Best Tourist Attractions in Seattle

Best Tourist Attractions in Seattle The birth place of grunge music also happens to be one of the most beautiful cities in America. It’s full of good food, good wine, beautiful scenery and views, and fun tourist attractions. It’s also reasonably priced, and easy to get around – making it the perfect city for tourists. […]

Steam Whistle Toronto

Steam Whistle Toronto Steam Whistle Brewing is what I refer to as Toronto’s Willy Wonka’s Factory for adults. The brewery is set just up from the harbourfront at the historic Roundhouse in Toronto. It’s a preserved locomotive roundhouse, which is also home to Toronto’s Train Museum. The sun glints off the trains out the front […]

24 Hours in Auckland – New Zealand

  Some of my Kiwi friends have proclaimed Auckland to be the most boring city in New Zealand. Sure it doesn’t have glow worm caves, enormous snow peaked mountains, or fantastic beaches, like other parts of New Zealand. But we had a day to kill there as a layover, and the weather was smashing: perfect […]

The Creation Museum – Kentucky, United States of America

  There are several branches of creationist belief, but their core, common belief is that the world was created by a divine God. Young Earth Creationists believe that the world was created by God over six days, as described in the Bible. This leaves little room for belief in evolution, or science generally. Old Earth […]

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada – Toronto, Canada

How can you watch animals in captivity when you’re a vegan/vegetarian/animal-lover? This is a question people like to interrogate me with, on occasion. My response is always the same: modern zoos and aquariums have an important role in wildlife conservation and research. Australia’s Western Plains Zoo out at Dubbo is a good example of this. But […]

Art & About in Toronto, Canada

What Identifies a City? The Nomads visited New York in 2012. It was a seriously fun trip, but I was somewhat bemused by the city itself. This was the city everyone raved up?  Sure, there’s lots of stuff do. And there’s the culture. Everyone will remind you of “the culture”. But…it’s just a city. When […]

Calico Ghost Town – Mojave Desert, California

There are two types of ghost towns in America. The first are the modern ghost towns – the depressing and tragic reality of the American economy. On a drive through the Mid-West you’ll pass many abandoned and derelict small towns. It’s scary how new and contemporary some of the buildings look in these modern ghost […]

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???!!?? […]