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Helen Earley



Author Bio:

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

Website: http://www.helenearley.com

Posts by Helen Earley:


The Halifax Colour Festival – A Vibrant Day Out for the Whole Family!

Posted on: May 16, 2022

The exhilaration of dancing while being doused from head to toe in coloured powder is unbeatable. Add a cheerful community of students and young families, plus some activities and games, and you’ve got a  great event for your September calendar. The Halifax Colour Festival is organised by Dalhousie Gujarati Student
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The Best Things to do in Shelburne with Your Family

Posted on: March 11, 2022

There are so many things to do in Shelburne, a charming harbourfront town located roughly two hours’ drive from Halifax, and home to the world’s only Whirligig and Weathervane Festival, held annually in September. Family attractions in the Shelburne region include beautiful white-sand beaches, important museums and cultural experiences –
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Everything You Need to Know about Geodesic Dome Camping in Nova Scotia

Posted on: December 10, 2021

Geodesic domes are popping up like mushrooms all over the province – but how did this glamping craze begin? Explore the fascinating history of geodesic dome camping, and find out how, when, and where your family can experience geodesic dome camping in Nova Scotia. The History of the Geodesic Dome
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Waiting for Halloween: 7 Halloween Activities and Recipes to Keep Your Little Monsters Entertained While you Wait for the Witching Hour

Posted on: October 24, 2021

Halloween is such an exciting time. There are the days leading up to Halloween, Halloween morning, Halloween at school, and then of course, Trick or Treating on Halloween night. Yes, it seems the fun never ends… no matter how much you wish it would! Before you reach for another glass of
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The Ultimate Guide to Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches near Halifax

Posted on: September 7, 2021

Get the low down on the best Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches near Halifax! Dakeyne Farm Sunflower Maze The Dakeyne Farm Sunflower Maze in Mount Denson, Nova Scotia is open during August and September by appointment only, weather-depending (there will be a post on Facebook or Twitter if the paths are too
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Splish Splash! 8 Awesome Summer Playgrounds with Splash Pads (or fresh water) in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Sackville

Posted on: July 2, 2021

Where to go on a hot summer day in HRM? Check out our list of cool summer playgrounds with splash pads where you can have fun and cool off at the same time! 1. Westmount School Playground and Splash Pad The playground and splash pad at Westmount School has an
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The best Nova Scotia travel books to help plan your summer vacation

Posted on: March 29, 2021

Are you itching to travel again? A February 2021 survey by Bruce Poon Tip, founder of the adventure travel company G Adventures, said that 51% of Canadian travellers say Covid-19 lockdowns have made them want to travel more than ever before. But the survey also predicted that in the mid-term, international
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Meet the Nova Scotia Travel Influencers Who Will Inspire Your Next Family Vacation

Posted on: February 27, 2021

From a girl with a blog, to a man and his dog, to a Facebook group where the locals are talking up a storm, we’ve created a list of some of the best Nova Scotia travel influencers who can help you plan your next Nova Scotia vacation. A for Adventure
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5 Family-Friendly Hotels and Resorts That Are Open This Nova Scotia March Break

Posted on: February 18, 2021

We contacted five of our favourite hotels and resorts to see what they had planned for Nova Scotia March Break …and the results were exciting! One Dartmouth hotel is offering a rate that includes room service pizza for the whole family, while White Point Beach Resort is offering an additional
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Does Your Family Need a Mini Vacation? Discover Dine Around with Kids!

Posted on: February 5, 2021

Discover Dine around with kids! Dine Around is a month-long foodie event celebrating Nova Scotia’s innovative culinary scene with specially-curated lunch and dinner menus at fixed prices. The event runs from February 1st-28th featuring special deals at restaurants and hotels in the Halifax region – and beyond. Organized by Discover Halifax in partnership with The Restaurant Association
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