“Mom, what are you still dreaming of doing, what big wish remains that you still want to do or accomplish, what passions haven’t you accomplished yet?” I ask eagerly. I watch the road in front of me as I anticipate hearing some amazing answer about road trips, mountains to see, people to meet, maybe even […]
Things to do in Nova Scotia
I spent 2 weeks on a Mother-Daughter road trip around Nova Scotia going beyond just the popular sites. Thanks to our desire to seek out the unique we were able to find many unique things to do in Nova Scotia! Here are a few of our highlights.
My Nova Scotian Loves:
Cruising with my mom via train along the Ocean Route from Montreal to Halifax.
One of my favorite and most clever uses of the Adirondack chair in Nova Scotia was by the Cape Breton Highlands National Park in their “Red Chair Challenge”.
Trying to make the guards crack a smile at Halifax Citadel!
The Bay of Fundy tides are a unique and destination worthy phenomenon – it’s claim to fame is having the highest tidal range in the world.
Road tripping through Nova Scotia past lighthouses, rocky beaches and lobster boats along makes for an incredibly picturesque driving holiday.
Exploring the culture and cuisine of “small town” Canada in Guysborough.
Hotels in Nova Scotia:
Nova Scotia Food:
The Lobster in the Rough Feast at Hall’s Harbor is a hands-on outdoor eating experience.
Nova Scotia Pictures:
Do you love stunning pictures of rocky shorelines and iconic lighthouses? Get on over to my Nova Scotia picture gallery and feast your eyes on these!!
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Small Town Big Attractions
“There are few places left on earth like the District of Guysborough. Better come now.” – that’s the motto of the area – and it’s true – there aren’t many places left like Guysborough. The District covers more than 2,100 square kilometres, with a healthy dose of coastline and forest – and approximately 5,400 permanent […]
Dip anything in butter and I will like it. So the Lobster in Nova Scotia was a guaranteed delicious experience for me. And better yet – we were there in lobster season. I still remember my first ever lobster experience – at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. I was 17 years old and thought it […]
Where Have All the Pencils Gone?
I sat on the train and watched my mom complete her crossword puzzle with her No. 2 pencil. I was thinking about how I hadn’t even seen anyone use an actual pencil for a long time. I remember it used to be a staple of my school supply purchases every August – but that was […]
Walking on the Ocean
My mom is not a leader. She doesn’t blaze a trail. She doesn’t really necessarily want to stick out and be different like my father and me. But this trip reminded me of what my mom is…she’s a willing follower. She is willing to be influenced and convinced of things. She will probably complain the […]
Take a Seat in Nova Scotia
They were everywhere – standing out like a bright beacon of color amidst an often gray, moody background. During our 2 week driving trip around Nova Scotia this iconic chair was found everywhere along our routes. Some were new and brightly painted, some were plastic, and some had seen better days as the paint peeled […]
The Citadel is Serious Business
He stared off into the distance with a stern look on his face. I wondered if I did something to upset him? What was going through his head as tourists like myself stood next to him with a big grin on my face. Did he even notice that I was there? He didn’t move an […]
Getting to know Lunenburg
“We haven’t cancelled a race in 61 years.” Marlene said to me as drops of rain poured off her raincoat as if it were Devil’s Throat of Iguazu Falls. “Wow, that’s pretty impressive. You guys sure are hearty.” I replied as I tried to duck under the temporary tent awning for a break from the […]
A Nova Scotia Driving Holiday
The Cabot Trail is constantly touted as one of the world’s best drives – this section of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia gets all of the attention. However, as a self-professed underdog lover – I want to let you know that there’s much more to Nova Scotia’s highways than Cape Breton. In fact – there’s […]
The Rhythm of the Ocean Route
“I think these are the nicest people I have ever seen working on a train.” My mom stated as the conductor poured us yet another glass of wine. I watched the wine in the glass rock back and forth with the rhythm of the train. The train is such a therapeutic way to travel. I […]