Operation Hometown Traveler

The short version: I spent the summer of 2012 traveling in my hometown and home province like I do when I’m traveling “away.”

The long version: I got help. My travel was limited. Limited time-wise to weekends and limited financially by having to rent cars. It was mostly be daytrips for the same reason.

I’ve often said being a traveler is a matter of perspective. Since I don’t get to travel abroad as much as I’d like, I treated my home province like an unexplored destination. Using published travel guides and information from tourism promotion organizations, sourcing through social media, and good ol’ fashioned recommendations, I found fun, unique things to see in every part of the province.

Nova Scotia Hometown Travel Archives

Halifax – Capital Region:

Beaches (x5!) and a Nova Scotia surfing safari?

Iconic Peggy’s Cove

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

Finding the Berlin Wall in Nova Scotia

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Halifax Seaport BeerFest 2012

Looking for spirits on the Halifax Ghost Walk

Tall Ships 2012 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5

Georges Island in Halifax Harbour – so near, so far

Celebrating Bastille Day, le 14 juillet, Halifax-style

Eating around Halifax with Local Tasting Tours

A burger trek to Dartmouth by land and sea

Halifax’s Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

OpenCity – this is my Halifax

Chebucto Road, Halifax

Epic Trek #1: To Dartmouth and back

Epic Trek #2: To the suburbs

Epic Trek #3: Back to Dartmouth (and back!)

The Old Burying Grounds

South Shore

Beaches (x5!) and a Nova Scotia surfing safari?

Wine Wednesday: New-to-me Nova Scotia wineries

Finding the Berlin Wall in Nova Scotia

Finding the World’s Best Clams in Queens County

Picture Perfect Lunenburg

Hometown travel: Lunenburg

Postcard: Old Town Lunenburg

Northern Nova Scotia:

Sweet escape: Maple sugar season in northern Nova Scotia

Guest post: Awesome Amherst by L-A

Roadside attractions: Big and tall, little and small

Central Nova Scotia:

Tidal bore rafting: uniquely Nova Scotian

Economy‘s cheese, animal friends and glorious waterfall

Finding the Berlin Wall in Nova Scotia

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

Truro discoveries – food, farmers market, and more Berlin Wall

Not Since Moses – Run across the floor of the ocean

Alien pheasants at the Provincial Wildlife Park

Annapolis Valley:

Wine Wednesday: New-to-me Nova Scotia wineries

Annapolis Valley wine country, Grand Pré’s Acadians, and Hall’s Harbour

Animal friends at Nova Scotia’s farm markets

Postcard: Kentville’s Miner’s Marsh Trail

Postcard: Kentville Rail Trail



  1. I thik this is wonderful. I act like a tourist in my hometown, too. (Cincinnati) I’m always amazed at the number of native Cincinnatians who aren’t familiar with all our city has to offer. They’re really missing out! I’ve moved away several times, but always come back. I love my town.


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