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Alternative Travel

Traveling for Different Reasons

Cooking class on the Amalfi Coast with Travel Italian Style friend Chef Paolo. Photo by Travel Italian Style.

At GoNOMAD, we know there’s more to travel than sightseeing.  To really get close to the people and places you visit, you have to get involved. We offer some great suggestions from those who have tried them.

These stories are about going places for reasons other than to just go.   Taking classes abroad, like cooking, or language learning, is one type of alternative travel, others could be living abroad, or teaching English.

Whether you’re considering a volunteering program abroad, or want to find short-term work overseas, or are traveling for a more non-traditional reason, these stories will give you some inspiration and ideas.

Alternative travel is what you make it, some travelers say their experiences challenge them, bring them closer to what really matters in their lives, or gives them the ability to see the world in a new light.  No one argues that travel can change us, so why not explore the kinds of travel experiences listed below and see what you can do with your life!