On the road again – Toronto to California to the Rockies

  Our last trip to the States was disastrous. Fun, but still disastrous. My handbag was stolen in Las Vegas. This was not just a mild inconvenience. It’s a huge inconvenience, worry, panic and money-suck when that handbag contains: yours and your husbands passports; your work visa for the country you live in; your house keys […]

Top Five Bucket List Destinations

When you’ve visited Bora Bora, you get to wondering if that’s the bucket list completely done. I know there are other people who would put historical European castle tours and wonders of the world like the Egyptian pyramids at the top of their bucket list, but my perfect holidays include warm water, tropical islands, swimming […]

Hoover Dam – Las Vegas, Nevada

There is more to Las Vegas than gambling, drinking, shows (and show girls), and more gambling, and more drinking and more show girls. Hoover Dam, previously called Boulder Dam, sits in the Black Canyon (part of the Colorado River) on the border of Arizona and Nevada. And it’s a major tourist attraction, with almost one million […]

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 […]

Winter in Canada: The Reality

Unless you’ve been hibernating, you’d know that Canada and the United States have been hit by the polar vortex this Winter, turning the entire area into Winterfell. This April 2014, we’re coming up to six months of snow. Six months of snow. Every time an Australian friend proclaims how lovely that would be, I get the […]

Niagara Falls Through The Seasons

The weather in North America varies from Indonesian-level heat and humidity in summer, to Russian-level extreme cold and snow in winter. Some of my cousins also live in this part of the world, and we each have fairly strong and varied opinions on the weather here. Below is a conversation from Facebook: Cousin 1: Snow Again???!!?? […]

Bottomless Lakes State Park – Roswell, New Mexico, United States

If you only stopped in Roswell’s main town, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was all alien paraphernalia and 50s diners. And for dwelling on the confrontingly high level of morbid obesity in the area. But if you drive 30 minutes past town out to Bottomless Lakes, you’ll find a place of unexpected beauty – […]