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You’re Invited To Granada, Spain This November

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In 2017 we had a big party in Granada, Spain, to celebrate you naming it the best city to visit – this November you’re invited because we’re planning to do it again! There’s no catch, fees, or anything but from November 3-12th, I’ll be in Granada with some other bloggers, friends, Turismo Ciudad de Granada, and the mayor might show up again as well. If you don’t have travel plans yet for the first week of November, come to Granada.

Here’s A Plan For You

Earlier this year, thousands of you voted Granada, Spain, the Best City to Visit in the world. You did last year too and Granada became the first city to ever win back to back Best City Tournaments, an annual foXnoMad tradition. I visit the winning city every year, and in 2017 I wanted to have a party in what was my second visit to Granada. With the help of the Granada City Council, Tourism Board, and Botanico Cafe, we enjoyed tapas, drinks, good conversation, and had a lot of fun. I’m not quite sure what the plans are this year but I’m confident you won’t be disappointed. There are so many good reasons to visit Granada but if you’re looking to visit a great destination, have some built-in people to hang out with, and generally have a great time, I’ll be there November 3-12th. Wandering Earl, Jessie On A Journey, and Damian Irimescu will also be there.

For the most part I’m bad at promoting and planning so this is as concrete as I can be. It will be fun, you’ll get great local advice on Granada, and we might see you at a party or two. In case you decide or will be in Granada from November 3-12th, 2018, and would like to meet up, send me an email and if it’s not in all caps we’ll coordinate 😉

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The Top 7 Most Popular Geek Takeover Week Posts Ever

This post is part of Geek Takeover Week 2018.

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A long time ago in 2012 in a milky way galaxy, I began what has become an annual August tradition around here: Geek Takeover Week. While most of the world is melting, traveling, or some combination of both, myself and other geeky guests takeover to post to the nerdiest topics that come to mind. It’s a 5 day detour of the usual and in case you’re new to the site or were too busy drinking something on some beach, these are the most popular Geek Takeover Week posts of the past 6 years.

1. A Super-Fan Shows You How To Plan Your Very Own Harry Potter Tour In London

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The youngest person to ever guest post for foXnoMad, 15 year old Potterhead Brian shows you how to add a bit of magic to the English capital.

2. Which Star Wars Character Would Be Best To Take A Gap Year With?

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An intense debate and solid arguments by guest writer Dave.

3. Where Leonard Nimoy’s Famous Vulcan Salute Came From

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For me, it all began in Moldova.

4. An Insider’s Guide To Saving Money, Meeting Celebrities, And Otherwise Hacking The Las Vegas Star Trek Convention

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The unconventional way to visit the convention coming from years of experience.

5. Ford Asked Me To Find America’s Most Offbeat Road Trip Destinations In Their New 2015 Unminivan, Here’s Where I Went

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The nerdiest road trip you can plan within the United States.

6. From Hacker Meetups To Star Trek Conventions: Where And Why Nerds Travel


Adventure takes many forms.

7. An Interview With Teras Cassidy, Who Takes Travelers On Awesomely Geeky Tours

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Such a great idea.

Open Submissions

I hope you enjoyed this look at the most widely shared Geek Takeover Week posts since 2012. Every year submissions are welcome and if you’re interested in contributing, send me a telepathic message or subspace transmission here.

Geek Takeover Week 2018 Is Here

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This week – and it’s a full week – of posts may have little or nothing to do with travel or technology. You probably won’t see them for a while since you might be traveling yourself. It is, after all, one of the busiest travel times of the year. Still looking for travel and technology? There’s plenty of that here and here.

But every August on foXnoMad geeky posts takeover. I’ll have a new post each day covering science, science-fiction, fantasy, and more through Friday. Following Geek Takeover Week, regular, twice a week posting resumes on Thursday, September 6th.

Monday: Geek Takeover Week 2018 Is Here

Tuesday: Cosplay Pictures From The 2018 Creation Star Trek Convention In Las Vegas

Wednesday: How Much Does The Average Passenger Plane Angle Up During Take Off?

Thursday: The Top 7 Most Popular Geek Takeover Week Posts Ever

Friday: 20 Random Facts About Traveling In Airplanes

I hope you enjoy this deviation from the norm. If you’re interested in participating in next year’s Geek Takeover Week, feel free to get in touch. 01000101 01101110 01100111 01100001 01100111 01100101!

Granada Is The Best City To Visit Of 2018!

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Granada, Spain, picked up steam early in the Best City To Visit Travel Tournament this year and never slowed down. Dubrovnik, in a first trip to the final, didn’t offer much resistance as you overwhelmingly voted for Granada as Best City to Visit of 2018.

Granada’s win means it has achieved several things no city ever has in 9 years of The Best City To Visit contests. In 2017, Granada was the first winning city I had previously visited. This year, Granada becomes the first city to win twice and the first city to win back-to-back tournaments and repeat as best city.

Last year, we had a big party to celebrate Granada’s win in the city, this year, I hope to have even bigger plans. Even if you voted for Dubrovnik, I recommend you subscribe to my newsletter or YouTube channel, it might send you to Granada.

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Congratulations also to Daniel, who nominated Granada and wins $250. Thank you all who participated in the contest this year – I hope to see you in early February 2019, for the 10th anniversary of The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament.

Time for me to start planning my trip to Granada…

Granada Smashes Lisbon, Dubrovnik Awaits: Vote Now In The Best City 2018 Final!

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Granada is one round away from doing two things no city ever has in 9 years of The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament: win more than once, and win back-to-back years. But doing well in one round doesn’t help you in the next and Dubrovnik’s supporters are looking to pull off a major upset. Voting begins now and is open through 12pm US EST on Sunday, April 8th.

Readers, it’s time to vote! You will need to enter your email address, then click to verify your vote from an email that comes from Poll Daddy. Your email address is not used for anything other than verifying your vote. Your privacy is important to me, always.

Also, in this final round there’s a new way to vote. You can vote using the poll below and vote by leaving a comment with your pick (Dubrovnik or Granada) on this YouTube video I just uploaded.

The winner of The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament will be announced on Tuesday, April 10th. Good luck to both Granada and Dubrovnik!

Best City To Visit Final Four 2018 Voting: Iberia vs. The World

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We now know at least one city from the Iberian Peninsula will be in the Championship of The Best City to Visit Travel Tournament next week. Your votes this week will decide whether Lisbon or Granada will face Dubrovnik or Bangkok in the Final.

Readers, it’s time to vote! Click your favorite cities before this Sunday, April 1st, 6pm US EST. You will need to enter your email address, then click to verify your vote from an email that comes from Poll Daddy. Your email address is not used for anything other than verifying your vote. Emails aren’t used in any other way. Your privacy and personal information are important to me, always. Votes may not be visible until after the polls close. Good luck to all the remaining cities!

Keep in mind, the Championship, begins next Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018.


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