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Pictou, birthplace of Nova Scotia

Travelling between the Canadian mainland and Prince Edward Island, you have two options: you can either travel cross the 13-km long construction marvel that is Confederation Bridge, or take the ferry from Caribou in Nova Scotia. We tried both. Luckily for us, we had time to kill whilst waiting for the ferry, and decided to [...]

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Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia

There’s something very appealing about Atlantic Canada. During a road trip in Nova Scotia, we stumbled upon Blue Rocks, a curious fishing village turned artist colony. In Atlantic Canada, the fishing industry has been on the verge of collapse for the last 20 years. The young leave in droves, lured to the oil-sands in Alberta. [...]

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Atlantic Canada: Lively Lunenburg

The small town of Lunenburg in coastal Nova Scotia is bright, colourful, lively and lovely. And of special value to the common heritage of humanity. Old Town Lunenburg was added to the World Heritage list in 1995 as the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Or, as UNESCO puts [...]

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Where in the World: The Titanic graves

A new week, a new travel quiz. Where in the world is this evocative cemetery? A crisp autumn day three years ago, the girls and I walked through this cemetery. It was a melancholic walk past the graves of hopeful immigrants, of children, of those never found. Two questions this time: Where in the world [...]

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Canada road trip: Nova Scotia with kids

Atlantic Canada is often overlooked. I recommend visiting Nova Scotia with kids: Halifax, Pictou, Annapolis Royal, Lunenburg, and much more.

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11 fave hotels of 2008

We stayed in plenty of hotels in 2008, some good, some not so good, some blah. Here are my fave hotels of 2008 – in no particular order.

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