November 27, 2022 - 15.30 GMT

NOMADMANIA
TRAVEL AWARDS

THE TRAVEL AWARDS
WITH THE BIGGEST TRAVELLERS.

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What the NomadMania Awards are about

The NomadMania Travel Awards are meant to celebrate travelling efforts for the past year. Our aim is not to make people travel for the award, but rather to award the ones who travel regardless of that and to inspire new generations of travellers!

This year we expanded and we are giving out 12 awards in 3 main categories:

  1. Golden awards - will be selected internally by the NomadMania Team and their aim is to thank our friends, supporters and partners;
  2. Silver awards - will be selected by our community, through initial proposals by the public. Everyone is eligible, regardless of whether they are NomadMania members or not. Our committee will then choose 5 nominations per award category and they will be eligible for votes exclusively by NomadMania Members.
  3. Special award - lifetime travel award is voted and awarded by our committee.

To be eligible for voting in the final round, voters must have registered with NomadMania until one month prior to the event and must have 35 or more NomadMania regions marked as visited on that date.

NomadMania Awards categories
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golden awards
BIGGEST NOMADMANIA FRIEND 2022 (INDIVIDUAL)
Awarded 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 2022 (ORGANISATION)
Awarded 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 2022
Awarded to a NomadMania Team member who has made outstanding contributions to the platform in the past year.
‘AGAINST ALL ODDS’ TRAVELLER 2022
Awarded to a NomadMania member who, despite having considerable obstacles, has overcome them to become a notable traveller.
MOST TRUSTED LOCAL FIXER 2022
Awarded to a fixer on NomadMania who gave an admirable contribution to the travelling community and gained trust of travellers. This category will transition to voting (Silver) section next year.
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silver awards
MOST INTREPID TRAVELLER 2022
Awarded to any traveller – NomadMania member or not – whose travels in the last year have required considerable courage, risk-taking and craziness!
MOST POSITIVE TRAVELLER 2022
Awarded 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 2022
Awarded 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 2022
Awarded 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 2022
Awarded 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.
BIGGEST LPI (Low Passport Index) TRAVELLER 2022
Awarded to any traveller – NomadMania member or not – who doesn’t let the bureaucracy and passport/nationality issues stop them in travelling. To be eligible for this, travellers have to be from one of the countries that rank the lowest on Henley Passport Index Ranking. Full list is available on the nominations page.
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special award
NOMADMANIA LIFETIME TRAVEL ACHIEVEMENT 2022
This award is given to any traveller – NomadMania member or not – whose lifetime travel achievements are of an outstanding level.
Meet the hosts
hosts picture Francisco Ortiz

Argentinean digital nomad and content creator. Visited 65 UN countries, including 210 NM regions. Lived in 10 countries, currently based in between Tbilisi and Dubai.

hosts picture Sam Hawthorne

Sam Hawthorne attempted to become the youngest man to travel to every country in the world, but the pandemic intervened, so he is now on 181 UN countries and the age of 23 with 401 NM regions. An avid adventurer, traveller and entrepreneur.

hosts picture Sarah McArthur

On the road since childhood, Sarah is currently based in Hong Kong. She has visited 527 nomad mania regions, 116 in countries or 147 UN+. She is going to get to 193 when the pandemic is over, with two children in tow.

Meet the team
hosts picture Harry Mitsidis

Founder. Global nomad, bowling, aviation, statistics, Eurovision Song Contest fan!

hosts picture Thomas Büchler

Minister of Internal Surveillance. UNESCO World Heritage Sites aficionado.

hosts picture Wojciech Fedoruk

Executive Committee and Vice-Minister of Internal Relations. Showing the world to his children. Fan of polar regions.

hosts picture Orest Zub

Orest is not a constant team member, but he is one of our greatest helpers and volunteers. He is the acting director of the Awards ceremony and all technical aspects of the live stream. Freedom Entrepreneur, Visited 128 UN countries including 415 NM regions.

hosts picture Milana Bojinović

NomadMania manager, in love with travel, scuba diving and writing. Under travelled.

hosts picture Daniel Zagrodzki

NomadMania IT Department. Freed from working with taxes and ERP systems - deals with all IT (small and big), loves everything outdoors - sailing, mountain hiking, freediving and sport aviation.

hosts picture William Obinyah Tetteh

Associate. William is funny, open-minded, gentle and loves to discover.