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City Guide: Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik in three words: Cold, expensive, tiny. Chance of Hooking up: 3.5 / 5 Quality of Girls: 3 / 5 Nightlife: 3/5 Smoking tolerance level: 3 / 5 Livability: 2/5 (cold, dark, and not near anything) City guide ratings explained Costs €$£ Bachelor’s budget: $250 per day Beer: $7-11 a pint Bed: Private rooms starting from €50, dorms from €20. […]

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The Ultimate Men’s Guide to Venezuela

The following (epic) county guide was contributed by Freeborn Aiden, travel writer, senior editor of Poor Explorer and founder of Freeborn Aiden. I’m going there and Colombia in March myself. Can’t wait! Overview Nestled next to Colombia at the Northernmost tip of South America, Venezuela is a land of contrast. The country boasts steaming jungles, frosty […]

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On Turning 30 (Podcast)

What warzone shall I visit next? (I'm excluding Syria and Somalia because I've already been there) — Mark Zolo (@NaughtyNomad) September 24, 2016 This is easily one of my best podcasts. I talk about about life and learning on the eve of my 30th birthday. I discuss everything from girls to money to lifestyle. Sadly, […]

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Best Expat Destinations for Men 2016

Recently, the largest global expat network released survey results showing the top expat destinations for 2016. Below shows some of their findings. Click on the image for a bigger view. I can attest to some of these rankings. All the guys I’ve met who’ve lived in Taiwan rave about it, and it often tops the poll as their […]

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Beware Becoming Imprisioned By A Persona

When I first came with the name Naughty Nomad, I thought is was perfect. It was succinct, easy to remember, and congruent with my ‘men’s travel’ niche. Over the years I told my stories, wrote 100 city guides, and my web traffic grew. Soon my brand was relatively well-known, and millions had visited my site for information […]

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Half The World Conquered!

On my last trip featuring Monaco, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, I reached a important milestone in my life’s ambition of traveling to every country. I’ve now officially visited half the countries in the world!   Here’s me in the Swiss Alps celebrating  the moment. 98: Switzerland. I’ve now visited half the countries in the world A video posted […]

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