Nomantic [ noh-man-tik ] adjective
  1. of, relating to, or of the nature of nomadism ; characteristic or suggestive of the world of travel: a nomantic adventure.
  2. not practical; unrealistic;
  3. imbued with or dominated by idealism, a desire for adventure
  4. characterised by a preoccupation with travel or by the idealising of travel

Hello, I’m Liv*…Welcome to the madness that is our nomadic life!

About me

I’ve always had the inability to remain in the same place for very long. Born in the UK, I spent the first 29 years of my life moving around a lot there and frequently travelled abroad. The first country I lived in overseas was Germany in 2020 where I managed to move house four times in less than two years (a particular ordeal, if you’re familiar with renting a property in Germany). After meeting my now husband in December 2021, I made a decision which made perfect sense to me for once: I got rid of my apartment and everything I owned (except for what I could keep in a rucksack) and ran off around the world. Since then, despite having the best intentions to travel slowly, we’ve visited 22 countries together.

Starting this blog is something I’ve put off for a few reasons. Firstly, I felt that there were already so many travel blogs out there – the internet is literally saturated with other people’s travel experiences – that there didn’t need to be another one. However, it felt inevitable to me as I love travel, spend a lot of time researching destinations, researching products, making mistakes and also making discoveries so I feel the need to share this knowledge. I’m inspired by and rely upon a number of excellent blogs by other travellers, so what is to say that someone won’t find mine helpful!

Secondly, I was a bit afraid of becoming a stereotype. There are stacks of travel bloggers out there touting the digital nomad lifestyle, visiting all the same clichéd places, posting selfies drinking coffee from their infinity pools in Bali etc. I just didn’t want to come across like that. Then I realised.. That would never be me. Although I do visit some of the popular places (and have been known to post the odd selfie working from paradise) it’s really not my favourite thing to do and I would much rather be exploring some remote, unheard-of village in the rural Balkan, providing content for people who are prepared to travel outside of the comfortable, easily accessible, touristy places.

Maps don’t just have outside edges. They have inside edges… Holes.”

Patrick Rothfuss, Wise Man’s Fear.

What I’m aiming to do here:

Inspire! The world is big. There is beauty in every country and I want to share that with people. I really feel that the more people travel, the more they realise the world is just a big village. You find your people everywhere.

Do my bit. Buying lunch in a small, remote town. Buying yourself handmade goods in a small store on the side of the road. Giving money to a good cause you find on the way. Providing advice to people you meet wanting to start business or education or jobs where you come from. Doing all these things is good in any country but you can rest assured that a dollar spent outside of the usual spots and mass tourist operations will help people a lot further.

Give good advice. I’ll be honest, not everywhere we’ve travelled to is brilliant. We had a few experiences I would prefer to save a fellow traveller from. Everyone is different – you may disagree with what we found. However, I won’t sugar-coat it if we had a crap time!

What kind of content will you find here?

Well, this is probably best summed up with a list of our many interests which include but are not limited to:

  • Hiking
  • Exploring ancient/historical sites
  • Generally learning about history/current affairs
  • Eating
  • Cooking
  • Learning languages
  • Art/music/theature/culture
  • Architecture
  • Games!

And of course we love to meet people on the way, make friends and learn about their culture.

*or Liv Ro Hö-Lav since November 8th, 2022.