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Colombian Happiness Culture

The Happy Nomad “Si si Colombia si si Caribe”. This expression is one of the most commonly used phrases to define the Colombian state of mind. Colombians use it to show that they have a positive vision... by Mathilde Lesueur |...
by The Happy Nomad on Dec 11, 2016

Bump, bump, bump

It was a trip I’ve made a hundred times.  West of London to the ferries, the Dover crossing, the long straight motorway past Bruges, Ghent, around Brussels.  The the washboard highway to Luik, a turn north at the Maas Crossing, and into t...

Crazy Snorkelling with Sharks and Rays on Caye Caulker

The Happy Nomad On the island of Caye Caulker we awoke to the sounds of birds chirping and the smell of the salty ocean breeze. Today we were going on a snorkel day trip from the island... by Katie Zellhoefer | Crazy Snorkelling with Shar...
by The Happy Nomad on Dec 3, 2016

A Mexican Food Fiesta!

I can't believe it's been just over a year since I returned from Mexico! Time really does fly. Lately I've been really missing the all the delicious Mexican food. I've shared quite a lot of stories about our travels in Mexico but today I wanted to do...
by Gourmet Getaways on Sep 4, 2016

Amazing Cuba

The Happy Nomad Cuba is the biggest Caribbean island and definitely the most unique. You might already know how different it is from reading some articles online or watching some programs about it, but once you get... by Diego Garcia | Am...
by The Happy Nomad on Sep 3, 2016

How to Feel Good Living Abroad

The Happy Nomad This is it… here I am, ready to take off  for Mexico City. Anxious, stressed, curious, happy–a mix of feelings floods over me. I’m leaving my beloved country… The arrival in Mexico he euphoria,......
by The Happy Nomad on Aug 6, 2016

10 Books That Will Give You a Serious Case of Wanderlust

The Happy Nomad Sometimes all you want is to lock the doors and curl up in your own home, with a cup of tea and a good book. But then there are those times that are so... by Haley Zaremba | 10 Books That Will Give You a Serious Case of Wa...
by The Happy Nomad on Aug 4, 2016

What to do with one day in San Francisco (hint: it’s not Fisherman’s Wharf)

The Happy Nomad I left my heart in San Francisco. After living there for a collective ten years over different points in my life, a big part of me will always yearn to go back. It’s one... by Haley Zaremba | What to do with one day in S...
by The Happy Nomad on Jul 28, 2016

Bathrooms on Planes: The Good, Bad and Ugly

There's always a queue for the loo on a long distance flight as soon as the air slaves have finished clearing away...
by Get In the Hot Spot on Jul 25, 2016

Brunch at Boathouse Hendry Beach California

Hello readers, today I'm sharing a delicious American brunch experience with you. We're enjoying a relief from the Australia winter, and taking some time to visit our friends in Santa Barbara. We're visiting our friends, the Grice family.  They have...
by Gourmet Getaways on Jul 7, 2016

Here, there, everywhere

It’s been a couple of weeks of bounding about. First, a trip to the corporate parent in Uppsala, then to London for the Manilow concert.   ‘flight to Amsterdam the next afternoon, then trains south to Maastricht, arriving at 1 am. ...

Pura Vida in Costa Rica

The Happy Nomad On my recent trip to Costa Rica, I had just one clear and pressing objective: to meet a sloth. But this tropical paradise has so many incredible sights and experiences to offer, even if... by Haley Zaremba | Pura Vida in C...
by The Happy Nomad on Jun 28, 2016

Discovering Vibrant Vietnam

The Happy Nomad ꔷ For Backpackers by Backpackers After graduating college, I treated myself with a year-long solo trip around the globe. After 20 different countries and countless incredible experiences, it should be impossible to choose a favorite...
by The Happy Nomad on Jun 12, 2016

Incredible Phuket

The Happy Nomad ꔷ For Backpackers by Backpackers Renowned as the ‘Pearl of the Andaman,’ Phuket is the largest and most famous of Thailand‘s islands. Its long sandy beaches, large estuaries, mountain cliffs, tropical forests, exqu...
by The Happy Nomad on Jun 4, 2016

Germany ‘Ich Liebe Dich’

The Happy Nomad ꔷ For Backpackers by Backpackers Germany is at the same time old and new, north and south, beautiful and ugly, trendy and classical – definitely interesting for all tastes and budgets! Even if for many people it’s not lo...
by The Happy Nomad on May 28, 2016

Germany ‘ich liebe dich’

The Happy Nomad ꔷ For Backpackers by Backpackers Germany is at the same time old and new, north and south, beautiful and ugly, trendy and classical – definitely interesting for all tastes and budgets! Even if for many people it’s not lo...
by The Happy Nomad on May 28, 2016

Funny Travel Story: Froggy

My mother's nickname at school was Froggy because of her long legs. Now she's in her eighties but she still attends school reunions where former classmates call her Froggy.
by Get In the Hot Spot on May 16, 2016

Sawn Rocks Mt Kaputar

During our journey west we planned to explore some of the National Parks along the way. Sawn Rocks Mt Kaputar National Park was high on our list of places to visit. The park is located just 40km north of Narrabri in country NSW and is home to a spect...
by Gourmet Getaways on May 8, 2016

The Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu from a Traveller Point of View

The Happy Nomad ꔷ For Backpackers by Backpackers The story of Sally’s trek of the infamous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, with Bamba Experience. This was definitely one of the best things I’ve done on the trip. Both me and Amanda were.....
by The Happy Nomad on May 7, 2016

How to Make Wood Fired Pizza

Have you ever wondered how to make pizza in a wood fired pizza oven? We make pizza from scratch quite regularly at home so when we had the opportunity to road test a wood fired pizza oven on a recent gourmet getaway we were very excited. I have quit...
by Gourmet Getaways on May 2, 2016


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