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Reflections: Travel Writers Tell Their Personal Stories

Spain: Cheering for the Bull in Valencia

Spain: Cheering for the Bull in Valencia
Jean Miller Spoljaric attends a bullfight in Valencia Spain and is so horrified by the brutality and cruelty of the spectable that she cheers for the bull.

Close Encounters in Bangkok Thailand

Close Encounters in Bangkok Thailand
A close encounter in a Buddhist temple in Bangkok where a special moment is shared.

Puebla, Mexico: Walking from Town to Town

Puebla, Mexico: Walking from Town to Town
Puebla, Mexico: Andrew Wilson walks 117 km from Zacatlan to Cuetzalan in mountainous Puebla, east of Mexico City.

Visiting Free Ukraine - Page Two

Visiting Free Ukraine - Page Two
Roman Skaskiw returns to his family home in Ukraine and reflects on the country's troubled history.

Visiting Free Ukraine: A Journey Through the Shadows of History

Visiting Free Ukraine: A Journey Through the Shadows of History
Ukraine: Roman Skaskiw returns to his family home in Ukraine and reflects on the country's troubled history.

Phi Phi Islands, Thailand: Beauty and a Bummer

Phi Phi Islands, Thailand: Beauty and a Bummer
Philip Smith writes about a bummer of a beautiful place, Thailand's Phi Phi Islands, which he says have been ruined by too many rowdy tourists.

A Brief Tour of the Holy Land

A Brief Tour of the Holy Land
A Brief Tour of the Holy Land

A Brief Tour of the Holy Land - Page Two

A Brief Tour of the Holy Land - Page Two
A Brief Tour of the Holy Land

A Brief Tour of the Holy Land - Page Four

A Brief Tour of the Holy Land - Page Four
A Brief Tour of the Holy Land

Visiting a Wounded Giant--American Adversity

Visiting a Wounded Giant--American Adversity
Tom Sykes, a British student of American literature, writes about arriving in San Francisco just one day after the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Evanson Ma'In Hot Springs & Six Senses Spa resort in Jordan

Evanson Ma'In Hot Springs & Six Senses Spa resort in Jordan
Evanson Ma in Hot Spring and six senses resort in Jordan

Why We Travel

Why We Travel
Why We Travel: A backpacker's ethos. Reflections on how travel brings people of a like mind together.

Why You Should Travel When You're Over Fifty

Why You Should Travel When You're Over Fifty
Why You Should Travel When You're Over Fifty: the benefits of travel at a mature age versus when you're young and how hostels can help

Cuba: Unraveling the Puzzle of Havana in 2013

Cuba: Unraveling the Puzzle of Havana in 2013
Havana Cuba: Politics before breakfast. Heather Ridge visits the island in 2013 and shares what she sees.

Running with Gazelles in Morocco

Running with Gazelles in Morocco
Janis Turk writes about her love affair with Morocco, a coutry which she says 'opened to me like a jack-in-the-box, popping up with surprises at every turn.'

Dealing with Loneliness on the Road

Dealing with Loneliness on the Road
How to Overcome Loneliness while Traveling

Visiting a Wounded Giant: A Journey into American Adversity

Visiting a Wounded Giant: A Journey into American Adversity
Tom Sykes, a British student of American literature, writes about arriving in San Francisco just one day after the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Touring Scenic Afghanistan: Climbing in Kunar

Touring Scenic Afghanistan: Climbing in Kunar
US Army Officer Roman Skaskiw writes about serving on a provincial reconstruction team in the mountains of Afghanistan.

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The Sounds of Trastevere: It's Never Quiet For Long

The Sounds of Trastevere: It's Never Quiet For Long
Greg Roensch spends two weeks in Rome in the 'cramped and cobbled' neighborhood called Trastevere and writes about the sounds of daily life there.

Rick Steves Visits Iran: Friendly People, Unfriendly Signs

Rick Steves Visits Iran: Friendly People, Unfriendly Signs
Rick Steves travels to Iran and finds friendly people and unfriendly signs.

Niger: A Visit to the Fortune Teller

Niger: A Visit to the Fortune Teller
Alexis Wolff describes a visit to a zima, or seer, during a semester abroad in Niger.
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MARIE'S WORLD TOUR: Around the World Without A Plane: Second Installment

MARIE'S WORLD TOUR: Around the World Without A Plane: Second Installment
Around the World Without A Plane: Second Installment

Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land Page Two

Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land Page Two
Janis Turk visits the Kingdom of Jordan, where many of the events in the Bible took place, and learns some valuable lessons.

Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land Page Three

Jordan: Lessons From the Other Holy Land Page Three
Janis Turk visits the Kingdom of Jordan, where many of the events in the Bible took place, and learns some valuable lessons.

Jaipur, India: The Monkey Business Traveler

Jaipur, India: The Monkey Business Traveler
To overcome his lifelong fear of monkeys, Ashutosh Ratnam takes a sack full of rotting bananas to the Galtaji Temple in Jaipur and hosts a feast for the monkeys there.

Iran: A Conversation in the City of Poets and Nightingales

Iran: A Conversation in the City of Poets and Nightingales
Julian Worker describes a conversation he had with an Iranian wishing to practice his English.

Guatemala: Sunday Night In Antigua

Guatemala: Sunday Night In Antigua
Mike Chrisman describes a quiet Sunday night in Antigua, Guatemala. He goes to dinner at his favorite cafe, El Viejo, and then listens to the music of Ignacio Elejalde at a nightclub called Santo Peca ...

Cambodia: The Floating Villages of Chong Khneas

Cambodia: The Floating Villages of Chong Khneas
Jacqui Menard visits The Floating Villages of Chong Khneas in Cambodia and he heart goes out to a little girl in a tiny tin boat.

Reflections: Travel Writers Tell Their Personal Stories

Reflections: Travel Writers Tell Their Personal Stories
GoNOMAD stories in which travel writers tell their personal stories

Thailand Love Me: Bangkok and Pattaya

Thailand Love Me: Bangkok and Pattaya
Thailand Love Me: Bangkok and Pattaya

Visiting Free Ukraine - Page Three

Visiting Free Ukraine - Page Three
Ukraine:Roman Skaskiw returns to his family home in Ukraine and reflects on the country's troubled history.

Teotihuacan, Mexico

Teotihuacan, Mexico
Teotihuacan, Mexico

The Corrida in Valencia, Spain

The Corrida in Valencia, Spain
The Corrida in Valencia, Spain

Revelry at Tinkoff Cafe in St. Petersburg

Revelry at Tinkoff Cafe in St. Petersburg
Revelry at Tinkoff Cafe in St. Petersburg

Palace Square in St. Petersburg

Palace Square in St. Petersburg
Palace square in St. Petersburg

View of St. Petersburg showing the Admiralty and the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul

View of St. Petersburg showing the Admiralty and the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul
View of St. Petersburg showing the admirality and the cathedral of St.Peter and St. Paul

The tea man at the Hotel Minzah in Tangiers, Morocco

The tea man at the Hotel Minzah in Tangiers, Morocco
The tea man at the Hotel Minzah, Tangiers, Morocco

The Souk in Fez

The Souk in Fez
The souk in Fez

Mystic Tourism: Searching for the Yage in Peru

Mystic Tourism: Searching for the Yage in Peru
Peru mysticism: Chris Allsop journeys to the jungles of Peru to search for ayahuasca, or yagé, a powerful hallucinogen known to local peoples as 'the vine of the soul.'

Petra, an amazing city in Jordan carved from the naked rock

Petra, an amazing city in Jordan carved from the naked rock
Petra, an amazing city carved from the naked rock

 
 


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