Thursday, April 29, 2010

DOERS AND DREAMERS: An Awesome and Free Travel Guide

Recently I received the latest version of “Doers and Dreamers” one of the best travel... no not brochure – it is in fact a book. On 384 pages travellers find EVERYTHING one can think of on exploring the Atlantic Province Nova Scotia, Canada.

- Hotel and Dining Guides
- Sightseeing
- Festivals and Events
- Arts and Culture
- Sports from Biking to Sea Kayaking
- A Travel Map
- Contact information

An additional brochure lays out hundreds of big and small events, such as:

May and June
- Lobster Palooza on Cape Breton
- Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival
- Privateer Days in Liverpool
- Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso
- Antigonish Highland Games

July and August
- Pictou Lobster Carnival
- Yarmouth Sea Fest
- Halifax Pride Week
- Mahone Bay Classic Boat Festival
- Digby Scallop Days

September and October- Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival
- Nova Scotia Air Show Halifax
- Annapolis Valley Pumpkin Fest
- Celtic Colours Festival Cape Breton

Not to mention the all-year-round events in 400+ year-old, lovely town of Annapolis Royal.
Enjoy Nova Scotia – this or next year!!!

Don't forget to order your free travel book and a tour map.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Photo Impressions of Canada's Niagara Region


My Tips for Trips to the Niagara Region:
Experience beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, drive the Niagara Parkway, sample world-class wines, enjoy great restaurants and well, maybe even visit the Niagara Falls too.

The best time for traveling the Niagara area is in April when the Magnolias and Cherries are blooming and tourist hordes are not there yet.

Prettiest Town in Canada
Once honoured as the "Prettiest Town in Canada" vineyard-surrounded Niagara-on-the-Lake, about 20 miles away from the Falls - where the Welland Canal and Lake Ontario converge - charms its visitors, especially in spring.  Tour the wineries around town and sample their delicious products, don't miss the traditional English high tea in the "Drawing room" of the Prince of Wales Hotel, one of the best hotels in Canada, or try mouth-watering sweets and coffee at the patio of the "Shaw Coffee and Wine Bar", one of the most beautiful flower-decorated place I have ever seen.


Niagara Parkway
Rent a bike and circle along the Niagara Parkway with its millions of blooming Daffodils, stop at the Butterfly Conservatory, a real magical attraction with myriads of the free-flying delicate beauties.

Niagara Falls
Did I mention Niagara Falls?  Yes, the water falls are impressive and grandiose - but do not look towards the town of Niagara. Its one of the ugliest places in Canada. Head over to the botanical garden and indulge in blooms.  And drive straight back to Niagara-on-the-Lake!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Nova Scotia's South Shore

Lunenburg county: Beautiful, year round, even on a drary March day, with low ceilings and occassional rain. Friendly locals, cute shops and colourful houses.

Hubbards, Chester, Mahone Bay - I love them all, including the quaint Tancook Islands.

Photo Impressions from Fredericton, New Brunswick




Frederictonians must have been glad about the lack of snow this winter - not to have their town flooded again after the spring thaw...
Here are some impressions from an Easter weekend trip through New Brunswicks capital.