Amanda Byrne

Amanda Byrne

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    We are going to noosa on holiday, any places and things we have to do while we are there?

    There are beautiful walks in the Noosa National Park between Noosa and Sunshine Beach which are definitely worth doing, lots of gorgeous bays for swimming along the way and great views. You might even see whales or dolphins at this time of year; http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/noosa/about.html#things_to_do Eumundi is pretty inland village/town (probably 20 mins away) that has great markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Lovely and shady, a nice place to wonder about (i can personally recommend lunch at Claude's food at the Market, delicious) ; http://www.eumundimarkets.com.au/ We also had a really nice meal at Fratellini's at Sunshine Beach (about 5 mins away) http://www.fratellini.com.au/ There's a lot to see and do in this area whether you want to stick to the beaches and relax or head into the hinterland and explore their villages (Malayney, Mapleton etc) about 8 years ago

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    When are applications for the 2011 travel photography scholarship open?

    Hi Kerri, We are just finalising details as I type! We should launch by the end of July but best thing to do is sign up to the Nomads Scholarship Mailing List so you are notified; http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=18873565876 Good luck! over 8 years ago

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    It's gonna be my first time in Sydney, Australia next week. What stuff or gadgets are considered good buys there? And where to get them?

    Im not sure where you are traveling from in order to compare , but Sydney is relatively expensive for shopping (Im from Sydney) . What kind of stuff are you looking for? about 8 years ago

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    Where are the best camping spots around Sydney?

    There are heaps of great options! Depends on what type of camping you are into but a good place to start is the National Parks website which lists all camping ground within National Parks in NSW; http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/SearchCampgrounds.aspx My favourite would have to be Caves Beach down on the Bodoree National Park, Jervis Bay, about 3 hrs south of Sydney - flanked by two great beaches, and its relatively small so cant get too crowded. You can drive in and then there's about a 200m walk into the site. Greenpatch is also a good option - you can take your car right in. http://www.environment.gov.au/parks/booderee/visitor-activities/camping.html If you want to heard west Turon Gates out towards Mudgee is a beautiful remote spot on the river; http://www.turongates.com/camp.html Ive also herd some good things about Glenworth Valley - just up on the Hawkesbury, barely an hour form Sydney; http://www.glenworth.com.au/accomodation-and-camping over 8 years ago

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    When is the next travel writer scholarship avaliable?

    Hey Heena, Our current scholarship is our Travel Documentary Scholarship in Arnhem Land, working with the Aboriginal Yolngu people; http://journals.worldnomads.com/scholarships/story/71379/Australia/Travel-Video-Documentary-Scholarship-2011-Arnhem-Land-Australia Our Travel Writing Scholarship closed a month or so ago - it was the opportunity to go to Turkey with a Rough Guides writer. We will be running another one next year. Best thing to do is sign up to our mailing list so you are notified of opportunities; http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=18873565876 over 8 years ago

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    I have 2 weeks to explore Europe this October. I've already been to Paris, Lisbon and Madrid. Any suggestions on the must see cities?

    Prague is beautiful and interesting, they call it the 'paris of eastern europe', Rome is obvious one - if you are interested in history and food. Barcelona is also a great city - great architecture, food, people, markets etc. about 8 years ago

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    Is Canyoning in the Blue Mountains cold at this time of year?

    I can vouch for a cool 5 degrees here today. Wait for Spring, its hard to get the chill out of your bones at this time, let alone being wet. about 8 years ago

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    We will be in Glasgow for a week in September. What are interesting things to do, in walking distance of the SECC ?

    I love Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the west end, as much for the architecture as whats inside. Also check out The Burrell Collection in Pollock Estate (on the east Side), gorgeous parklands to wander around and then a spot of tea and tour of the private art collection. The Gallery of Modern Art is bang in the city centre so that's worth a look too. More info on the galleries here; http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/Pages/home.aspx The city centre has some interesting architecture but is very heavily high street shopping, Have a mosy around the west end (Byers Rd and Ashton Lane) which has more of a villagey feel, and check out the Botanic Gardens and kibble palace whilst your there. Glasgow is not known for its gastronomy...... but a few of my faves when I lived there include Stravaigin in Kelvinbridge , Rab Ha's in Merchant City for authentic pub fare- you should try haggis n tatties, its actually very nice. The Dhabba (indian ) in merchant city, Two Fat Ladies in the west end for upmarket fish n chips. Enjoy! about 8 years ago