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I’ve Got Good, Free Coffee For You That Supports A Great Cause

Although coffee might not seem directly travel or technology related, it fuels a lot of our days when we’re on the road – and back home as well. A good friend of mine Felipe and his wife recently created a coffee subscription service that brings unique blends right to your door. At 1723 Coffee Roasters, you can choose single-origin, organic coffee blends from South and Central America to be delivered to your home or office on a weekly or monthly basis. For every subscription purchase, 1723 Coffee Roasters in partnership with the non-profit Techo, will help rebuild a home for a family that has been affected by a natural disaster in Central and South America.

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Felipe was kind enough to give all of us a coupon code so you can get your first order free on any subscription. There are more details in the video above but go to 1723Coffee.com, use the code “NOMAD” at checkout, and enjoy your next brew!

Geek Takeover Week 2017 On foXnoMad Begins Now

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I love traveling and technology but this week I and my guests may not write about either. I’m guessing if you follow my site, there’s probably a good chance you’re a geek about something. Every August on foXnoMad, the geeks takeover with a new post each day covering science, science-fiction, fantasy, and more.

You’ve been warned. You’ll be assimilated. The geeks are here…

Monday: Geek Takeover Week 2017 On foXnoMad Has Begun

Tuesday: When You Travel In A Plane, Time Slows Down For You: Here’s How To Calculate By How Much

Wednesday: A Potterhead Shares 5 Things You Must Do When Visiting Harry Potter World In Orlando

Thursday: All The Cosplay Pictures From The 2017 Star Trek Convention In Las Vegas

Friday: Why Do People Travel To Star Trek Conventions?

May the Force be with you or live long and prosper, depending on your preference. I hope you’ll enjoy the posts I’ve prepared for you this week. There won’t be any new posts next week from August 21-25th, and regular twice-a-week posting resumes on August 29th. Qa’plah!

After Years Of Coming Close, Granada, Spain, Finally Wins The Best City To Visit Tournament

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The Best City to Visit Travel Tournament is often unpredictable in predictable ways. A Romanian city advancing deep into the tournament is certainly no anomaly (they’ve been in the Championship for the past 5 consecutive years) but like in 2016, the Iberian Peninsula has stopped them one shy of the win. Granada, Spain, which has been to the Final Four in 2013 and 2015, finally got the momentum it needed from your votes to win The 2017 Best City To Visit Travel Tournament.


For the first time in 8 years when I began the best city contest, a city I’ve been to previously has won the tournament. I’m looking forward to returning to one of my favorite cities in the world, seeing how both it and I have changed since the last time. Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting my plans for visiting Granada this year, as well as catch you up on the non-profit efforts in Lisbon, Portugal, the 2016 Best City.

Congratulations also to Tianna, a newsletter subscriber of mine who nominated Granada and wins a $600 gift card to one of several online stores. Damian, who nominated Campina, has $50 coming his way, and everyone who made it to the Final Four, $25 toward your next travel gear. (You’ll be receiving emails before the end of today and need to respond by April 25th to claim your prizes.)

Thank you everyone who participated in this year’s tournament, either by nominating a city or voting. I’m going extend those thanks by expanding the prizes quite a bit for the 2018 tournament. For those of you unhappy with the selection of cities this year (there are always some haters) follow foXnoMad on Facebook so you don’t miss picking your favorite city for the 2018 tournament beginning next February.

The Best City To Visit 2017 Championship: Vote For Granada Or Campina

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Beginning more than a month ago, the initial 64 cities nominated by you for The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament 2017, are down to two countries who are no strangers to the contest. Although the Romanian streak was stopped last year by Lisbon, Portugal, they’ve been in the Championship an impressive 5 tournaments in a row. Granada has also done well in past tournaments, making the Final Four in 2015, and handily defeated Vancouver last week. All this week though it’s Campina vs. Granada and your votes will determine which is named The Best City To Visit in 2017.

Click your favorite cities before this Sunday, April 9th, 5pm 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!


I’ll be posting the winner next week, Tuesday, April 11th as well as notify all of you who have won prizes in the tournament. Plus, some travel news on the winning city as well as updates on charity efforts for the 2016 and 2017 winning cities.

Four Cities Across Three Continents, Vote For Your Favorite Two In Best City 2017

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One of the most diverse groups of 64 for The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament is down to a wide-reaching Final Four. Australia, Europe, and North America face off in polls that have tightened with each round. Your votes determine which cities will advance to one step away from being named your Best City to Visit of 2017.

Click your favorite cities before this Saturday, April 1st, 5pm 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!



Remember, the Championship begins next Tuesday, April 4th, 2017.

There Are 8 Cities Left: Vote For Your Final Four In The Best City 2017 Contest

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Over the past 3 weeks your votes have eliminated 56 cities from 2017 The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament. Now there are a remaining 8, all with strong support, and ready to get into the Final Four. Those of you who nominated cities which advance to the Final Four will all be guaranteed at least a $25 gift card  to any of the following online stores: Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Delta, and Southwest Airlines. Of course though, I know you’re hoping for the $600 top prize. Let me know your favorite cities in the world by voting below all this week!

Click your favorite cities before this Sunday, March 26th, 5pm 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!





Remember, the next round, Final Four, begins next Tuesday, March 28st, 2017.

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