Top 10 Things to Do in Nova Scotia

An insider’s list of the Top 10 things to do in Nova Scotia. A family-friendly travel guide for all budgets and all explorers.

Four years ago we made a lifestyle decision and chose Nova Scotia for our home province. You know the story. Ever since we’ve had many adventures exploring nearly every corner. We’ve road tripped from Yarmouth to Meat Cove, and from Advocate Harbour to Louisbourg. We’ve paddled in Kejimkujik and hiked in the Cape Breton Highlands.

One thing is certain: we love Nova Scotia more than ever. And I am so proud to bring you my list of top 10 things to do in this ocean province. Travel virtually with me, or make plans to come visit very soon.

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A Fall Pie Social for a Cause

If you’re indecisive over where to begin with your fall baking, allow me to bend your ear to pies.

Pie makes so much sense for this time of the year while late peaches and plums are still holding their spot at the markets.

Pears and apples are here too, as well as pumpkins and winter squash. It’s a bounty of produce, waiting to be tucked between flaky pie crust.

This inspiration, partnered with my passion for feeding others, led me to host an edible fundraiser last weekend: a fall pie social for a cause!

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A wilderness reunion and what happened there

If a magical family reunion has to come to an end, at least wrap it up with a seven-foot charcuterie board and an enormous chocolate cake, right?

At least that was the plan, before an intense rainstorm blew down from the mountains, and I accidentally knocked myself out cold on the low eaves of a cabin.

Oh, and did I mention the roaming mama black bear and cubs? Don’t worry, it all worked out and a good time was had by all. Which is precisely why I’m sharing this tale.

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A Fall Escape to Cape Breton

Join me virtually for a culinary adventure around the world-famous Cabot Trail on beautiful Cape Breton Island.

Thanks to an Atlantic Canada travel bubble, those of us in the Maritimes are able to move around from province to province without needing to self-quarantine.

This has been the year for exploring locally, be it a family camping excursion, a PEI adventure or city staycation. Last weekend we crossed an item off the top of our Bucket List: driving the stunning Cape Breton Island Cabot Trail in peak autumn.

I know many of you are feeling stuck in your own neighbourhoods. Family travel feels like a lifetime ago – and future travel? Uncertain. For now, I’d encourage you to keep dreaming big and embrace armchair travel.

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More Than a Meal

Observing World Food Day by advocating for better food for all with ‘More than a Meal’ campaign.

My friends, good food is not always a choice.

Right now, 690 million people don’t have enough to eat. With the pandemic, the problem is only getting worse.

To raise awareness for healthy, nutritious meals, I’ve partnered with World Vision International and the Chefs’ Manifesto on this 2020 World Food Day.

I’m delighted to share that our ‘More Than A Meal’ global campaign launches today! Read on for recipes and inspiration.

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