By Mary Govoni A new type of travel is coming to North America — and it’s coming by sea. Le Boat, Europe’s largest self-drive recreational boating company, is scheduled to open its first North American operations in 2018. For most travelers, even those that like to travel off the beaten path, becoming a self-proclaimed captain […]
GoNOMAD Travel articles about cruises. But the kind of cruises we pay the most attention to are the unique ones, the unusual cruises that people tend to never forget. If you like cruising the ocean but want something smaller, something more special, we’re sure you will enjoy our selection of features below about unusual cruises.
A family cruise in the South China Sea in the Philippines on the Hans Christian Anderson, a liveaboard boat built for diving and shore excursions.
A Lazy and Relaxing jaunt at a slow pace down beautiful canals By David Greitzer The Longest Day The geese and nearby morning rush-hour traffic startled me awake from my cozy bunk aboard the Hilversum, a 15-meter-long barge tied up in a small Dutch town that could have modeled for a Rembrandt masterpiece. “Let’s go […]
A River Ship Built with Single Cabins, and in some cases, no Single Supplement! By Max Hartshorne GoNOMAD Editor For many people who love to travel, not having a partner can present a challenge when booking a tour. That’s because of the dreaded single supplement, that sometimes-hefty extra fee that comes when you’re not sharing […]
By Kurt Jacobson When I lived in Alaska full time and had visitors, I used to take all newbies on a circuit I thought best for them. Kenai Fjords National Park was on that circuit, partly because it was close to my home in Sterling and partly because it was jaw-dropping wild and scenic. I […]
Expedition-style cruises on small vessels to places like Antarctica or Alaska focus on exploration without a lot of distractions.
Nose Jobs, Temples, and Egyptian Treasures on the Red Sea By Nick Parkins The Red Sea has always conjured up magical visions for the aspiring tourist. In years past most visitors were attracted by the monuments and antiquities of the ancient Pharaohs of Egypt. More recently the trend has changed to accommodate diving enthusiasts who […]
Cruising the Danube and Biking by its Banks By Chris Long Passau, Germany, a picturesque town in lower Bavaria, is known as the “City of Three Rivers.” It was where I would begin a week-long bike and boat tour on one of those rivers, the Danube, a waterway immortalized in song by Johann Strauss, composer […]