Helen Earley

Author Bio:

Helen is an award-winning freelance travel writer, based in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia. Stay in touch at helenearley.com

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Posts by Helen Earley:

Combining Luxury with Local Flavour in Mazatlan

Posted on: February 13, 2020

I don’t know what it was about Mazatlan that re-ignited my inner backpacker. You would think that, a decade after relegating my dusty Canadian-flag emblazoned backpack to the far reaches of the closet in the spare bedroom, the new me – a 44 year-old mother of two – would be perfectly
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12 Travel Trends for 2020 That Will Transform the Way You Think About Travel

Posted on: January 27, 2020

Fasten your seat belts – there are some very interesting travel trends on our radar. In 2020 more people will turn to travel advisors, professional photographers, and even astrologers to help get the best out of their trip, while in the business world, experts predict a rise in Canadian airfares
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Shrunken Heads and Hidden Secrets at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

Posted on: August 26, 2019

We make the pilgrimage to Prince Edward Island from Nova Scotia every year, old friends from high school, plus our respective husbands and kids. Our mission: to spend as much time as possible on the beach and with each other, toasting s’mores, reminiscing about old times. We all agree that
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Grand Manan Island: Family Fun, Adventure…and a Surprisingly Good Coffee Scene

Posted on: May 15, 2019

Accessible by ferry only, the journey to Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick takes 90 minutes from the small community of Blacks Harbour which lies halfway between the city of Saint John, and the picturesque summer tourist town of St. Andrews by-the-Sea. The largest island in the Fundy Isles, Grand Manan
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There’s More to Peggy’s Cove Than a Lighthouse: Off-Season Adventures on Nova Scotia’s South Shore

Posted on: March 15, 2019

For  Nova Scotians, the landscape at Peggy’s Cove is our proudest portfolio, one of our best works. The palette of sparkling granite rocks, dark water and blue sky is undeniably Maritime, a morning spent leaping and bounding over the gigantic glacial boulders, exhilarating. Depending on the season and the weather,
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Winter Warmth and Adventure on the Shores of the Bras d’Or Lake in Whycocomagh, Cape Breton

Posted on: March 6, 2019

On the edge of Inverness Country, Cape Breton nestled on the shore of the beautiful, vast Bras d’Or Lake is the small community of Whycocomagh and the humbly luxurious Keltic Quay Lodge – a perfect starting (and ending) point for anyone visiting Nova Scotia’s famous Cabot Trail. Whereas most visitors associate the
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12 Travel Essentials for a Long-Haul Flight with Kids

Posted on: February 4, 2019

Long-haul travel is taxing on the body, so how do you turn back the clock on jet lag?  These 12 essential travel items, which fit snugly in a small corner of a carry-on suitcase, can’t catapult your family back to the right time zone, or make the airplane seat roomier
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5 Places Where Pickpockets Will Try to Fool You (and how to protect yourself)

Posted on: January 9, 2019

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst, so the old saying goes – advice that is especially helpful than when you’re enjoying the hustle and bustle of an exciting new city. Pickpockets are everywhere, and they’re not just the crafty con artists that you see in cartoons. These
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5 Delicious, Relaxing Family Adventures in New Glasgow, Prince Edward Island

Posted on: July 27, 2018

Many Canadian vacationers know Prince Edward Island as an old-fashioned, laid-back paradise with red sand beaches, delicious fresh seafood, and plenty to do for kids. The epicentre of family adventure is Cavendish, with Shining Waters Family Fun Park, Sandspit Amusement Park, the Cavendish Boardwalk, and of course, Cavendish Beach. But what about
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In Ireland, Visit This Unbelievable Amusement Park Devoted to the Potato Chip

Posted on: July 13, 2018

In the days before you could get everything anywhere, Tayto crisps were a home comfort that Irish people living abroad would crave. In the 1990’s pub-owners in London would bring back cases to serve in London’s Irish pubs, and if you asked a young Irish person living New York which
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