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.
By Ann H. Waigand Spending time on a farm can be strangely reassuring. After all, staying on the land provides a brief, but intimate, glimpse into the way things used to be and confirms that, somewhere in this technologically advanced world, there are communities still living quite well on what they cultivate from the land. […]
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.
Becoming A Global Advocate in Haiti, Not Just A Volunteer By Olivia Gilmore It has been said that traveling is arguably the sole purpose of human existence, to learn, to discover, and to explore unknown territories. I played this thought over and over in my head trying to convince myself I made the right choice […]
Recreating a rainforest and the Mediterranean in rural England By Anna Levine A single location with multiple biomes, or environments, seems impossible. How could different species of plants and animals who need a specific climate survive simultaneously? The Eden Project is the answer to all of this. Located in Cornwall, England are two biomes created […]
By Mary Govoni Here at GoNomad we crave to hear the stories from the companies and travelers that truly go off the beaten path. So we were quite excited to hear about what Secret Compass has in store for the coming months. The company is currently promoting their next expedition to a place that would […]
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 […]
Hostel in the Forest in Rural Brunswick, Georgia Hidden in a forest of palm meadows and pine trees, just outside of Brunswick Georgia, is one of the most unusual hostels you find in the United States, called Hostel in the Forest. The 133-acre piece of pristine wetland and pine forest which is home to Hostel in […]
First Descents in Montana rises up to outdo the perils of cancer, one paddle at a time. By Bruce Northam “Healing the way, you need to, scientifically or emotionally.” — Brad Ludden This is a tale about putting outdoor medicine to work. Every employee at the outdoor adventure company First Descents is nicknamed (Fruit Boots, […]
Book Authentic Travel Experience With Do-Good Organizations By Anna Levine Looking to engage in society and travel at the same time? Visit.org aims ‘to enhance the mission of great social organizations by facilitating mutually beneficial virtual and in-person interactions between people and communities around the world.’ Funded in part by Columbia University in New […]