Ian Hoyt

Founder of Life Nomading Adventures, Ian Hoyt has devoted the better part of his life to exploring and sharing group travel experiences with others through the Life Nomading podcast, blog, and group trips. In his free time, he travels, and then travels some more, and then enjoys sitting on the porch of his cabin in the North Carolina Smokey Mountains.

Is Iceland a Good Place to Live? A Guide for Absolute Beginners

Is Iceland a Good Place to Live? A Guide for Absolute Beginners Is Iceland a good place to live?

Anyone who has visited Iceland knows that one vacation week is too short to explore the incomparable beauty of this Nordic country. People keep coming back again and again, and many wish to stay longer. The rugged landscapes, unexplored terrains, and small-town way of life have a way of pulling you in. However, like any […]

Top 5 Franklin NC Restaurants

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For the past year and some change, Caroline and I have lived in the Franklin, NC area. We would be lying to you if we originally moved to the mountain town for the food. Just because we’re in a small town now doesn’t mean that we don’t have some really delicious restaurants. In this article, […]

Hiking Guide: Silers Bald Trail Loop

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When it comes to hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, there is no shortage of trails to choose from. Having recently moved to Franklin, NC as our home base, Caroline and I have made an effort to explore as many hikes as we can in the area. Since we are a […]

Gas Stations in Iceland – A Complete Guide on Everything You Need to Know

Gas Stations in Iceland – A Complete Guide on Everything You Need to Know gas stations in iceland

Visiting Iceland is amazing. Until you rent a car to drive around the country and the gas stations have you scratching your head. Gas stations in Iceland can be a bit strange to Americans who are used to the typical convenience store and self-service. That’s why we put together this guide so you can be […]

5 Best Hammock Straps for Your Adventure

5 Best Hammock Straps for Your Adventure best hammock straps

Picture yourself relaxing on a hammock after a long day of hiking or swimming. There’s just something about the gentle swaying motion that helps put you at ease, and not to mention the perfect panoramic view you get. Many of us love to bring hammocks to our adventures because they’re convenient and portable. Just roll […]

10 Waterfalls in Greece for the Perfect Nature Retreat

10 Waterfalls in Greece for the Perfect Nature Retreat waterfalls in Greece

Greece is blessed with some of the most scenic waterfalls you will ever see. Many tend to forget that this country is more than just beaches and coastlines, which leaves plenty of hidden gems to discover inland. If you are looking to go off the beaten path, then go chasing waterfalls, literally, on your next […]

10 Destinations for the Best Day Trips from Dubrovnik

10 Destinations for the Best Day Trips from Dubrovnik day trips from Dubrovnik

The coastal city of Dubrovnik, located near the Adriatic Sea, has become an up-and-coming location for tourists in recent years. It’s most commonly known as the shooting location of the popular series, “Game of Thrones”. Aside from that, the city is known for its Old World charm, picturesque corners, and pebbled beaches, among many other […]

Seven Movies Like Eat Pray Love That Will Have You Itching to Travel

Seven Movies Like Eat Pray Love That Will Have You Itching to Travel movies like eat pray love

Movies like Eat Pray Love have inspired countless people to get out, explore the world, and experience all of life’s little joys. The movie is based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir of the same title. Starring Julia Roberts as Gilbert, the movie follows her trips around the world and chronicles her year-long journey of self-discovery. Seven […]

Five Beautiful Iceland Towns that Will Take Your Breath Away

Five Beautiful Iceland Towns that Will Take Your Breath Away iceland towns

Iceland, the Nordic island just off the coast of Greenland, is famed for its extraordinary landscapes and endlessly long summer days. The Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks surround cloud-piercing glaciers and the country’s active volcanoes. In this article, we’ve narrowed down the five must-visit Iceland towns for your next adventure to this beautiful country. Reykjavík […]

How to Visit the Best Iceland Fjords: Our Ultimate Guide

How to Visit the Best Iceland Fjords: Our Ultimate Guide iceland fjords

Iceland is the land of mythical enchantment and home to dramatic landscapes of exploding geysers, hot springs, and plopping mud-pits. On your next visit, head to the Iceland fjords to lose sight of people and immerse yourself in nature’s beautiful gifts. What is a fjord? Fjords are deep and narrow waterways that reach all the […]