About GoNOMAD Travel

Hawks and Reed, home of GreenSpace Co-Work and the home of GoNOMAD Travel. Contact us below.
Hawks and Reed, home of GreenSpace Co-Work and the home of GoNOMAD Travel. Contact us below.

What Is GoNOMAD.com Travel? Publishing great travel stories since 2000!

GoNOMAD Editor Max Hartshorne. The travel website has been publishing from South Deerfield Mass since 2000.
GoNOMAD Editor Max Hartshorne. The travel website has been published in South Deerfield Mass since 2000.

We’re not a travel agency, we don’t sell tours, book flights or reserve hotel rooms. Instead, we publish great travel writing…and we started our own cozy community cafe that brought the best people in our Pioneer Valley village together over coffee, good food, and conversation. The cafe is gone, but the spirit of community we fostered is alive and well.

Today, we are the place where your next trip is born!

GoNOMAD is on many, many lists of the World’s Best Travel sites….and we’re proud of the thousands of articles and hundreds of writers we’ve encouraged and published. We got our start before most other travel sites were online…way back in 2000.

Screen Shot 2022 12 23 at 10.14.46 AMWe are all about the different kinds of travel….the zig not the zag, the intriguing and thought-provoking places are where we live. We cover out-of-the-way, out-of-this-world travel experiences, as well as new takes on popular places you already know about.

We promise to never bore you!

GoNOMAD is well known among tourism boards, travel writers, and anyone who is well-versed in travel and wants to get the skinny on the unexplored, the unseen, and the unwritten about. Search our site, and find great travel writing and photography that gets to the heart of the place. Read testimonials from CVBs and tourism boards who have worked with us.

Read the Timeline of the entire history of GoNOMAD Travel since 2000

GoNOMAD is ranked number four in the world among the top travel blogs and sites!
GoNOMAD is ranked number five in the world among the top travel blogs and sites! CLICK on the chart to find out more.

There are thousands of travel blogs, but only GoNOMAD and other familiar blogs rise to the top. You can see in this chart above that compares many different criteria such as age, domain authority, trust flow, and links, to give us the FIFTH SPOT.

Want to read about us in print? Send us your postal address and we’ll send you a brochure about GoNOMAD.com.

Here is a profile of editor Max Hartshorne from January 2017 from Masslive.com.

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GoNOMAD readership as of June 2022GoNOMAD.com Travel offers:

Original, unusual, and inspiring travel articles are written by top travel writers. Detailed guides to off-the-beaten-path destinations and favorites from a new perspective

More travel content than 99% of travel sites on the web. Since 2000!

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A commitment to sustainable and responsible travel.

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Some of the best travel writing you can find on the web.

A place where you can ask questions about travel and get answers from the pros.


At GoNOMAD, we define Alternative Travel as “Participatory Travel.” Beyond passive sightseeing, Alternative Travel engages travelers with the people, culture, and environment of a destination. It is travel that teaches, travel that challenges travel that enlightens and rewards. Read an interview with GoNOMAD editor Max Hartshorne from June 2017 about travel writing.

A vital aspect of Alternative Travel is an emphasis on sustainable and responsible tourism. Alternative travelers are concerned about the environments and cultures of the destinations they visit and want to help preserve and conserve those resources for the resident communities and future travelers.

Thus, Alternative Travel is also participatory in this regard: helping to maintain and sustain communities and people around the globe through awareness and support.

Whether through taking a weaving course in Guatemala, volunteering in Nepal, joining an active, educational tour through Europe, or staying with a local family in Africa, alternative travel brings travelers into close contact with communities and destinations and returns them home changed by their experience: enlightened, challenged, rewarded.


Send us a message and we’ll be happy to send you more information.

Read the GoNOMAD Editor’s Blog, Readuponit, for an inside look at us.

Read an interview with GoNOMAD editor Max Hartshorne

Read a story about how GoNOMAD earns money in 2016, from the Recorder Newspaper

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5 thoughts on “About GoNOMAD Travel

  1. I am interested in getting from Florida to Cuba, ports?
    costs each way? dates / schedule?, and flexibility?. Must trip be booked.

    I can get to Florida.

    Also, visa requirements into Cuba // can you provide, the cost?

    I will move about Cuba on my own. I visited for two weeks in 2017.

    Can I carry extra pounds into Cuba beyond the airlines or US mail requirements?

  2. Do you have an app?? I like to travel, But on a motorcycle. And your site would be very helpful as I ride from Country to Country.

  3. Travelling to Java, mid June July. Looking to improve my language skills. Would rather spend my money on locals than hotel franchises. Any accommodation help would be a bonus. I teach construction in Australia and have a working with children cert. Cheers, look forward to your reply. Michael

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