Nic Freeman

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Travel around the world from inside a computer

Sometimes we just don’t get to see and experience the things that we want to experience in the flesh.

Whether it’s wandering the jazz painted streets of Cuba or living like a nomad in Mongolia, road tripping across America or connecting with communities in Africa, often money, time and physical ability can limit our in-person experiences.

Luckily for us, this is the age of blogs, podcasts and online search engines – a whole world inside a computer. Through the words and pictures of fellow intrepid spirits, we can now vicariously see, feel and learn about world-wide glories that are either temporarily or permanently beyond our reach.

So in recognition of the wonder that is internet travel, I thought I’d share some of my favourite ‘from-a-computer’ moments with you.

How to live like a nomad in Mongolia’ by 2Backpackers

Mothers cultivate their gardens in Burkina Faso’ by Noreen Connolly featured on ‘On the Ground’ by Nicholas D. Kristof 

A little consideration… Echoes of Cuba’s History’ by ShannonOD, A Little Adrift

My first night in Kathmandu’ by Jonny Vagabond

‘How can I afford my life of constant travel’ by Wandering Earl

‘Congo bicycles’ by Tony Wheeler, Lonely Planet

‘30 Mosques in 30 days’ by Bassam Tariq and Aman Ali, Huffington Post Travel


9 comments on “Travel around the world from inside a computer

  1. Darragh
    August 3, 2011

    Good stuff Nic. Mongolia is my dream destination!

    • Nic Freeman
      August 3, 2011

      Thanks Darragh! Mongolia does intrigue me. Even as one of the great nomadic empires of the world, I think it seems to have a relatively under-the-radar travel status. Did you know Mongolia has about 13 horses to every human? Awesome!

  2. Shannon O'Donnell
    August 3, 2011

    Thanks for including me in this! I hadn’t see the Mongolia post and am enjoying reading that one now! 🙂

    • Nic Freeman
      August 3, 2011

      My pleasure Shannon. I really enjoy your site and your post about Cuba definitely ignited my intrepid cravings. I think some of the best travel experiences are had when wandering the streets, taking photos, absorbing the culture and musing. Your images are beautiful too.

  3. Earl
    August 3, 2011

    I appreciate the mention above Nic! Even though I am traveling at the moment, I still search the internet to find blogs that make me even more excited to continue traveling. It’s like a never ending source of inspiration!

    • Nic Freeman
      August 3, 2011

      You’re welcome Earl. I enjoy your stories and admire your approach to what most of us just assume is a dream – life as travel. I agree, the net is thick with inspiration. Almost every time I log on and start reading my feet start to itch and I find myself adding more and more adventures to my travel to-do list.

  4. Daniel
    August 3, 2011

    Great list Nicole. I know Shannon’s blog but hadn’t seen the others.
    Another interesting blog with great photos is This Fab Trek ( by a Swiss guy called Manfred who started travelling around NW Africa in 2004 in a 6 Wheeled Land Rover, and has continued ever since – Mostly NW Africa and Europe, but currently in central and north America.

    • Nic Freeman
      August 3, 2011

      Thanks @Daniel and cheers for sharing thisfabtrek ! A journey encapsulated by images indeed; what a gallery! The more I read and see of others’ journeys the more I am amazed at the diversity of both humanity and the world we live in.

  5. Daniel
    December 16, 2011

    I came across another one for you:
    A former lawyer who gave up her day job in 2008 to travel the world.

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