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My Seven Favorite Christmas Movies

My Seven Favorite Christmas Movies

So, ok.  Since Hallmark has decided to jump start Christmas obscenely early with it’s parade of Christmas movies November 1st this year, this list of Christmas movies may seen redundant. But these seven movies – not from Hallmark by the way, are ones I  make time for every season. Don’t judge me. Love Actually. It has everything- unrequited love, new love, heart break, plus a host of stars marching through the movie. (Colin Firth, anyone?) It’s a bunch of little…

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27 Great Gifts for Nature Lovers

27 Great Gifts for Nature Lovers

I keep seeing all these enthusiastic Facebook posts counting down the days until Christmas. I sort of get it-I love Christmas too. It’s all pine-y smell and Christmas music and choosing just the perfect gifts everyone. And,f you are like me, you put time and thought into getting the right gifts for the people you care about. So without further ado, here is a list of 27 great gifts for  nature lovers. Please note: The below post contains some affiliate…

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25 Harvest-y Things to Do In the Annapolis Valley this October

25 Harvest-y Things to Do In the Annapolis Valley this October

I love fall, it’s my favorite time of year. No bugs, no mugginess and yet, still plenty to do in the Annapolis Valley So here, in no particular order are my favorite 25 harvest-y things to do next month   Sept/Oct. Pick Apples Jump on  a hay ride at Willowbank U Pick, 110 Starr’s Point Loop, Port Williams ( available during apple picking season- mid Oct.) Bike the Harvest Moon Trail which runs from Grand Pre to Annapolis Royal [click_to_tweet…

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What to See and Do Along the Cabot Trail This October

What to See and Do Along the Cabot Trail This October

Can we just all agree the Cabot Trail is lovely? And there  is no lovelier  season to go that when the leaves start to change to red, gold and brown. But. As lovely as that time of year in all of the province-we have to consider-will anything be open-or shut down for the winter? Never fear. I’ve combed through website and sent messages to compile a list of things to do in see in the coming weeks. And here they…

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An Evening Paddle with East Coast Outfitters

An Evening Paddle with East Coast Outfitters

I can never get enough kayak paddling in. Stuff like work gets in the way. However, I did grab an opportunity to take my two daughters -in-law and head out for the Ladies Night Paddle with East Coast Outfitters recently. I’ve been out with them before but I enjoy trying out new adventures such as this Ladies Night and it did not disappoint.     I love a leisurely paddle where I can take a moment to see, hear and…

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3 Big Mistakes I Made While Backpacking the Bluff Wilderness Trail

3 Big Mistakes I Made While Backpacking the Bluff Wilderness Trail

  Last week, when the blog on the Bluff Wilderness Trail was posted, I promised to share the lessons I learned on this backpacking trip. They may not look like big mistakes, but together or even separately, they could cause big headaches or worse.  Full disclosure: I ‘m a bit embarrassed to admit them, but here they are.   I cheaped out on a sleeping bag.  I have a good sleeping bag, but it’s big and heavy.I wanted one small…

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The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail

The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail

    For a while, I have had this reoccurring thought that I needed to get out of my comfort zone. So when a friend asked me if I’d like to go back packing along the Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail-I said sure. Back country camping was something I have been wanting to do, but …I’ll admit it.I was afraid of big furry beasties. Turns out, beasties were not the problem   [click_to_tweet tweet=”Let me just say this right off- the…

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Annapolis Royal’s Candlelight Graveyard Tour

Annapolis Royal’s Candlelight Graveyard Tour

I have been wanting to take this candlelight graveyard tour since I was invited last year. Sometimes it takes a while for plans to fall into place- I am glad they finally did for this. Alan Melanson is a  storyteller extraordinaire, and he spins his tale for nearly an hour and a half with wit, insight and myriad tidbits of historical information. I only wish I could remember a third of it. It’s small wonder that this is an award…

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3 Easy Trails in West Hants

3 Easy Trails in West Hants

Sometimes, you don’t want to struggle along a steep, rocky, long hike. Sometimes you just want a few kilometers outside in nature-I know I do, which is why I am sharing the information on these pretty easy trails in West Hants. Keep in mind, there are other great trails in West Hants, but today it’s gonna be these 3- Irishman’s Road, Smiley’s Provincial Park and the Salt Marsh Trail in Cheverie. Irishman’s Road Trail This is one of my oft…

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Take the Self Guided Fundy Eco Tour

Take the Self Guided Fundy Eco Tour

The Fundy Shore Eco Tour used to be a thing. I mean a great Nova Scotia attraction years ago, with branded signage and brochures.These days you may find the odd beat up sign, but you would look long and hard to find brochures/maps. I did some digging-as I love to do-and managed to unearth one online. Why? Because I love that shoreline and want others to experience it. So selfless. So helpful.So full of sh**. As I studied the old…

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