GoNOMAD Travel Podcast
By Max Hartshorne
GoNOMAD Travel PodcastJun 02, 2023
Captain Yuriy Slastenin of the Star Clipper
The Star Clipper is one of three elegant schooners that sail the seas around the world, part of the Star Clippers line. We interview Captain Yuriy Slastenin about what it takes to be a ship captain and man the helm of these great ships and what the world of sailing is like.
In Maria Pasquale's new book, "The Eternal City: Recipes and Stories from Rome" she describes a classic Roman tradition: The Trattoria, where a casual atmosphere provides a relaxing place to enjoy one of Rome's favorites, carbonara. Read more on GoNOMAD:
Cargo Passenger Ship Travel in the Amazon
Take a tramp steamer, up the massive Amazon and Rio Negro in Brazil! GoNOMAD Contributor Johnny Motely shared his tale of time spent on the Greyhound of the river in South America, with tips on taking the most inexpensive cruise in the world. Read more https://www.gonomad.com/159687-amazon-river-cruising-to-see-the-rainforest
Turkiye by Motorcycle
Norm Bauer and his wife recently took a 47-day marathon motorcycle trip across Greece and Turkiye. They were thrilled to discover how inexpensive Turkiye's beach resorts are with no dinners costing more than $25 for two. Climb aboard a BMW motorcycle and take a journey with us today on GoNOMAD. Read the story here. https://www.gonomad.com/217100-crossing-turkiye_motorcycle
Guanajuato is in the very center of mountainous Mexico, it's both a state and a city and it offers Spanish colonial cities, ATV and kayaking adventures, and the special charm of the less-touristed interior of wonderful Mexico. Read Irene Thomas' GoNOMAD story https://www.gonomad.com/217734-guanajuato-the-mexico-you-havent-seen-yet
Muscle Shoals and Northern Alabama
Muscle Shoals is famous for the sounds that came from the two legendary recording studios there, the region of North Alabama is also home to Helen Keller's birthplace, WC Handy's home museum, and a stunning house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Visit Northern Alabama today on GoNOMAD!
Forest Bathing, or Shinrin Yoku in Japanese, is the art of walking into a forest and taking stock of every sense...the sights, the sounds, the smells and the feel of what you're experiencing. We meet two women who are forest bathing guides and find out details about this popular practice. Read more https://www.gonomad.com/216657-forest-bathing-a-mindful-woodland-journey
Punta Gorda, a visit to Old Florida
Punta Gorda is a throwback to the Florida of 1940s and before, when Disney wasn't there and towns like this were the main attraction. Find nature, art and fun people in this town, read more https://www.gonomad.com/216054-punta-gorda-florida
Visiting Russia in 2023
Despite a nearly unanimous array of worldwide sanctions and restrictions on travel, people do still visit Russia in 2023. James Pearce wrote about visiting St. Petersburg in early 2023 and the other aspects of travel to a spurned nation that is still the world's largest country. Read more
Normandy, France is famous for Mont St. Michelle, the abby atop a hill off the coast, and for the D-Day Beaches and Caen Memorial. Come find out more reasons to visit this seaside province of France, Normandy, today on GoNOMAD. Read more about Normandy: https://www.gonomad.com/216718-normandys-brilliant-historical-and-touristic-sights
Roosevelt Island NYC
Roosevelt Island lies between Manhattan and Queens and makes for a fun day trip in NYC, where you can enjoy great views, historic buildings and lunch. Find out more about the island, today on GoNOMAD Travel. Read Tab Hauser's story https://www.gonomad.com/216349-roosevelt-island
San Antonio Texas and Phil Collins
San Antonio has become the top city for transplants in the entire country with 13,000 people moving there over the past few years. A new collections center featuring artifacts collected by rock drummer Phil Collins has just opened, and the city is a great place for a bike ride. Find out more about San Antonio in 2023 today on GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Kansas City's New Airport
The newest airport terminal in the United States opened in February 2023 with the Kansas City International Airport, replacing three ugly buildings with one gigantic terminal with 40 gates and a host of people-friendly amenities.
Licorice on Iceland
The island of Iceland is crazy for the unique flavor or licorice because for decades it was the only sweet imported to the island. Take a tasty tour of the many places you'll find licorice in coffee, ice cream and in baked treats in Iceland. Read more https://www.gonomad.com/215440-six-places-in-reykjavik-about-licorice
Basketball in Albania
Playing a sport in a foreign country is a big challenge, and a great way to see the country. Jakobi Bonner shares his story as a professional basketball player who is living and working in Albania.
Worcester is Waiting
Worcester Massachusetts is the second largest city and one of the most diverse...listen to why Worcester, with the Woo Sox, the Woo Ha Ha Comedy Club and the city's many historic buildings is worth a second look, today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast. Read more about Worcester: https://www.gonomad.com/139720-worcester-massachusetts-getting-noticed-finally
Equatorial Guinea in West Africa is a two-part country, made up of an island a section of the West African coast about the size of Maryland. Find out more about this seldom-visited nation where Spanish is the main language, unique to the entire continent of Africa.
New Air Routes for 2023
Travel is really back...and there are already nine new international travel routes that have been announced by major airlines. Find out where you can go in 2023 on this edition of the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast. HT: Conde Nast Traveler
2023 Travel Predictions
Where are the hottest destinations and trends for 2023? GoNOMAD Editor Max Hartshorne makes bold predictions for the year in travel.
The Vibe of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas Mexico
There is just something about the mountaintop town of San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas Mexico that draws people in, many come and never want to leave. Find out about the town with the laid-back spiritual vibe in Mexico's far south, today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Read the full story here. https://www.gonomad.com/215298-san-cristobal-de-las-casas-might-change-life
Visiting Cuba in 2023
What do Cubans think of how their country is run? Jamey Melcher visited Cuba in Dec 2022 and found people who were unhappy and trying to leave.
A visit to the Czech Republic, or Czechia as it likes to be called. What else is there to see in Czechia if you don't visit Prague. How about Kutna Hora, Kolin and Malesov, where ossuaries, castles, and towers await? Find out more about Central Bohemia today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast. Read the full story by Max Hartshorne here https://www.gonomad.com/213979-central-bohemia-ring-around-prague
Colombia's Amazing Amazon
Today, Beth Reiber shares her story of visiting a remote eco-lodge in the vast jungle along the Amazon river in Colombia. Water levels are low and there is fear that the jungle's diversity of plants, insects, and animals is threatened. Read more here https://www.gonomad.com/213952-colombias-fantastic-and-wild-amazon
Spirits in the Air
A new airline called Invivo Air offers guests a chance to taste 8 wines while flying from Auckland to Queenstown New Zealand. What does wine taste like at 33,000 feet? Find out all about spirits in the air on this episode of the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
EVTOLs, Flying Taxis Are Coming Soon
Electric Vertical Take off and Landing Aircraft are the newest rage in flying. EVTOLs are being purchased by United and Delta Airlines to take passengers to airports. Find out when a flying taxi might just be picking you up in the years not very far ahead.
Amtrak's New Trains and New Routes for 2023
Amtrak is getting a lot of new improvements...including whole new train sets of both their high-speed Acela Trains and the regular train lines that run up the Knowledge Corridor and around the U.S. See what's new for Amtrak this year on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
The Island of Jersey
Jersey and Guernsey are the two main Channel Islands, between England and France, but they are both independent nations. Find out what to do and some of the history of the Island of Jersey, today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast. Read more https://www.gonomad.com/207737-jersey-saint-malo-france
Ten Best GoNOMAD Travel Stories of 2022
Every year we pick our ten best stories of the year, here is our annual compilation with details about each winner and its author.
A Palombiere in Gascony
In Gascony, south of Bordeaux France, we walked in the woods to a unique hunting lodge where traditional methods are used and the food makes it all worth the trip. Today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast, learn about this old tradition and foods that go with it.
WaterFire in Providence, Rhode Island
Providence is famous for WaterFire, a fiery series of bonfires that light up the river and living sculptures that make the April to December annual events unforgettable. Take a visit to Providence with GoNOMAD Writer Christine O'Toole, today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Read the story https://www.gonomad.com/211001-a-super-weekend-in-providence-rhode-island
Bend, Oregon and Mount Bachelor
There is something about Bend, Oregon that draws so many retirees, tourists, and skiers. Learn about what makes this central Oregon city so special, today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Today on GoNOMAD, we visit cities that were built to fight pirates, in Saint Augustine Florida, Cartagena Colombia and San Juan Puerto Rico.
Commuter Trains from Western Mass to NJ
I took the Valley Flyer train from Springfield to New Haven, then Metro-North to Grand Central and finally NJ Transit to Princeton Junction NJ. How to take the commuter trains and save money on a long trip.
Did you know you can sleep in a treehouse? Here are two unique treehouse stays, one in central Ohio and the other in South Carolina, that offer serenity, isolation, and a little bit of adventure.
Camino de Invierno in Spain
The Camino de Santiago is the famous pilgrimage route across France and Spain. But did you know there is a shorter 'winter way' that avoids the mountains? Take the shorter Camino hike, with many of the same benefits, today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Storm Chasing with Tornadic Expeditions
Erik Burns takes travelers on trips around the midwest to view the massive force of nature that creates supercells, damaging winds and tornadoes. Find out what it's like to go on a storm-chasing tour with Tornadic Expeditions.
A Day in the Desert of Iran
A day in the desert of Dash' e Kavir in Iran. As the bus drove out of Tehran, my feelings became more and more relaxed. A trip to a caravansary learning about life in Iran for young people and how they rebel against the rules.
Kyte Car Rentals
Kyte is a new company that offers a new take on car rentals...you pick the car, they bring it to you, and even if you're under 25, you can still rent a car from Kyte. Find out about this new service, drivekyte.com today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Scenic Eclipse Discovery Yacht
The Scenic Eclipse is a 550-foot discovery yacht that travels the world, offering just 200 passengers or less a luxurious cruise experience with a ship small enough to dock at many ports and even take on the Drake Passage in Antarctica. Take a cruise off the coast of South America, today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Scenic Eclipse Top Chef Tom Goetter
Tom Goetter is in charge of all food and beverage operations for the Scenic Ocean cruise ships, with hundreds of employees and 3000 recipes. We interviewed Tom about sustainable cooking, dehydrating and reusing food scraps and other details of this vast operation at sea.
Ballestas Islands in Peru
Today I visited "The poor man's Galapagos" the Ballestras Islands in Southern Peru. These islands are a home to millions of birds and tons of guano, and many sea lions lounge on the rocks and breed here. Take a boat trip to these popular islands, today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Military Museums in the U.S.
Take a trip to some of the best military museums in the U.S. at the service academies and Washington DC with GoNOMAD Senior Writer Rich Grant.
Kinmen Islands, Taiwan
The Kinmen Islands are part of Taiwan, but they are located just a few kilometers off the coast of mainland China. Find out what makes these islands worth visiting and meet the Wind Lions who guard the windy archipelago.
Buzkashi in Afghanistan
The most popular sport in Afghanistan is Buzkashi...a bloody and hectic spectacle where riders try to catch a dead goat and run through the goal lines. Find out what it's like and why so many people in Central Asia love the violent sport.
Cunard's Newest Ship, the Queen Anne
Cunard is the storied cruise line that goes back 180 years. Their newest ocean liner, the Queen Anne, will bring a new level of comfort and luxury to this popular cruise line. Get a peek at the the new ship today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Portsmouth New Hampshire
Portsmouth is a historic and tiny city of around 22,000 on the coast of New Hampshire. Explore this art-filled tourist destination that's becoming one of the most popular places for arts and culture on the East Coast, today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Beautiful Gorlitz, Germany
Gorlitz in the eastern part of Germany, is a movie-making capital, with more than 100 films shot here over the years. It's a perfectly preserved town with 500 years of different architectural styles and a tall tower above the town hall.
Encanto Locations in Colombia
Disney's animated 2021 movie, 'Encanto' relied heavily on the magical realism of Colombia for inspiration. Today we go to the places the movie's creators visited that helped shape the popular movie's look and plot.
What the Berbers in Morocco Can Teach Us
Richard Glover was moved when he spend time with the Berber tribespeople in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Find out the wisdom that comes from centuries of living in a harsh desert, on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Portugal has become one of the top destinations in Europe for American travelers. And one of the best places in Portugal is in the south, the famous Algarve. Find out what to eat, see and enjoy there today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Boarding Pass Bennies
Show your boarding pass on Alaska Air and get a free ski lift ticket! This and hundreds of other discounts on spas, dining and more if you show your airline boarding pass, today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Princeton, NJ: A Town Full of Beautiful Minds
Princeton, New Jersey is famous for the university of the same name, and a place full of very smart and interesting people. Take a trip to Princeton and find out why, today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic
The Sedlec Ossuary in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic is a collection of bones...millions of them, all formed into elaborate art pieces in the cellar of a chapel. Take a nighttime visit to this eery and remarkable place today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Pamukkale and Hieropolis Turkiye
One is an ancient spa town, and the other is a strange place with white foam that looks like snow. Discover Pamukkale and Hieropolis and find out the new name of the country once called Turkey, today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Cape Ann, Massachusetts
Massachusetts has two capes, and Cape Ann is made up of Rockport, Gloucester, Essex and Manchester-by-the-Sea. Find out what Motif #1 is and where you can get whole belly fried clams in this lovely part of Massachusetts today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
What do Flight Numbers Mean?
What do those numbers used to designate airlines and flights mean? Patrick Smith of Ask the Pilot, helps us explain.
Movies on Malta
Malta is the capital of Moviemaking in Europe, with 150 movies and TV shows filmed there so far. Learn why the Island of Malta is such a hot spot.
Jersey and Guernsey
The Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey are bailiwicks of England...and both are fun islands to explore with a wealth of history and great traditions.
Car Glamping with Erik Trinidad
Erik Trinidad lives the RV life but with only his small SUV and some cool products like the Carsule car camper kit, the NOMAD Kitchen and more. Find out how he does it.
Colorado's Steam Trains
Colorado is famous for its narrow-guage steam train lines. Join railfan and Senior Writer Rich Grant as he takes us on a train tour of Colorado, today on GoNOMAD.
Cowboys in Hungary
In Hortobágy, eastern Hungary the Csikos, or Hungarian Cowboys, have been riding the range and performing tricks with horses for thousands of years. Meet the cowboys of Hungary today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Oman is green and different from most of the other nearby nations. Find out why today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Saudi Arabia: Tabuk, Tayma and Al Haffuf
Saudi Arabia's lesser known cities provide a glimpse into the traditional ways of living in the hot desert.
Long Term Airbnb Stays
Airbnb is great for a weekend getaway or a weeklong trip, but Rene Cizio lived in 21 different Airbnbs for 15 months in two countries. Learn about long-term Airbnb living today on GoNOMAD.
The Island of Elba
Elba is a small island off the coast of Tuscany. Its most famous resident was Napoleon. Learn more about visiting Elba with John Henderson on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
San Juan Puerto Rico
Why are so many people falling in love with San Juan? And what is boriqua? Find out today on the GoNOMAD Travel podcast about San Juan's many charms, featuring GoNOMAD Travel Writer Dana Armstrong.
Couchsurfing Across the USA
Couchsurfing: Would you be willing to sleep in a strangers' house? Thousands of travelers use this website to find places to stay for free. Find out more today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
World War One Sites in France
Verdun might be the saddest town you can visit in France. That's because of what happened there. Find out about World War One sites in Northern France on this episode of the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
River Cruising with Elliot Gillies
River cruising has never been more popular. Why? We talk with river cruising expert Elliot Gillies about the business and about Scenic Cruises.
Travel Expert Ramsey Qubein
Travel Expert Ramsey Qubein is on the road 95% of his life and so far he's been to 166 countries. He has great advice on saving money and other travel tips in this short interview.
The Delta Project in Zeeland
In Zeeland, in the northern part of the Netherlands, an ingenious and gigantic barrier protects the land from flooding. Find out more about one of the most complicated projects in history that the world is now studying to protect more coastlines against rising sea levels.
Winter Rafting in Michigan
Winter Rafting is a thing. Find out what is so much fun about taking a rafting trip in the freezing winter of Northern Michigan.
NEOM, Saudi Arabia's New Dubai
NEOM is an audacious and huge project being built in the Northwest desert of Saudi Arabia. What will it be like?
Jeju Island, South Korea
Jeju Island South Korea is one of the most popular islands in Asia. Why do more than 15 million people visit each year?
What Airport Codes Mean
What are the origins of some of the three-letter airport codes in the U.S.?
Preparing for Long-term Travel
Advice for people who want to go away longer than just a week.
La Paz, Baja California Mexico
La Paz, in Baja California, Mexico, offers wonderful whale watching without Cabo's crowds.
Absinthe in Antibes with Frederick Rosenfelder
VIDEO PODCAST Enjoy this famous drink in a store and bar full of absinthe, in Antibes, France.
Flying with a Small Dog
Tips on taking your small dog on a flight with you.
Pageant of the Masters
In Laguna Beach every summer, art comes alive at the Pageant of the Masters, a spectacle for the ages. Find out why it's so great.
CAT Speeds up the TSA
The TSA has some good news. Their new CAT scanners can eliminate the stop to show the TSA agent your ID at the airport.
Antibes is a famous French seaport on the Cote d'Azur. It's one of the places people who own superyachts like to dock. Explore why Antibes is so popular, today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Oktoberfest in Germany
Oktoberfest starts in Germany at the end of September. Here are five cities where you can enjoy the beer and fun.
VIDEO PODCAST for SPOTIFY: New in Las Vegas 2022
Las Vegas is open for business, and here are some new attractions to enjoy there in 2022. VIDEO PODCAST, listen to this on Spotify to see the video and the music.
Sumo Wrestling in Japan
Sumo--the mind art--is woven into the culture of modern-day Japan. Find out what takes place behind a sumo match in Tokyo.
Nice, Cote d'Azur France
Nice is the capital of the Cote d'Azur, near Cannes and St Tropez in the south of France. What can you find in this city by the Mediterranean?
Perfume in Grasse, France
Grasse, in Provence, is the world's perfume capital. Learn about the scents and the makers and how you can even create your own scent today on the GoNOMAD Travel Podcast.
Cannes, Provence France
Cannes is famous every May for its world-renowned film festival. But what else can you see and do here? Learn more about Cannes, today on GoNOMAD.
Around the Table at the NY Botanical Garden
Around the Table, Stories of the Foods We Love is a new exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx that is all about the food we grow and the many interesting aspects of growing it. GoNOMAD Senior Writer Cathie Arquilla takes in this very cool exhibition https://www.nybg.org/event/around-the-table-stories-of-the-foods-we-love/
Today on GoNOMAD, travel writer and barista Dana Armstrong shares her story about the multitude of different coffee houses she found and savored in Vienna, Austria. There is a strong cafe culture in this exquisitely beautiful and civilized capital city in the far west of Europe. Read the story here ">
Caminito del Rey, Walking the Canyon Walls
In southern Spain's Andalucia province, there is a fantastic walking experience like no other. It's the Caminito del Rey, where you hike along a suspended walkway on the sides of a cliff with a 100-meter drop down into a ravine with a rushing river.
Dresden and Leipzig, Germany
Dresden is a famous city–but famous for the wrong reasons. Ask any American about the city and the first thing many of them will say is “Slaughterhouse-Five.” Fast forward 74 years to the present and you have today’s Dresden.
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Gaspe Peninsula Canada
Gaspe Peninsula, also known as Gaspesie, is a fantastic and out-of-the-way destination in Quebec Canada. Find out what's there.
Helsinki, Finland, is that perfect combination of urban and outdoors, lively yet laid-back. Helsinki was established as a trading town in the Middle Ages to be a Swedish rival to other ports on the Gulf of Finland. It remained a small fishing village for over two centuries.
The Mosque in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
I visited Saudi Arabia and I had an interesting moment outside a mosque in the city.
How to Become a Trusted Traveler
If you're sick of the long TSA lines and intrusive security In a story on GoNOMAD, Susan Krauss explains the details of getting your Global Entry or TSA Precheck designation, ">
Denver to Moab on the Rocky Mountaineer
Today we take a journey across the west, from Denver's magnificent Union Station to the famous town of Moab, Utah.
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Four Incredible Megaprojects
The modern world is full of gigantic megaprojects that many people have never even heard of. In this episode, we take a look at some of the biggest construction projects both completed and ones that are still being built.
Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains
The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia are almost unchanged from the ones George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Daniel Boone knew 250 years ago. Read the story here ">
Mystery Trips are a new way to travel. You sign up and have no idea where the bus will go, it's a complete mystery to everyone on the coach. Read the story here ">
Recycling Hotel Soap
Ever wondered about all of the little soap bars left in hotels after just one or two uses? So did we. What we discovered from the Hustle Newsletter was a very creative thinker named Shawn Seipler, who saw the need and ended up helping the world. . p
Underwater hotels: A round-up of hotels you can visit where you sleep underwater, including the Jules Undersea Lodge in Key Largo Florida, The Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland in China, the Manta Resort on Pemba Island Tanzania, The Muraka Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and others. Some require SCUBA gear and others don't require a swim to visit. Episode based on a story in Conde Nast Traveler by Caitlin Morton and Noah Kaufman.
Coober Pedy, Australia's Underground Town
In a land as rich with eccentricities as the Australian Outback, Coober Pedy manages to stand out. A small town in South Australia plopped down in a nearly uninhabitable desert, it is dry and sterile, grassless and unpretty. Read more
The Morgan Library in NYC
Midtown Manhattan’s Morgan Library & Museum, was once the personal library of late 19th and early 20th-century financier, investment banker and cultural benefactor John Pierpont Morgan, a fervent collector of early printed books, music scores, manuscripts, prints, and paintings from some of history’s most noted artists, writers, composers, and heroes. Visiting the library is a treat, you can view one of two Gutenberg bibles and see countless other historic treasures at this beautiful ornate library that isn't on most tourist's radar. Read about it on GoNOMAD: Read the story here ">
Coldfoot Camp, Dalton Highway Alaska
Winter in Alaska comes with its own set of travel challenges, as Maria Haase learned on her winter trip to Fairbanks and up the Dalton Highway to Coldfoot, Alaska. This part of the world is where they film the TV Show, "Ice Road Truckers" and the Coldfoot Camp is a lot more than a truckstop. It's a hotel, restaurant, gift shop and a place to enjoy being above the Arctic Circle and see the Aurora Borealis in the sky above high north Alaska. Read the story here ">
Jackson Mississippi is the state's capital and a center for blues, barbecue and most of all, civil rights. We visited Jackson in April and got a chance to visit the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, the Mississippi History Museum and the large art museum. We toured the home and learned a lot about the famous author and Pulitzer prize winner Eudora Welty, who lived in Jackson. We also explored the history of voter's rights, segregation and the Jim Crow era and how so many people, both black and white, resisted the laws and finally created change. The city is in some ways down on its luck, with high crime and a water problem, but there are great blues clubs, some really tasty BBQ and a friendly vibe that made our trip memorable. Jackson, the City with Soul.
Health and Wellness Trends for 2022
Today on GoNOMAD we interview Heather Mikesell, an expert on health, spas, and wellness. She told us about six interesting trends that are guiding wellness retreats around the US including at Carillion in Miami Florida and Kripalu in Lenox, Mass. Non-touch services that eliminate the need to have physical contact is growing, as is breathwork, where you study and perfect the art of breathing. We also discuss silent retreats, adaptogens and battling burnout.
Italian Hand Gestures: A Guide
Taking a Seaplane to Boston
Tailwind Air now offers seaplane service from Plymouth, Massachusetts to Boston, and New York City. Samantha Butts joined the pilot of Tailwind Air for a quick jaunt from Plymouth, Mass, flying a low-altitude 20-minute hop that landed in the water of Boston Harbor. Seaplane service is a classy way to get anywhere and it's a great addition to the many water taxis and ferries offering new ways for commuters to travel in our crowded cities. Read more on GoNOMAD https://www.gonomad.com/201363-taking-seaplane-plymouth-boston-flight">
Sleeper Buses: The Cabin and Jet
Great Diamond Island, Portland Maine
Great Diamond Island is one of many islands in Casco Bay, near the city of Portland, Maine. There was a fort built in the 1800s on Great Diamond Island that's been transformed into a series of townhouses, condos, and a luxury hotel.
Santee Cooper South Carolina with Ginger Warder
Today on GoNOMAD, veteran travel writer Ginger Warder takes a short trip to a fascinating part of South Carolina, The Santee Cooper region. She stayed in some octagonal-shaped cabins, met a friendly armadillo, and then cast her line with one of the only female fishing charter captains, nicknamed Mouse, to fish for catfish sleeping beneath the murky depths. Ginger recalls the local history with the tale of the famous Swamp Fox who was one of the first guerrilla fighters of the Revolutionary War, who captured a British fort with his clever local militia. Read the story
Private Rail Car Travel
Private rail cars harken back to the days of the robber barons. But with America's Trains, you can rent a private rail car that gets towed behind an Amtrak train. https://www.gonomad.com/1659-americas-trains-offer-luxury-train-travel">
Henry Ford Museum
A visit to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan. Henry Ford was the ultimate collector, but what he loved were the ordinary objects found on farms and in factories and even the buildings that contained them.
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Riding the Upside Down Train: The Schwebebahn
In Wuppertal, Germany, a city of 350,000 near Dusseldorf, there is an upside-down train, called the Schwebebahn. The train runs for twenty stops along an 8-mile, 35-minute long route, with the tracks and wheels above the train, and the passenger compartment hanging below. The Schwebebahn is a beloved tourist attraction in Wuppertal and carries 80,000 passengers every weekday through the city. It was built and began operation in 1901, following an 8-mile route that takes riders above the Wupper River to the Wuppertal Zoo.
What the War in Ukraine Means to Air Travel
As the war in Ukraine goes on, so many ripple effects are being felt after the U.S. and EU's harsh sanctions, especially on the Russian aviation industry. After Boeing and Airbus stopped supplying the nation, Russia retaliated by taking control over leased airplanes in the country. How the ban on flying over Russia affects other airlines.
What Boarding Pass Numbers and Letters Mean
Have you ever wondered what those series of numbers, letters and codes mean on your airline boarding pass? We did too.
Fairbanks, Alaska: Chasing the Aurora
Donnie Sexton traveled to frigid Fairbanks, Alaska with one goal. To photograph the elusive Aurora Borealis, the famous light show that appears at random times and often after a long wait. Read the story here https://www.gonomad.com/199474-fairbanks-alaska-patiently-chasing-aurora">
A Local's Guide to San Diego
San Diego is called America's Finest City. Local resident and GoNOMAD Senior Writer Noreen Kompanik writes lovingly about her adopted hometown, moving there with her husband Mike, a retired naval officer 20 years ago. Learn about Balboa Park and the big zoo, the city's many beaches, the Embarcadero where many historic ships can be viewed and more in this episode. Read the GoNOMAD article here
Bird Strikes: How Airports Prevent Them
Bird Strikes are something that every airline pilot is concerned about. More than 10,000 bird strikes to aircraft are reported every year, at all 850 airports across the USA.
Learn about how airports keep birds away from runways and the many different ways they use to scare them as far away as they can from aircraft on runways and in hangars.
Lie Flat Airplane Seats
For the past few years, Zephyr Aerospace has been working toward tackling the issue of uncomfortable upright seats on airplanes with a new concept: lie-flat seating on airplanes.
Zephyr is reinventing airline seat designs, specifically for travelers on long-distance flights. It will provide access to in-flight sleep, privacy, and aisle access for more travelers on long-distance flights. The double-decker seats/beds will take advantage of unused space above the rows of seats and make every flight way more comfortable. Now, Zephyr just has to convince a few airlines to try out their idea, which also may be useful to make long-distance bus and train travel more comfortable, too.
Ways to Save on Museums and Attractions--Episode 12
Prices are going up everywhere, there is almost no way to escape it. However, there are ways to get discounts and deals on popular museums and attractions across the USA. In 2021, DealA created several lists highlighting the museums and attractions with the highest ticket price increases from 2017 to 2021, as well as those that have stayed the same. We decided to borrow some of the attractions on their lists and show how you can save at these locations in 2022.
Air Travel Annoyances
The Most Annoying Things People Do in Airplanes. After an extended time off due to the pandemic, many people are traveling again. With this return to air travel, we are reminded of all the annoying things people do on airplanes. Only Wanderlust conducted a survey asking over 1500 travelers to rank the top 20 airline passengers annoyances. From the person who kicks your seat to the man spreader, this list is sure to ring true for you.
Robots in the Airport--Episode 9
Robots are now serving customers all over the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport. The autonomous delivery robots are called Ottobots, and they bring drinks, snacks, sandwiches, and even new sets of AirPods to customers who order on their mobile phones and wait for the robots to bring them their purchases right at the gates. The company that makes the robots, Ottonomy, equips them with 3D laser scanners, seven cameras, and safety sensors. They can travel in both indoor and outdoor environments. Someday soon you'll be able to order your next preflight snack from a robot in an airport near you.
Traverse City, Michigan--Episode 9
Traverse City Michigan is well known by most Michiganders. It's a special place about 100 miles south of the Upper Peninsula, and it has 40 nearby wineries, a famous cherry growing tradition, a busy downtown with two independent movie theaters, summer festivals, and the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, along with Fishtown and many other fun places to recreate. Learn about what makes Traverse City one of Michigan's most popular destinations.
Middleton's Mustard Museum--Episode 8
In Middleton, Wisconsin, you can visit a museum dedicated to one of the world's favorite condiments...it's the Mustard Museum, founded by Barry Levenson. He was so sad after the Red Sox lost the World Series in 1986 that he went right out to the store and realized that there were more than 1000 different kinds of mustard, and a lightbulb went off...if you build it, they will pay to come. So today you can see antique mustard jars and more at the Mustard Museum.
Rooftop Garden and Major Expansions at the Javits Center--Episode 6
The Jacob Javits Convention Center is the largest space in New York City, and is famous for hosting hundreds of large conventions each year in lower Manhattan. The center has recently added a rooftop vegetable garden, much more exhibition space, and many other innovations to keep it green and ahead of the convention game. Find out about what's new at the Javits Center in 2022.
Eurail Passes: What's New for 2022--Episode 7
What's new for Eurail passes in 2022. A guide to everything you need to know about this 63-year-old train travel tradition that can take you all over Europe. Where you can use the passes, and where you cannot, how much passes cost, various options including Flexi Pass, continuous pass, the single country passes, Swiss Pass, and Greek Islands Pass.
Connecticut's Shore--Episode 5
The Connecticut shore is closer to my home in Western Mass than any other beach. It's a place with dozens of beautiful sandy beaches, excellent dining, fun towns like Mystic, New London, and Essex to visit, and clam shacks right on the water that provide a unique dining experience.
Airline Livery is what colors airliners are painted. It's an important aspect of any airline's marketing and there are many who have strong feelings about good and bad airline livery. We spoke with an airline livery expert who recently designed the livery for an Alaskan airline and an airplane pilot who has strong opinions about airline livery, both good and bad.
MSG Sphere in Las Vegas - Episode 3
In Las Vegas, a strange round arena is being built right near the monorail, attached to the Venetian hotel and resort. What is it?
Freighter Travel - Episode 2
Freighter travel is one of most popular articles on GoNOMAD.com, people are looking for a way to travel across the oceans without the glitz and expense of a modern, crowded cruise ship. Find the answers to your questions about what freighter travel is like, what to expect and how you can do it.
What Took Place Under Rome's Colosseum? - Episode 1
What Took Place Underground Rome's Colosseum? Listen to Episode 1 of The GoNomad Podcast.
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