Welcome to ASocialNomad.
We’re Sarah & Nigel. Gen Xers traveling the world with a Y attitude.
We’ve been on the road since 2014. ASocialNomad is our guide to exploring both well-known places and those that are off the beaten track.
Most Recent Content
Come and visit India’s capital city. Explore the most famous monuments of Delhi, with stunning history, architecture, and backstories too.
What’s the best Tunisia Power Adapter? What type of plug adapter do you need in Tunisia? Here are the travel adapter requirements in Tunisia.
How to travel from Krabi to Phi Phi Island. How to make the trip to Koh Phi Phi from Krabi, where to get the ferry, prices + day trips too
There are stories of local buses – like this one in Vietnam. There are documented border crossings. There are tales of food across the world, of cooking lessons, street food, and fancy multi-course meals. And there’s the gear and gadgets and things we find useful here too.
We write too about money, in respect of using it when you’re traveling, and how to get it – our guides to ATM fees are updated regularly by us and other travelers.
So here’s some content to get you started – here’s what we take with us on the road
- Our budget hiking poles guide is here.
- Looking for hiking boots? Our guide to the best budget hiking boots for men is here.
- Help secure your gear when traveling or at the beach – or even the gym – here’s how to pick the Best Portable Travel Safes
- Best Travel Towels – check out our in-depth coverage of travel towels, which has been 4 years in the making!
- Best Filter Water Bottles – want to drink water from any source? Save the environment by not buying disposable plastic bottles. You need this guide.
- Look after the planet while traveling – these are our best eco-toiletries for travel
- The Best Travel VPNs – take a look at our reviews of the best VPNs for travel – we compare the best!
- Why we really picked our filter water bottle – and how we use it – this is the full filter water bottle review.
- Always be charging – here’s the best travel adapter for Sri Lanka
- Need power in Japan – here’s the travel adapter that you’ll need for Japan
Country and Destination Content
We’ve visited and explored more than 100 countries together. We’re on about 112 if anyone is counting. But that also depends on how you count countries. And many we’ve visited more than once. That’s way more than we’ve written about here, so if you have questions, hit us up on our contact us page.
Albania – from hiking Theth, to the Komani Ferry and Tirana
Antigua & Barbuda – local buses, sailing, beaches & amazing sunsets
Bosnia & Herzegovina– from wine tasting to Mostar, Sarajevo to Srebrenica
Brunei – from getting here, to mosques, rivers, and exploring
Bulgaria – from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo, Plovdiv to Bansko
Cambodia – from the Elephants of Mondulkiri to the Mighty Mekong and Phnom Penh
Chile – Easter Island, Wine & Pisco Tasting, Crossing Borders, and the Atacama Desert
China – Exploring the Sacred Mountains, Sichuan Cuisine, Grottoes, the Great Wall, Crossing Borders & Rice Fields
Colombia – From the sultry heat of Cartegena to Medellin, to Popayan and the glorious Jardin
Costa Rica – Volcanoes, beaches, sloths, and incredible National Parks
England – From our hometowns to island getaways
Georgia – Mountains, the capital, and amazing food
Grenada – Come explore the Spice Island with us
Guatemala – where we learned Spanish, explored on local buses, and ate and lived local
Hong Kong – from Victoria Peak to crossing borders into China
India – from the southernmost tip of India to the hill stations, Gujarat to Tamil Nadu, Indian Forts, and the Thar desert
Indonesia – from Jakarta to the Gili Islands, Komodo Dragons, Bali, and Java
Italy – from the top places to visit to glorious Genoa
Japan – from Okinawa to Hokkaido – onsens to ryokans, and sushi for breakfast
Korea – from the DMZ to Jeju, hiking volcanoes and eating the spiciest food ever.
Laos – From Si Phan Don to the Gibbon Project, rainforests, the Mighty Mekong, and sleeping in treehouses
Malaysia – from George Town to the Cameron Highlands, border crossings, buses, and ferries
Martinique – Caribbean splendor, slaving history, and amazing food
Montenegro – stunning lakes, fabulous hikes, and a tale of two capitals
Myanmar – from the slow train to Thazi, to old and new capitals and Shan state food
Nepal – a breath-by-breath account of getting to Everest Base Camp
Nicaragua – Volcanoes, capitals, revolution, border crossings, and local buses
Oman – from the jewel that is Muscat to Salalah.
Peru – Pisco, wine, Macchu Picchu, Lima and more
Russia – from the shores of Lake Baikal to St Petersburg, Moscow, and the Trans-Mongolian train
Slovenia – from Ljubljana to Lake Bled, mountains, borders, and more
Spain – from Benidorm to Andalucia and beyond
Sweden – from our arrival in Stockholm to the far north and exploring underground in Kiruna.
St. Lucia – the jewel of the Caribbean – home to beaches, great food, Carnival, and more.
St Vincent – exploring the Grenadines, there are ferry boats, border crossings, and local transport
Thailand – from islands to Bangkok, trains to Kanchanaburi, and border crossings galore
Turkey – from Istanbul to Cappadocia, Gallipoli to Troy
Vietnam – amazing food, great trains, Halong Bay, Hanoi, and Saigon.
And finally, if you just want to know more about us then that’s here too.