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Travel Features on GoNOMAD

Good travel stories are more than just pretty pictures and fluffy descriptions of exotic places: good travel writing is transformative, informative and thoughtful. 

It's inspiring and amusing, down-to-earth and universal. But above all, it's great to read. That's why GoNOMAD brings you a selection of original articles written expressly for GoNOMAD. 

From the politics of travel to the arts and cultures of the world, to the worst and funniest travel experiences, GoNOMAD's features are designed to inspire you, make you laugh and make you think about travel and the world around you...

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Going Up the River in Thailand
Going Up the River in Thailand, blazing a trail against the current.
Logging in the Congo
A descritption of logging in the Congo River Basin.
Culture and Carpets: Discovering Turkmenistan Through Its Art
Jessica Hayden visits Turkmenistan on the ancient silk road to China and learns about the carpets they have been making for centuries.
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Swimming with Sharks in Yucatan, Mexico
Swimming with the Whale Sharks in Mexico's Yucantan penisula.
Gelato heaven in Italy
The author travels through Italy in search of the perfect tartufo - a gelato desert.
Dining with Nomads in Iran
Enjoying an outdoor dinner with the Qashqui, Iran's nomadic people. GoNOMAD feature story

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

Sweden's Surprising Conviviality
The author describes a visit to Sweden, where the locals are more cordial than he had been led to expect.
Land Mine Museum in Cambodia
Cambodia | A visit to the land mine museum in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Bring Your Own Bottle in Montreal
Enjoying bringing your own bottle to dine in Montreal's most elegant restaurants.
Exploring the Bat Caves of Tamana, Trinidad
Exploring the bat caves in Tamana Hill, Trinidad. Watching thousands of bats fly out of the caves.
Walking Like a Brazilian: A visit to Teres, Brazil.
The author describes the diverse culture of Brazil.
Rick Steves: Travel can mend a fractured world.
Rick Steeves explains how travel can teach people about the world and how making friends with other nations will make the US a safer place.
Sensing His Place: Michael Shapiro
An interview with Michael Shapiro, the author of a new book about great travel writers who talk about their craft, lives and inspiration., alternative travel.
Mexico: Climbing Coba's Mayan Pyramids
Climbing the ancient Mayan Pyramids in Coba, Mexico, outside of Cancun. GoNOMAD destination guide.
The Relief Riders: Bringing Education and Medicine to India
Relief Riders International are offering a 15-day trip to Rajasthan, India where they will deliver medical supplies and help the local people.
Vanuatu's Original Bungee Jumpers
The author describes the primitive bungee jumpers on Vanuatu’s Pentecost Island during the festival of the Naghol.
A Chance Encounter in Picadilly Head, Newfoundland
The author encounters some picturesque characters in Picadilly Head, Newfoundland.
Take the Waterfall Tour: Mt. Washington Valley, New Hampshire
A guide to Spring's abundant waterfalls that you can find in New Hampshire's Mount Washington Valley.
Drenched to the Bone: Backpacking Northern California's Lost Coast
The author describes an ill-advised hiking trip in the King Range Conservation Area of California during the height of the rainy season.
Avoiding the 'CNN Effect'
Tim Leffel describes the CNN effect, which keeps people from traveling to places that are actually safer than their own home towns.
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