Oct 9

Bears in Fernie and the Elk Valley

Bears in Fernie and the Elk Valley “…for many of us the world would be a poorer place without bears. We keep bears because they are a part of nature and because of what they do for the human mind, body, and soul.” Steve Herrero in Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance. The tiny black bear…

Hiking Aspen for fresh snow, under threat from climate change? Jan 28

Climate Change – Teton Gravity Research Interview

Teton Gravity Research Interview Teton Gravity Research began life in 1995 as four friends with a passion for the mountains and oceans came together to create products which came from the athletes’ perspective. With 28 award-winning films under their belt, TGR is one of the leading brands in the action sports industry, their progressive films…

the fernie webcam is buried Jan 18

The Greatest Day

The snow started falling early on Sunday morning, breaking for a short while on Monday and returning with a vengeance on Tuesday, where it didn’t stop for hours and hours. Kootenay Influence Ep.5 January 17th from Dylan Siggers. Tuesday 17 January 2012 will go down in history as one of the greatest powder days in…

Climate Change and The Winter Sports Industry Jan 12

Climate Change and the Winter Sports Industry – Auden Schendler Interview

Climate Change and the Winter Sports Industry Welcome to part two of Climate Change and the Winter Sports Industry, a special series of interviews with leading members of the industry. Last week saw Chris Steinkamp from Protect Our Winters sit down with Nomads on the Road to discuss climate change and the role winter sports…

Dec 21

Climate Change and the Winter Sports Industry – Protect Our Winters Interview

Climate Change and the Winter Sports Industry Nomads on the Road sat down with three leading winter sports industry figures, Chris Steinkamp from Protect Our Winters, Auden Schendler from the Aspen Ski Co and Steve Jones from Teton Gravity Research to discuss what can be done to stop climate change and preserve our way of…

Old man of Akaroa Dec 9

Conversations with Strangers – the old man of Akaroa

The Old Man of Akaroa Sitting at the bar you see things. You see things you wouldn’t see or perhaps notice outside the sanctuary of a bar. You see old people, young people, happy people, sad people, those who wish to drink away their sorrows, those celebrating a birthday, a promotion. Or you’ll see people…

Dec 4

Sicily and the outlaw Salvatore Giuliano – The Gentleman Bandit

Sicily and the Friend of the Friends (Mafia) Sicily is synonymous with the Friends of the Friends, yet once you visit the Island you are highly unlikely to encounter anyone or anything akin to the legendary Mafia or even hear the word spoken by a Sicilian. The word Mafia is one which boasts many different…

Oct 19

Folk’s angriest punk: The Tim Barry Interview

Tim Barry sat down with Nomads on the Road for an exclusive interview. Meet folk’s angriest punk in the Tim Barry interview. Poet, punk, folk singer, country boy, activist, anarchist or simply a singer-songwriter, there are many ways to describe Tim Barry. Just don’t let him catch you calling him a musician. Tim Barry’s love…

Oct 4

Dave Cornthwaite SUP Interview

Dave Cornthwaite SUP Interview One man, one river, 2,400 miles, 1.24 million strokes, this is the story of Dave Cornthwaite and his extraordinary Stand up Paddle Board Challenge down one of the most iconic rivers in the world – The Mississippi River. It’s the first day for Dave Cornthwaite and his Mississippi River Stand up…

Feb 18

Cefalù and Gelato: Sicilian Odyssey

Sicily, the home of Mount Etna, ancient ruins, the ‘friend of the friends’, beautiful food, delicious ice cream, and the Cefalù Gelato Festival…mmmm gelato. I am about to embark on my Sicilian odyssey, this is the story of Cefalù and Gelato. The call was from my mate Kyp, “how do you fancy ten days in…

Feb 11

The Rob Roy Glacier in Mount Aspiring National Park National Park

The Rob Roy Glacier Trek Turn left and head along the glistening Lake Wanaka, turn right at the bottom of Mount Roy and follow the road towards the peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park. Pass Glendu Bay as families enjoy the last joys of spring. Carry on the dirt road passing the entrance to Treble…

Eight Inspiring Travel Books Feb 10

Eight Inspiring Travel Books

Travel books are often the starting point for many of our travel plans, whether it’s reading about Jack Kerouac’s life ‘On The Road’ or Tom Neale’s desire to be ‘An Island to Oneself’, books and their authors inspire a restlessness in us all. Travel literature can be about any subject you can think of, in…