What's Sizzling On Nomadic Samuel?
An unusual love for Finnish Salmiakki

Smiles of China Part II

This cute little boy - wearing a poorboy cap - was smiling at me while taking a break from eating his section of corn on the cob in Lijiang, China.

Welcome to another round of my smiling faces series from around the world. Most people are aware that a smile is contagious but did you realize that it can boost your immune system? Apparently, when grinning from ear to ear, your body is in a more natural and relaxed state contributing to a stronger immune [...]

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Five Offbeat Destinations In Taiwan

Long Dong Taiwan Sunset

Taiwan will always hold a special place in our hearts. It’s a place where the locals go out of their way to display enormous amounts of kindness to each and every foreigner they pass. It’s an island with chaotic night markets, sensational food, and garbage trucks that play Beethoven. It’s a location with some of [...]

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Guide to eating Dim Sum

Nomadic Samuel Jeffery eating dim sum

One of the true joys of travel is sampling food for the first time and instantly falling in love. Unlike other exotic foods which are more of an acquired taste, dim sum was love at first bite. I can still remember trying it for the first time one morning in Malacca, Malaysia at a popular [...]

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Chiang Mai is the perfect base for digital nomads

Audrey Bergner posing nearby our Thai apartment

As I peered outside of the balcony of our Thai apartment – far off in the distance – I spotted a plane ascending. As the plane suddenly disappeared into the clouds it hit me I’d soon be leaving Chiang Mai, Thailand in a couple of days. Pensive, I wondered where the time had gone? For [...]

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The time my train derailed en route to Chiang Mai

A Thai rescue team finally evacuates us after our train derailed en route from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Lugging my backpack in near pitch black conditions, I moved one foot after another traipsing along decaying tracks that reeked of feces and urine as I emerged from a desolate tunnel. This probably sounds awful. 99.9% of the time I don’t think I’d enjoy this situation; however, I felt relieved to have finally escaped from [...]

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Travel to China

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One of the best things you can do in life is step outside of your comfort zone. It can be scary, especially in a land like China where almost everything is foreign, including the language and food. Rest assured it can be life-altering in the most positive ways. China is an immense country with varied [...]

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TurboJET Hydrofoil from Macau to Hong Kong

Scenic views from a Macau bridge

Today’s feature adventure travel video is of a ferry boat boat ride we took from Macau to Hong Kong, China via HydroFoil TurboJet. (These are some photos I took in 2011 when the weather was nicer!) I was excited to take Audrey on this particular HyrdroFoil ferry – a journey that I had completed several [...]

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Photo Essay: Day Trip To Suomenlinna – Helsinki, Finland

Scenic clouds and ocean views on a trip from Helsinki to Suomenlinna, Finland

On a lovely sunny afternoon we enjoyed a ferry ride from Helsinki, Finland to Suomenlinna visiting a Sea Fortress, wandering around the island and enjoying Finnish black licorice Salmiakki ice cream as part of our walking tour around the island. With a couple of days in Helsinki under our belt, we wanted to explore around [...]

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Things to do in Macau, China

Audrey posing at Senado Square in Macau, China

Today’s feature travel video from Asia is of the top attractions worth considering while visiting in Macau, China including checking out Senado Square and the Ruins of Saint Paul’s Cathedral. Top Attractions in Macau Feeling well rested after going to bed several hours earlier than normal, we felt a jolt of adrenaline about exploring the [...]

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Street Food in Macau | Macanese Cuisine

Macanese egg tart in Audrey

Today’s feature travel video is of us eating street food in Macau, China with a specific emphasis on Macanese cuisine which has distinct Chinese and Portuguese influences. Macanese Cuisine   After an impossibly long day packing up, moving out and flying to Macau from Chiang Mai, we were ready to hit the streets – after [...]

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