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.
Six Lessons I’ve Learned as an Ex-pat in Israel By Roberta Rottigni The word ex-pat is an abbreviation for expatriate, which comes from the Latin term expatriatus. Originally, an expatriatus was someone who had left his or her homeland to go live someplace else. Today, the word ‘ex-pat’ still echoes its medieval origins but it […]
A roundup of the top ten cities where Americans can either retire or move to as ex-pats and enjoy a comfortable living vs. their life in the US.
A new children’s book, All Fish Faces,” shows what many different ocean fish look like and how they live, and a blogger traveled the world volunteering.
My Dance Macabre Among the Fetish Healers of Togo By Edward Placidi It was a ghoulish and gruesome scene in the doctor’s office. I was visiting the Fetish healers there. Hundreds of carcasses splayed on the ground. Row after row of heads and other body parts arranged on tables. Spines, legs, arms and other skeletal […]