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Crossing the Naeroyfjord in Norway. photo by Paul Shoul.
Crossing the Naeroyfjord in Norway. 
photo by Paul Shoul.
GoNOMAD Transports: 
Journeys by Bus, Rail, Ferry and by Air


Remember the days of steamer travel? The romance of trains? The caravans of long ago? At GoNOMAD, we know that getting to where you're going is part of the adventure of every journey.

Sure, there are always plane tickets, but why not join GoNOMAD'S TRANSPORTS Editor, and explore an alternative form of transportation? Take a train, rent a bike, hop a camel or sail the seas on a freighter, ferry or sailboat, and make getting there half the fun.


Subways of Note Around Europe

Subways of Note Around Europe
Subways of Note around Europe. Akil Wingate goes down underground to Lausanne, Moscow, Brussels and Stockholm's subways.

Ten Best and Worst Airlines and Planes

Ten Best and Worst Airlines and Planes
Best and worst airplanes and airlines for traveling, interview with pilot Patrick Smith

RelayRides Puts Cars to Use While You're Away

RelayRides Puts Cars to Use While You're Away
RelayRides lets travelers rent out their car while away, and rent someone else's in their destination.

Car Rental Made Easier: Enterprise

Car Rental Made Easier: Enterprise
Car Rentals made easy: Max Hartshorne gets out his stopwatch and is pleasantly surprised at Enterprise LAX.

Torres del Paine and Other Delights on a Road Trip

Torres del Paine and Other Delights on a Road Trip
Driving through Patagonia, in the very southern tip of South America seeing Torres del Paine.

How to Cross the Street in China

How to Cross the Street in China
How to Cross the Street in China. An excerpt from the China Survival Guide, 3rd edition by Larry and Qin Herzberg.

European Delivery of German Cars

European Delivery of German Cars
Buying a Mercedes Benz in Europe: the Grand Tour in your own car. Factory collection in Germany.

Mexico by Boat, Europe by Motorcycle

Mexico by Boat, Europe by Motorcycle
Christie and Rick Gorsline's trip on a motorcycle around Europe and living on a boat in Mexico.

Tips on Tipping, Taxis and Subways in China

Tips on Tipping, Taxis and Subways in China
China Survival Guide: Advice on taking taxis, the subway and tipping for foreign visitors to China.

Eight Thousand Miles in a 1940 LaSalle

Eight Thousand Miles in a 1940 LaSalle
Peking to Paris: Life and Love on a Short Drive Around Half the World. An excerpt from a book about the ultimate road trip.

Hawaii: Gliding Over Paradise

Hawaii: Gliding Over Paradise
Hawaii Gliding | Larry Zaletel glides over paradise with Honolulu soaring in Hawaii.

New Zealand's Highlights by Bus

New Zealand's Highlights by Bus
New Zealand by Bus | A Backpacker bus journey to all of New Zealand's highlights including Rotorua, Queenstown, Auckland and Franz Josef glacier, Milford Sound.

Water Taxi on the Rio Horcones in Boca de Tomaltan, Mexico.

Water Taxi on the Rio Horcones in Boca de Tomaltan, Mexico.
Boca de Tomaltan, Mexico. A photo of a water taxi on the Rio Horcones.

It's Cheaper Not to Park at the Airport!

It's Cheaper Not to Park at the Airport!
Airport parking: It's much cheaper not to park right at the airport, instead, find an off-airport lot on airportparkingreservations.com

Fogo Means Fire: A Cape Verdean Road Trip

Fogo Means Fire: A Cape Verdean Road Trip
Fogo mean's fire: a Cape Verdean road trip.

Nome Alaska, Three Roads to Roam

Nome Alaska, Three Roads to Roam
Nome Alaska, a place as far west and far north as you can go, with miners, and bars and quiet beauty.

Ghan Railway: Paying Tribute to Anzac in Australia

Ghan Railway: Paying Tribute to Anzac in Australia
Riding the Ghan railway in Australia.

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Almost Ready: Opens October 2013

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Almost Ready: Opens October 2013
Berlin Brandenburg new Airport opens March 2013, an overview of Berlin's past and present airports, Tempelhof, Tegel, Brandenburg

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7 minute Interview segments
Listen to GoNOMAD editor Max Hartshorne talk travel:

Vancouver  Big Bear Lake CA
Lewiston, Maine, Toulouse France
Sevierville, Tennessee, 
Nord Pas-de-Calais France 
Nova Scotia with hosts Brad Shepard and Bo Sullivan on WHYN-AM 560.
Champagne France Portland, Maine Belize with Kevin and Sue McCarthy of the Travel Planners Show
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Castles, Cormorants and Cloud Riding: An Auto Tour of Japan

Castles, Cormorants and Cloud Riding: An Auto Tour of Japan
An auto tour of central Japan with stops at the cormorant fishing town of Gifu, the old town of Gujo and the unique Shirakawago Village. By Mike Smith.

Norway in a Nutshell: Across the Fjords by Bus, Train and Ferry

Norway in a Nutshell: Across the Fjords by Bus, Train and Ferry
Bergen to Oslo by bus, train, ferry, scenic railway and then train. A long journey through a spectacularly beautiful country

Man on the River: A Journey from London to Istanbul

Man on the River: A Journey from London to Istanbul
Giacomo de Stefano takes a boat from London to Istanbul with the Man on the River Project by Kathleen Broadhurst
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Germany Celebrates 125 Years of Car-Loving Tradition

Germany Celebrates 125 Years of Car-Loving Tradition
Germany celebrates 125 years of automotive excellence with a summer of car lovers festivals...and the author visits BMW World, Porsche Museum and the Mercedes Benz Museum

Round-the-World Airline Tickets

Round-the-World Airline Tickets
Around the world travel: A guide to buying tickets and planning an around the world trip using GoNOMAD and Airtreks

GoNOMAD Transports Page

GoNOMAD Transports Page
A page with links to GoNOMAD stories about various forms of transportation.

Long Brazilian Road Trips: Eight Helpful Suggestions

Long Brazilian Road Trips: Eight Helpful Suggestions
Jon Clarke takes a long distance road trip from Brasilia to Recife and offers tips for driving and renting a car in Brazil.

Touring Canada by Train: It's The Way to Go

Touring Canada by Train: It's The Way to Go
Canada by rail:Stephen Hartshorne takes a train trip across Canada with eventful stops in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.

Google Maps Now Includes Bike Trails

Google Maps Now Includes Bike Trails
Emily Gund writes about the partnerships between Google Maps and with the bike trail datasite TrailLinks to provide directions that include bike trails.

Malta: 5000 Years of History and Romance

Malta:  5000 Years of History and Romance
Malta | The author visits the 5000 year old island of Malta where he discovers history, great cuisine and a bus system that takes him all around the island

Aboard the new Airbus A380 Jet

Aboard the new Airbus A380 Jet
Sony Stark of Pilotgirl Productions takes off in the new Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft, on flight from New York to Paris.

Tips on How to RV All Over the World

Tips on How to RV All Over the World
Stephen Hartshorne reviews David Rich's new book RV the World, with information on how to purchase, sell and rent RVs most anywhere in the world, or ship them between continents.

Worth the Ride: Train'Shares Offers Luxury Train Travel

Worth the Ride: Train'Shares Offers Luxury Train Travel
Private rail travel is coming back to the US, a profile of Trainshares, who attach private luxury cars to Amtrak trains for travel around the US

A Freighter Cruise Experience

A Freighter Cruise Experience
Freighter cruises: All about what it's like to take a freighter voyage.

Zambia to Zanzibar - Page Three

Zambia to Zanzibar - Page Three
Jemima Price takes the Tazara Railway from Zambia to Dar es Salaam and then a ferry to Zanzibar where she finds beautiful idyllic beaches and friendly locals.

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.

Eos Airlines: 48 Seats in a 220-seat Plane

EOS Airlines: Clearing the Decks for Space and Comfort

Drive 95! America's East Coast Highway

Drive 95! America's East Coast Highway
'driving down America's east coast main highway, i-95 with tips on where to eat, shop and stay on the road

Rowing Around the World: One Woman's Odyssey

Rowing Around the World: One Woman's Odyssey
Marina Solovyov interviews Roz Savage, a British woman who has rowed across the Atlantic and plans to cross the Pacific next.

Xochimilco's Floating Gardens in Mexico City

Xochimilco's Floating Gardens in Mexico City
Xochimilco's Floating Gardens in Mexico City: Habeeb Sallooum describes the floating gardens in Mexico City.

Fung Wah Buses: The Lines are Long, But the Price is Right

Fung Wah Buses: The Lines are Long, But the Price is Right
Fung Wah Bus | Daniel Derouchie describes the ins and outs of low-fare fung wah buses from New York to Boston and to Washington, D.C.

A Brazilian Tall Ship Sailing Adventure

A Brazilian Tall Ship Sailing Adventure
Jessica Taryn sails from Rio de Janiero to Paraty Brazil on a tall ship
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