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11 Bucket List Adventures to Make the Most of Summer

11 Bucket List Adventures to Make the Most of Summer

How often do we look so forward to summer and then-whoosh.It’s gone. It’s May and then September already. How the hell does that happen? I’ll tell you how. We don’t plan. I am the first to admit I love spontaneity. However, as much fun as that can be, without some sort of  a plan in place, the months just sort of slip by.

5 Beaches Worth a Visit this Winter

5 Beaches Worth a Visit this Winter

Updated March 13 2019 As I write this, Nova Scotia is suffering through an intense cold spell-  minus 12 but feeling like minus 20.  Snow is expected to start in an hour or so. The last thing you’d probably be thinking about is checking out any of our beaches. But we Nova Scotians are hardy people. And not only that, there are myriad reasons to avoid staying cooped up all winter. In winter, getting outside as much as possible;e help…

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Forest Lakes Trails -Hike to Cameron Lake

Forest Lakes Trails -Hike to Cameron Lake

Don’t you love Facebook events? It’s an opportunity to find trails I would probably never know about. This was the case on a recent frosty Sunday when a couple of  friends and I took advantage of a guided trail along the Forest Lakes Trail system in Ardoise. Forest Lakes is a country club with luxury seasonal and overnight housing rentals and real estate. Out of my price range ? Absolutely. No matter. The trails are open to everyone. I suspect…

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17 Fun Things To Do in Nova Scotia This Winter

17 Fun Things To Do in Nova Scotia This Winter

It’s winter and the only reminders of the holidays for some of us are post Christmas flab and credit card bills. Spring is only 6 weeks away.(Kill me now) Nova Scotia Can be blah in winter. But it doesn’t have to be. And it shouldn’t be. Yes of course, cuddle in with the storm chips and Netflix when the weather is frightful. But when it’s not… why not experience our beautiful province with one or more of these 17 adventures?…

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Strawberry U-Picks in Nova Scotia

Strawberry U-Picks in Nova Scotia

It’s that time again. Strawberry Time.Shortcake time. Jam time. Time to fill the freezer with these luscious red berries so we have a reminder of sweet summer days in the dead of winter. That means it’s time to hit the local strawberry U-Picks.   Only two problems with that. Websites that list U-Picks are often woefully out of date, and  The major frost we had a few weeks back really did a number on our fragile, fledgling blossoms and baby…

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Returning to Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct

Returning to Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct

Hubby tells me it’s been 17 years since we last scrambled our way along the trail to Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct. He was 50. I would have been 46. Yes, we are THAT old. Over 2500 years ago, the now submerged sections of  Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct was home to ancestors of the Mi’kmaq . Since then, it’s rocky and barren landscape lent itself to few successful  occupations, however foundations of  a large sheep farm  are still found along the trails . You’ll find…

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Hiking the Crystal Falls Trail

Hiking the Crystal Falls Trail

I first heard about the Crystal Falls trail when perusing fellow blogger Laura Churchill Duke’s write up on Valley Family Fun, so on a day off hubby and I decided to give it a go. Laura had already gotten good directions from the Kingston Visitor Centre-we used those. I have included them below. Autumn is my favorite time of year and I love it especially for getting outdoors and exploring. Directions to  the Crystal Falls Trail Take Exit 17 to…

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