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 strive to motivate those who feel trapped in their daily routines as we once were. We want to inspire the wanderlusters to become true wanderers. We want to see and meet others who value the experiences the world has to offer, rather than the possessions the advertisers want to sell us. Wouldn’t you love to go wherever you want and experience the world of endless opportunities? All you have to do is take that first jump.

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.


Share your traveling stories with us! We want to hear about your experiences. Email us at TheLocalNomads@gmail.com or check out some of Gabby’s other photography work here.
Skagway, Alaska


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4 Responses

  1. Ellen
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    Hi. It’s Ellen at Sweet 16th Bakery in Nashville. Thanks for coming in, and it was a pleasure meeting both of you. I look forward to following your adventures!

  2. MaryAnn
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    Hi Adam!
    It was great meeting you at the bar in the GC! We are the older (OMG kills me to write that) couple that was from Florida …..I know we are one in a million that you have met. We were talking (and I was messing with the guy in the Hawaiian shirt that left his camera on the bar), again …probably don’t remember but anyway checked out your blog here and you guys are awesome! Would have loved to do something like this when I was younger. Actually tried to get my husband to do it, but he is a bit conservative and wouldn’t hear of it! But things have turned out okay and I still travel when I can – the way I like to even if he gets uncomfortable sometimes he usually goes along.
    Anyway wanted to wish you safe travels and to tell you to represent America in a great way! I know that you will. If you are ever running between Clearwater, Florida and Cross City, Florida we have places near both…send out an e-mail!

    • LocalNomads
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      Thanks so much for your commment MaryAnn! It’s always great to hear from people we’ve met along the way! I’m glad to hear that you get to trael still even though your husband is a bit reluctant to get into unfamiliar situations. The lifestyle we’ve chosen has it’s benefits and it’s drawbacks and it’s certainly not for everyone…but one of the aims of this blog is to show others who might have never thought this lifestyle could be an option just how possible it really is. It’s never too late to start traveling. More and more retirees are putting their homes on AirBnB and taking off in their RV’s; we met lots of retirees enjoying their summer working seasonally in Skagway, Alaska. The American west is an unbelievably travel friendly place.

      Thanks again for reaching out. I Hope our paths cross again one day! Thanks for following along with our adventures!

  3. Murray
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    Gabby and Adam,
    What an unexpected surprise to have two such likeminded people drop into my work today. I look forward to chatting over some food next week and following your adventures in the future. Email me at Murray.britton@yahoo.com so we can grab dinner! Peace

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