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Popovers on the Square – Portsmouth, NH

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Popovers on the Square Portsmouth
It took a lot of discipline to not spend my whole trip to Portsmouth at Popovers on the Square. Popovers is named after a traditional New England pastry, but one that was new to me. A popover looks similar to a Yorkshire pudding and is traditionally served warm with maple butter, but can also be stuffed.… Read More

Nova Scotia’s First Gran Fondo Cycling Event Coming to Clare

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cyclists at Mavillette Beach - Gran Fondo Event Nova Scotia
Photo: Joey Robichaud Photography...and we're going to race. Well, Drew is, anyway. I'm going to watch. And eat rapure. If you've been a reader of this blog for a little while, you'll know that we spent a lot of last summer exploring the French Shore of Nova Scotia, a beautiful and culturally vibrant area that stretches… Read More

The Cog Railway – Marshfield Station, NH

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The Cog Railway New Hampshire
The drive to The Cog Railway made me a little sick to my stomach, a mix of altitude, the bumpy, winding road, and anticipation. My dad had done The Cog almost 30 years earlier. He was the only one of my uncles and aunts willing to brave the more than 3,500 ft climb in an 1800s… Read More

Vermont Cider Tour

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Citizen Cider Vermont
We've been talking a lot about Vermont craft beer, but it isn't the only thing that's brewing in the state. On our spring tour through Vermont, we stopped into two of Vermont's cider houses - Citizen Cider and Woodchuck Cider.With a long history of apple production, cider makes sense for Vermont. And at both Citizen and Woodchuck,… Read More

The Port Grocer – Port Medway, NS

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Port Grocer
"You won't go away hungry, I can tell you that." Listening to Annabelle, one of the owners of The Port Grocer, explain today's brunch menu to a group of first timers is almost as good as eating it. Almost. The little restaurant and general store in Port Medway opened last April, and is known for… Read More

WHYM Craft Beer Cafe – Portsmouth, NH

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WHYM Craft Beer Portsmouth New Hampshire
"It's like having a barbecue out on the deck. Only better." - my dad Better food, better beer, and helpful advice. WHYM Craft Beer Cafe really doesn't look like much from the road. Semi-hidden behind a motel along Route 1, it'd be just as easy to miss as to spot, but it'd be worth doubling… Read More

Wines on the Water – Halifax, NS

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Murphys Wine on the Water Halifax
"There is nothing sexier than a man drinking rosé." - Sophia Luckett We're greeted on board the Tall Ship Silva with a glass of Rosetta, a crisp rosé made with Marachel Joffre and Traminette by Luckett Vineyards. We're on the inaugural "Wine Wednesday" cruise, a collaboration between Murphy's and Luckett Vineyards. In Pete's words, "We wanted… Read More

8 Itineraries That Will Have You Packing Your Bags For New Brunswick

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Sea caves, seafood, ziplining, craft beer, the world's largest axe, breathtaking natural sights and hikes, and adorable farmers' markets. With summer officially underway, and the first long weekend of summer 2015 in front of us, it's prime time for an adventure.  Any of these eight would make for a great day or weekend adventure, all eight have the… Read More

Oscar’s Flowers, Gifts & Such – Liverpool, NS

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Oscars Flower Shop Liverpool
Years of road-tripping has taught us some basic truths. Travelling secondary roads rewards you with discoveries you likely would have missed, beauty and wonder can be found just about anywhere, but good coffee is hard to find. We were inspired by a friend’s careful curation of a map of coffee shops and restaurants that serve… Read More

Privateer Days – Liverpool, NS

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Privateer Days Liverpool Nova Scotia
Originally published June 26, 2014. Edited June 24, 2015. Since our first Privateer Days experience in 2013, I've been telling friends and (many) strangers about how much I love this annual Liverpool festival ad nauseum. So when Brian Fralic, one of the festival organizers, called to see if we wanted to attend this year's event, I… Read More