Category Archive: Oceanic No-mads

World´s leading eco resort and spa in danger of being liquidated

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Only months after being voted  2012 “World’s Leading Eco Resort and Spa” at the prestigious World Travel Awards and “Best Spa on the Continent” at Spa Finder USA World Spa Awards, the iconic… Continue reading

The day the world did not end – Milford Sound

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On the 21st of December 2012, precisely on the day the Mayans predicted the world would end, we walked off our accommodation in Te Anau, Southern New Zealand, at 7 am in the… Continue reading

Size does not matter in New Zealand

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No, size did not seem to matter to the lovely New Zealanders we came across in our last visit to this majestic country. Don´t get me wrong, I´m all for getting rid of… Continue reading

I wanted to say ¨Thank you Australia¨, but that has also been taken…

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I´m not usually very good following conventions or traditions. No, it´s not that I´m the last living revel without a cause, not at all. I think I lack the emotive gene that makes… Continue reading

Should we not leave the final Antarctic frontier alone?

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Lake Vostok has yet to gain popularity as a travel destination. Blame it on the truly intolerable average temperatures -80°C or on the savage polar winds, or even on the fact that most… Continue reading

Rakiura/Stewart Island, the Southern land of Glowing Skies

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Accustomed as we are to hear people raving, and deservedly so,  about the unforgettable experience that is to watch the Aurora Borealis in some of the high latitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere, we… Continue reading

Camping, not your cup of tea? Think twice – Australia´s ¨glamping¨ destinations

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This article has been written by Scott Podmore and Maureen Doyle and published in News.com.au. No-mad has reproduced and modified it and included  additional locations and images. ABOUT a decade ago, Paul Stewart, front… Continue reading

A case of positive ¨anti-establishmentarianism¨ – Newtown, Sydney

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Saturday afternoon surprise visit to Newtown, the now colourful and eclectic inner city Sydney suburb. I wasn´t expecting to find myself navigating through its lanes and  diverse population and  most of all, I… Continue reading

Lindis Pass – Tolkien´s Great East Road

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First, its humility. Nestled amongst some of the most stunning sceenery in the world, you approach the Lindis Pass´ hills thinking they are merely the half way point between wine destination Cromwell and… Continue reading

Extreme weather conditions in Australia – bushfires in Tasmania

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It´s rare to start the year in Australia without some form of natural disaster – whether raging fires or violent storms and floods, the past few years have seen many good Australians beginning… Continue reading