Vegan Christmas Gift Guide

Vegan Christmas Gift Guide If you’re a vegan, buying another vegan a gift in the holiday season is a piece of cake. If you’re not a vegan, this can be a daunting task. There is so much stuff that’s off the list. Handbags? Gotta check they’re not made out of leather. Ditto wallets, belts, and […]

PostNatal Depression Awareness Week

PostNatal Depression Awareness Week 16 – 22 November 2014 Usually our blogs sit firmly within the food and travel niche. This week, we’re going outside that for a good cause. This week is PostNatal Depression Awareness Week in Australia from 16 to 22 November 2014. This debilitating disease has caught a few of iyr friends and […]

The Alexandra Hotel Leura

The Alexandra Hotel Leura  Sometimes you just want a juicy burger after a long bushwalk. That’s more on the scale of North Nomad’s wants/needs, not mine. But I agree on the need for a hearty meal after a lot of physical activity in cold weather. Built in 1903 and named after King Edward VII’s wife, […]

Dave’s Travel Corner Writing Competition 2014

Remember our blog post The Stranger Side of Travel  (or See Dem Hills? I live in dem hills…) a couple of weeks ago? That post was written for a travel writing competition over at Dave’s Travel Corner. The winners were announced on 2 September. While we didn’t win the grand prize of $$$, cameras, and travel gear, we […]

The Stranger Side of Travel

Hello from Saskatchewan, readers! We’re posting on Friday instead of Thursday in the Northern Hemisphere due to a fantastic storm yesterday and a terrible internet connection. This will be a short one just to share our latest blog post over at Dave’s Travel Corner The Stranger Side of Travel. If you know me, South Nomad, well, […]

Victory Theatre Cafe & Antique Centre in Blackheath

At the Victory Theatre Café & Antique Centre in Blackheath, I’ve had a waiter: ask me about my sex life, get so enamoured by my friend’s hat that he ran off to show us his, rather than take our food order, and ask me to drive them two hours to their house, because they wanted […]

Review: The Hilton – Sydney, Australia

  Sydney’s Hilton underwent a dramatic and expensive refurb back in 2001. Prior to its revitalisation, the Hilton was looking tired and dated. The 70s glamour had worn off, and it was no longer considered one of the premier places to stay in Sydney’s CBD. The renovations restored the Hilton’s former shine, giving it a […]

Lake Lyell and Lyell Dam – Lithgow, Australia

Summers in Australia can be brutal. In 2013 and 2014, temperatures soared close to 50 degrees Celcius/120 degrees Farenheit. Meanwhile in Canada and America, we were clutched by the icy fingers  of the polar vortex. The Nomads used to live on the beaches in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, with North Nomad living right on Australia’s most […]