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Add This Fitness Event to Your 2016 Travel Plans

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The Gran Fondo Baie Sainte Marie is just about as much fun you can have cycling for 117km as I can imagine anyone having. Beautiful scenery, including coastal, inland, historic, with stops at charming local cafes in a community that has gone all in to support a big bike tour. Drew… Read More

Guest Chef Dinner Series at Five Fishermen Restaurant

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Master Chef Canada Dinner
Do you remember the first time you tried lobster? I do. It was messy, and difficult, and one heck of a process, but that first taste made the experience worthwhile. I've never looked back. As a frequent traveller along the East Coast, I've tried lobster a lot of ways. Creamed lobster, stuffed lobster, hot lobster… Read More

A Games Guide to Halifax

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Board Games and Pinball Games Halifax nova Scotia
When I was a kid, one of my favourite memories from family vacations was getting to visit the arcade. My cousin and I would spend every evening of our ten-day annual family vacation rationing our quarters among pinball games, Street Fighter II, and air hockey at the campground arcade. As an adult, games are still… Read More

About The Local Wishlist

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Sea Myst Things to do Tancook
The Local Wishlist first launched in 2012. We wanted to make it fun and easy to find locally made gifts, as well as gifts from independently owned stores during the holiday shopping season. Growing up, the arrival of big box store catalogues signalled the start of our holiday season. We would dog-ear the pages, picking… Read More

Les tubes de Pont Boniface Tubing – Edmundston NB

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Edmundston Tubing
It’s the dog days of summer and you have a day off work. What better way to spend it than lazily floating down a river, dipping your fingers in the refreshing water while basking in the sun? If this isn’t already on your quintessential Canadian summer activities list, you have some editing to do. We… Read More

Les Brasseurs de Petit Sault – Edmundston, NB

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Petit Sault 3
With so many new breweries popping up, it can seem nearly impossible to stand out above the others. However, it doesn’t need to be so complicated. Just make good, deeply satisfying beer. This seems to be the philosophy that les Brasseurs de Petit Sault in Edmondston are following with their brewing. We had our first… Read More

Britt’s Pub & Eatery – Saint John, NB

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Britt's - Where to eat saint john
The first weekend of August found us back in the port city of Saint John, New Brunswick. We were in town for the Marathon by the Sea. After three races, and a particularly gruelling half-marathon, we were looking for a place where we could EAT ALL THE FOOD. We took to Twitter to get some… Read More

13 Reasons Your Dog Wants You To Vacation in Portsmouth

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Sheraton Portsmouth Dog Friendly
Travelling with a dog can be difficult. There are limits on places you can stay, extra fees, and often little to no dining options - at least not if you want to taste something outside the offerings at the local supermarket or the drive through. But for many people, including us, the pup is part… Read More

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