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Viewing the geysers in Chile's Atacama desert. Paul Shoul photo.
Around the World: Stories of Great Places

GoNOMAD's Destinations and Travel Guides


Been there? Done that? So have we. That's why GoNOMAD researchers scout the ends of the earth in search of interesting, unusual and off-the-beaten-path destinations that offer a wide range of outdoor, cultural and alternative activities.

Our original Guides go beyond standard guidebook descriptions to bring you accurate information on places, unusual activities, attractions, alternatives, lodgings and happenings.

If you've got a suggestion about a place you think we should feature, please send the editor an email and we'll see what we can do. Check back here often, as we are adding new stories, features and guides every day.
Brazil: Piranha Fishing on the Amazon River
Award-winning travel writer Jason Gardner writes about a tour of the Amazon River in northern Brazil.
Bosnia: Crisp Spring Excellence
Bosnia: Cindy-Lou Dale takes a thrilling whitewater rafting trip in Bosnia Herzegovina and talks with survivors about the civil war that ravaged that country. Page Two
Rafting in Bosnia: A Landscape of Incomparable Splendor
Bosnia: Cindy-Lou Dale takes a thrilling whitewater rafting trip in Bosnia Herzegovina and talks with survivors about the civil war that ravaged that country.
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Touring the South of France
South France: Sony Stark visits Carcassonne, Bezier and Narbonne in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France.
From Montpellier to Minervois: Touring France's Languedoc-Roussillon Region
France: Ginger Warder tours the Langudoc-Roussillon Region of France visiting historic sites, restaurants, wineries, and even a gas station cafe.
The Exuma Cays: An Untrammeled Paradise
The Exuma Cays: Steve Mirsky describes the many attractions of the Exuma Cays, a necklace of 360 small islands in the Central Bahamas.

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The Visayas: Philippine Adventure
the Visayas, the central island group of the Philippines. Mike Smith visits the Ati Atihan tribal festival, photographs the famous Chocolate Hills at sunset, and discovers the tarsier, the world's smallest primate.
Albania: The Tail Wags the Dog
GoNOMAD's David Rich visits Albania and finds friendly people, great historic sites and unspoiled beaches.
Burkina Faso: From Holy Catfish to Percusso Picassos
Burkina Faso: David Rich travels to Burkina Faso where he sacrifices three chickens to the sacred catfish (no kidding) and listens to eclectic percussive jazz in the capital of Ouagadougou.
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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.
Galapagos A-Go-Go:"Sea Lions and Turtles and Boobies, Oh My!"
GoNOMAD Contributor Lisa Lubin writes about her tour of the Galapagos Islands.
Lake Placid, New York: Olympic Memories and Adirondack Splendor
Lake Placid, New York: Kent E. St. John visits Lake Placid, New York and describes all the outdoor activities, memories from the 1980 and 1932 Olympic Games, and, of course, the best places to dine and to abide.
Santiago, Dominican Republic: Merengue Fever!
Santiago in the Dominican Republis, including where to hear merengue music.
Boise, Idaho: An Air of Optimism
Boise, Idaho | GoNOMAD's Paul Shoul finds a very friendly town with excellent nightlife, food and drink and lots of opportunities for outdoor adventure.
Amsterdam on a Budget: Markets and Museums Galore!
Elizabeth Bagley doesn't drink or smoke marijuana, and she's not interested in the red-light district, but she still finds lots of fun exploring Amsterdam's markets and museums.
Belgium: The Home of Real Beer
GoNOMAD contributor David Brown describes the many attractions of Belgium, especially the beer.
Good Golly, I Sure Do Miss Mali
Mali: David Rich describes the colorful country of Mali including Timbuktu.
Yellowknife, Canada: Diamonds in the Rough
Janelle Muntz Lassonde describes the pleasures of frontier living in Yellowknife, Nothwest Territory, Canada.
St. Kitts: Hiking a Volcano
St Kitts: Paul Shoul visits St. Kitts and climbs a volcano, rides a sugar train and enjoys good food and fine hospitality.
Nevis: The Queen of the Caribes
Nevis: Kent E. St. John visits the Caribbean island of Nevis and savors its many attractions.
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