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Stephen Hartshorne
Stephen Hartshorne
Stephen Hartshorne



Stephen Hartshorne: A Literary Traveler

Stephen Hartshorne is the associate editor of GoNOMAD.com. He writes a blog called ArmchairTravel about books he finds at flea markets and rummage sales.

Because he's a voracious reader and very interested in history, he takes a long view when he's writing a story, looking carefully at the history and all that came before to explain what's going on now. 

He is working on a series of historical profiles of great men and women who lived in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts.

Read Steve's stories on GoNOMAD

Asheville, NC: A Great Place to Do Your Thing

Asheville, NC: A Great Place to Do Your Thing
Stephen Hartshorne heads down to Asheville to sample the music, the arts, and the barbeque.

Where We Went in 2013

Where We Went in 2013
Where we went: GoNOMAD staff reflect on the places they went in 2013.

Virginia: Film Location Tour

Virginia: Film Location Tour
Stephen Hartshorne visits Richmond and Charlottesville on a film lover's tour of Virginia.

Wilmington, NC: Movie-Making Capital of the East

 Wilmington, NC: Movie-Making  Capital of the East
Wilmington, NC, is a popular spot for moviemakers and a happening seaport destination.

Spooky Colorado: Where the Spirits Go to Party!

Spooky Colorado: Where the Spirits Go to Party!
Stephen Hartshorne visits the most haunted places in Colorado, including the Hotel Stanley in Estes Park, made famous by Stephen Kind in his novel, The Shining.

Lithuania, Past, Present and Future: Encroaching Upon Eternity

Lithuania, Past, Present and Future: Encroaching Upon Eternity
Lithuania: Stephen Hartshorne visits Lithuania, taking in the magnificent architecture of its capital Vilnius, as well as a medieval castle in Trakai and a year-round ski area in Druskininkai.

Bald Head Island, North Carolina

Bald Head Island, North Carolina
Bald Head Island North Carolina | A visit to an island that is a model for sustainable development.

Houston, Texas: A Great Place to Be Yourself

Houston, Texas: A Great Place to Be Yourself
Stephen Hartshorne goes to Houston, Texas, where he visits Mission Control and the Battle Monument at San Jacinto and watches the Art Car Parade and has his first mango margarita.

Houston Art Car Parade - A Celebration of Individuality

Houston Art Car Parade - A Celebration of Individuality
Stephen Hartshorne posts a gallery of photos from Houston's annual Art Car Parade which draws a crowd of about 250,000 every year.

Rockland, Maine: Fine Art and Family Fun

Rockland, Maine: Fine Art and Family Fun
GoNOMAD Associate Editor Stephen Hartshorne describes the beautiful scenery, the family fun, and the great art in Rockland, Maine.

Squam Lake, New Hampshire: The Perfect Place for a Father-Daughter Getaway

Squam Lake, New Hampshire: The Perfect Place for a Father-Daughter Getaway
Stephen Hartshorne and his daughter Sarah visit Squam Lake in New Hampshire where they find great theater, fine art, fine dining and scenic splendour.

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.

West Ireland Photo Gallery: Stories in Stone

West Ireland Photo Gallery: Stories in Stone
A gallery of photos from West Ireland by GoNOMAD Associate Editor Stephen Hartshorne.

The Boston Boy Visits Dublin: "Wicked Brilliant!"

The Boston Boy Visits Dublin: "Wicked Brilliant!"
A trip to Dublin by Stephen Hartshorne on St. Patrick's day where he rides in a parade and attends a conference of 30 great Irish writers.

Stephen Hartshorne's Dublin Gallery, March 2011

Stephen Hartshorne's Dublin Gallery, March 2011
Stephen Hartshorne posts a gallery of photos taken in Dublin in March of 2011.

An Invitation from the Cherokee Nation: Rediscover America

An Invitation from the Cherokee Nation: Rediscover America
Stephen Hartshorne visits the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, where he gains a new perspective on American history.

Will Rogers 131st Birthday Party

Will Rogers 131st Birthday Party
Stephen Hartshorne shares his photos from Will Rogers' 131st birthday party at his birthplace, the Dog Iron Ranch in Oolagah, Oklahoma.

Touring Canada by Train: It's The Way to Go

Touring Canada by Train: It's The Way to Go
Canada by rail:Stephen Hartshorne takes a train trip across Canada with eventful stops in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.

max blogTRAVEL SOUNDS...

7 minute Interview segments
Listen to GoNOMAD editor Max Hartshorne talk travel:

Vancouver  Big Bear Lake CA
Lewiston, Maine, Toulouse France
Sevierville, Tennessee, 
Nord Pas-de-Calais France 
Nova Scotia with hosts Brad Shepard and Bo Sullivan on WHYN-AM 560.
Champagne France Portland, Maine Belize with Kevin and Sue McCarthy of the Travel Planners Show
Read New Travel Stories on GoNOMAD!

The Montreal Botanical Garden's Annual Festival of Lanterns

The Montreal Botanical Garden's Annual Festival of Lanterns
Photos of he Lantern Festival at the Montreal Botanical Gardens by Stephen Hartshorne

The Lantern Festival at the Montreal Botanical Garden - Page Three

The Lantern Festival at the Montreal Botanical Garden - Page Three
The Lantern festival at the Montreal Botanical garden.

The Lantern Festival at the Montreal Botanical Garden

The Lantern Festival at the Montreal Botanical Garden
Photos of he Lantern Festival at the Montreal Botanical Gardens by Stephen Hartshorne
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Over the Top and Back Again: Hiking X the Alps

Over the Top and Back Again: Hiking X the Alps
Stephen Hartshorne reviews Brandon Wilson's newest book, Over the Top and Back Again: Hiking X the Alps.

GoNOMAD's Top Ten Family Vacation Destinations

GoNOMAD's Top Ten Family Vacation Destinations
Associate Editor Stephen Hartshorne writes about GoNOMAD's Top Ten Family Vacation Destinations, listing stories about places from Peru to Italy to Wyoming.

Charles Dickens: He Was a Travel Writer, Too!

Charles Dickens: He Was a Travel Writer, Too!
Charles Dickins travels to American in 1842 and expresses his disgust with slavery.

South African Safari Tours: The Next Step in Women's Travel

South African Safari Tours: The Next Step in Women's Travel
Stephen Hartshorne writes about a new South Africa safari tour at the Djuma Private Game Reserve, which represents a new direction for women-only tours.

Competitours: Amazing Race Without the Stress

Competitours: Amazing Race Without the Stress
Stephen Hartshorne writes about Competitours a low-stress travel competition in Europe based in part on The Amazing Race.

Tips on How to RV All Over the World

Tips on How to RV All Over the World
Stephen Hartshorne reviews David Rich's new book RV the World, with information on how to purchase, sell and rent RVs most anywhere in the world, or ship them between continents.

Great Travel Writers of History - Isabella Bird

Great Travel Writers of History - Isabella Bird
Excerpts from A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains, a book written by Isabella Bird about her visit to Colorado in 1873.

Galveston, Texas: The Indomitable Island

Galveston, Texas: The Indomitable Island
Stephen Hartshorne visits Galveston Texas, where he meets a rockhopper pernguin, tours a historic mansion and finds all kinds of family fun.

Touring the Real Panama: Wildlife, Beaches and Tribal Villages

Touring the Real Panama: Wildlife, Beaches and Tribal Villages
Stephen Hartshorne writes about Viajes Cora, a tour company that offers a variety of tour packages in Panama, including visits to the Kuna Yala tribe in the San Blas Islands and the Embera tribe on th ...

Family Fun: The Texas Gulf Coast Has It All

Family Fun: The Texas Gulf Coast Has It All
Texas: Stephen Hartshorne travels to the Texas Gulf Coast, where he finds all kinds of fun and has his first pomegranate martini and his first taste of alligator.

Eurynome Journeys: In Search of Ancient Goddesses and Pirate Queens

Eurynome Journeys: In Search of Ancient Goddesses and Pirate Queens
Stephen Hartshorne writes about Eurynome Journeys, a Camden, Maine, tour company specializing in small-group women-only tours that focus on famous women of history like Egypt's female pharoah Hatsheps ...

Expedition Cruises: Going Where the Big Ships Cannot Go

Expedition Cruises: Going Where the Big Ships Cannot Go
Stephen Hartshorne writes about small, expedition cruises that take their passengers where large cruise ships cannot go -- to some of the most beautiful places on earth.

Biking with the Europeans: Lower Cost, More Options

Biking with the Europeans: Lower Cost, More Options
Stephen Hartshorne explains the advantages of booking bicycle tours directly with European tour companies, including greater flexibility, a wider range of destinations and savings of up to 70 percent.

Animal Interactions: Making Responsible Travel Decisions

Animal Interactions: Making Responsible Travel Decisions
This is a discussion page with comments about the practice of keeping wild animals, particularly big cat cubs, on ranches where they can be petted by tourists.

Elko County, Nevada: Where the Skies Are Not Cloudy All Day

Elko County, Nevada: Where the Skies Are Not Cloudy All Day
GoNOMAD Associate Editor Stephen Hartshorne visits Elko County, Nevada, and rides the range with a real-life cowboy.

A Visit to the 71 Ranch

A Visit to the 71 Ranch
A gallery of photos by Stephen Hartshorne of his visit to the 71 Ranch in Elko County, Nevada.

New Hampshire Summer Stock Theatre: 'The Magic That's Born in the Heart'

New Hampshire Summer Stock Theatre: 'The Magic That's Born in the Heart'
GoNOMAD Associate Editor Stephen Hartshorne and his daughter Sarah head up to Hampshire to enjoy great summer stock theatre.

Italy: Learning the Secrets of Tuscan Cuisine

Italy: Learning the Secrets of Tuscan Cuisine
GoNOMAD Associate Editor Stephen Hartshorne writes about a cooking school called Good Tastes of Tuscany located on a working farm near Florence, Italy.

Visit the North Pole Aboard a Russian Icebreaker

Visit the North Pole Aboard a Russian Icebreaker
Visit the North Pole Aboard a Russian Icebreaker with Adventure Life's North Pole Expedition on the Soviet icebreaker 50 Years of Victory.
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