What the NomadMania Awards are about
The NomadMania Travel Awards are being launched in 2021 and will become an annual event to celebrate achievements in travel. In 2021, the award ceremony will be a virtual event taking place on November 28, 2021 at 15.30 GMT. Further instructions will be provided in due course. Pre-registration will help us keep in touch with you about the event.
Ten awards will be given: five of these will be selected internally by the NomadMania Team, while the remaining five will be selected through initial proposals by the public (whether NomadMania members or not) which will then become 5 nominations per award category and will be voted on exclusively by NomadMania Members. To be eligible for voting in the final round, voters must have registered with NomadMania until October 24, 2021 and must have 35 or more NomadMania regions marked as visited on October 24, 2021.
NomadMania Awards categories
Biggest NomadMania Friend 2021 (Individual)
This award is given to a NomadMania member (a non-team member) whose contributions to NomadMania – in any form – have really made a difference to our platform.
Biggest NomadMania Friend 2021 (Organisation)
This award is given to an organisation of any kind whose contributions to NomadMania – in any form – have really made a difference to our platform.
Best NomadMania Team Member 2021
This award is given to a NomadMania Team member who has made outstanding contributions to the platform in the past year.
“Against All Odds” Traveller 2021
This award is given to a NomadMania member who, despite having considerable obstacles, has overcome them to become a notable traveller.
NomadMania Lifetime Travel Achievement 2021
This award is given to any traveller – NomadMania member or not – whose lifetime travel achievements are of an outstanding level.
Most Intrepid Traveller 2021
This award is given to any traveller – NomadMania member or not – whose travels in the last year have required considerable courage, risk-taking and craziness!
Most Positive Traveller 2021
This award is given to any traveller – NomadMania member or not – whose positivity while travelling in the past year renders them a role-model of behaviour In the travel community.
Purposeful Traveller 2021
This award is given to any traveller – NomadMania member or not – whose efforts to create community, help local communities and in general travel with a purpose in the past year render them much more than just a traveller.
Biggest Digital Nomad 2021
This award is given to any traveller – NomadMania member or not – whose overall contributions in the past year through digital platforms (their own blog, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook or other) make them a supreme online travel leader.
Biggest Traveller 2021
This award is given to any traveller – NomadMania member or not – whose travels in the past year, in terms of both quantity (days on the road and number of trips) AND quality (difficulty and variety of destinations), render them a truly big traveller even by the standards of the NomadMania Community.
See the NomadMania Awards schedule
3.45 PM GMT
EVENT 1. 10 Women who have visited 193 UN countries chat
EVENT 2. On the road to 193 – chat with big travellers
EVENT 3. Special Guest
EVENT 4. Men who have visited 193 UN countries chat
EVENT 5. A chat with Afghan fixers who fled after the crisis
EVENT 6. Travel Clubs chat
EVENT 7. NomadMania Team
10 women who have completed 193 UN countries
Yui Pow Redford
On the road to 193
Ric Gazarian (GlobalGaz)
Marty (Very Hungry Nomads)
Rach (Very Hungry Nomads)
Mette Ehlers Mikkelsen
A tour guide who escaped Afghanistan
Following the change of regime in Afghanistan, lots of former tour guides were forced to flee for their lives. James Willcox, the founder of Untamed borders which offered trips to the country and was especially involved in the Afghan international marathon, talks with former guides on their current situation, their country and their hopes for the future.
Men who have completed 193 UN countries
João Paulo Peixoto
Portuguese. Dean at the Atlântico Business School. He has 2 objectives as a traveler:
- Visit all NomadMania regions; he has a plan to do it in 5-8 years and he already chose the last region.
- Cross by foot the Bering Strait.
Besides that, he is a father to 6 lovely children – Raquel, Joao, Marta, Pedro, Inês and two months old Isabella and he is a great cook.
NomadMania’s 3rd conference held on Principe island
We are happy to announce, that we’ll have a premiere of videos made by travel videographer Gustav Rosted on Nomad Mania Awards.
Find out everything about NomadMania’s 3rd conference held on Principe island & finally see who is Harry Mitsidis, the founder of NomadMania?
Special surprise guests
All participants will have a chance to hear a talk with our two special guests in two separate chats. They are both absolute stars of travel community and incredible personalities.
Pre-register now to get your chance to witness history like never before in the travel community.