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Viewing the geysers in Chile's Atacama desert. Paul Shoul photo.
Around the World: Stories of Great Places

GoNOMAD's Destinations and Travel Guides


Been there? Done that? So have we. That's why GoNOMAD researchers scout the ends of the earth in search of interesting, unusual and off-the-beaten-path destinations that offer a wide range of outdoor, cultural and alternative activities.

Our original Guides go beyond standard guidebook descriptions to bring you accurate information on places, unusual activities, attractions, alternatives, lodgings and happenings.

If you've got a suggestion about a place you think we should feature, please send the editor an email and we'll see what we can do. Check back here often, as we are adding new stories, features and guides every day.

Following Greek History: A Journey Through the Peloponnese

Following Greek History: A Journey Through the Peloponnese
Greece: Annika Dash describes her visit to the Peloponnese on the mainland of Greece.

Fordongianus: Roman Thermal Baths in the Heart of Sardinia

Fordongianus: Roman Thermal Baths in the Heart of Sardinia
Sardinia: Angela Corrias visits the thermal baths in Fordongianus, Sardinia, where she explores the rich history of the region, dating back thousands of years.

Forgotten Graves and Minoan Zombies: The Phourni Cemetery in Crete

Forgotten Graves and Minoan Zombies: The Phourni Cemetery in Crete
Phourni, Crete: Stephanie Green takes us on a tour of the cemetery in Phourni, Crete, which contains Minoan and Mycenaean tombs that are more than 2,000 years old.

Fort William, Scotland: Gateway to Highland Adventure

Fort William, Scotland: Gateway to Highland Adventure
Fort Wiliiam, Scotland: Charlotte Turner describes Fort William, Scotland, and the climb up Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.

France: My Last Summer in Paris

France: My Last Summer in Paris
Paris: Karin Ling describes her favorite haunts in Paris.

From Camels to Cows: An Overland Trip Through Algeria

From Camels to Cows: An Overland Trip Through Algeria
Algeria: Tom Coote and his wife Nong Buff take an overland trip through Annaba, Constantine and El-Oued in Algeria, where they find spectacular scenery, historic architecture and friendly locals.

Gainesville, Florida: More Than Just Gators

Gainesville, Florida: More Than Just Gators
Gainesville, Florida: Shady Hartshorne lists many attractions, lodgings, and inns in Gainesville, Florida.

Georgia, the Country: Where Wine Was First Invented

Georgia, the Country: Where Wine Was First Invented
Georgia, the Country: David Rich travels to Georgia, the country, where he visits ancient cave cities, churches and cathedrals and does some extensive sampling of deep purple Georgian wine.

Georgia: Days of Wine and Roses

Georgia: Days of Wine and Roses
Republic of Georgia: Steven Knipp captures the national spirit, the spectacular scenery, the rich cultural life, the fantastic cuisine and the legendary hospitality of Geogia, formerly a Soviet republ ...

Georgia: On the Road to Europe

Georgia: On the Road to Europe
Republic of Georgia: Natalia Motili describes the Republic of Georgia and its capital, Tiblisi.

Germany's Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region: Luxury Spas and Fairy-Tale Palaces

Germany's Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region: Luxury Spas and Fairy-Tale Palaces
Germany: Stephen Hartshorne tours Germany's Rhine-Main Region visiting Frankfurt, Mainz, Wiesbaden, Eberbach and Hanau.

Getting Acquainted With Italy's Piedmont Region

Getting Acquainted With Italy's Piedmont Region
Italy: Laurie Ellis visits Italy's Piedmont region including Turin, home of the Slow Food Movement, and Lake Maggiore.

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The author describes the many attractions of Flores, Indonesia.

Lithuania's Hill of Crosses

Lithuania's Hill of Crosses
Lithuania: Kent St. John shares a gallery of photographs from the Hill of Crosses in Lithania, which Pope John Paul ii called a place of 'hope, peace, love and sacrifice.'

Lithuania's Hill of Crosses - Page Two

Lithuania's Hill of Crosses - Page Two
Lithuania: Kent St. John shares a gallery of photographs from the Hill of Crosses in Lithania, which Pope John Paul ii called a place of 'hope, peace, love and sacrifice.'

Walk On, Fido: A Guide to Dog-Friendly Portland, Oregon

Walk On, Fido: A Guide to Dog-Friendly Portland, Oregon
Portland Oregon: Jane R. Stevenson presents a guide to the many dog-friendly features of Portland Oregon from walking trails and beaches to doggie boutiques and grooming salons.

Botswana: A Safari on the Okavango Delta

Botswana: A Safari on the Okavango Delta
Botswana: Danielle Gerard goes on safari in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, where she sees warthogs and lions and gets lost in the jungle.

Sir Bani Yas Island: Desert Island Discovery

Sir Bani Yas Island: Desert Island Discovery
Sir Bani Yas Island Andrea Bailey travels to Sir Bani Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates where she sees blackbuck, oryx, gazelles and many other species of wildlife.

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Malaysian Borneo: A Visit to the Garden of Eden

Malaysian Borneo: A Visit to the Garden of Eden
Malaysian Borneo: Beth Abrahams visits the island of Borneo and views orangutans and other wildlife at a forest reserve on the Kinabatangan River.

Thessaloniki, Greece: Stylish and Cultured, Without the Big-City Hassle

Thessaloniki, Greece: Stylish and Cultured, Without the Big-City Hassle
The author describes many of the attractions of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Driving Around Historic Sicily

Driving Around Historic Sicily
Sicily: Touring Cefalu, Palermo, Taormina and enjoying the good life on Italy's largest island.
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Haints and Haunts in Historic Savannah, Georgia

Haints and Haunts in Historic Savannah, Georgia
Megan Pasche takes a 'Ghost Walk' tour of Savannah, Georgia, where she estimates more than sixty percent of the houses are haunted.

Manarola: Finding A Glimpse of Old Italy in Cinque Terre

Manarola: Finding A Glimpse of Old Italy in Cinque Terre
Manarola, Italy: John Caldwell and his husband Todd visit Manarola in the Cinque Terre region of Italy, where they enjoy hiking and swimming and watching the sunset from their private veranda.

Riding Down From Oregon to California

Riding Down From Oregon to California
Cycling down the Pacific Coast highway from Oregon to California.

Quebec: Maritime Adventures on the St Lawrence Seaway

 Quebec: Maritime Adventures on the St Lawrence Seaway
Quebec's Maritime region is one of the most eco-friendly destinations in North America.

The Everglades: Filled With Beauty and History

The Everglades: Filled With Beauty and History
The Everglades: J. Lang Woods describes the natural wonder of the Everglades.

The Festival of the Sahara: Galloping Stallions, Camel Wrestling and Rabbit Chases - Page 2

The Festival of the Sahara: Galloping Stallions, Camel Wrestling and Rabbit Chases - Page 2
Tunisia: Sony Stark goes to the Festival of the Sahara in Tunisia, celebrating bedouin traditions with great horsemanship, traditional dancing, acrobats, snake handlers, camel wrestling and rabbit hun ...

The Festival of the Sahara: Galloping Stallions, Camel Wrestling and Rabbit Chases

The Festival of the Sahara: Galloping Stallions, Camel Wrestling and Rabbit Chases
Tunisia: Sony Stark goes to the Festival of the Sahara in Tunisia, celebrating bedouin traditions with great horsemanship, traditional dancing, acrobats, snake handlers, camel wrestling and rabbit hun ...

The Greek Isle of Rhodes: Endless Beaches, Picturesque Villages

The Greek Isle of Rhodes: Endless Beaches, Picturesque Villages
Rhodes, Greece: Paul Joseph visits the sunny Greek Isle of Rhodes and enjoys the scenery, the historic sites, the secluded villages and the legendary beaches.

The Hummingbird Outside My Window: The Mystery of the Nazca Lines

The Hummingbird Outside My Window: The Mystery of the Nazca Lines
Peru: Cassie Silva takes a flight over the Nazca Desert in Peru to view the famous giant petroglyphs thought to be more than two thousand years old.

The Macau Grand Prix: Fearsome Motorsports Competition

The Macau Grand Prix: Fearsome Motorsports Competition
Macau: Shady Hartshorne visits Macau, a former Portugese colony in China, where he watches Formula 3 racing at the Macau Grand Prix.

Ghana's Hopeful Hospitality: A Breath of Fresh Air

Ghana's Hopeful Hospitality: A Breath of Fresh Air
Ghana:Ron Mitchell visits Ghana where he finds a warm welcome from fans of President Obama, hikes in the rainforest, and samples local dishes like fufu, red-red, bantu and spicy goat soup.

India: A Magical Trip to the Andaman Islands

India: A Magical Trip to the Andaman Islands
Andaman Islands India: Mridula Dwivedi takes a spur-of-the-moment trip to the Andaman Islands where she goes scuba diving and visits the infamous Cellular Jail at Point Blair.

Kyoto: Japan's Ancient Capital is a Treasure of Temples

Kyoto: Japan's Ancient Capital is a Treasure of Temples
Kyoto, Japan:John Penisten offers suggestions for visiting the temples and shrines in Kyoto, Japan's ancient imperial capital.

Kyrgyzstan, April, 2010: Reflections on a Revolution

Kyrgyzstan, April, 2010: Reflections on a Revolution
Kyrgzstan: Sophie Ibbotson presents an eye-witness account of the April, 2010, revolution in Kyrgyzstan that toppled the government of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev.

Learning To Surf in Costa Rica: You're Never Too Old

Learning To Surf in Costa Rica: You're Never Too Old
Costa Rica: Ben Barnhart takes a surfing lesson in Playa Samara on the west coast of Costa Rica.

Lebanon: Infinite Variety and Delight

Lebanon: Infinite Variety and Delight
Lebanon: Elienne Lawson describes the resorts, archaeological sites, and other attractions of Lebanon.

Liechtenstein: A Friendly Little Country With Lots To Offer

Liechtenstein: A Friendly Little Country With Lots To Offer
Liechtenstein Maggie Freleng takes a trip to Liechtenstein, the world's sixth smallest country, and finds breathtaking Alpine landscapes, world-class museums, great food and wine, and friendly locals ...

Lititz: The Heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country - Page 2

Lititz: The Heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country - Page 2
Lititz, Pennsylvania: Esha Samajpati travels to the charming town of Lititz, Pennsylvania, where she visits the historic downtown area and learns about wolves at the Speedwell Forge Wolf Sanctuary.

Lititz: The Heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Lititz: The Heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Lititz, Pennsylvania: Esha Samajpati travels to the charming town of Lititz, Pennsylvania, where she visits the historic downtown area and learns about wolves at the Speedwell Forge Wolf Sanctuary.

 
 


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