nelson-bc-fall-colours Aug 17

Five beers to drink in the Kootenays, BC

I love the craft beer scene in British Columbia and the Kootenays are right at the heart of it. With every town in the region seemingly having a craft brewery, I have selected my five favourite breweries and five beers to drink in the Kootenays, BC. First up in my list of five beers to…

nelson-bc-fall-colours Aug 4

7 towns in the Kootenays you need to visit this year

2017 sees Canada celebrating her 150th birthday, to recognise this anniversary, Nomads on the Road is featuring the best small towns in the Kootenays you should visit.  7 towns in the Kootenays you should visit Fernie I would be remiss to start anywhere else other than my former home of Fernie. Fernie is nestled at the…

lake-koocanusa Aug 2

The best camera backpack you need for your next photography trip

How to choose the best camera backpack A camera backpack will allow you to protect and comfortably carry lots of camera gear over a long period of time as well as giving you fast access to your gear. Whether you are a pro photographer heading out into the backcountry or a traveller who wants to…

Banff townsite in Banff National Park Jul 26

5 awesome road trips from Fernie you need to take this summer

For me, summer is all about road tripping. The windows are down and the radio is playing some summer tunes (in Fernie I was only ever able to get two stations, the Drive FM and Total Country). And while I love summer in Fernie, it is great to get out of town once in a while…

Jul 22

5 festivals in the Kootenays to rock your world

Summer time in the Kootenays means there are plenty of festivals to enjoy. Here are 5 festivals in the Kootenays to rock your world. Tiny Lights – Ymir 9-11 June Ok, so this festival has come and gone already but I wanted to include Tiny Light because it is one of my festivals in the…

Fishing in Fernie Jul 19

8 Reasons why summer in Fernie is awesome

There is a saying in Fernie which gets trotted out every time summer rolls around. “Come for the winter, stay for the summer” – every ski bum in Fernie Fernie is best known for the epic winters yet as time has gone it is increasingly becoming known for its equally epic summer. Here are 8…

Jul 16

The Headley Heath Collection: Limited Edition Prints

The Headley Heath Collection is a set of photographs that I am particularly proud of. They were shot over the course of a misty morning in October 2016. The prints will be printed by the excellent Loxley Colour – a Scottish based print lab – who produce a beautiful product. Each print will be 5″x5″ with a…

Jul 7

The Cregennan Lakes Collection: Limited Edition Prints

The Cregennan Lakes Collection is the second set of limited editions prints I am making available (you can see the Fernie Backcountry Collection, here). Shot exclusively in Snowdonia National Park and the beautiful Cregennan Lakes region. This collection is a snapshot of what I experienced in Cregennan Lakes. The prints will be printed by the…

fernie-backcountry-mike-cotton-photography Jun 27

The Fernie Backcountry Collection: Limited Edition Prints

Regular readers may remember a photo essay I put together called The Fernie Backcountry, you can check it out here. It’s a collection of photographs that I am now pleased to offer you as a special limited edition set of prints.  The prints will be printed by the excellent Loxley Colour – a Scottish based print…

provincial-parks-of-the-kootenays Jun 22

Provincial Parks in the Kootenays of British Columbia You Need to Visit

The Kootenays are world famous for its winters but if you venture beyond the powder-filled ski hills, you’ll find a host of stunning, remote and adventure-filled provincial parks.   Below is a selection of the best provincials parks, in the Kootenays of British Columbia, you need to visit to celebrate Canada 150.    Bugaboo Provincial…

luke-massey-photographer-interview Jun 21

Luke Massey: Photographer Interview

Next up in our series of Photographer Interviews is the talented British wildlife photographer, Luke Massey.  Early life… Luke Massey is a 25-year-old wildlife photographer from the UK, growing up just outside of London. Since the age of 18, Luke has been travelling the world, photographing as he goes. He currently lives in the Central American country…

Vagar-Hill-steve-gray-photography Jun 7

Steve Gray: Photographer Interview

The next in our series, Photographer Interviews, Nomads on the Road is profiling documentary photographer, Steve Gray, as he gears up for the launch of his new book, Borderland: Where England meets Wales’. Background Documentary photography and film photography is making somewhat of a resurgence, one of those photographers leading the revival is Steve Gray,…