I’m Off to Red Bull Rampage!

My busy travel schedule continues this week as I’m once again heading out of town. This time I’m off to Utah to attend the Red Bull Rampage mountain bike event. If you’re not familiar with this crazy downhill race, check out the video below. It is quite an experience. I’ll be gone through the rest of the week, so updates are likely to be scarce, particularly since we’re in

You’re Invited To Granada, Spain This November

In 2017 we had a big party in Granada, Spain, to celebrate you naming it the best city to visit – this November you’re invited because we’re planning to do it again! There’s no catch, fees, or anything but from November 3-12th, I’ll be in Granada with some other …

On the Road Again: Traveling to Sedona in Arizona

As mentioned last week, I’ve started another busy travel schedule that not only had me on the road then, but again this week, with the potential for more to come over the next couple of weeks as well. Tomorrow I’ll head to Sedona, Arizona for a couple of days of trail running, mountain biking, and gear testing. While there, I’ll likely not have much

On the Road Again – Off to Iowa!

Just a quick note to let regular readers know there probably won’t be much in the way of updates for the remainder of the week. I’m heading home to Iowa to visit friends and family there for a few days, so likely won’t have much time to post any news.

Some Of The Best Things I Never Imagined Would Happen: foXnoMad 2017 Highlights

Meeting rescued elephants at Wildlife SOS, for example. Years ago when I set a goal of visiting every country in the world and created this site, I had no idea where it would take me. Every year, I’m still amazed at the experiences I have and often as these things are happening, I’m thinking, “I can’t believe this is my life.” A lot of it gets spread across blog posts and social media, so I wanted to share a condensed version…

Announcing the Travel Photography Academy

I’m pleased to announce the launch of the Travel Photography Academy! The Travel Photography Academy is an online course I’ve been working on for the last 2 years. When I started traveling in 2007, I knew absolutely nothing about photography. I did what many people did and purchased an expensive camera on the assumption that it would take better photos. I was wrong. Very wrong. Just two weeks into my trip I was in Hawaii and I could tell that the photos I was taking were terrible. …

Off for a Few Days

After being home for several weeks straight, it is now time for me to hit the road once again. This time however I’m not jetting off to some far-flung place to go hiking or climbing or paddling. Instead, I’ll be making a 10 hour road trip to visit friends and family for a few days. That means now updates for the rest of this week, nor will there be any on Monday of next week. Things should get… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other

Moving from Nikon to Sony: One Year Later

The Decision Early in 2016, I made the decision to switch from Nikon, which I had been shooting with for 9 years, to Sony. It wasn’t an easy decision. When you buy into a camera system it isn’t just a matter of getting all your lenses and gear to be compatible. You become accustomed to where all the knobs, dials, switches and buttons are. It is similar to playing an instrument and then being asked to play something else, even if that something else is similar, like moving from playing the clarinet …

We Have A Winner of the $400 GoBag From Allianz!

The good folks at Allianz Global Assistance have just been selected as the supplier of travel insurance on Priceline.com and the Priceline Partner Network. Allianz products are available to consumers booking flights, hotels and rental cars on all these platforms. To celebrate we ran a contest giving away a bag full of amazing travel gear valued at $400. The bag includes: GoPro Hero Session w/SD card ($200 value) Camleback Unbottle ($50 …

Win A GoBag Filled With $400 Worth Of Travel Gear from Allianz Global Assistance!

The good folks at Allianz Global Assistance have just been selected as the supplier of travel insurance on Priceline.com and the Priceline Partner Network. Allianz products are available to consumers booking flights, hotels and rental cars on all these platforms. To celebrate they are giving away a bag full of amazing travel gear valued at $400. The bag includes: GoPro Hero Session w/SD card …

WiFox App Is A Continuously Updated Map Of Wireless Passwords From Airports And Lounges Worldwide

Available on iOS, WiFox is a continuously updated map of airport and lounge passwords from around the world available to travelers offline, so you can use it without an Internet connection. WiFox is based on my popular map of wireless passwords from around the world, letting users around the world add password information from airports as they travel. Passwords are then verified and added to the map, which is updated in real-time when you have an Internet connection. Continually Updated From Multiple Sources WiFox is updated with information …

On the Road Again: Heading Back to Quebec!

Just another quick note to let regular readers know that there will once again be no updates next week. My time back home was brief, and now I’m headed back to Quebec, Canada for another adventure. Some of you may recall that I was in Quebec this past winter where I had the opportunity to do some snowshoeing

All Connections To foXnoMad Are Now Encrypted

foXnoMad got a new look last week and over the weekend some enhancements. To help further protect your privacy and security online, all connections to foXnoMad are now using TLS encryption. This means, among other things, your comments (along with the information you send with them, like email addresses) won’t be visible to anyone potentially watching the wireless network you’re on. Switching to full encryption is a move sites like Google and Facebook have made and it was about…

foXnoMad’s Got A New Look

You might have noticed this site looks very different today since for the first time in 7 years, I’ve given it a major redesign and a new foXnoMad logo to go with it. I have a lot planned for you in the coming weeks so it seemed only appropriate to freshen up my digital wardrobe. Please let me know what you think of the new style and any bugs you might come across that need ironing out. It’s hard to specify what the changes …