Vegan in Harrisburg, PA

Monday, August 23, marked the last day of travel for the Great Nova Scotia Road Trip of 2010.  G & I left Portland with heavy hearts (Zoe slept all night curled up between us, the perfect tiny Jack Russell bedmate) and hit the road around 5:30/6 am for the final 13 hours or so back […]

Return to Portland

By nighttime that Saturday of driving, when we finally arrived in Portland, Maine, once again, we looked like zombies. Honestly, the drive didn’t seem that insane while we were doing it, but by the time we were an hour or two out of the city, we were ready to be there. And one of the […]

Leaving Sydney & The World’s Largest Axe

Sorry I’ve been MIA for awhile, that’s about to change! I have a slew of recipes & another trip to post (Philly! Don’t worry, that one will fit in one post). But for now I’ve been struggling with cabin life and no water. That’s right, no water. It’s taken up a lot of my energy, […]

Cape Breton, Some More

For some reason, after our whiskey beach night we didn’t manage to wake up super early in the morning at go find moose.  I have no idea why not… (smile) After I work up I went to the beach, clambered up a rock and ate a Cliff Bar while watching the waves roll in. We […]

Cape Breton: Delicious Whiskey & The Most Beautiful Place I’ve Ever Been

After crossing the canal into Cape Breton, G & I were thrown into the most gorgeous land I’ve ever explored. Granted, I haven’t been a lot of places, and the Amazon definitely takes the cake for tropical places, but Cape Breton is amazing. For example, above is our view from the road. Yes, from the […]

Tourism…& then Halifax

Let’s talk about tourism, and the fate that befell my trip for a day or two after we left the southern tip of Nova Scotia. It’s not that watching whales and eating scallops isn’t a tourist activity down there, it certainly is (after all, Digby is the scallop capital of the world), but it’s more […]

Patty Pan Muffins

Sorry to interrupt the travelogue, but I think we all need a food-tastic interlude.  One of the important things that happened to me during the trip was that I learned to love myself.  I know that sounds like a big concept or a strange answer to “what did you do this summer,” but more than […]

Whale of a Tale, Nova Scotia

photo credit to G. After a futile attempt to watch whales in the evening, G. & I woke up early the next morning to catch the Freeport morning whale watch. Actually, the tale goes that we made reservations with Freeport but thought that we were making reservations with a company on the mainland (Freeport is […]

Brier Island, Nova Scotia

After setting up the meta tent, we headed southwest towards Freeport to (hopefully) catch an evening whale watch (because the weather was supposed to be crappy in the morning). Along the way, we stopped at a few coves (no seals at the one we were told would have seals…sigh) and tromped down the path to […]