#Canada150 : 150 Things to do in Nova Scotia

*As part of the Canada 150 celebrations we’ve teamed up with a bunch of other awesome east coast bloggers in this link hop (wohoo, it’s our first time).  Be sure to hop around and check out their blogs once you’ve finished here and show them some blog love.     I grew up in Nova…

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Ultimate Adventure Gear Guide: The Basics

Imagine the sound of a raging river, the song of the birds, the dirt beneath your feet and your heart pounding in your ears as you tackle a 48 degree incline along the coast.  It’s amazing.  It’s a thrill.  It’s exhilarating and you feel on top of the world…until you feel the throbbing inside your…

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CHECKING IN: IRWIN LAKE CHALETS, OLD BARNS NOVA SCOTIA

“Life at Mother nature’s pace” This was our second stay at Irwin Lake Chalets and we knew back in the fall when we visited, we needed to come back in the winter.  Even the drive out through Old Barns and then down the winding, dirt Lochaven Road sets the tone for your visit.   Earlier…

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CHECKING IN: TIDAL BORE RAFTING RESORT, URBANIA NOVA SCOTIA

The Shubenacadie river, in the adventure travel world, is known for one thing…Tidal Bore Rafting!  Yes, riding the copper river in an inflatable boat is something you should experience (if you haven’t already) but there’s another side to those mighty waters.   There’s a side that’s quiet & tranquil during the winter months when the…

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100 Days of Nova Scotia

We believe, there’s more to life than grinding it out for 40+ years and then retiring at age 65 in hopes of being well enough to travel and explore the world at that point.  We also know it’s not in everyone’s plan to quit their day jobs, sell all of their belongings and travel full…

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7 REASONS TO START HIKING: LESSONS FROM THE TRAILS

HERE’S A BIG FAT SECRET for those of you who are thinking, “Wait!  I’m not fit!  I can’t go on a hike!”  Are you ready?  Hiking is just walking…in the woods.  Tadaa!!!!!   Aside from being a super simple microadventure that virtually anyone can do, hiking is an amazing way to shake off a hectic…

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