About The Local Traveler

Welcome fellow adventurers, explorers, foodies, Maritimers, expats, and travellers to The Local Traveler. This blog is dedicated to discovering, celebrating and promoting things to do in our corner of the world, and sometimes beyond if our travels take us there.

“Find Adventure Anywhere”

In December 2010, we were inspired to start this blog for two reasons. First of all, after listening to a radio story about the top environmental offenders in travel, we decided to find ways to reduce our personal carbon footprint. Secondly, we found ourselves in a position where we were flat broke but still had a huge desire to travel and explore.

So, we began investigating all the attractions accessible by car, bike, foot, and train here on the East Coast. We learned to find adventure every day, and pretty soon we noticed a theme to our adventures and The 8 Rules for Local Travel was born.

It’s not just about exploring your own city, province, or country (although we think that’s pretty important, too). Over the years we’ve had opportunities to travel a little further afield, and we take our Eight Rules of Local Travel with us. They’ve never failed to increase our enjoyment of our travels, from getting to know local vendors in New England to discovering co-operative brew pubs in out of the way villages in northern England.

We believe that travel is less about the destination and more about the journey. You don’t have to go far to find an adventure, sometimes the best experiences can be found right in your backyard.

Expect to find daytrips, romantic escapes, cool tours, craft beer, and no-fail guides to help you find adventure on the East Coast. Join our email list to stay up-to-date with fun adventures, excursions, and cool East Coast made products HERE.


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Our 8 Rules of Local Travel
10 daytrips within two hours of Halifax
10 Fall daytrips within two hours of Halifax
Complete Nova Scotia Craft Beer Guide

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