Nearly a year after forming our Executive Committee, we met in Bratislava, coinciding with the annual Trans Danube Swim event. Over two dozen of our diverse members participated, including six UN Masters.

Lubos Fellner, founder of BUBO travel agency, arranged various activities for us: kayaking on the Danube, Slovak pierogi cooking, visiting the triborder point of Slovakia/Austria/Hungary and lots more.

And the highlight was the challenging but unifying Trans Danube Swim, aligning with our community values.

Our Executive Committee also held a strategy session. We discussed NomadMania's recent progress and planned our future steps. The gathering strengthened our bonds and paved the way for upcoming initiatives.

Special thanks to Lubos and his team for a memorable experience. 


For the full trip report, see these blog article and instagram video

P.S. We have added Trans Danube Swim to our Series among Festivals on Western Slovakia region.

Ukraine Awards & Tour - Filling Up Fast!

For the first time ever, NomadMania is hosting its Awards Gala live in Lviv, Ukraine on October 20th, as part of an educational tour traversing three culturally distinct regions of Ukraine: Kharkiv, Kyiv, and Lviv.

With less than a month to go, spots are filling up fast! Our Kharkiv option is already FULLY BOOKED, but limited spaces remain for Kyiv and Lviv.


This weekend, we showed you a glimpse of the beautiful city of Kyiv on our Instagram stories - watch it here

The tour is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of Ukraine's resilience and cultural richness, while the awards night promises to be an unforgettable experience celebrating the achievements of global travellers. 

Safety measures are a top priority given the current situation in Ukraine.


See all the details of Ukraine Tour and Awards event here.

P.S. If you want to be on a waitlist for Kharkiv simply hit REPLY.

Updated Verification Policy

We are thrilled to announce an important update to our Verification Guidelines at NomadMania, which is designed to check the validity of provided travel information on our users accounts and ensure fair play.

For a detailed explanation of each level of verification, its requirements, and our approach to the process, please see to our Verification Guidelines.

We also have a detailed article on 'Dealing With ‘Questionable’ Cases', it's a must-read and you can find it here.

In addition to these exciting updates, we're delighted to highlight some members of our community who have recently achieved UN verifications.


Your achievements further bolster NomadMania's reputation as the definitive platform for serious travellers and your badges are a testament to your own achievements.

If you wish to be verified and have close to 600 NomadMania regions or 190 UN countries visited, just get in touch!

Travel Book Nominees

Welcome back to Week 2 of our special spotlight on the nominees for our inaugural 2023 Award for Best Travel Book/Author!

We're thrilled to showcase the next two phenomenal works that have not only captivated the hearts and minds of travel enthusiasts worldwide but also set new milestones in the realm of travel literature.

The next two authors are two UN Masters of the travel domain, each having journeyed to all 193 countries and penned down their awe-inspiring adventures.

The next two books/authors to be nominated are:

LEFT. Boris Kester - The long road to Cullaville.

Boris Kester takes readers on an unparalleled odyssey in "The Long Road to Cullaville." From Yemen's desert landscapes to Afghanistan's conflict zones, Boris doesn't just visit these places; he immerses us in them through his vivid storytelling.

Designed to satisfy the soul of both the ambitious globe-trotter and the armchair traveller, this book promises to alter your view of the world in the most extraordinary ways.


RIGHT. Jessica Nabongo - The Catch Me If You Can 

Jessica Nabongo didn't just travel to all 193 UN-recognized countries—she became the first Black woman on record to do so. Her memoir, inspired by her popular website "The Catch Me If You Can," takes readers on a whirlwind tour of her top 100 destinations, each experience eloquently penned like a love letter to the world.

From a dangerous scooter accident in the world's least-visited country, Nauru, to the spiritual wonders of the Hazrat Ali Mazar mosque in Afghanistan, Jessica weaves together tales of adventure, culture, and unforgettable human connections.

Webinar - How to Write & Publish a Book

Don't forget that on the last day of September for our Book Month we are conducting a webinar How to Write and Publish a Travel Book.

See full details and register here.


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