Pictou Island: An Off-The-Grid Paradise in Nova Scotia

Pictou Island is a tiny little island in the Northumberland Straight just off the coast of Nova Scotia.  It’s so small (just 7km long and 2.5km wide) and unknown that many people who have lived in Nova Scotia their entire lives have never even heard of it.  Well, get ready to be amazed!   GETTING…

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Petite Riviere Loop: 7 Things You Must See in LaHave, Nova Scotia

The south shore of Nova Scotia is known for it’s breath-taking beaches, Kejimkujik National Park, the UNESCO world heritage site of Lunenburg (birthplace of the Bluenose) and, of course, the famous Peggy’s Cove but there’s a lesser known side of the shore that deserves some attention as well.   The LaHave and Petite Riviere area…

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HOW TO PLAN A WEEKEND GETAWAY ON ANY BUDGET

As (almost) full time travel bloggers there are two phrases we hear just about daily.  The first is, “Must be nice to get to travel all the time.  I can’t afford that” and the other is, “How do you make money?”.  That second question is odd to us, albeit valid since travel blogging for a…

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Tours & Expeditions: 6 Reasons to go Private

If you’ve done any amount of travelling you’ve likely experienced a guided tour at one point or another.  Tours range from historic walking tours that are just a couple of hours long to multi-week guided tours and, of course, the ever infamous booze cruise.  Let’s be honest, we’ve all indulged in one (or ten) of…

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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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