Hey There Traveler!
We’re Gabby & Adam! After graduating from college in New York we decided to take off on a crazy adventure. We found jobs, had a yard sale, and moved to South Korea for a year of teaching English. After 12 months of trying new food, learning new customs, and developing relationships with hundreds of students, we decided to come home and explore our own country.
Since then, we’ve called 5 different states home. We’ve lived in Oregon’s wine-rich Willamette Valley, a gold mining town in SE Alaska, the magnificent Rocky Mountains, and the Grand Canyon National Park. We believe in a slow approach to travel. Local Nomads refers to our pattern of making each new destination our home for a little while. Rather than simply vacationing to all the places we’d love to see, we’ve taken the opportunity to dig in and really experience the culture of each new community.
These days we’re traveling around SE Asia with everything we own in our backpacks…go ahead, call us crazy! We’ve thrown out the plan book and decided to let chance and opportunity guide us. Every new person we meet has something to tell us or teach us. Each interaction opens unseen doors to unknown opportunities. We’re not sure where we’ll end up, but that’s the beauty of it!
We also want to use our blog as a space to feature local artists, artisans, and businesses from around the globe. We believe that art is a great benefit to local communities as well as an important part of local culture. We also believe that local independent businesses serve their communities in ways large corporations do not. If you are a local artist or business owner and you would like to be featured on Local Nomads please contact us! We’d love to consider you for our next article.