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    [Interview] How They Did It: Mike And Kat From Unearth The World

    [Interview] How They Did It: Mike And Kat From Unearth The World

    Name(s) Kathryn (Kat) and Mike Pisco Where are you from? Kathryn is from Columbus, OH and Mike was born and raised in Boston, MA. We live in Chicago now. Why do you travel? Mike and I travel to see the world, experience unique cultures, and learn. How do you decide on where to go? Choosing […]

    May 12, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
    Panama ATM Problem: Machine Takes Money, But Doesn’t Dispense Cash

    Panama ATM Problem: Machine Takes Money, But Doesn’t Dispense Cash

    Panama has had problems with several of their ATM machines throughout the country. When you try to make a withdrawal the machines will deduct the money from your account, but it won’t dispense the cash. An error message will appear instructing you to contact your financial institution. The has happened to me numerous times during […]

    April 23, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
    Exploring Medellin Through The World Urban Forum

    Exploring Medellin Through The World Urban Forum

    The 7th World Urban Forum (WUF7) organized by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) was hosted in Medellin, Colombia on April 5 – 11, 2014. The World Urban Forum is a conference about cities to examine problems with rapid urbanization, communities, economies, climate change, and policies. This event has been going on every two years […]

    April 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
    Mobility Innovation: Outdoor Escalator In Medellin

    Mobility Innovation: Outdoor Escalator In Medellin

    Prior to living in Medellin I read the news about innovation happening in the city with improving mobility and learned that one of the poorest neighborhoods got an outdoor escalator. It’s actually free to use. The climb is about 1,260 feet or 28 stories high. The escalator cuts the walking time down from 35 to […]

    March 2, 2014 | By | 8 Replies More
    [Interview] How They Did It: The Guy From Flights And Frustration

    [Interview] How They Did It: The Guy From Flights And Frustration

    There are so many people traveling the world in all kinds of ways from backpacking to business class and everything in between. Here on Curious Nomad, I’m starting an interview series “How They Did It” to show you how others made the dream to travel possible. There are many travelers who are doing so many […]

    February 4, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
    Kids, Computers, Colombia, Volunteering In Medellin

    Kids, Computers, Colombia, Volunteering In Medellin

    After cycling through Costa Rica and Panama, what’s next? I moved to Medellin, Colombia! I didn’t end up sailing like I had planned because I got sick. Plans change. I was okay with not seeing the San Blas Islands on this trip. I took the easy and expensive way by flying over the Darien Gap. […]

    November 25, 2013 | By | 15 Replies More
    Bike Tour To Panama City: Find Budget Accommodations In Paradise

    Bike Tour To Panama City: Find Budget Accommodations In Paradise

    PLAYA BLANCA, PANAMA Learn tips to find places to stay in paradise without breaking the bank. Click video to watch. Photos from bike tour Location: Anton to Farallón To see live photo updates from the road, follow curiousnomadtravel on Instagram. Easy ride today. It took me about 1.5 hours to bike 20 km. Track my […]

    October 18, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
    Bike Tour To Panama City: Tips To Manage Risk And Danger

    Bike Tour To Panama City: Tips To Manage Risk And Danger

    EL CAÑO, PANAMA In this video, I share a few tips that I’m doing to manage risk and danger on this bike tour as well as travel in general. It covers body protection, dealing with stray dogs, getting robbed, travel insurance, recovering stolen passport, and more. I also wanted to add that I bring a […]

    October 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
    Bike Tour To Panama City: Photos, Video, En Route To Nata

    Bike Tour To Panama City: Photos, Video, En Route To Nata

    Enjoy the photos and broadcast of the ride from Santiago to Nata! Watch rebroadcast of LIVE stream In this show learn about the Pan-American Highway, meet an off duty cop, and see what the road looks like in case your thinking about cycling here too. Click to watch video. The terrain from Santiago to Nata […]

    October 16, 2013 | By | Reply More