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Shady and Laurie in Holland.Shady Hartshorne and Laurie Ellis: By Land, Sea and Air

Husband and wife team Shady Hartshorne and Laurie Ellis of Arlington, Massachusetts are among our most adventurous travel writers. Whether it's open-water swimming in the British Virgin Islands, houseboating on the Suwannee River, ziplining in Costa Rica or soaring over the Grand Canyon in a Maverick helicopter, they go the extra mile to bring us great stories from all over the world.

Shady began writing for GoNOMAD back in 2005 with stories on the fabled Suwanee River and the city of Gainesville, Florida (more than just gators!)

They teamed up for two stories about the Netherlands: "A Bike and Boat Adventure" and "A Brief Guide to Amsterdam" (more than just stoners and prostitutes!)

Since then Laurie has written stories about Italy's Piedmont Region, open-water swimming in the British Virgin Islands (Ferries are for wimps! Let's swim!) and an eco-adventure tour of Costa Rica.

Shady, a video editor, recently completed a three-part series titled "Arizona Rocks" about the Grand Canyon, the Navajo Nation and the Page/Lake Powell area. He's always up for an adventure that has some activities to go along with it.

Shady and Laurie's stories on GoNOMAD
Standing on the Corner in Winslow, Arizona
Standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona
Huntsville, Alabama: The Rocket City
Huntsville, Alabama: Shady Hartshorne and Laurie Ellis visit Huntsville, Alabama, where they find lots of great family fun attractions and throw out one of the first pitches at a AA baseball game.
Jammer Joe at the Wheel: Glacier Park's Iconic Red Buses
Glacier National Park in Montana where the popular red buses that have driven tourists around the park for many decades are described. Big Red Busses in Glacier.
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Shady Hartshorne and Laurie Ellis: By Land, Sea and Air
A page about Shady Hartshorne and Laurie Ellis, with links to all their stories on
The Macau Grand Prix
A trip to Maccau where the author Shady hartshorne watches the Maccau grand prix, and witnesses a bungee jump
The Macau Grand Prix: Fearsome Motorsports Competition
Macau: Shady Hartshorne visits Macau, a former Portugese colony in China, where he watches Formula 3 racing at the Macau Grand Prix.

Travel Sounds 7 minute Interview segments. Listen to all 15 clips

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Listen to GoNOMAD editor Max Hartshorne talk travel:

NEW! Porquerelles, France, Rep of Georgia Vancouver 
Big Bear Lake CA
Lewiston, Maine, Toulouse 
Sevierville,  Tennessee, 
Nord Pas-de-Calais France 
Nova Scotia,   Champagne France

Montgomery, Alabama: The South's Capital City
Mongomery Alabama:Shady Hartshorne and Laurie Ellis travel to Montgomery, Alabama, where they visit the home of Martin Luther King and other memorials to the Civil Rights Movement, the Hank Williams Museum, Old Alabama Town, and Riverwalk Stadium, home of the Montgomery Biscuits.
Birmingham, Alabama: A Visit to The Magic City
Shady Hartshorne and Laurie Ellis travel Birmingham, Alabama, 'The Magic City,' where they learn about the history of the Civil Rights Movement, take in a minor league baseball game and sample the area's famous fried green tomatoes.
Winslow, Arizona: Standing on the Famous Corner
Standing on the Corner in Winslow Arizona. Visiting the town made famous by the Eagle's song and staying at the newly-restored hotel La Posada created by Mary Colter.
Arizona Rocks, Part Three: Page and Lake Powell
In the third article in his series, 'Arizona Rocks,' Shady Hartshorne cruises Lake Powell on a houseboat, goes rafting in Glen Cayon and takes a tour of Antelope Canyon.
Arizona Rocks: The Grand Canyon by Air and Rail
Shady Hartshorne gets a bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon from an Maverick helicopter and then takes a ride on the Grand Canyon Railway.
Arizona Rocks, Part Two: Navajo Nation
Arizona, Navajo Nation: Shady Hartshorne writes about the spetacular scenery and the fascinating history of Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly in the Navaho Nation.
A Brief Guide to Amsterdam: More Than Just Stoners and Prostitutes
Netherlands and Amsterdam | The attractions of Amsterdam and its environs.
A Netherlands Bike and Boat Adventure
Biking and boating in the Netherlands: Shady Hartshorne and Laurie Ellis discover the joys of flat bike trails in Holland.
Gainesville, Florida: More Than Just Gators
Gainesville, Florida: Shady Hartshorne lists many attractions, lodgings, and inns in Gainesville, Florida.
By the Banks of the Suwanee: Natural Northern Florida
By the Banks of the Suwanee: enjoying natural beauty of Northern Florida. Where to stay, what to do, lodgings and info.
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