Cultures & Festivals
Festivals around the world and what cultures are all about are explored in these GoNOMAD Travel articles.
By Lisa St. John When someone asked me about my favorite moment of the Calgary Stampede in Alberta Canada, I was at a loss. Ten days for the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth is not enough to breathe in the beauty and excitement of the Canadian Wild West. Was it seeing the broncos burst out […]
Chiapas takes you back in time By Anna Laird Barto The path leads me deeper into the jungle, where towering gum and ceiba trees block the sunlight, their limbs dripping with lianas and red bromeliads. The canopy is alive with humming insects, bird song, and howler monkeys’ eerie guttural cries. I round a bend and […]
‘The Mamuthones are more than just a masquerade for us,’ in Mamoiada, Sardinia By Angela Corrias I was about to share fears and hopes with my ancestors. With the aid (and the patience) of Pino, I journeyed to Sardinia through the oldest Carnival I had ever seen or experienced, because, let’s face it, you […]
By Stephen Hartshorne I had so much fun on my trip to Elko County, Nevada, I don’t know where to begin. I guess you’d have to say the most striking thing is the scenery. In New England, where I’m from, you can hardly see the next farm over. Out there in the “high desert”, as […]
“More Than a Club” — FC Barcelona Embodies the Spirit of Catalonia By Matt Genner Whether you are climbing the steps of the Sagrada Familia or sipping a coffee near La Seu in the Barri Gòtic, Barcelona has many spectacular places of worship to explore. The most important to Barcelonians, however, is the Camp Nou, […]
GoNOMAD Editor Max Hartshorne visits Quebec City during their celebration of their Winter Carnaval, with parades in the snow and honking horns.
Holi: The Festival of India with a lot of fantastic colors By Brent Lewin What do you get when you cross a kaleidoscope of color with April Fools Day and a touch of urban guerilla warfare? I found out when I went to India to bear witness to Holi. Painting the Town Red Of the […]