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Amanda is a Halifax, N.S.-based freelance writer and public relations practitioner. When she’s not writing, she’s either volunteering with a local charity or spending time cuddled up with her husband and fur-baby.

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A Day, and a Night, Hiking In Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

Posted on: June 11, 2018

The morning is cool and overcast. My husband Dennis and I are perched on the edge of a small deck in front of a cabin in the woods, clutching thin plastic mugs like talismans against the damp chill of the morning. We’re gazing over shrubs and treetops to the dark
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Prepping for the Backcountry – How to Survive Hike-In Camping

Posted on: May 28, 2018

If your family is bored with regular camping, is looking for a new hiking challenge, or just wants to commune with nature, you may want to consider a hike-in camping trip. Before venturing out, it is strongly recommended your family take wilderness and survival lessons, as well as First Aid
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If Your Family Is Up for Adventure, Take a Gander at Newfoundland!

Posted on: May 9, 2018

Newfoundland, that fascinating landscape affectionately known as “The Rock,” is home to both natural wonders and historic sites of international significance. If your family is looking for an adventure, take a gander at what Newfoundland has to offer! Just Arriving is an Adventure An island off the Eastern coast of
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Island Adventure: 5 Islands Your Family Needs to See to Believe

Posted on: March 21, 2018

The phrase “island adventure” may evoke images of white sand beaches and cerulean waves, but not all island adventures are set in a tropical paradise. Here are five islands from around the world that offer a variety of exotic adventures for your family to enjoy! Madagascar It’s no surprise this
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Winter Wonderlands – Where Canadian Families are Travelling this Winter

Posted on: December 28, 2017

If you’re planning a winter trip but feel overwhelmed with choices, knowing where other Canadians and their families are travelling this winter may help narrow the field. Whether you want to plan a romantic get-away for Mom and Dad, or are looking for an experience everyone can enjoy together, and
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