Welcome to the Nerd Nomads
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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Our ultimate Hiroshima travel guide with all the best things to do in Hiroshima and a step-by-step 1-day itinerary. This itinerary takes you to Hiroshima’s top attractions.
Hakone is a popular mountain area south of Tokyo, with beautiful nature and spectacular views of the iconic Mount Fuji, offering serene onsen/ hot spring bliss and lots of attractions. Here we give our Hakone travel guide including a detailed step-by-step travel itinerary of the best things to do in Hakone.
Himeji Castle is Japan’s most spectacular castle and well worth a visit. It is one of only twelve original castles left in Japan and a Unesco World Heritage Site. Here is a guide of what to see at Himeji Castle with the best walking route of the castle grounds.
Nagasaki may be best known for the atomic bomb hit that destroyed the city at the end of World War II, but as this Nagasaki itinerary will show you, Nagasaki today is much more than its tragic World War II history. In addition to the Nagasaki atomic bomb museum, memorial monuments, and peace park, you will be surprised by all this charming and vibrant city has to offer. Nagasaki has a fascinating centuries-old history, beautiful European colonial areas, churches, parks, lovely canals with atmospheric bridges, colorful shrines, and temples, and a vibrant China Town.
Glover Garden is a lovely hillside landscaped garden and open-air museum with a breathtaking view overlooking Nagasaki harbor. The green and lush garden house the former homes of the European tradesmen and their families who lived in Nagasaki during the city’s Meiji-period in the second half of the 19th century. Glover Garden is one of the best attractions in Nagasaki, in my opinion.
Right in the heart of the Kansai region and surrounded in every direction by some of Japan’s most famous sights lies the modern metropolitan city of Osaka. But as Japan’s third-largest city deciding where to stay in Osaka can easily start to feel quite overwhelming. Here we reveal what we think are the best areas to stay in Osaka and why. For each area, we have listed our favorite hotels at any budget.