Hi there, so happy you popped by! 🙂
Welcome to Nerd Nomads – an adventurous and (hopefully) inspirational travel blog! This blog is run by photographers, film geeks, writers, coders, adventurers, and travel nerds Espen & Maria from Norway. We hope to inspire you to travel and give you help and tips so that you too can fulfill your travel dreams.
We started Nerd Nomads in March 2014, while traveling all over Asia for a year. Our blog has an Asian focus, but we hope to extend it to cover all continents of the world over time. The same way that movies have inspired us to take the leap and get out there to see the world, we hope to inspire you to travel too!
Not sure where to start? Don`t worry! Below is an overview of some of our most favorite, popular, and crazy travel stories. Check them out by clicking on the pictures.
Are you planning to travel to a particular destination? Click on the Destinations tab in the menu above to read about a certain place. Be sure to read our Resources page to get our recommendations on where to book hotels and flights.
Enjoy! May the travel force be with you!
GET TO KNOW US
Wondering who the people behind Nerd Nomads are? Check out our About page to read our story and get to know us.
Next, drop us a note and say hi and introduce yourself and where you plan to travel next. We´d love to hear from you!
BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY
There are several ways to keep you updated on what`s happening with and on Nerd Nomads:
1. Sign up for our monthly newsletter packed with travel inspiration and tips and tricks for getting the most out of your travels. In our newsletters, you will also get a more behind-the-scenes look into our lives and what we are up to at the moment.
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4. Pinterest is one of our favorite places to find travel inspiration and motivation, places to visit, and things to see and do around the world. Follow us on Pinterest and check out our travel boards.
OUR FAVOURITE POSTS
You know that feeling when you are bubbling over because you have done or achieved something that you are super duper proud of. For us, these are it! We have to admit it, sometimes we just feel like we have written a masterpiece of a blog post.
These are our favorites – the most well-written (in our opinion), the funniest, the most memorable, or the ones with the best photos:
In Search Of The Komodo Dragon – Komodo National Park Day 2
Stepping Into The Magic Forest – Bamboo Grove Kyoto
Journey Through a Thousand Gates – Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto Japan
Being nerds, we simply love numbers, and numbers and statistics never lie. Here are the most popular posts on our blog:
Our Favorite Places To Eat Thai Food In Bangkok
Where To Stay In Bangkok – Our Favourite Areas & Hotels
Japan Itinerary – The Best Of Japan In Two Weeks
We love outdoor activities – skiing, kiting, sailing, mountain hiking, cycling, snorkeling, diving – bring it on. Here are some of the adventures we have been on:
Call Of The Wild – Dog Sledding in Tromso, Norway
All You Need To Know To Book A Tromsø Northern Lights Tour
The Adventure Begins – Komodo National Park Day 1
CULTURAL & HISTORICAL TRAVEL
Inspired by movies like Indiana Jones and Da Vinci Code, we love mysterious old castles, churches, temples, and shrines. The more difficult they are to reach, the better. Also, nothing beats bumping into a festival and joining the locals in one of their cultural celebrations. Here are some of our favorites:
The Japanese Village Time Forgot – Shirakawa-go
The Hindu Masterpiece – Prambanan Temple
The Heart of Japan – Crow Castle and Taiko Drum Festival – Matsumoto
272 Steps To Heaven – Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur
Night Tour Of Bangkok By Tuk-Tuk!
Stepping Back In Time In Chinatown – Bangkok
Welcome to Galle – an European City in Sri Lanka!
IN-DEPTH NERDY STUFF
As self-declared nerds, we love weird geeky stuff and do tons of research digging deep in facts and numbers. Here are some of the more nerdy in-depth stuff on our blog:
Happy 40th Birthday To Japan’s Favourite Cat – Hello Kitty!
Why Is Tokyo Crazy About Pancakes?!
Living Like A Samurai At A Ryokan
Where Hello Kitty Serves Your Food – Maid Cafe Madness In Tokyo
The Amazing And True Story Of Hachiko The Dog
1000 Little Fluffy Guys – The Hida Takayama Teddybear Museum
Shopping for Action Figures in Hong Kong!
JOIN US ON OUR ADVENTURE
Still with us? If you like what you saw and read, sign up for our newsletter and make sure to visit the Blog for our latest posts.
We`d love to hear from you! Please follow us and stay in touch on social media, or send us an email at our Contact page.
Stay tuned! Happy travels!
♥ Maria & Espen