Joe’s middle name should have been Wanderlust, but his parents weren’t that imaginative. He hit the road in his teens, and he’s barely stopped for gas since. Writing has been paying for his travels for almost as long. Everywhere is his favorite place – but if he had to choose a member of the United Nations, it would be in the Americas, the former Soviet Union, or the Indian subcontinent. Writing credits include The Times, Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, National Geographic, and Vice. In addition to the World Nomads articles below, Joe has contributed to stories about underrated US cities and off-the-beaten-path Polish towns.
20 Articles published
There’s more to this historic Southern city than antebellum charm. Get to know the other sides of Charleston: visit the brand new International African American Museum, paddle a kayak through a blackwater estuary, or check out the vibrant food and art scenes.
Western Pennsylvania and western New York are blessed with numerous works by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright – and the settings are just as stunning as the structures. Join Joe Furey on a road trip as he tours nine remarkable sites, including the iconic Fallingwater house.
Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve on the Northwest Territories’ Great Slave Lake helps preserve Indigenous traditions as well as the landscape.
Covering more than 120 sites across 15 states, the Civil Rights Trail commemorates the fight for social justice in the US during the 1950s and ‘60s. Here's what to see along the way.
The world’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Superior offers natural wonders and cultural history equal to its size. Joe Furey shares his journey along the Canadian side of the lake.
A maritime prize, a center of biodiversity, a patchwork of languages, histories, and cultures – this British Overseas Territory on the southeast coast of Spain is many things, and you won’t find anything like it anywhere else.
The northern half of the Baja Peninsula is having its day in the sun. Discover Tijuana’s thriving food and art scene, the Valle de Guadalupe wine country, and surfing and hiking spots near Ensenada.
This busy city on the border of Mexico and the US has a reputation for violent crime, but just how dangerous it? Joe Furey offers a balanced view of the risks, along with his tips for avoiding trouble.
Learn how this international, and somewhat controversial, soccer tournament aims to build bridges through the love of the game.
Joe Furey explores this ruggedly scenic region on horseback, gets invited to a wedding in Mestia, and meets the local Svan people.
Join Joe Furey on the South Atlantic coast, as he discovers the ways of an African-American community with its own unique identity and culture.
In the southwest corner of Mexico, the indigenous Zapotecs recognize a third gender (muxe) that’s neither male nor female.
Mexico's border regions have far more to offer than their violent reputation would lead you to believe. Former drug-war correspondent Joseph Furey shares the charms of Baja California, Sonora, and Coahuila.
Copper Canyon (Barrancas del Cobre) is a haven for hiking, biking and adventure. But it's in the middle of drug cartel territory, so is it safe for travelers?
Far away from the flashing lights of Mexico's beach playgrounds, there's an authentic eco-tourism experience waiting for you in Sierra Norte.
Traveling to Mexico? Here's what you need to know about local laws, illegal activities, and staying out of trouble in Mexico.
Local Joe Furey explains the realities of crime in New Orleans and shares his tips on staying safe during Mardi Gras.
Mexico isn't dangerous if you know what to look out for. Kidnapping, crime, drugs, scams, natural hazards, health and transport safety tips.
Where are the bad neighborhoods in the USA? Here are a few high crime locations in American cities, plus some tips to recognize if you've wandered into a dodgy area.