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Max Hartshorne


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, Editor of GoNOMAD since 2002. Max Hartshorne, Editor of GoNOMAD since 2002.

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

Listen to a 2015 podcast about travel writing



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-logoWhen 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.

Max is a regular speaker at travel industry events including the New York Times Travel Show, Public Relations Society of America and TBEX, the travel bloggers conventions. 

Travel Articles by Max Hartshorne

Allianz Has An App for That!
Allianz Travel Insurance has introduced a new app for iPhone and Android that combines many features that keep travelers safe and informed.
Apoxyomenos Museum, Mali Losinj Croatia
Apoxyomenos Museum, Mali Losinj Croatia. A new museum has opened in May 2016 devoted to a 2nd C BC sculpture recovered from the sea.
Downtown Las Vegas Is Different
Downtown Las Vegas has casinos, hotels, clubs and restaurants--all much smaller than the famous Strip, and it's full of art and walkable places too.
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Laguna Beach Calif: Beachy Fun
Laguna Beach California is a classic beach town with lots of artists, hippies and writers thrown in.
Palm Springs: Mid-Century Majesty
Palm Springs, California: Mid-Century Modern Majesty in Palm Springs. Driving the Fault, and walking the friendly streets of a desert oasis.
The Mob Museum and Golden Steer: Two Great Vegas Joints
Downtown Las Vegas has many walkable attractions, unlike the Strip. The Mob Museum is a comprehensive collection of exhibits all about crime and gmen, and the Golden Steer is a classic steak house with a storied history.

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

Long Beach California: It's a Secret!
Long Beach California. It's a secret out here--low rents, gorgeous waterfront, great opportunities. Long Beach is happening!
Quebec: Snowshoeing atop Mont Tremblant
Quebec: Snowshoeing in the Dark atop Mont Tremblant. Enjoying the skiing and the friendliness of this big mountain in the Laurentian mountains of Quebec.
Q and A Hotel, NYC: Bigger is Better!
Q&A Hotel in New York's Financial district offers HUGE apartments that you can rent for the price of a hotel room, with full kitchens and many other amenities.
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Amsterdam: Winter Nights in a Cool City
Amsterdam, a delightful winter escape. Enjoying the annual Amsterdam Light Festival, antiques, jazz and Christmas ambience in this exciting city.
Rotterdam Photo Gallery
Rotterdam, the Netherlands. A photo gallery showing highlights of architecture and museums.
Netherlands: Rotterdam Is a Feast for the Eyes
Rotterdam, the Netherlands: A Feast for the Eyes. The city's buildings are the star in this unsung busiest port city of Europe.
Travel Writing for Beginners
Travel Writing for Beginners. Tips for new writers from GoNOMAD Editor Max Hartshorne and photographer Paul Shoul on writing and photography for travelers. A Presentation by Max Hartshorne and Paul Shoul of GoNOMAD Travel at the New York Times Travel Show, Sunday January 10, 2016
Where We Went in 2015
Where We Went 2015: GoNOMAD Travel writers share their year in travel around the world.
The Islands of Provence: Porquerolles
Porquerolles, a small island off the coast of Hyere, Provence, is perfect for bike riding and is dramatically beautiful. Max Hartshorne sails over for a few days.
Sardinia's Sinis Peninsula: Photo Gallery
Sinis Peninsula, Sardinia. A photo gallery of local scenes in Cabras, nature and people by Max Hartshorne.
France: MEET Brings Ecotourism to Provence
MEET Program, or Mediterranean Eco-tourism Experience Travel provides new eco-tours to discover hidden Europe. A eco South of France vacation.
Hotel RL Baltimore: Hip and Fun
Hotel RL Baltimore, built for the millennials in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. Exploring the city.
Falmouth, Cape Cod's Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Sea Crest Beach Hotel, an ocean front old time resort in North Falmouth Mass, what a blast!
France: The Best of the Loire Valley
Loire Valley France. Max Hartshorne highlights the history, cuisine and other attractions of a road trip across the Loire Valley.
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