I drove by the
fork in the road
and went straight!

About NadaCliche

nadaCliché is a travel blog for the underdog. A black sheep of the industry, if you will. It is an attitude, as much as an experience. It is encouragement to follow a map, that you draw for yourself. It is an outlet to escape conventional travel, as well as a platform to showcase what may be uncommon. In short, it is a fresh perspective on the world’s lesser known locations, restaurants, and activities.

This is not to say you will not find any “cliché” travel destinations here, because you will – it is a small world after all. Instead, nadaCliché provides an opportunity to view the world from an alternate angle. Whether it be discovering hidden back alleys to view famous monuments from or eco-conscious Safari providers, my only promise is that I will be searching, finding, and sharing everything about this world that is nadaCliché with you!

THE GOAL IS TO PROVIDE INSPIRATION TO STEP OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE, AND TO EXPERIENCE THE UNKNOWN. THE WORLD IS NOT SUCH A DARK PLACE ONCE YOU SHINE SOME LIGHT ON IT.

About Shawn

I grew up in Toronto. I like skateboarding and hip-hop. My favorite city is Barcelona. My favorite food is Italian. The best week of my life was in the Galapagos. I have never broken a bone, which is surprising because I have fallen a whole bunch. My favorite animal is the leopard. My favorite drink is an old fashioned. I find myself in five star hotels as often as I do in ten dollar hostels. I have been bungee jumping and skydiving. I have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. I recently got into Scuba Diving. I have travelled to 30+ countries and counting. I make a living in the creative industry. I have had the opportunity to work on some of the world’s largest brands, including; Disney, Nike, and Red Bull. I love photography. My passion is travel. nadaCliché is where it all comes together.

I WANT THIS TO BE A PLACE WHERE YOU FIND THE THINGS YOU COULDN’T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE. WHERE YOU DISCOVER NEW IDEAS AND UNIQUE VIEWS ON WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE ALREADY KNOWN.

//SHAWN SMITH