Feb 2

7 quotes I love about winter and the mountains

I love winter and I love living in the mountains, whether that is in Fernie, British Columbia, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the Southern Alps of New Zealand, the lofty peaks of England’s Lake District, or my current home in the French Alps. Here are 7 quotes I love about winter and the mountains. 

Reigate Heath, Surrey Jan 1

My Favourite Photographs of 2016

2016 has been an interesting year. Looking back I travelled a lot more than I appreciated at the time. The Lake District was the subject of two trips and countless photography essays, I spent three weeks travelling and working in Norway and Sweden. I also managed to explore more of Surrey, taking in Reigate Heath…

mistakes-i-make-hiking Sep 16

Mistakes I make hiking, and how to avoid them

I suck at hiking. Don’t make the same mistakes as me. If you are new to hiking, or just suck at it like I do, take note of these common mistakes. 1) Not wearing in your boots before your hike Your feet are your tools when it comes to hiking, happy feet = happy hiking. Not…

eigate-heath-misty-morning Aug 25

What’s in my Camera Bag?

I’m by no means the best photographer around but I do enjoy getting outside and taking photographs, no matter where I am in the world, be it Canada, Fernie, Norway, Sweden or the Lake District, it doesn’t make any difference. The quote below by famed National Geographic photographer sums up my feelings about photography and…

Feb 10

About Nomads On The Road

Follow me on Instagram @mikecottonphotography “Once a bum always a bum. I fear the disease is incurable.” John Steinbeck Mike is a writer and wannabe mountain man, if he could grow a big bushy beard he would, but he will settle for writing about all things adventure.   “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”…

revelstoke-giant-cedars-boardwalk-kootenays-mike-cotton-photography Sep 21

What to do in Revelstoke: Two Days of Stoke

Revelstoke has long been on my list of cool places to visit in the Kootenays. Just the name itself is enough to stir the wanderlust in me, Revelstoke. Stoke is not just a town in the Midlands of the UK but a term used to describe something amazing, something awe-inspiring and generally cool. Nestled in the…

Aug 1

Work with me

Mike Cotton aka Nomads on the Road I have a passion for travel, photography and the outdoors, with a particular emphasis on mountain culture. Together we can inspire. My name is Mike Cotton and I am a travel photographer and writer from England. My work has been featured in various publications including Crowfoot Media, Fernie…

headley-heath-surrey-mike-cotton-photography Jun 1

My travel photographs: Headley Heath Revisited

As I quite enjoyed my last post about revisiting my travel photographs, you can check it out here, I thought I would go back and revisit more of my photography. I’ve been thinking about my photography a bit recently, interviewing various photographers for my photographer interview series and seeing how these amazing photographers edit their…