Passamaquoddy Bay – fabulous day trips from Saint John

Passamaquoddy Bay – fabulous day trips from Saint John

The rhythmic splashing of the oars through the still waters is such a soothing sound. Today, Passamaquoddy Bay is at rest, basking in the sunlight. With infinite blue skies above us, we paddle through the calm sea, passing rugged, pine-clad islands. At this moment...
Where and what to eat and drink in Saint John, New Brunswick

Where and what to eat and drink in Saint John, New Brunswick

When I visited Saint John earlier this year I had no idea what a gastronomic treat I was in for. As I expected, I found fresh and tasty seafood, but I also discovered delicious curries, excellent craft beers and ciders, and melt-in-the-mouth desserts. I left Canada...
Saint John, a vibrant city where continents collide

Saint John, a vibrant city where continents collide

On a beautiful June morning, having put on my harness and safety helmet, I climb the stairs of a tall tower by the Saint John River. My companion, Jillian, from the local tourism board, is looking very nervous and I’m not feeling particularly confident myself....
Top 10 things to do in British Columbia

Top 10 things to do in British Columbia

Top 10 things to see and do in British Columbia 7 With vibrant cities ranked amongst the best places to live in the world, jaw dropping scenery rich in wildlife, and a reputation for the most welcoming and friendly people found anywhere in the world, it is no...
The Wildlife of Canada’s Clayoquot Sound

The Wildlife of Canada’s Clayoquot Sound

The Wildlife of Clayoquot Sound Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada   7 As the ebbing tide withdraws, a rich mosaic of life is revealed, clinging resolutely to the rocks and one another – barnacles attached to limpets attached to mussels attached to...
Vancouver Island, Canada Road Trip

Vancouver Island, Canada Road Trip

Throughout the previous week, as we had explored the Sunshine Coast of Canada, Sara and I had often gazed across the water to Vancouver Island and her still snow-capped mountains. Today we were about to set out on the longest drive of our road trip, and it would take...
The Sunshine Coast of Canada Road Trip

The Sunshine Coast of Canada Road Trip

Two women, one motorhome, and the open road – what could possibly go wrong? Serene views, craft beers, seaside cafés, and a warm sense of community are the enduring memories from my Canadian road trip along Highway 101, an area known affectionately as the...
Arts and crafts in the mountain town of Breckenridge

Arts and crafts in the mountain town of Breckenridge

Meeting locals, asking their advice, chatting with craftsmen and women and artisan food and wine producers, not to mention craft beer brewers, is one of my favourite aspects of travelling. I love stumbling across communities where such businesses thrive from...

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