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…

lifes-little-things-cendrine-marrouat Aug 31

Review: Life’s Little Things by Cendrine Marrouat

Life’s Little Things: The Quotes by Cendrine Marrouat  Cendrine Marrouat is French-born photographer and writer currently living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Life’s Little Things is her tenth book.  Cendrine has been taking photographs for as long as she can remember but things didn’t really click for her until 2010. She spent two weeks in Vancouver at…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

fernie-backcountry-mike-cotton-photography Jun 6

The Fernie Backcountry, British Columbia

I’ve written previously about my love for the Fernie backcountry. The backcountry, given its correct definition, is ‘a sparsely populated rural region remote from a settled area’. Yet for me, the backcountry is so much more than that. The backcountry is an escape, an escape from a social media-driven world, where everyone is connected via the…

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…

8 Photography YouTube Channels you Should be Watching and Why May 18

8 photography YouTube channels you should be watching and why

I’m a fraud. There I said. I tell people I don’t watch much TV and in that respect, I’m not telling a lie, I’m merely stretching the truth. The truth is I spend a stupendous amount of time watching photography videos on youtube. Here are 8 photography YouTube channels you should be watching and why… Brendan…