About worldwidenate

Nathan Fluellen is a consummate traveler and lives by his motto “travel the world and have the time of your life”! Nathan is a graduate of Tennessee State University. During his studies he befriended a professor who had traveled to more than 80 countries. This amazed Nathan and he immediately knew he needed to figure out how to make traveling the globe his profession! Upon graduation, Nathan began managing tours for various Fortune 500 companies. This kept him busy domestically, but he knew there was much more world to explore. Nathan took his first international trip in 2005 to Barcelona, Spain to visit a friend studying abroad. This trip transformed is entire outlook on the world, he realized that although people have differences we are all the same. The new culture, food, fashion, architecture, and moods took over. In the past four years, Nathan has traveled to four continents covering 30 countries including Taiwan, Vatican City, Mexico, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Sweden, England, France, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Japan. During his travels he is always inspired by the beauty of the differences. This love of travel inspired Nathan to share it with family and friends and has since grown to his own website and blog, www.worldwidenate.com. Here he shares his adventures and reveals his secrets on how to have the time of your life traveling the world on a budget.

Global Snapshot: Nelson Mandela and World Wide Nate

Inside Carnivore Restaurant in the lobby area they have a larger then life metal statue of Nelson Mandela.  The first pump pose is an icon

March 7th, 2012|

Temecula Valley wine tasting for my birthday!

Today was my birthday and my girlfriend kidnapped and surprised me with a wine tasting tour at the World of Wine (WoW) barrel tasting in Temecula Valley.  The Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association’s two-day event features 34 participating vineyards sampling their best wines with food pairings.  My girlfriend had foresight to find a company that offered a shuttle to drive us to nine of the vineyards on March 4.

March 6th, 2012|

Global Snapshot: Kids playing in Soweto

These group of kids where wrestling on the concrete across the street from the Mandela House Museum in Soweto.  They were a colorful bunch of kids acting silly and performing their rap for money.  

March 6th, 2012|

The epicenter of Apartheid: Soweto and Apartheid Museum

Today I was smothered with history and emotions while visiting the Apartheid Museum and Soweto.  The Apartheid Museum is a powerful destination documenting the dark past of South Africa.  Prior to visiting Johannesburg I researched the history of Apartheid to get an idea of its destructive 50 year administration and even with my prevision I was still shocked. 

March 3rd, 2012|

Johannesburg: Education through preservation

Origins Centre You readily here the statement, “you must know where you came from to know where your going” and in Johannesburg you can’t go any further then here.  I haven’t been to a museum in years and visiting Origins Centre was right on time. 

February 24th, 2012|

Workouts made easy at Intercontinental Sandton Towers

Working out while traveling seems like it can be a burden but if you know your goals then it can be fun, short and effective.  Staying at the Intercontinental Sandton Towers, a five-star hotel in Johannesburg has create an updated gym to get the job done.

February 23rd, 2012|

South Africa welcomes me home to the motherland

Three weeks ago I was walking though my apartment and received an email from South Africa Tourism asking if I was interested in joining them on a trip to South Africa to visit Johannesburg, Kruger Park, Cape Town and Durban.  Today, I was able to pinch myself when I arrived at Washington Dulles Airport and boarded South Africa Airways flight 208 to Johannesburg.

February 18th, 2012|

Live from South Africa

In a few hours I’m headed home to South Africa, Africa; the motherland.  During this life changing journey I’m going to explore SA visiting Johannesbrug, Kruger Park, Cape Town, Durban and much more!

February 16th, 2012|

How many countries can fit inside of Africa?

Have you ever looked at a map of the world and wondered why Africa looks small?  If you have observed these exaggerations of the world you can identify this method as “immapency”.  Kai Krause created the word and generated a rendering of how the United States, India, China, Europe and Japan can fit inside of Africa.

February 16th, 2012|

Top 5 affordable travel destinations in summer season during our winter

Buenos Aires, Argentina La Boca A colorful neighborhood made famous by its vibrant colored buildings.  Tourist come here to take pictures and enjoy the random street entertainment and daytime activities.  Although La Boca has sketchy parts stay within the tourist zones and enjoy the what La Boca has to offer. 

February 15th, 2012|