My name is Jono Vernon-Powell, I am the Founder/MD of Nomadic Thoughts (Worldwide Travel) – a travel company sending people abroad for 35 years.
I have been blogging for over eight years, posting over 425 travel articles on destinations, subjects and tourism industry issues close to my heart. Publishing approximately 10,000 of my travel photos along the way (all photos in this blog have been taken by myself).
Travelling, and arranging holidays and trips for others, has been a constant element in my adult life. Developing and growing Nomadic Thoughts has been a great journey in itself and I am particularly proud that, in addition to numerous nominations, we have previously won the British Travel Awards’ ‘Best Small Worldwide Luxury Tour Operator Award’.
We have also won additional awards in ‘Best Destination’ and ‘Most Environmental & Socially Responsible’ travel categories. Nomadic Thoughts was also Runner Up in the Daily Telegraph ‘Best Small Luxury Tour Operator 2015’.
Regarding this blog: in addition to be nominated and shortlisted in this year’s British Travel Awards in the ‘Most Adaptive Blogger 2020‘ category, I was also thrilled to have been nominated for the ‘Best Travel Photography Blog’ in 2019. Furthermore, my blog was previously listed as a Responsible Tourism Awards nominee, with additional yearly selections in previous UK Blog Awards for ‘Travel & Photography’.
I remain passionate about the worldwide destinations we offer, firmly believing that tourism should be a force for good. Whether sharing time with village elders, communicating with the Press or moderating at an international travel conference, I endeavour wholeheartedly to embrace sustainable tourism. Core to my belief is that every holiday and trip must enrich – in equal measure – both the traveller and the destinations they are visiting.
I am a Council member of the AITO (The Specialist Travel Association) – umbrella organisation for over 120 of Britain’s best independent tour operators). In addition to chairing their Climate Crisis Think Tank and sitting on the Tourism Industry Issues Committee I was a founder member of their Sustainable Tourism Programme.
I am writing this blog to inspire you to travel, to share my love of photography and to offer topical information and comment on countries from all parts of the globe. My hope is that, along with many other clients, friends and fellow travellers, you too will come to regard Nomadic Thoughts as your first port of call for all things travel, whatever your aspirations, budget or dream for a ‘perfect escape’.
All the photographs used in my blog postings are mine.
After all, I firmly believe, despite present day global uncertainties, this is truly the golden age of travel. Whether travelling by thumb (as highlighted in my BBC Radio 4 presentation), or private Learjet.