Nomad Revelations
• Adventure travel blog •

Nomad Revelations is a travel blog written to inspire independent travelers and audacious backpackers through exotic narratives and unexpected traveling ideas.

Welcome to my adventure travel blog about exciting journeys into more than 130 countries across Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North to South America and Oceania. Traveling since 1999. The greatest aspect of traveling is the ability to witness all elements of life come together into a kind of foreshortened timeline. It’s as if we are simultaneously time traveling through our past and future. Secured by its focal present, collectively combining all lessons into our own being at each point in time and in each present moment.

Adventure travel

Visit Tajik’s Wakhan corridor – 15 amazing places to travel in Wakhan

Visit Tajik’s Wakhan corridor – 15 amazing places to travel in Wakhan

Adventure Asia Favorite
Visit Wakhan Visit Tajik Wakhan Corridor – 16 Amazing places to travel Mysterious Tajikistan. Possibly one of the last destinations...
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Timbuktu, Mali – How to get there the hard way

Timbuktu, Mali – How to get there the hard way

Adventure Africa Favorite
How to go to Timbuktu HOW TO GET TO TIMBUKTU IN MALI This journey remains, to this day, among the...
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Masirah, a desolated island on the coast of Oman

Masirah, a desolated island on the coast of Oman

Adventure Asia
Visit Masirah Island MASIRAH ISLAND OMAN Masirah Island is a beautiful yet desolated place located on the coast of Oman,...
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Masjid e No Gonbad – 9th century ruins in Balkh, Afghanistan

Masjid e No Gonbad – 9th century ruins in Balkh, Afghanistan

Adventure Asia
Visit Masjid e No Gonbad Masjid e No Gombad - 9th century ruins in Balkh, Afghanistan Balkh is a city...
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Motivation

Baalbek – The colossal ancient city of Lebanon

Baalbek – The colossal ancient city of Lebanon

Motivation Asia
Visit Baalbek VISIT BAALBEK The town of Baalbek is located in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, roughly 85km northeast of Beirut and...
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Chankillo, Peru – the 2,300-year-old solar desert observatory

Chankillo, Peru – the 2,300-year-old solar desert observatory

Motivation South America
Visit Chankillo Chankillo, Peru - the 2,300-year-old solar desert observatory The pre-Columbian history of Peru began about 15,000 years ago,...
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Peek Inside a Full Passport and be inspired to Travel

Peek Inside a Full Passport and be inspired to Travel

Motivation
Peek Inside a full passport and be inspired to travel Visas and passport stamps come in all shapes and colors....
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Khertvisi – Georgia, the stunning 2,500-year-old fortress

Khertvisi – Georgia, the stunning 2,500-year-old fortress

Europe Motivation
Khertvisi, now in ruins, is one of the oldest forts in Georgia. Georgia is a country of the Caucasus, on...
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Van Life

Van Life: The Story Behind the Idea – Get yourself on the road!

Van Life: The Story Behind the Idea – Get yourself on the road!

Vanlife
Van Life - The Story VAN LIFE When I hear talk about van life, I am almost always immediately reminded...
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Van Life Kyrgyzstan: one-month road trip with a 4×4 camper van

Van Life Kyrgyzstan: one-month road trip with a 4×4 camper van

Vanlife Asia Driving Favorite
Driving a camper van in Kyrgyzstan One month road trip in Kyrgyzstan with a 4X4 Camper Van Traveling with a...
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25 Best VAN LIFE Instagram photos

25 Best VAN LIFE Instagram photos

Vanlife
VANLIFE INSTAGRAM PHOTOS Everyone who knows me acknowledge the love I have for driving. The pleasure of traveling while behind...
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Distance calculator: Find travel road distances between cities

Distance calculator: Find travel road distances between cities

Driving Resources Vanlife
ROAD TRIP DISTANCE CALCULATOR Welcome to my personalized road trip distance calculator. This distance calculator is a useful tool for...
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Driving

Van Life Kyrgyzstan: one-month road trip with a 4×4 camper van

Van Life Kyrgyzstan: one-month road trip with a 4×4 camper van

Vanlife Asia Driving Favorite
Driving a camper van in Kyrgyzstan One month road trip in Kyrgyzstan with a 4X4 Camper Van Traveling with a...
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Central Asia Rally – 6500 km / 4000 mi road trip adventure

Central Asia Rally – 6500 km / 4000 mi road trip adventure

Asia Driving
Central Asia Rally The Central Asia Rally - Adventure Race into History Have you ever heard about a banger rally?...
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Self-drive South Africa guide to parks & game reserves

Self-drive South Africa guide to parks & game reserves

Driving Africa Wildlife
Self-Drive Safaris in South Africa Self-Drive Safaris in South Africa Parks & Game Reserves - How to Travel Independently Do...
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Driving in Italy & San Marino – Venice to Rome road trip

Driving in Italy & San Marino – Venice to Rome road trip

Driving Europe
Driving in Italy Driving in Italy & San Marino - Venice to Rome Road Trip Venice to Rome Road Trip...
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Boat travel

550 hours Amazon River boat trip: Brazil, Peru & Ecuador

550 hours Amazon River boat trip: Brazil, Peru & Ecuador

Boat travel Favorite South America
543 hours on Amazon River Boats - Brazil, Peru & Ecuador Have you ever considered crossing the Amazon River by...
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Galapagos Islands Last-Minute cruises – What to know

Galapagos Islands Last-Minute cruises – What to know

Boat travel South America
I spent 16 days in the Galapagos Islands. When I decided to travel to Galapagos, I didn't want to make...
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Antarctica 15-day cruise ship crossing the 66º circle

Antarctica 15-day cruise ship crossing the 66º circle

Antarctica Boat travel
Antarctica Cruise Ship Antarctica Cruise Ship Anyone who’s been bitten by the travel bug and feels adventurous is undoubtedly fascinated...
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Brazilian Amazon river by boat – 70 important travel tips

Brazilian Amazon river by boat – 70 important travel tips

South America Boat travel
Travel Amazon River by Boat Brazilian Amazon River by Boat Traveling the Amazon River by boat is an amazing experience....
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Beautiful places

Visit Taj Mahal mausoleum complex in Agra – India

Visit Taj Mahal mausoleum complex in Agra – India

Beautiful places Asia Motivation
Visit Taj Mahal Visit Taj Mahal The Taj Mahal, located in Agra, is a magical place. Taj Mahal is located...
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Momotombo volcano and Lake Managua – Nicaragua

Momotombo volcano and Lake Managua – Nicaragua

Beautiful places Motivation North America
Visit Momotombo Volcano Incredible Momotombo Volcano and Lake Managua in Nicaragua On the shores of Lake Managua, Momotombo volcano is...
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Pirate’s Bay in Charlotteville – Trinidad and Tobago

Pirate’s Bay in Charlotteville – Trinidad and Tobago

Beautiful places Motivation North America
Visit Charlotteville Inspiring Pirate's Bay of Charlotteville in Trinidad and Tobago Pirate's Bay Pirate’s Bay is a beautiful hidden spot...
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Amalfi coast in the Tyrrhenian Sea – Italy

Amalfi coast in the Tyrrhenian Sea – Italy

Beautiful places Europe Motivation
Visit Amalfi Coast Idyllic views of the Amalfi Coast and Positano, Italy Undoubtedly one of the most impressive landscapes in...
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Resources

Travel gear: My backpack, electronics, photo & clothing (Update 2019)

Travel gear: My backpack, electronics, photo & clothing (Update 2019)

Resources Travel gear
Travel Gear: My Backpack, Electronics, Photo & Clothing People often ask me about what travel gear I carry. As an...
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Travel blogger participation at the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul

Travel blogger participation at the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul

Resources
World Tourism Forum WORLD TOURISM FORUM ISTANBUL From February 15-18th of 2017, I attended the World Tourism Forum in the...
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Visited countries map maker – Create your travel map

Visited countries map maker – Create your travel map

Resources
Map Maker Visited Countries Map Maker, Create your Travel Map Welcome to my personalized visited countries map maker where you...
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How to start a travel blog in 1 hour – step-by-step tutorial

How to start a travel blog in 1 hour – step-by-step tutorial

Resources
How to start a travel blog How to start a travel blog in 1 hour – step-by-step tutorial Do you...
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Van Life • 1 year on the road

Two weeks in Saudi Arabia

With a notorious passion for driving, I am emphatic about heading out on the road and traveling. With the ability to decide where to go to and where to stop, I have a full sense of freedom while on the road.

I just came back from a 35.000 km (21.750 mi) road trip with a DIY camper van. Check out this short video of driving the icy mountains of Kyrgyzstan at 3.112 m (10.210 ft)

Saudi Arabia just recently opened its doors to foreign tourism. This unknown country has plenty of natural and historical wonders that will make most adventure travelers anxious to visit.

Saudi Arabia is one of the most photogenic desert countries that I’ve ever visited and is packed with breathtaking photo locations.

Featured destination: Iran

Iran, what else can I say about this amazing country? The blend of welcoming and friendly people, an incredible variety of landscapes, and a vast historical heritage make of the Persian nation, a perfect travel destination. I visited Iran three times and was able to explore the country extensively during nearly four months.

Check out my pages about traveling in Iran

Who is the author of this blog?

JOÃO LEITÃO


My name is João Leitão and I was born in Lisbon – Portugal – back in 1980.

With a degree in Visual Arts, I like adventure travel, photography, and cooking. Human contact and communication are crucial, so interacting with local people during my travels is very important to me as an individual.

Being on the road fits my personality perfectly, and this blog is my way of sharing those experiences with you.

I am a guy who defines himself as curious. Basically, I am a sponge, a kid exploring the world, absorbing new experiences and new encounters daily: architecture, vestiges of the past, religious beliefs, flavors, aromas, languages and dialects, musical expressions.

Although I moved to Morocco back in 2007, so far I also lived in countries such as Finland, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America and more recently Brazil, and Poland.

Now I am here to welcome you to my travel blog, where I have gathered useful information and inspiring narratives to motivate you to travel more!

My 52 best travel tips after 20 years of traveling the world

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