What is alternative travel, anyway? To us, it means zigging instead of zagging, traveling to the less visited, less known about, less familiar. GoNOMAD explores the places that are forgotten, and not as on the radar. Here is where some of the best stories happen. Enjoy reading about working abroad, living abroad as an expat, teaching, and volunteering. All alternatives to the typical trip, and all richly rewarding.
Copper Mountain offers some of the best high altitude skiing in the US. But when the base lodge is at over 9000 feet and the mountain 12K, sickness happens.
Brazil’s Iracambi: The Land of Coffee and Honey in Fluctuation By Maria Myers Riding down the winding dirt roads of Brazil’s backcountry with its many potholes and jarring mini hills for upwards of six hours can be nauseating– but worth it. This is what I found as I made my trek to the research center/farm/getaway […]
Dogliani: Working a Harvest on an Organic Winery in Piemonte By Greg Ball “Are you the American WWOOFers?” we were asked as we stepped off the bus on the piazza in Dogliani. We had come to this rather remote outpost of the Piemonte region in northwest Italy to take part in a harvest on a […]
A Homestay Pioneer Celebrates 70 Years By Shel Horowitz Long before Couchsurfing, Servas has been matching travelers and hosts around the world. Founded to promote peace by breaking down barriers between cultures, Servas celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2019. Like Couchsurfing, travelers peruse host profiles, and no money changes hands between hosts and travelers. But […]
By Brian Gage In our modern world, countless locations can seem exceedingly difficult to visit for those who are disabled. In many cases, cities or other places that may seem easy enough to navigate for some people can provide a huge barrier for those bound to wheelchairs, or with other motor impairments. What many people […]
Going Where Maine’s Famous Painters Went By Mary A. Nelen Painters have been getting high on Maine for years. They speak of the light and the rugged waves; Winslow Homer. They speak of the light and the old ways; Wyeth, NC, Andrew, and Jamie. I wanted to get high on Maine too so I headed […]