We are Felicity and Marco, Thinking Nomads founders, traveling and adventuring together since 2005. An around the world trip sparked our wanderlust during the trip we explored India by train, trekked the Annapurna circuit in Nepal and drove the Big Sur in California.

Thinking Nomads launched in 2010 during a 6 month backpacking trip in South America as a creative outlet and to share our adventures. You could say our blog has evolved and grown with us, from getting engaged on top of 6500m mountain in Bolivia, to getting married and having our two daughters.

In 2018, when our daughters were just two and four years, we embarked on an epic family adventure around the world taking a 2 year family gap.

Slow travel and an open itinerary

We’ve been traveling in South America for just over three months and along the way we’ve met all sorts of travelers and people looking for adventures. Recently though we seem to have met more and more travelers who are in … Read More

Cotacachi and Otavalo – Don’t just go for the shopping!

Many travelers sail through Otavalo, only making time to see the Saturday market which of course is a must see. The surrounding area also has numerous other activities and things to do. Both Otavalo and Cotacachi sit in the spectacular … Read More

Real Medellin – Barrio of Santo Domingo

It was our first evening in Medellin and we were debating whether to go and see the “Zona Rosa”, the modern and trendy part of the city, or take the cable car up to the Santo Domingo barrio, which was … Read More

Top tips for choosing the right backpack

Whether you are travelling for just a week or several months, choosing the right travel bag is an important aspect of your pre trip planning. Many people believe that any large backpacks will do, even if they aren’t specifically made … Read More

Dazzling Christmas lights in Colombia

During our six weeks of traveling around Colombia in the build up to Christmas we’ve noticed that lights and decorations are an important part of the Christmas celebrations. Not only in public areas but also on family houses; we saw … Read More

Jungle trek to find a Lost City

Ciudad Perdida is an ancient city built by the Tairona people in 700AD in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta jungle, Colombia.  Only officially found in 1975, it is still relatively undiscovered by mass tourism: just 40 people visit the … Read More