Featured Blogger Jeromy from Nomidical Adventures

Hey Jeromy, nice to meet you!

1. First of all, what are your website and social media links?

Website: http://www.nomadicaladventures.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NomadicalAdventures
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nomadical_Slaby

2. How did you come up with your website name?

I like the idea of nomad, they are wanderer’s. Not lost, but always going somewhere. That’s what I want to do to be quite honest. At parts I will be lost so of course there will be adventure in that. For me life isn’t about living in the lap of luxury, it’s about getting into the nitty gritty, the dirt, all the good stuff that makes us human, and experiencing it first hand. So yeah Nomadical Adventures is really just a description of the life I want to lead.

3. What more can you tell us about your blog? What are your goals or intentions for it?

When I started Nomadical Adventures I wanted to write not only about travel and the experiences I had, but also on the human rights that people struggle with throughout the world. I wanted to combine the two so that I could experience that lives of people that we as a society don’t necessarily ‘visit’ or vacation with. It brings a whole new aspect on how we experience the world.

Also I have a side-project called Llama Bear Adventures. My friend before I left college to take on travel writing full-time gave me one of her prized posessions. It was a Llama Bear, a stuffed bear covered in llama fur. I promised her I’d take him on all the great adventures I have. So far he’s only seen Chicago, but at the end of March he’ll be seeing Seattle and maybe even Portland.

4. Can you provide us with a Throw Back Thursday picture of one of your favorite travel memories with an explanation?

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This past summer I interned with a company in the Panamanian jungle. During the 4th of July week (which we had off) me and a couple friends headed to Santa Catalina, a beach town on the Pacific coast. In the photo on that particular morning we were about to head out to the beach. It was a glorious sunny day and we spent it surfing, sun bathing, and seashell hunting. Definitely one of my favorite.

5. Which are your favorite and least favorite cities you’ve traveled to? Why?

I honestly can’t answer this question, every city or town I’ve traveled to has had a remarkable experience attached to it. Even when I’m having a rough time one day, the next day will turn out to be fantastic. In Panama City, Panama I got to visit Casco Viejo, the old district that looks like a reincarnation of Colonial-era buildings and we fit 7 people in a 4 person taxi! In Coburg, Germany, I explored the foretress that overlooks the town. It was chalk-full of history and medieval weaponry. In Barcelona, a few of my friends and I got lost, but along the way we found a small gelateria and the had NUTELLA ice cream! First time I had ever heard of such a thing.

When it comes to travel you have to understand that not every day will be perfect, but there will always be a little nugget of excitement in each day as long as you’re willing to see it.

6. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten? Where?

Hands down, guanabana in Panama. It’s this weird leathery-skinned fruit dabbled with strange nubs. When you cut it open at first it looks like a giant bowl of snot, but when you put it in your mouth it tastes like heaven. That is the only description I have for it. Heaven.

7. Who are your travel idols?

Paul Theroux, has fantastic travel essays, he such a vivid writer and has gone to so many great places.

Theodore Roosevelt, was just a badass I mean come on the guy was crazy awesome

Captain Cook, sailing through the Pacific, one of the first to experience those cultures, super jealous

Gertrude Bell, one of the greatest adventures I know, from the Swiss Alps to Tehran, this woman is a force of nature

Freya Stark, disguised herself as a man so she could go travel, can you say wanderlust, love this woman

8. What’s your best travel tip?

Don’t be afraid to talk to people on your travels, the locals know more about where you are than you ever will. They’re super friendly and super helpful.

9. Which is your favorite post you’ve written? Please provide a link.

Why Age Changes in the Jungle, it gave me perspective on how lucky I was in Panama

10. What advice would you give to someone new to travel blogging?

Stick to it, it’s hard at first but keep posting even if it’s once a week or once every two weeks. Anything is better than nothing. Be creative 😉

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