Tag Archives: Alt-travel

Happy Birthday, Nomads

Today, we celebrate how far we have came as a community in a short period of time. ‘NOMADS – a life of cheap/free travel’ Facebook group was created two years ago today, one evening whilst I was volunteering in France. From this experience, I wanted to learn, share and connect with those that were also resourceful in finding ways to …

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The NOMADS Manifesto – values of a traveler

By Ali Haytch Dear traveller, wanderer, journeyman, person of the road: You’ve seen so much, within and outside yourself, and you’ve felt a change. You keep asking yourself what you’re about, to remind yourself why you keep doing what you do; why you keep moving. To effect change for the better; to be conscious of the environment; to live in …

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The Five Basic Teachings of Travel

By Rytis Gedvilas 1. Minimalism I’m fascinated by how little I need to make myself happy on the road. Some food (even if it’s just plain rice), water, a place to sleep, genuine human contact now and then. Okay, wifi and a socket for the phone. Things that we take for granted become so precious. It could seem that putting so much …

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Train Black-Riding to Narvik

March 2014, Nykoping It was almost dark. I hurried to the small train station and jumped on the train for Uppsala, without buying a ticket. I must admit that even if I had had enough time, I would not have bought the ticket. I had been black-riding trains in Europe for a while and by then it had become a …

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“Help always found me” Sahara Desert cyclist Tom Gaughan tells all

Tom Gaughan as told to NOMADS magazine Hi Tom! You recently cycled across the Sahara desert – is that right? Yeah! Western Sahara and Morocco (North Africa) And that was 100% leg-powered – no engines, no electricity… Totally human powered. The whole quest (including the 6 month cycle from Scotland to the Sahara!), no buses, no trains, no hitch-hiking (except …

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