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A perfect day in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014

Our drive to Shelburne took us past a microbrewery named Boxing Rock  for the place where a ship captain left argumentative seamen to sort out their differences or come to terms and and share a beer.  On Fridays...

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Eel Lake Oyster Farm, home of the Ruisseau oyster, Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014

  We met “the Oysterman,” Nolan D’Eon, his wife, Kim, and their friendly Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Cooper at Eel Lake Oyster Farm, home of the Ruisseau oyster. It is in Ste. Anne du Ruisseau, Nova...

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The ultimate road trip in southwestern Nova Scotia

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014

  With the new Nova Star taking passengers and cars from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, in the southwestern part of Nova Scotia, we decided to take a week-long road trip to explore this end of the province. We...

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Nova Scotia’s Acadians: The Pubnicos and Argyle

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014

When the Acadians returned to Nova Scotia after the Great Expulsion much of their former land had been resettled by the New England Planters. They were able to settle in the Pubnicos, which is now the...

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VIA Rail: Vancouver to Jasper

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014

As we flew into Vancouver, the aerial view created a bit of onboard window seat envy. We were above what appeared to be infinite expanses of mountain peaks and forests occasionally dotted with winding rivers,...

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A cruise to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia aboard the new Nova Star

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014

We recently cruised round trip between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia aboard the new Nova Star, which began service on May 15, 2014. Check-in was well organized and we were onboard an hour before our 9...

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Nicaragua: Land of Lakes and Volcanos

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014

Nicaragua, which is about the size of New York State, is the largest country in Central America. This Land of Lakes and Volcanoes has fourteen crater lakes, more than any other country, and seventeen volcanos, all...

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Kentucky: from Boone to bluegrass, bourbon, and barbecue

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014

The Bluegrass State is the birthplace of some of the best-loved country music, the breeding grounds of champion thoroughbreds for the Sport of Kings, and the producer of America’s finest native whiskey, bourbon,...

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High on Albuquerque, New Mexico

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014

Colonists authorized by King Philip of Spain to form a city on the banks of the Rio Grande chose this fertile land with warm days and cool nights. First to be built was a small adobe chapel in the center of what...

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