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


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

Pony trekking to Laguna Grande

Day 2 of our adventures in the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy After staying the night at Cabanas del Pulpito, we were keen to do the trek to Laguna Grande. However we were just debating whether our tired legs could carry … Read More

Into the wild – Sierra Nevada del Cocuy

Visiting Sierra Nevada del Cocuy was not part of our original travel plans due to its remote location. It’s a national park situated in the Eastern Cordillera mountain range north east of Bogota.  We took the ten-hour night bus from … Read More

Visit the birth place of humanity

You can’t say you have seen Villa de Leyva and the surrounding area, until you’ve spent a day at the National Park Iguaque. It’s located about 1 hour  from the town by bus; the entrance fee is $15 dollars.  It’s … Read More