If you couldn’t get a rental car for your visit to Newfoundland and Labrador this summer, don’t worry, all is not lost. If you find yourself in St. John’s without wheels, you can still have an amazing trip. Follow along with my 3-day itinerary and see some of the best the city has to offer.
My home continent. I have been to most Canadian provinces and over a dozen states.
Halifax is a special place to visit. Whether you’re into history, boats, music, or getting outdoors, there’s always something for you to do in in this Canadian Maritime city of 400,000. It’s come a long way from it’s time as a hub on the Atlantic trading route and is now a must-visit stop on any good Eastern Canadian trip. So what do I think are the best things to do in Halifax?
When you think of Prince Edward Island you might first think of red cliffs, the Confederation Bridge, or the sand dunes of the Green Gables Shore. But PEI is full of hidden gems and the North Cape Coastal Drive is one of them. To help you plan your trip I’ve put together my dream 4-day western PEI road trip.
Despite its small size, there’s a lot to see and do in Prince Edward Island, which you’ll quickly realize if you try to fit the whole province into one vacation. I like to go slow and do a deep dive of a region when I can and I think eastern PEI is perfect for spending a few days. To help you plan your trip I’ve put together my dream 5 day eastern PEI road trip.
Newfoundland is full of great road trips. The Baccalieu Trail on the Avalon peninsula is perfect for a two or three day getaway from St. John’s. I spent a weekend driving the loop to explore the area of the province my family calls home.
When you’ve lived in Newfoundland for almost 20 years and you tell people you’ve never been on an ATV you get some funny looks. What can I say? I’m a city girl. So it was a good thing that Adventure Central added a backcountry ATV excursion to my epic Central Newfoundland summer itinerary.
Charlottetown is a historic town is a vibrant seaside city famous for its affiliations to Canadian Confederation history and Anne of Green Gables. While in Charlottetown, you can learn more about the local history, immerse yourself in local culture, try out the local cuisine, check out the fun activities in the town, and go on an adventure of a lifetime.
If big cities aren’t your thing, basing yourself in Summerside during your Prince Edward Island vacation would be a smart thing to do. This small city of just under 15,000 located just 28km from the Confederation Bridge is PEI’s second-largest – big enough to have all the amenities you’d want but small enough to not feel overwhelming. Summerside is a perfect rustic blend of historic brick buildings, heritage homes, and seaside strolls.
Mexico makes the perfect winter getaway with it’s warm weather and sunshine, beaches, and tasty food. Packing requires a bit more than throwing a couple of swimsuits into your suitcase and calling it a day. With that in mind, I’ve put together a capsule wardrobe so that you’ll know just what to pack for a Mexican beach vacation that gives you lots of options with that laidback vacay style.
Just about every visitor to New Brunswick will spend some time in Fredericton, and they should, the city has a lot to offer. So I’ve put together my top recommendations of things to do while you’re in town to help you create that Fredericton bucket list.
Just about every visitor to New Brunswick will spend some time in Saint John, and they should, the city has a lot to offer. So I’ve put together my top recommendations of things to do while you’re in town to help you create that Saint John bucket list.
One concern I always have when planning a trip to a new city is getting around without a vehicle since I usually fly but don’t rent a car. Montreal is a city that is highly walkable and has great public transit, so I’m going to show you just how easy it can be to get around Montreal without a car.
One of the trickiest things when planning a first visit to any new city is deciding where to stay, and Montreal is no different. Canada’s 2nd largest city has 19 different and distinct neighbourhoods so it can be a challenge to choose just one, let alone pick a single hotel or vacation rental. But don’t worry, I’m here to help!
I hadn’t done much hiking this summer and so I knew the 8.6km of the Alexander Murray Hiking Trail in King’s Point was going to be a bit of a challenge but what had me shaking in my hiking boots was the 2200 stairs and the 1200’ of elevation change. Yep, you heard right, two thousand, two hundred stairs.
Just about every visitor to New Brunswick will spend some time in Moncton, and they should, the city has a lot to offer. So I’ve put together my top recommendations of things to do while you’re in town to help you create that Moncton bucket list.
One of the city’s most hotly anticipated weeks is here. The ticket booths are setup. The stage is dusted off. The speed bars are gearing up. Over 50,000 people will party on the “biggest little street in North America” for 7 straight days. It’s George Street Festival time.
Want to get into nature on your next vacation but don’t want to haul gear or sleep on the ground? Love waking up to the sounds of birds chirping but also hate not being able to charge your phone? Then glamping, my friend, is what you need. Glamping is right up my alley as someone who loves her creature comforts and so I wanted to help you plan an amazing glamping vacation in my backyard of Newfoundland.