The Hilton – Auckland, New Zealand

If you want the best views in Auckland’s city, you need to stay at the Hilton. Being frequent travellers, we stay at the Hilton for the membership rewards. We’ve had a mix of experiences at Hilton owned hotels and resorts – ranging from the luxurious (Bora Bora), the business functional (Sydney), to the threadbare and […]

Toronto Tea Festival -Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I take it all back, Canada. All those snarky things I said about North Americans not understanding tea and its intricacies and complexities. Oh, how wrong was I … The Toronto Tea Festival 2014 was held on the weekend of 1-2 February in the Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library in Yorkville. North Nomad got a […]

Ruined Castle – Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

Like Ahab chasing Moby Dick, I obsessed over Ruined Castle. Each time I planned a hike to this sandstone rock formation cluster in NSW’s Blue Mountains, the gods of bushwalking looked unkindly on me and it had to be postponed. I didn’t just want to know what you could see five hours hike deep into […]

Jack Daniels’ Distillery Tour – Lynchburg, Tennessee, United States of America

Jack Daniels’ Distillery Tour There are only three ingredients in Jack Daniel’s liquor: corn, barley, and rye. If you’re ever had a Jack Daniels induced hangover, natural ingredients are not what you’d expect in this bourbon whiskey. Thankfully, a JD hangover isn’t something I’ve ever experienced. North Nomad, on the other hand, has been intimately […]