Category Archives: Destinations

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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Travelogue Nova Scotia: Digby to Kejimkujik

July 22-24, 2017 As we drove across the Midwest on the first day of the trip, Nick received a call from Bay Ferries in Nova Scotia. They were informing us that due to maintenance requirements, the ferry we had booked … Continue reading

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Travelogue: In & Around Bethel, Maine

July 15-21, 2017 One of the determining factors for this summer’s route was Nick’s Dad’s 80th birthday celebration. The whole family descended upon Bethel, Maine from three continents for seven nights. Finding lodging to satisfy the needs of 14 is … Continue reading

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Travelogue: Chicago to Maine

July 12-15, 2017 On day one, we rose early and escaped Chicago before rush hour. Lake Shore Drive was traffic free, so with coffee in hand, we entered Indiana within 40 minutes. The tollways across northern Indiana and Ohio are … Continue reading

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