Welcome to Thinking Nomads

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 and drove the Big Sur. Ever since we have made travel a priority in our life, exploring and adventuring together through 100 countries and living in 5 together.

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. 

Even with the arrival of our two daughters Bella and Maya our adventures continued. In 2017 when our daughters were just two and four years old, we took action, packed up our home in Italy and left with just a few boxes in storage and embarked on an epic family adventure around the world.

The trip really did turn into a trip of lifetime, keeping our itinerary flexible and open, we took up opportunities that presented themselves. We documented many of them on our blog and vlog, a 6 month trip ended up being two years of nomadic family travel. 

Some of the highlights were housesitting in Southern Italy, Road tripping through Western Australia, Diving and snorkeling in Gili Islands, snorkeling. We house and pet sit, in the UK, Australia, France and Italy, we homeschooled and traveled slowly getting to know places and people making connections and learning and world schooling as a family.

Now we show families that traveling doesn’t need to stop once you have kids. Let us inspire your next family adventure, whether it be near or far, big or small. 

Latest Posts


Out of this world experience at Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

  The salt is over 10 meters thick in the center. In the dry season, the salt planes are a completely flat expanse of dry salt. In the wet season when we were there, it’s covered with a thin sheet … Read More

Conquering Mount Illimani, Bolivia and a proposal on the summit

We had already conquered Huayna Potosi (6088m) five days previously but we were still craving something a little more challenging and Mount Illimani (6490m) was going to be the one: its six peaks loom over La Paz dominating the landscape. … Read More

Horse Riding at 5000m in Colombia

Our second day in Sierra Nevada del Cocouy and Marco’s first experience riding a horse, it was an adventure to say the least.

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