Fox Harb’r Resort & Spa: Beyond Golf

We’ve spent the vast majority of the last year travelling around Nova Scotia and showing off everything our home province has to offer from food to adventure, accommodations to hiking trails and everything in between.  In that time we’ve been invited further and further away from NS to visit other parts of our Country and…

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Annapolis Valley Itinerary: More Than Wine!

If you’ve ever visited the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia you know it’s recognized for it’s many wineries.  In fact, people flock to the valley by the bus load to hop from vineyard to vineyard and while we LOVE wine and have visited nearly every winery in Nova Scotia we wanted to showcase something a…

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#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: MERSEY RIVER CHALETS

This was our first visit to Mersey River Chalets and Nature Retreat and we were looking forward to an off-the-grid getaway.  Located in Caledonia Nova Scotia, these chalets were a great place to spend the night – particularly after another big snowfall in Nova Scotia. CHECKING IN: MERSEY RIVER FIRST IMPRESSIONS As we drove in the…

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WHIRLIGIGS CAFE, Wallace Nova Scotia

Whirligigs Cafe sits on a picturesque slice of Nova Scotia’s north shore in the small rural community of Wallace.  With it’s a eclectic decor, faux fur covered stools, and stunning views of the harbour this boutique style eatery is so much more than a one-time brunch destination! CAFE STYLE & COMMUNITY From the moment you…

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CHECKING IN: SMITH ROCK CHALETS

Perfectly perched atop Fitzpatrick Mountain, Smith Rock Chalets offer endless possibilities for a perfect winter getaway.  The views are stunning and whether you want to cozy up by the fire or head to the trails for a winter adventure, there’s no shortage of options here. CHECKING IN The trees hung heavy with snow over the…

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VINES PASTA GRILL, Cole Harbour Nova Scotia

“Cole Harbours best kept secret” Unassuming from the outside, Vines Pasta Grill‘s reputation precedes it; and for good reason!  This wasn’t our first trip to the Italian restaurant so we already knew the food would be great but they showered us in amazing food (keep reading), great local wine pairings, and outstanding service.   The atmosphere is…

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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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CHECKING IN: WHITE POINT BEACH RESORT, NOVA SCOTIA

Nova Scotia’s year-round sandbox!   In the last few months we’ve been fortunate enough to visit White Point twice, and both experiences were exceptional.  The resort is located on a 1km white sand beach but also boasts nearby lakes, rivers and forests – all of which offer different accommodations based on your preference.  Upon arrival,…

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