|Pautas de Visita|
|Explicación de la Verificación|
|Nuestra Lista Maestra NomadMania de 1301 regiones|
|M@P - Many Quirky Places|
|TBT (The Biggest Travellers) Ranking|
|How to use NomadMania
|Triumphs, Badges and Achievements|
|Reviewing our 1301 Regions|
|How to discover our NomadMania Series|
|How to index your trips|
|How to explore the regional pages|
|What is not in the app?|
|I'm experiencing some issues ...|
|¿Qué es una región?|
Bienvenido a NomadMania. Le sugerimos que comience por completar sus regiones visitadas a través del Registro Rápido y que navegue por nuestra serie TBT. ¡Seguro que encontrará un aspecto del viaje que le interese! Puede revisar su clasificación pen cada Serie, descargar e imprimir archivos, navegar por cada una de nuestras 1301 regiones del mundo y descubrir qué es lo interesante de cada una. Recuerda, ¡tú gestionas tu cuenta a través de tu perfil!
Para que una visita califique como válida para nomadmania.com, se requiere una visita "mínima". Nomadmania.com define como una visita mínima como:
Para los cruces fronterizos internacionales donde existe un control fronterizo, se requiere la autorización de las autoridades de inmigración y se acepta una visita al área más allá del área de inmigración. En el caso de los cruces fronterizos regionales, se acepta permanecer más allá de la línea de demarcación entre dos regiones. En el caso de los aeropuertos, esto debe estar más allá del área del aeropuerto, mientras que para el transporte en tren, una visita mínima implica una distancia razonable más allá de la estación de tren.
Sin embargo, en el espíritu de los viajes reales, nomadmania.com consideraría que las buenas visitas deben ser el objetivo de los viajeros.
El sistema de verificación es nuestra forma de garantizar que las afirmaciones de los viajeros de sus regiones y países visitados sean ciertas. Si bien aceptamos las afirmaciones de nuestros miembros, la experiencia ha demostrado que ciertas personas exageran sus viajes, ya sea deliberadamente o por medio de la prisa y el error.
Hay dos niveles de verificación: uno de los países de las Naciones Unidas y uno para todas las regiones NM visitadas. En ambos casos, se proporciona una muestra aleatoria de países / regiones, y el viajero debe probar una visita, idealmente a través de visas / sellos, pases de abordaje, recibos y, en ciertos casos, fotografías. Dada la gran variedad de perfiles, el proceso se adapta al viajero en cuestión. Los viajeros que pasan la verificación obtienen una insignia junto a su perfil, una con el nombre de la ONU y una especialmente diseñada para nosotros.
Nos contactamos con todos los viajeros con más de 600 regiones para la verificación. Si ha visitado más de 190 países y 500 regiones y desea ser verificado, contáctenos.
Nuestra Lista Maestra de regiones se compone de 1301 regiones. Dividimos los países en base a 5 criterios:
Luego, buscamos dividir cada país en regiones con relación a otros países, de modo que nuestra lista de regiones sea racional y cada país obtenga su valor relativo en términos de regiones. Hay algunas excepciones para las naciones étnicamente divididas (como Bosnia y Herzegovina) o para las pequeñas naciones insulares (como Micronesia). Creemos que un número total de alrededor de 1,300 regiones es óptimo: lo suficientemente grande para ser desafiante, lo suficientemente pequeño para ser alcanzable.
Para ver la descripción completa de las reglas para la consideración de las regiones de NomadMania en inglés, lea este documento.
NomadMania divide el mundo en 1301 regiones basadas en territorio, población, diversidad, economía y atractivo turístico. Nuestros viajeros pueden seguir hasta dónde han llegado en varias listas y obtienen ideas sobre qué ver a continuación en nuestras Series. Una organización benéfica registrada sin fines de lucro, NomadMania tiene como objetivo ayudar a las personas de entornos menos privilegiados a viajar más.
Inicialmente, se lanzó en 2012 para crear una comunidad de ávidos viajeros y se rebautizó en junio de 2017 como NamadMania. Dividimos al mundo en 1301 regiones según su territorio, población, diversidad, economía y atractivo turístico. Nuestros viajeros afiliados llevan un registro de dónde han ido a través de una serie de listas y series que también ayudan a planear viajes y a definir qué visitar. Además, somos el único lugar donde se verifican los viajeros altamente calificados, para garantizar que sus créditos de viaje sean genuinos y somos autoridad para destacar a las personas que han estado en todos los países (Consulte nuestra Lista de Maestros de la ONU)
¿Por dónde empezar? Después de registrarse e iniciar sesión, le sugerimos que ingrese a la sección 'Mis viajes' y prosiga con 'Mis regiones' o 'Mis viajes' para completar su historial de viajes. ¿Tiene más preguntas? ¡Siga los enlaces a continuación o contáctenos en cualquier momento!
Watch this video to learn more about what NomadMania is and how to use it.
M@P es una lista novedosa que, con suerte, traerá un nuevo interés en la comunidad de viajes y alentará a los viajeros a ir más allá, cuando esto vuelva a ser posible. La idea es que, si bien nuestra NomadMania 1301 Masterlist proporciona una división sólida de los países del mundo, M@P sirve como una lista mucho más fluida con todo tipo de rarezas significativas y lugares apartados por los que un viaje podría estar luchando. , incluidas islas, enclaves, anomalías geográficas y también algunas micronaciones importantes.
¿Cómo se conceptualiza M@P? Comenzamos con la estimada lista de MTP, que durante años ha servido de base para muchos en la comunidad de viajes. Eliminamos todas las regiones que enlazan directamente con las regiones de NomadMania y luego miramos esas regiones "adicionales", principalmente islas oscuras, que se han convertido en la comidilla de la comunidad de viajeros durante años. Nuestro razonamiento es simple: si Salas y Gomez o Trinidade y Martim Vaz son dignos de una visita, ¿por qué no la isla de Miangas? ¿Nunca has oído hablar de Miangas? Ahora, con M@P, ¡lo tienes!
La lista se lanza con 246 lugares, de los cuales 123 son lugares del MTP y los otros 123 son nuestras nuevas contribuciones. Para todas las regiones donde hay lugares de MTP, hemos duplicado ese número con el mismo número de lugares "nuevos"; excepto Polinesia y Antártida, donde el número de lugares del MTP ya es de 18 y 17 lugares respectivamente. Por el contrario, hay 5 megaregiones donde no hay lugares MTP, y en estos lanzamos con 7 lugares para cada megaregión.
Para aquellos de ustedes que hayan completado correctamente sus regiones MTP con NomadMania, su número inicial de lugares visitados en M@P serán esas regiones.
NomadMania was initially launched in 2012 to encourage travel, to assist travellers in keeping track of their travels and to provide ideas and inspiration of what to see through NomadMania’s Series. NomadMania is the only place where highly ranked travellers are verified to ensure their travel claims are valid while at the same time being the authority on the people who have been to every country.
The goal of NomadMania is to create a community of avid travellers, to educate about the world as well as to help people with few means to travel more. As a registered not-for-profit in Greece*, NomadMania’s charity division aims to help people from less privileged backgrounds experience more of the world. In order to help create a truly diverse community, we encourage donations from individuals, corporations and foundations.
2021 will be the inaugural year for NomadMania to provide travel scholarship grants to university students who are first-time travellers from countries with a relatively recent experience of enduring conflict, to and from which the NomadMania team feels travel can take place with adequate safety.
Specifically, the eligible countries are (in alphabetical order):
The NomadMania Scholarships are available for university students who have already successfully completed at least their second year of study in their country of citizenship. They must be both a citizen of and studying in one of the above countries. The Scholarships are geared towards those with few financial means. With the NomadMania Scholarship fund, we hope to encourage everyone to follow their travel aspirations, despite obstacles that may inhibit these goals.
NomadMania is a complex website with many, many different sections, scores and most importantly - a great deal of information about the world of interest to the travellers. Sometimes it is difficult to navigate it and to know the proper usage of all pages. You can read through our mini guide below, per section, or you can watch this video.
At any moment you can use our contact form to reach out if you have something that is still unclear to you.
We all may have certain travel goals - and we have decided to celebrate them in our Triumphs section, which is now the first thing you see when logged into your homepage. We have defined a number of triumphs across the board, whether on our NomadMania Masterlist, M@P, KYE, UN countries or some of our Series. When you cross a certain threshold on any of these, you will get an entry in Triumphs.
Triumphs are indexed in a special section, where you can look them up using our calendar - they are available as of August 1, 2021. Keep moving and break more barriers!
Our triumphs are just one of the ways NomadMania celebrates travellers; one of our longest established ones are our badges, which have existed since we began, but have now expanded.
One of our badges is the 'tick' next to your profile - that tells the world a traveller has been authenticated as a real person. Authentication is generally only possible if a traveller has met another authenticated traveller in 'real' life. However due to covid, we have made virtual authentication possible, and we invite anybody who would like this 'tick' to let us know and we will take you through the authentication process.
The other two badges refer to verification - that you have travelled where you say you have. The UN badge is for countries visted while the NM badge means you have been verified for regions. In general, travellers who claim more than 600 NM regions and more than 180 UN countries are eligible for verification, and those with more than 700 NM regions are required to be verified, at the very least for UN countries, if they want to keep their status.
In the photo above, looking to the right, you will also see the TBT (The Biggest Traveller) badges which are awarded to fully verified travellers across nearly all lists. Verification for this is by invitation only given the amount of work required for this; we have successfully verified 9 of the Top 11 on the TBT list.
Next to the three main badges, you will sometimes find a fourth one, which is a number. This refers to the achievements badges, awarded based on ranking across a number of categories. These badges are generally updated every two months. They work as images and you can find them under your profile page, and then download them individually and, why not, share them with the world!
Achievement badges are given across categories, such as Series, but are also sorted by age groups and nationality, giving a much larger field of eligibility for them - in fact around 40% of our users have at least one badge. The more you fill in your profiles, the more likely you will get a badge, so take the time to review where you have been, especially focusing on those Series! Have fun!>
Some people think NomadMania is all about rankings - this is clearly not the case at all, but indeed rankings do feature prominently in our concept, so today we will have a look at what rankings there are exactly and how they work.
The 'main' ranking includes all travellers who have more than 12 NomadMania regions registered and can be found by going to the Master Ranking. Here, rankings appear sorted by their position in the NomadMania 1301 regions, but also for almost every other list we have - from UN countries to UN+, the TCC listing, Know Your Earth (KYE) and M@P as well. We also give special emphasis to the 'cumulative' TBT ranking. Some rankings appear in orange - that means that the traveller in question has completed 100% of that ranking. Some rankings appear in green - that implies a recent increase in items visited for a particular list.All rankings can be sorted by nationality, age group and by list as well. When sorted for other criteria, the ranking position per age group/per nationality will appear as well as the overall ranking.
The second major ranking involves the Series ranking. As the term implies, travellers are ranked here per Series - for every possible combination, from the 'cumulative' of all Series to each category on its own, from mega-categories (Wonders, Geography, Urban etc.) to the specific Series that make each mega-category (World Heritage Sites, Borders, Villages etc.). Herte an orange colour implies a recent increase in the items visited.
Milestones are given special emphasis as it is perhaps the shortest list with the most challenging requirements!
Another place where one can find rankings is under our Statistics section. You could spend hours browsing various categories here. The rankings include not only some travellers' achievements, but also the visitation of regions or countries, as noted by our users. Perhaps especially interesting are the most visited Series statistics where you can see which Top 5 items per Series have been visited or you can compare major countries against each other to see where its travellers have most travelled to.
Finally, perhaps not a ranking per se, our UN Masters is the one equalizer - all travellers who have achieved the feat are equal as they have all been to every UN country. Nevertheless, our UN Masters features various categories, obviously rewarding our own members who have been verified and sorting them by age, with the youngest first.
As you probably know, NomadMania features 1301 world regions, decided on the criteria of country size, population, cultural importance and diversity, economic strength and international tourist arrivals.
To view regions, you can either go to the general search function or under 'my travels' search for my regions. You will then have the menu of the Megaregions to the left, and each megaregion has its regions on the right. Each one can be marked as visited through this section, which is the 'easy' (quick enter) way of marking regions.
If you want to go into more detail here, you can mark the quality of your visit, change the number of visits and also the specific year of your first visit.
We do remind you that if you want to be even more specific and laborious, rather than looking at the world through my regions, you can instead look at it through 'my trips' which focuses more on YOU and the world, rather than the world and you!
Once you search for a region, and click on it, you are taking to a regional page which features the map of the region with the corresponding Series items marked on the map. Any M@P (Many Quirky Places) within the region are also listed and can be ticked directly from the regional page.
To the left hand side, you can see all the Series items (including World Heritage Sites), as well as Stories (Bloggers Experiences), Links, a list of those who have visited the region and Photos uploaded by our Users.
In terms of the Stories and Links project, we now have completed more than 900 regions of the world - so we are more than 2/3 of the way through. Stay tuned until we finalise this project entirely and have interesting stories from everywhere!
The Series started out in 2016 initially just with a listing of World Capitals. Since then, they have grown into more than 50 Categories in 7 'mega-categories' which include Geography, Urban, Transport, Intellectual, Outdoors, Family and our Mini-Series. Everything from caves to lighthouses is listed in carefully curated lists, but the sheer volume of items means there is always room for improvement and updates. It is important to remember that the Series do NOT aim to be a complete listing of everything in the world. Rather, they attempt to maintain a good balance, presenting ideas of things to see in each of our 1301 regions, while considering whether these are truly worthwhile and will add to the travel experience.
Series are accessible from the My Travels menu, from where, once you click on the tab, you will be taken to the main menu where you can explore every category. Series items are listed within each category, alphabetically under the country they belong to.
World Heritage Sites are treated technically as if they were Series, so you will find them here under 'Wonders' but they are not Series, as they are not NomadMania's contribution. The WHS that are significant are therefore also listed in their respective Series category (for example the Acropolis is listed under Vestiges of the Past).
Once you complete your Series by marking the places you have visited, you will also find their icons and your own 'score' under your profile. The more you complete, the more Series icons you will find!
And of course the main function of Series is within the individual regional pages, where you can browse through the whole list of items which are mapped within a region. Now that we have launched our app, this becomes even easier to use, with Series items listed on the map of the region you are in, so you can quickly investigate what there is to see and do near you!
As with many NomadMania features, so with the Series we offer a ranking of travellers based on how their profiles are completed. For this, you need to go to 'Travellers' and find the 'Series ranking'. Once again, you can then browse every category, whether it is the overall (cumulative) Series ranking, or the mega-category ranking or finally the individual Series.
Currently, there are more than 54,000 items of things to see and experience which make our Cumulative list of Series. We expect, after going through the whole world - an extremely laborious process - that we will probably end with around 65,000 items. We will then need to review every single one! Meanwhile, a number of Series are not included in our Cumulative including Vintage and our Virtual Series.
It is also worth noting that the 'ultimate' listing of administrative regions, whether this is SISO, developed by our member Jeff Shea, or our own spin-off CHAD, which has more than 4,000 geographical divisions of the world, are also treated as 'Series' and are listed under the 'Other' category. CHAD will count toward your final TBT (The Biggest Travellers) score so do take the time to fill these up too!
Yes, we know, NomadMania has loads of material - it's up to you to explore it!
My trips is the place where you can input all your past or future trips, thereby personalising NomadMania to YOU.
While most of the community opt for the quick option of noting their visited regions - My Regions - that method is entirely place-based. It does allow you to add the year you first visited a region, but that's about it. My Trips, however, works around you. Though it might take much longer to input your travels trip by trip, the output you get is worth the effort. Just pick a year, and like magic you will get a listing of all the regions you visited that year overall, as well as the new regions that you visited for the first time. Cool, no?
When you go to 'My trips' you are asked to add a new trip by choosing the dates and the regions visited - you can pick regions either by clicking on the map or by typing their name, and can flip the order of regions up and down too. There is an optional description of the trip, all for your benefit. If your trip is in the future, the 'completed' tab will not be 'ticked' and you will need to return and tick it in order for the regions to be registered. But if you are inputting a past trip, all will be ticked from the start and your regions automatically registered as visited. Don't forget to press the save button once you are finished!
This is also where you can decide what the quality of your visit was. Good visit is our default but you can opt for minimal visit or transit, or, if you are an expert on a region, maybe you can note 'Travel Guru' there!
Observing the listings of your trips per year, you can always edit the information - either changing the details of even deleting the trip - for example if you input a trip in the future which was cancelled. You can edit any regions out as well. Once again, don't forget to press save!
Filling in all your trips like this, with accurate dates, not only give you a diary of sorts, but also reflects in your maps, which will then be correctly dated - you can pick any year and see which regions you had visited at the end of that year.
Note that the file of your trips can be exported to Excel (just pick the Export to Excel button) by year, which means you can create a printed record of all your trips as well.
As you (probably) know, NomadMania divides the world into 1301 regions, and each of the regions has its own regional page (which you can find by clicking on the map, or searching by name or clicking on the list of regions through Quick enter).
On opening a regional page, at the top you will have a zoomable map of the region, including all Series items which are mapped in the region - zoom in and you can see these much more clearly. You can also enter your visit to this region - if you haven't already - and edit it for year of first visit and visit quality.
Looking below the map on the left, the first tab you will find are the actual Series items. If you are logged into your profile, you can click the ones you have visited very easily.
The second and third tabs are our newly launched Stories and Links, which have been now completed for more than 750 of our regions. Here you will find stories are written by bloggers who highlight their experience in the region you are searching for. Links give general information which can be helpful if you want to know more.
Curious about visitors? In the regional page, you can browse who has visited the region - nicely sorted by nationality.
And finally of course, the photos. You can always look at the photos that all of you have uploaded and which have been sorted to the region you are looking at. The more photos you upload, the more will be available for everyone.
Oh, we almost forgot! A regional page will also show which M@P (Many Quirky Places) - if any - are part of this region. Last time we looked for the Southern Cook islands region there were four: Magaia, Manihiki, Palmerston and Pukapuka islands!
The app was conceived as a utility tool for NomadMania members to enable your easier input of your travel log data, especially while on a trip.
The App screen is split into three main parts (tabs) and can be easily browsed by tapping at the bottom of your screen.
Here is a brief explanation of all three of them - note that we will be using photos from both versions (iOS and Android) to illustrate the features.Map
The app gives you full access to the global map, split into the 1301 NomadMania regions. Travellers can navigate the map freely by sliding/zooming/tapping, use the search tool, or the "locate me" button. With the ability to explore the regions and series items within the regions, you can mark regions and series as visited, directly on the map. Also, you can access full regional data by tapping the region and then the card that appears on the bottom of the screen, where you can edit visit info and see region details such as assigned series and photos. To add photos, tap on the Edit button, to edit your visit details on a region.
Visited regions are visible on the map, but only up to certain zoom levels. Once you zoom in past a certain point, the map will lose its characteristic orange colouring, so you can see the specific region map more clearly.
This screen enables you to view 4 main tabs:
All of these features should be pretty much straight forward to use with the functionalities very similar or entirely the same as on the website.
As you can see in the visual below, all Series have been retained so that you can easily see where to go and what to see while you are on a trip. This includes World Heritage Sites, and also our popular M@P List, which features 771 quirky places! (well, as of Friday the 7th May!)
Obviously filling in new data on the app will result in an immediate change of your profile also visible on the website version.
You can see/ edit your own profile data as well as the lists of your scores and series. The "Series badges" part of the profile is horizontally scrollable.Editing profile data
On iOS, you will see the "Settings" button on the top right corner of your "Profile" tab. Here you can edit your profile or access other hot links and logout.
On Android, this menu unfolds if you slide your finger from left to right in the Map view.
The big difference with the desktop version is that the app does not contain other travellers' data. Every traveller is able to see only their own scores and only their own maps, travel info, etc. None of the "competitive" lists are available through the app and they are accessible only on the website (for now).
The app also doesn't contain any of the "Travellers" menu sections or "my earth (KYE)" and also none of the "media" or "useful info" sub-sections. All of these are accessible as always through our desktop version. Our logic is that you will use the app mainly while on the road, and what will probably interest you more is browsing your own profile and updating items to see and do rather than reading older newsletters, for example, which you may do when you have more time on your computer.
Your role is essential in smoothing things out - inevitably not everything will work perfectly, but we hope it will be close to perfection. Still, when you discover errors we ask you to do the following: