Author Archives: Neil

High Kick’s Best of 2017

  As 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to reflect on another year of travel, specifically the food and beverage department. Our spring break getaway focused on the southwestern states of Arizona, Nevada and California, while summer had us … Continue reading

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Travelogue: The Way Home

Aug 1-5 Departing Fundy National Park with our sights set on Montréal, we mentally prepared for what would be the longest day in the car of the trip. Since Maine nearly slices Canada in half up there, the most efficient … Continue reading

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Travelogue: Halifax and Fundy National Park

July 29- August 1 Earlier in the summer we watched a documentary called “Our Provinces” that was made to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. In it, the filmmaker traveled across the country visiting the places and people who make up modern … Continue reading

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Travelogue: Fortress of Louisbourg

July 28-29, 2017 The fortified town of Louisbourg served as capital to the French colony of Île Royale (present day Cape Breton Island), during a time of fierce competition for North American dominance between European powers. Having just lost control … Continue reading

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Travelogue: Cape Breton Island Part Two

July 27-28, 2017 On our second morning on Cape Breton, we awoke at the cozy Albert’s Motel in Chéticamp and planned the day over coffee on the porch. Our next accommodations were reserved at the Broad Cove campground near Ingonish … Continue reading

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Travelogue: Cape Breton Island Part One

July 25-26, 2017 While Cape Breton Island is part of the province of Nova Scotia, it has a look and feel all its own. European influences arrived early in these eastern extremes of North America. The Mi’kmaq natives reportedly traded … Continue reading

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Travelogue Nova Scotia: Annapolis Royal to Grand Pré

July 24-25, 2017 Crossing Nova Scotia is like traveling through a giant museum exhibit of North American cultural history, with intertwined nationalities and time periods. We began our visit to Annapolis Royal with some present-day Canadian poutine at Ye Olde … Continue reading

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