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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.
Kabini and Bhadra, India: Life Unfolds by the Riverside
Karnataka, India: Lakshmi Sharath visits the Kabini and Bhadra Rivers in Karnataka, India, and views a dazzling array of wildlife, both birds and beasts.
A Tale of Two Koreas
David Rich his visit to North and South Korea.
Botswana: A Safari on the Okavango Delta
Danielle Gerard goes on safari in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, where she sees warthogs and lions and gets lost in the jungle.
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Cabarete: A Dominican Adventure
Dominican Republic:activities and adventures in Cabarete in the Dominican Republic, including kite boarding, rappelling, surfing, windsurfing, sailing, sea kayaking and mountain biking.
Visiting Upper Bavaria: Hospitality With a Heart
Upper Bavaria: Ginger Warder visits Upper Bavaria with her friend, a tiny yodeling cow.
Hua Shan: The Most Dangerous Mountain in China
Hua Shan Mountain China: Bill Pfeffer brabves treacherous drops and slippery conditions to reach the five pearks of Hua Shan, one of the China's sacred Taoist mountains.

Travel Sounds 7 minute Interview segments

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Listen to GoNOMAD editor Max Hartshorne talk travel:

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Lewiston, Maine, Toulouse 
Sevierville,  Tennessee, 
Nord Pas-de-Calais France 
Nova Scotia,   Champagne France Portland, Maine   Belize 

Montana's Spirited Southwest
Montana: Kent E. St. John describes the many attractions of Southwest Montana.
Portugal: Amazing Azores Adventures
Azores Portugal: Wendy Hammerle writes about visiting the Azores with tips on fishing, diving, biking, hiking and just enjoying these uncommonly beautiful islands.
Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik: Three Pearls of Croatia
Croatia Coast:Terje Raa describes the attractions of three cities in Croatia: Hvar, Split and Dubrovnik.
Seville: The Artistic and Cultural Capital of Southern Spain
Tristan Cano presents a guide to the many historic and cultural attractions of Seville, the capital of Andalucía.
Colombia: Cartagena's Carousel of Carousing
David Rich visits Cartagena, Colombia, which he calls 'a city of dizzying beaches, bays, canals, islands, and copious pulchritude in architecture, gemstones, and femininity.'
Pretoria: Loosening up in South Africa's Laid-Back Capital
Petro Kotzé presents a guide to South Africa's capital, Pretoria, what to see and do and where to dine and dance.
San Pedro de Atacama, Northern Chile's Desert Mars and Moonscape
San Pedro de Atacama, Northern Chile's desert mars and moonscape
Baltic Impressions: Highlights of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
Baltic States: highlights of Luthuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Portland, Maine: A Stalwart Seafaring City
Portland Maine: Kent St. John describes the successful architectural revival in Portland, Maine and lists the areas many attractions.
Macedonia: A Country Back From the Edge
Macedonia: A country back from the edge.
South Africa: Top Ten Day Trips From Nelspruit
Petro Kotzé writes about ten fun-filled day trips from the World Cup host city of Nelspruit, South Africa.
Nelson, New Zealand: A Crafty, Artsy Coastal Community
Max Hartshorne visits Nelson, New Zealand and finds hundreds of artists, superb seaside dining and the glorious Abel Tasman National Park and the Kahurangi National Park
South Africa: Top Ten Free (or Cheap) Things to Do in Cape Town
Capetown South Africa: Petro Kotzé lists ten exciting activities in Capetown, South Africa, that cost little or nothing - cheap things to do in cape town
Fordongianus: Roman Thermal Baths in the Heart of Sardinia
Sardinia: Angela Corrias visits the thermal baths in Fordongianus, Sardinia, where she explores the rich history of the region, dating back thousands of years.

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