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Shady Hartshorne


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

Arizona Rocks, Part Two: Navajo Nation

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.

Huntsville, Alabama: The Rocket City

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 g ...

Gainesville, Florida: More Than Just Gators

Gainesville, Florida: More Than Just Gators
Gainesville, Florida: Shady Hartshorne lists many attractions, lodgings, and inns in Gainesville, Florida.

The Macau Grand Prix: Fearsome Motorsports Competition

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.

Standing on the Corner in Winslow, Arizona

Standing on the Corner in Winslow, Arizona
Standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona

The Macau Grand Prix

The Macau Grand Prix
A trip to Maccau where the author Shady hartshorne watches the Maccau grand prix, and witnesses a bungee jump

Montgomery, Alabama: The South's Capital City

Montgomery, Alabama: The South's Capital City
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 ...

Jammer Joe at the Wheel: Glacier Park's Iconic Red Buses

Jammer Joe at the Wheel: Glacier Park's Iconic Red Buses
Shady Hartshorne visits Glacier National Park in Montana and describes the popular red buses that have driven tourists around the park for many decades.

By the Banks of the Suwanee: Natural Northern 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.

Arizona Rocks: The Grand Canyon by Air and Rail

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.

Birmingham, Alabama: A Visit to The Magic City

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 are ...

A Brief Guide to Amsterdam: More Than Just Stoners and Prostitutes

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

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.

Arizona Rocks, Part Three: Page and Lake Powell

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.

Winslow, Arizona: Standing on the Famous Corner

Winslow, Arizona: Standing on the Famous Corner
Shady Hartshorne visits the street corner in Winslow Arizona made famous by the Eagles and stays at the newly-restored hotel La Posada created by Mary Colter.

 
 


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