Winter Day Trip to the Walton Lighthouse

By acashin, on Thu, 27 Feb 2014 | 0 Comments

While this historic beacon is open only from May through to October, it didn't stop us exploring the area surrounding it. The Walton Lighthouse is one of the few that can still be entered and climbed in Nova Scotia. So wile we missed out on the 20 foot climb to the top of the light, we were still able to enjoy the external view, and a wonderful sense of peace in the presence of this historic light.

Nova Scotia Travel Resolutions

By lasteeleworthy, on Mon, 27 Jan 2014 | 0 Comments

The dawn of a new year is the time when we all make and break resolutions to go to the gym or get more sleep. But for those of us at NovaScotiaBlogs.com, it's a time to make travel resolutions to explore Nova Scotia. The only hard thing about these resolutions is deciding which ones should be on our list for the year. It's never too late to make your own travel resolutions, so if you're in need of a few, here are some of ours for 2014 - along with suggestions on how you can make them happen.

Driftwood & Dining Adventure in Advocate Harbour

By BayOfFundy, on Wed, 4 Sep 2013 | 0 Comments

DriftwoodBeach_WestAdvocate.jpg I was scrambling around the house attempting to pack up for an overnight get-away. It was my wife Sara's birthday weekend so I wanted her to sit back and relax and I would handle all of the details. It quickly became evident that I am not the organizer in our relationship. Though in my defense, with the number of food allergies we have to contend with in our family (dairy, soy, gluten, corn, canola, cocoa, etc. etc.), packing is never the simplest of tasks.

A geocaching goldmine

By dtrefry, on Tue, 9 Apr 2013 | 0 Comments

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Yarmouth is home to the man who holds the Canadian record for hiding the most geocaches. Ervin Olsen (Ervined) likes to think of them as 1,213 different adventures and he takes pride in where he places his geocaches. He also has a particular goal in mind when he decides where to place them: helping geocachers discover more about the Yarmouth area.

Discovering Nova Scotia - RV Style!

By alawrence, on Wed, 12 Sep 2012 | 0 Comments

Our CanaDream RV experiencing Peggy's CoveThis blog post was contributed by Shirley Scobie, a staff member at CanaDream RV Rentals, after a 2011 RV vacation in Nova Scotia. CanaDream enables visitors to Nova Scotia to experience Canada at their own pace in an RV. For more information about renting an RV in Nova Scotia, please visit www.canadream.com.

Not being 'crowd' people, our family prefers to take RV vacations out of season and the prospect of a Fall vacation in Nova Scotia was definitely appealing, not only for the spectacular Fall colours, but also because it provided the opportunity to travel at our own pace, making decisions 'on the fly' as to where we travelled and stayed. Rving is the best way for our family to do this - no hotels to pre-book, no fixed itinerary, our beds, kitchen and food on board and the sheer freedom of being able to spontaneously change our route while throwing time to the wind.

Six Great Seacoast Drives in Nova Scotia

By jcyr, on Tue, 27 Mar 2012 | 0 Comments

PetitEtangbeach-nearCheticamp.jpgSometimes there is no greater feeling than getting in the car and just driving. Abandoning all chores and grocery stores and just being free. Opening the windows and letting the breeze blow through you hair. Even better if the breeze is from the ocean and the air is salty and fresh.  Finding unexpected treasures along the way, a roadside fruit and vegetable stand, an antique store or a café with fresh made goodies for the road. Packing a picnic, stopping for a walk along a beach you've never seen before, to clear your mind and stretch your legs.  These are all the things that make a seacoast drive a must-do, just for the pure joy of it.

 

 

Land of Giants

By BayOfFundy, on Mon, 7 Nov 2011 | 0 Comments

"Look up.  Look waaaay up! And I'll call Rusty." -The Friendly Giant

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It wasn't until I saw the giant strawberry smiling from the roadside in Great Village that I came to the realization that we were home to a surprising number of giants here in Nova Scotia.  I started to make a list.