Secret Compass is not a tourism company but instead an expedition-planning organization. They take their clients to the world’s most intense places, like North Korea.
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.
Jobs for a Season, for Any Reason The Ultimate Guide to Seasonal Jobs is a comprehensive introduction to the world of seasonal work. These short-term adventures allow you to live, work, and play in some of the country’s most beautiful places — all while earning money and making lifelong friends. Whether you want to work […]
My Journey Crossing the Pacific Ocean by Container Ship, Part 2. Pete Martin set off on a long journey on a container ship out of Busan, South Korea. Part one was about his departing and the setting of the ship. READ PART ONE. Here is his second installment, well into the months-long journey, as he […]
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.