Stephen Bugno

For over a decade Stephen Bugno has been traveling the world and writing about it. He founded the GoMad Nomad Travel Mag in 2009 to share inspiration and practical travel information with other independent travelers. He blogs at BohemianTraveler.com. Follow him on Instagram and Facebook.

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Know this Before Dancing in Cuba

This post is a special feature by Lisa Neylan. Know this Before Dancing in Cuba Cuba captivates on so many levels, it’s hard to know where to begin. From old cars to sidecars and horseback rides to mountaintop ziplines, the daylight hours will never disappoint. It is imperative, however, to save some energy for the unequivocal …

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Best Places to get Outside in Kyrgyzstan

Best Places to get Outside in Kyrgyzstan   Kyrgyzstan is an excellent destination to get outdoors. There are numerous ways and places for outdoor adventures including hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, swimming, whitewater rafting, skiing, cycling, and more. Think of a country filled with craggy mountains, green pastures, alpine meadows, and hundreds of lakes. Then …

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Semi-Nomadic Life in Kyrgyzstan

Introducing: Semi-Nomadic Life in Kyrgyzstan

Introducing: Semi-Nomadic Life in Kyrgyzstan Time to milk the mares. Up on the jailoo (pasture) in rural Kyrgyzstan, female horses are milked up to six times per day. Their milk is made into kumis – a lightly fermented drink that is popular among Kyrgyz people as well as travelers who stop by roadside stalls, (or a …

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Photo of the Week: Mountainside Greek village of Stipsi Lesvos

Mountainside Greek village of Stipsi Lesvos One of the aspects of traveling on Lesvos, Greece that I wasn’t expecting and really enjoyed was driving through the beautiful mountainside villages. Villages like Stipsi (or Stypsi). Actually, let me clarify. It was a little stressful driving my compact car though these centuries-old villages because the road going …

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Sadhus at Pashupatinath

Photo of the Week: Sadhus at Pashupatinath Hindu Temple Kathmandu

Sadhus at Pashupatinath Hindu Temple Kathmandu Visiting Pashupatinath Hindu Temple in Kathmandu is a reminder of why we travel. It puts us face to face with a culture and religion vastly different than our own (assuming that you, the reader, are not from India or Nepal). It exposes us to a totally different belief system …

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Two Days in Hong Kong

Two Days in Hong Kong Ideally you’d want more time. But two days in Hong Kong is a great introduction to the main tourist sights plus a little off-the-beaten-track exploration. It’s a fascinating place with pulsating urban centers, sleepy outlying islands, and inspiring secluded hills. It’s got delicious food options and surprisingly excellent hiking trails. …

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Scenic Village of Hallstatt

Photo of the Week: Scenic Village of Hallstatt, Austria

Scenic Village of Hallstatt, Austria On the edge of Hallstätter See (lake) below the towering Dachstein mountains, Austria’s oldest and possibly most photographed village attracts more tourists than it can perhaps handle. The scenic village of Hallstatt, Austria is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times, and gave its name to …

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