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The Olive Tree – Sydney, NS

Spanish decor at The Olive Tree in Sydney, Cape Breton
Sometimes you just want to get away, to feel like you’ve travelled to some exotic locale, where the food, décor, music and language is different from what you grew up with.  We get that.  But it isn't always easy (or affordable) to jetset off to the Mediterranean or enjoy a holiday in Europe.  Luckily, two… Read More

The Hampton Inn Sydney – Sydney, NS

90 foot waterslide at the Hampton Inn Sydney
Adding Charlie to our traveling posse has been a lot of fun, but has also presented some challenges.  Many B&Bs and inns, our preferred type of accommodations, do not allow pets.  So when we found ourselves in Sydney in April, not quite ideal camping season, we stayed at the new Hampton Inn at Membertou. The… Read More

Governor’s Pub – Sydney, NS

Irish Pub in Nova Scotia
In Nova Scotia, we are known for our kitchen parties. In my experience, those kitchen parties most often happen in someone’s home – a gathering of friends, a bevvy of drinks and before you know it musical instruments appear seemingly out of nowhere. And while commercials and portrayals of Nova Scotia culture have told me… Read More

Flavor Restaurant – Sydney, NS

Aamzing Sandwich Flavor REstaurant Sydnes NS
I’ve been hearing about Flavor (@CBFlavor) since it opened five years ago, whispers of a place that was changing the food scene in Sydney with local and gourmet options.  Flavor is the brainchild of Scott and Karry, two well-travelled teachers with a dream of opening their own bistro-style restaurant in Cape Breton. In 2007 that… Read More