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Hi! We’re Maria & Espen, two Norwegian explorers, and founders of Nerd Nomads; a travel blog focused on adventure travel and epic experiences.

Inspired by the classic movie adventures that sparked our wanderlust we provide inspiring articles, photography, and in-depth destination guides for travelers looking to start their adventure.

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The ancient temples of Petra in Indiana Jones, the tropical island paradise of The Beach, or the deserts of Lawrence of Arabia. Growing up we dreamt of seeing these kinds of wonders ourselves. One day we packed our bags and set out to transform our cinematic inspiration into real adventures. Thirty countries later and we are still exploring. – Maria & Espen

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Where to stay in Hiroshima, Japan

Where To Stay In Hiroshima – Our Favourite Areas & Hotels

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated May 4, 2021

Although Hiroshima can be visited as a day trip from, for instance, Kyoto or Osaka, it’s worth spending a night or two here to fully explore the city and its surroundings. Our guide on where to stay in Hiroshima is filled with all the little hotel gems that we have discovered over the years coming here. Read on to learn what we think are the best hotels and areas to stay in Hiroshima and why.

Where To Stay In Kanazawa Japan

Where To Stay In Kanazawa – Our Favorite Areas & Hotels

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated May 4, 2021

With its vast number of cultural attractions such as Kanazawa Castle, the spectacular Japanese garden Kenroku-en, and many excellent museums, we think Kanazawa is one of Japan’s less discovered jewels. Kanazawa’s neighborhoods range from historic samurai houses to modern high-rises, and you can find everything from cozy Japanese Inn’s to stylish, comfortable hotels.

What to do in Fukuoka

What To Do In Fukuoka – A 1-Day Fukuoka Itinerary

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated Apr 14, 2021

Are you planning to visit Fukuoka? Maybe to see the Sumo Grand Tournament? Here we give you our Fukuoka travel guide including a detailed step-by-step Fukuoka itinerary and a list of what to do in Fukuoka. This article covers all of Fukuoka’s major attractions and sights which can be done in one day.