• An Insider’s Guide to Halifax

    Halifax is my city and my playground. It’s the seaside capital of Nova Scotia, an eastern coastal province about an hour and a half’s flight northeast of New York. While exploring this popular tourist city, it can be easy to miss the hidden gems and stick to the boardwalk trail and checklist sites. Sure, we’ve

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  • Toronto Tea Festival Highlights

    During the first weekend in February I found myself at the Toronto Tea Festival for the first time. It’s Canada’s largest tea festival and in its sixth year running. Over the weekend I caught up with friends, ate some amazing food, and got properly tea drunk. My duffel bag was ten pounds heavier with tea going through

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  • How We Celebrated the Tragically Hip

    This past week a whole reservoir of love flew from Canadian pens and keyboards towards Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip. The man, machine, poem and his band have made us cry and reminisce as they toured one last time in the wake of Downie’s incurable glioblastoma — terminal brain cancer. My two favourite things I read

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  • The Time We (Almost) Went on Dog Sled

    Because hey, when you travel sometimes things don’t always work out like you planned. When I arrived on Goose Bay on December 27, Rob picked me up at the airport and we headed over to his parents’ house where we celebrated a belated Christmas, including getting these tickets for a dog sled lesson and tour with

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  • Large Labrador Days on Ski-Doo

    When I was in Goose Bay over the holidays I had the great fortune of good weather. Not only did I see the northern lights, but I got several large Labrador days. What is a large Labrador day? A large Labrador day is when: It’s sunny; it’s winter; there’s lots of snow on the ground;

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