How to be a Terrible Traveller Part 2

There is no travel jail, but maybe there should be. There is a reason that seasoned travellers often avoid destinations when they are at their busiest. Yes, we despise being surrounded by people because sooner or later you encounter terrible travellers. Recently we visited the Museum of Natural History in Halifax, Canada and my experience…

Halifax, Nova Scotia: Museum of Natural History

Spoiler Alert! The Museum of Natural History is our favourite place in Halifax to visit with our kids. We started visiting with our eldest when he was around three years old because at the time he was dino obsessed and Sue the most complete T-Rex skeleton in the world was visiting from Chicago. We kept…

Happy Holidays

I just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who took the time to read about our adventures this year. This blog has always been as much a personal labour of love as it has been about popularity or personal gain. I cherish every time I see that I actually have a new subscriber,…

Monday Musings: Christmas Travel

“Six bucks and my right nut says we’re not landing in Chicago.” – Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. To begin, if you have not seen Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, go watch it. It is a classic and pretty much sums up every Christmas travel experience I have ever had. For those of you not from North…

Foto Friday: Christmas Markets

As we move closer to the holiday season, Christmas markets are a great place to get out and explore local culture. Are you planning a trip to a Christmas market this year? Do you have a favourite Christmas market memory? Let us know in the comments.

The Berlin Wall…In Nova Scotia?

Our quest all started with a rather ubiquitous line in our Lonely Plant Guide, “Near an overlooked chunk of the Belin Wall, Nellie’s Takeout is a local favourite.” Until that moment, I hadn’t even considered there might be pieces of the Anti-Fascist Protective Barrier in my new home for now, Nova Scotia. I immediately used…

Family Road Trip to Lunenburg

I once saw a tweet from some travel blogger asking about people visiting UNESCO world heritage sites. At the time, I thought it an odd question. Whilst I was certain we had visited lots, and upon review we had, we had never intentionally travelled somewhere because it was a world heritage site. The closest we…

Halifax’s Worst Attraction for Families

We are a museum loving family but even we find one once in a while that is just a stinker. After being in Halifax, Nova Scotia for over 3 months, easily our worst experience yet was the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The Hype The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is consistently rated online as…

Travel and Photography: A Perfect Match?

Since starting this blog, I have realized the importance of visual material along with the written word. Perhaps years ago, it would have been enough to simply craft an eloquent article and let the reader form their own vision in their head of what the writer is describing. That day is most certainly in the…

Vienna, Austria: A One Day Tour with Kids

When we are travelling with our kids, we tend to avoid moving city to city just for a night or two. We personally find it a little bit too much work. We always prefer to get in a couple day trips, such as our visit to Vienna, instead. Whilst we were visiting Budapest, we decided…

Budapest, Hungary: Visiting With Kids

During our two years of living in Europe, Hungary was the tenth country we visited. By no means is that a representation of how we felt about our time in Budapest.

Halifax, Canada: Exploring the Citadel with Kids

Inside the fortress are exhibits that trace the military history of Nova Scotia from the earliest settlers right through local soldiers involvement in the conflict in Afghanistan. Well laid out interactive exhibits provide visitors young and old a chance to learn about history in a hands-on environment.