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Tagged With: Canada

The “Scot” in Nova Scotia: Antigonish and Surrounds

OK – so we’ve been here over a week now and we have a (slightly) better handle on Nova Scotia. As it turns out, the area we stayed in, as well as most of the area we explored in the first week, were all the “most Scottish” part of Nova Scotia. The below map shows … Continue reading »

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Hello from Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island

Hello! It’s been way too long since we last blogged (or vacationed, for that matter) so we thought we’d share our experiences in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. You may wonder, why Nova Scotia? Honestly, I have no idea how we ended up here! The recent end of long work projects (and that November … Continue reading »

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The Incredible West End of Vancouver

One of the first things we do when planning a trip is decide where to stay. We prefer vacation rentals (VRBO) over hotels, and we were excited to find accommodation in a heritage building in the character-laden West End. The West End is on the peninsula of Vancouver with Stanley Park on one side and the … Continue reading »

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Scaling new heights: Cypress Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Wherever we go, we try to find a view overlooking the city so that we can get the lay of the land. In Vancouver, this meant heading north and into the mountains. The most obvious choice was Grouse Mountain (more on that later), but given the non-ideal weather we chose a free option over a … Continue reading »

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Vancouver Island: The Butchart Gardens and Victoria

Before our trip, many people asked “Are you going to Vancouver Island? Will you see the Gardens?” Our answer was “But, of course!” And while true, we had NO CLUE what we were in for. We thought Vancouver Island would be a small, quaint island off the coast with some beautiful gardens. We were wrong. … Continue reading »

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