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Digby Harbor

Reliving Childhood Stories in Nova Scotia

Digby Harbor

Thinking about exploring amazing Nova Scotia? Thankfully, you’ll find a lot of travel information out there about this destination’s most popular attraction and wonder of the world, The Bay of Fundy. However, today’s guest author, Debi Lander, from ByLanderSea takes us back in time as she recalls how Nova Scotia’s most unique tourist attraction allowed […]

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iceberg kayaking

Five Great Canadian Outdoor Adventures

iceberg kayaking

Full of awe-inspiring landscape and bustling cities, Canada is an incredibly diverse nation. With its expansive coastlines, scenic valleys, majestic mountains and what seems like endless amounts of natural beauty, Canada offers a lot in the way of active outdoor adventures. As you’d expect, there’s everything from easy to epic for the active boomer traveler. […]

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McCulloch Centre

Checking Out Family History in Nova Scotia

McCulloch Centre

Are you curious about your Scottish ancestry? Why did they come to North America? How did they live? Family history and cultural resources abound in Nova Scotia, even if your ancestors first landed further south. Today’s contributing writer, Vera Marie Badertscher from A Traveler’s Library and Ancestors in Aprons describes how to go about tracing […]

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Amoeba sailboat

Sailing Bras D’or Lake in Nova Scotia

Amoeba sailboat

Traveling by any means is certainly a privilege no matter what method of travel you choose. However, for those lucky few with sturdy sea legs, sailing on the open water is the only way to go. Today’s sea-loving guestposter, Vera Marie Badertscher from A Traveler’s Library describes one very unique sailing experience around Nova Scotia’s […]

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Prince Rupert Ferry scenic view

Riding the Prince Rupert Ferry

Prince Rupert Ferry scenic view

The soft shades of morning sunlight illuminates Scarlett Point as the M. V. Northern Expedition (Prince Rupert Ferry) begins the 15-hour cruise up the Inside Passage from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island to Prince Rupert on the British Columbia (B.C.) mainland. The postcard-like scene reveals hidden coves, sailboats at anchor and fishing lodges sitting on […]

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Walking through the flower-draped gate at Inn the Estuary on Vancouver Island.

Luxury and Wildlife at Inn the Estuary

Walking through the flower-draped gate at Inn the Estuary on Vancouver Island.

As tidal waters flowed in and out to the Straight of Georgia, two deer moved delicately through the high grasses of Nanoose/Bonnel Estuary on Vancouver Island. If we squinted our eyes—or looked through binoculars—Alan and I could observe a pair of bald eagles surveying the scene from the top branches of a tree near the edge […]

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Fall color on Top of the World Highway in the Yukon

Driving on Top of the World

Fall color on Top of the World Highway in the Yukon

This article is part of a paid series that I’m writing as a brand ambassador for Michelin Guides. On a misty, September morning, our Ram truck climbs Yukon Highway 9—also called Top of the World Highway—after crossing the Yukon River on the George Black Ferry out of Dawson City. Soon Alan and I are riding […]

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View of Nelchina Glacier on the Glenn Highway

Scenes From the Road: Alaska Highway Week Three

View of Nelchina Glacier on the Glenn Highway

On the third week of our Alaska Highway Adventure, we experienced Yukon mining history in Dawson City, drove across the Top of the World, gawked at the stunning scenery of Glenn Highway and ended the week in the beautiful Kenai Peninsula. Alan and I hope you enjoy our photo highlights of Alaska Highway Week Three: […]

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Grizzly bear at Fish Creek near Hyder Alaska

Scenes From the Road: Alaska Highway Week Two

Grizzly bear at Fish Creek near Hyder Alaska

The second week of our Alaska Highway adventure takes us on a side trip from the Cassiar Highway to Stewart, British Columbia, at the head of the Portland Canal, which is actually a very long fjord. Along the way, glaciers slip over the mountains of the coastal range, their icy tongues sometimes reaching close to […]

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