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Winter Getaways Close To Home

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Sugar Moon Maple Farm
I joined Paul, Crystal, and Jill on Global Halifax this morning to talk about Winter getaways close to home. Check out the segment for cozy lodges, bacon jam marshmallows, free snowshoeing, and maple everything by fireside. Click here to view the video. In two weeks time I'll be back on the show talking about local… Read More

Free Snowshoe Rentals in Nova Scotia

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Free things to do in Halifax in Winter
It's winter. It's cold. The past few days, it's been especially cold. So it takes a little incentive to get outside these days, at least for me. Access to free snow shoes seems to do the trick! While planning an upcoming winter weekend adventure in Truro, @FirehouseIron mentioned that the community centre in the town… Read More

Submit Your Local Business for the Local LOVE List

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Local Love List
Join us in sharing the local love this Valentine's Day by submitting your local gift, local event, or local date package to the 2015 Local LOVE List. It is free to apply and free to appear if selected. Our Local Love List will be divided by category.We're looking for the following types of submissions: Traditional… Read More

Dog-Friendly Places: Ashburn Golfcourse

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Ashburn Golf Course Dog Friendly
Anyone who follows me on Twitter probably has a sense of how much I love it. Where else can you quickly crowdsource answers to every random question that pops into your head. For instance, last winter we were looking for a new place to take Charlie for an afternoon playdate. Within minutes, Twitter came to… Read More

Robie Street Station – Halifax, NS

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Robie Street Station Halifax NS
This morning Gillian and I had our first running race of the year, MEC’s Race Series Race 1 at Point Pleasant Park. It was a brisk, cold run, so we stopped into Robie Street Station on the way home to get warmed up. Fans of the legendary Jane’s on the Common will know the location,… Read More

The 3 Peaks Challenge – Cape Breton Highlands

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Guest Post and photos by Mark Sparrow (@schparrow).  Cape Breton Island has been well known for many years as having one of the most scenic drives on the planet: the Cabot Trail. Tourists have traveled here year after year from all around the world to take in the sights and cruise the trail by car,… Read More

12 East Coast Travel Resolutions for 2015

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Driftwood Retreat Park
1) Kayak the world's highest tides Why look at the world's highest tides when you can jump right in? Kayak the Bay of Fundy in Advocate Harbour this year. It's an otherworldly experience - gazing up at the red, jagged, towering rocks, sea caves and eagles from the water. These cliffs were once connected to Morocco (before… Read More

Thank You!

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twas the month before christmas event
As the 2014 Local Wishlist draws to a close, I've been taking some time to reflect on the many people that have helped to make this project possible. The Local Wishlist started three years ago and has become the project I look forward to most all year. This year was the biggest and most successful… Read More

12 Dates of Christmas: Light Tour

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For the 12th Date of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a walking light tour of my city. We finished up 12 delightful holiday themed dates with a classic Christmas activity - a light tour. We went on foot, armed with hot chocolate and the Chronicle Herald Light Map, a Google map of some of the… Read More

12 Dates of Christmas: The Halifax Oval

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The Oval Halifax
For the 11th Date of Christmas, my true love gave to me, my first trip to the Halifax Oval... For the past two years, I have had the best intentions to visit the Halifax Oval and go for a skate. I'm a terrible skater, but the idea of gliding in circles on the North Common in… Read More