Souvenirs: the fridge magnet thing that got way out of hand

Collecting fridge magnets from my travels started when I traveled for work. It was a way to embrace the kitschiness of travel and celebrate the randomness of some of the places I went. Then, family and friends started bringing fun magnets home from their travels. Then, when I started traveling more, I kept picking them…

Favourite photos: camels and football in the Sahara Desert, Morocco

We did an overnight camel trek into the Sahara Desert from Merzouga, Morocco, not too far away from the Algerian border. While enjoying a leisurely morning on the roof of our auberge, Auberge Sahara, I caught a glimpse of life in the quiet village that still makes me smile today.

Guest post: Edible adventures and strawberry U-Picks in Truro by Kathy

Greetings friends, I’m all played out from Tall Ships 2012, and when Twitter-friend and Halifax food blogger Kathy Jollimore offered to write a post about a day trip adventure in Truro, I jumped at the offer. Berry picking is a classic Nova Scotia summer adventure, and I can’t believe I forgot to include it on…

Tall Ships 2012, Day 5, Parade of Sail

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 What’s a party without a parade? Great question, and one that I was happy to answer on Day 5 of Tall Ships 2012. Tall Ships events end with a grand sail-past better known as the Parade of Sail, which is often one of a few chances…

Tall Ships 2012, Day 4, with even more Georges Island

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 I planted a seed for Sunday’s adventure on Georges Island with a hint of what to expect when visiting the island. I did this for a couple of reasons. I want local folks to get excited about this off-limits part of our community, and, to get…

Tall Ships 2012, Day 3 Georges Island concert and fireworks

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 Whew, this is turning into a marathon. After two full days of non-stop adventure, Saturday was all about going back to the The Island. Georges Island. This warranted a short sea crossing – like 5 minutes short – and a day of very precise rules of…