafe in South Deerfield, Massachusetts


Max Hartshorne: A Passion for Travel


The Art of Having a Great Time


"If you approach something with real passion and dedication and think about it all the time, and work on it until one a.m., eventually you're going to succeed."

Max Hartshorne has always had a passion for travel and travel writing and through hard work and bold initiative, he is now in a position to "live the dream."

IN 2010, he was awarded First Place in the International Journalism Awards sponsored by Cancun Tourism Development for a story he wrote titled "Ecotourism in Cancun: Wilder than we Thought".

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WATCH A VIDEO of Max talking about using Social Media in 2012.

LISTEN TO MAX TALK TRAVEL ON THE RADIO

For five years, Max operated the GoNOMAD Cafe in the town where he lives, providing a space

Swimming in a cave in Hungary

to share community, travel photographs and great home-cooked food. Sadly, this venture closed in 2011, after struggling to gain traction in a tough economy. Still, he regards the experience as a great learning moment and a contribution to the vitality of his beloved New England village.

readuponit-logo The latest development with the website is their new series of eBooks, called Plane Readers, which provide a portable selection of travel articles to get people excited about their upcoming trips. Already out are the Italy Plane Reader, Central America, Cuba, Naked Travel, California, England, Germany, France and many other destinations. 50 total ebooks will be created for the series-- PLANE READERS.

When he's home he enjoys publishing one of the country's top travel websites. Besides working with writers from prestigious publications like the Washington Post, the LA Times, the Explorer's Club and UK's Royal Geographic Society, he also helps aspiring travel writers get published for the first time. How cool is that?

Many aspiring travel writers have also gotten their start by working as interns at GoNOMAD, where they help work on the website, write articles and often take trips sponsored by local tourism boards. "Max is great to work with," said one student intern. "He's very motivated and he pushes you to do better."

In 2002 Max, then an editor at Transitions Abroad magazine, bought a travel website called GoNOMAD.com from its founder Lauryn Axelrod who lived in Vermont. At first GoNOMAD had its headquarters in Max's basement, where he worked on it part-time.

By 2005 the website had its own office in rural South Deerfield, Massachusetts and Max was working there full-time, along with Webmaster Joe Obeng and Associate Editor (and cousin) Stephen Hartshorne.

Max got his first editor's job at 21, when he helped start the Portland Chronicle in Maine. He worked in production, advertising sales, web design and editing for twenty-seven years. His writing has been published in many newspapers and other publications including the Valley Advocate, The Daily Hampshire Gazette, the UMass Press, and Traveler's Tales Books.

Travel Articles by Max Hartshorne

Medellin, Colombia: From Fear to Hope

Medellin, Colombia: From Fear to Hope
Medellin, Colombia | Max Hartshorne visits Medellin, Colombia and sees a city that has come back from the brink.

Riding in Montana's Mountains at the Triple J Ranch

Riding in Montana's Mountains at the Triple J Ranch
Riding in Montana's mountains | Max Hartshorne visits the Triple J Ranch in Montana, which is calls a summer camp for grown-ups.

A Real Ranch Vacation in Montana

A Real Ranch Vacation in Montana
Bynum, Montana | Travel writer Max Hartshorne writes about a ranch vacation in Bynum Montana at the SK Ranch.

Bologna, Italy: Conversations and Blogs

Bologna, Italy: Conversations and Blogs
Bolgna, Italy | Max Hartshorne chronicles his visit to Bologna, Italy, on his blog, ReadUpOnIt.

Blogging From Denmark: Compact, Cozy and Well Designed

Blogging From Denmark: Compact, Cozy and Well Designed
Blogging from Denmark | GoNOMAD Editor Max Hartshorne chronicles his trip to Denmark on the blog ReadUpOnit.

Blogging From Denmark: Page Two

Blogging From Denmark: Page Two
GoNOMAD Editor Max Hartshorne chronicles his trip to Denmark on his blog ReadUpOnit.

Meeting the Maori in New Zealand

Meeting the Maori in New Zealand
Meeting the Maori people of New Zealand's North Island...a visit with three tour guides who provide tours of the Maori areas in New Zealand.

Blogging From Burgundy

Blogging From Burgundy
GoNOMAD Editor Max Hartshorne writes about his trip to Burgundy.

Blogging From Cyprus

Blogging From Cyprus
GoNOMAD Editor Max Hartshorne chronicles his trip to Cyprus on the blog ReadUpOnit.

France: Burgundy Lives Up to Its Reputation

France: Burgundy Lives Up to Its Reputation
Burgundy France | GoNOMAD Editor Max Hartshorne visits the Burgundy region of France, enjoying the sights and the food and the wine.

New Zealand Photo Gallery: Summer in the North Island

New Zealand Photo Gallery: Summer in the North Island
Photos by GoNOMAD Editor Max Hartshorne from his trip to New Zealand's North Island.

GoNOMAD Blogs From New Zealand

GoNOMAD Blogs From New Zealand
New Zealand | GoNOMAD Editor Max Hartshorne writes about his trip to New Zealand.

Greenland: The Greatness of Silence

Greenland: The Greatness of Silence
Greenland: Max Hartshorne visits Greenland where he enjoys the local attractions as well as the silence of the Arctic reaches.

Greenland: Recording a Trip on a Blog

Greenland: Recording a Trip on a Blog
Greenland | Author and travel journalist Max Hartshorne visits Greenland and writes about life in the main towns of Nuuk, Ilulissat, Sisimiut and Kangergueseag.

Kitzbuhel, Austria: Designed for the Hiker, the Biker & the Skier

Kitzbuhel, Austria: Designed for the Hiker, the Biker & the Skier
Kitzbuhel, Austria: Designed for the Hiker, the Biker & the Skier

Graz, Austria: Whimsey and Green Ideals

Graz, Austria: Whimsey and Green Ideals
Graz, Austria | Author and travel journalist Max Hartshorne visits Graz Austria and reports about travel conditions and information about travel to Austria.

Malaysia Melds Three Cultures

Malaysia Melds Three Cultures
Malaysia | Max Hartshorne visits Malaysia and finds three cultures melded into one.

Cyprus: A Divided Island Begins to Prosper

Cyprus: A Divided Island Begins to Prosper
A guide and information for travelers to Cyprus.

max blogTravel Sounds

7 minute Interview segments
Listen to GoNOMAD editor Max Hartshorne talk travel:

Vancouver  Big Bear Lake CA
Lewiston, Maine, Toulouse France
Sevierville, Tennessee, 
Nord Pas-de-Calais France 
Nova Scotia with hosts Brad Shepard and Bo Sullivan on WHYN-AM 560.
Champagne France Portland, Maine Belize with Kevin and Sue McCarthy of the Travel Planners Show

Read New Travel Stories on GoNOMAD!

Interview with GoNOMAD Editor Max Hartshorne

Interview with GoNOMAD Editor Max Hartshorne
GoNOMAD Editor Max Hartshorne is interviewed by David Wilkening of TravelMole.com about new trends in the travel industry including space travel, nude travel and reality travel.

Where the River Meets the Redwoods

Where the River Meets the Redwoods
Russian River Valley in California's Sonoma County, where Max Hartshorne finds 'a perfect mix of scenery, greenery and laidback culture.'

Belfast, Northern Ireland: Peace Brings Prosperity

Belfast, Northern Ireland: Peace Brings Prosperity
Belfast, Northern Ireland | Max Hartshorne describes history, the recent economic boom and the many attractions of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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San Pedro de Atacama, Northern Chile's Desert Mars and Moonscape

San Pedro de Atacama, Northern Chile's Desert Mars and Moonscape
San Pedro de Atacama, Northern Chile's desert mars and moonscape

Renting a House in Le Marche, Italy

Renting a House in Le Marche, Italy
Renting a house in Le Marche Italy, where I took my parents for a special trip.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Home of Great Beer, Music Festivals and Art

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Home of Great Beer, Music Festivals and Art
A guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin...where to stay, events to enjoy, what to see and where to eat.

American Nudist: Living Nude in the California Desert

American Nudist: Living Nude in the California Desert
Nudist Resort | Life in a nudist colony in the California desert; what it's like to visit a nudist resort- living nude

Arkansas Ozarks: A Green and Pleasant Land

Arkansas Ozarks: A Green and Pleasant Land
The Ozarks of Arkansas--Wild, wet and Wonderful!

Tall Ships Adventures in the South Pacific

Tall Ships Adventures in the South Pacific
Tall ship sailing is the ideal synthesis of seaborne adventure, exotic exploration and timeless romance. On the Søren Larsen your active participation adds to the authenticity of the experience. There ...

Cooking In Italy: Being Part of the Family at Mami Camilla

Cooking In Italy: Being Part of the Family at Mami Camilla
The author describes a visit to Mami Camilla's cooking school in Iraly.

Richmond, Virginia: Where History and a Great River Meet

Richmond, Virginia: Where History and a Great River Meet
Richmond, Virginia, is a true city of the South; this medium-sized city has a surprising abundance of surprises. A vast array of parks, a thriving financial center, distinctive neighborhoods in full b ...

Mingling with the Storks and Dolphins in Portugal

Mingling with the Storks and Dolphins in Portugal
Portugal | A guide to travel in Setubal, Portugal, also Alcazar de Sol, and the Sado River basin.

GoNOMAD Destination Guide to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

GoNOMAD Destination Guide to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket
A guide to where to stay, where to eat, what not to miss and the details of visiting the islands of Marth's Vineyard and Nantucket, off Cape Cod Massachusetts.
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