Lobster Roll: Magnolia’s Grill, Lunenburg

Magnolia's Grill Lobster RollIf you haven’t been to Magnolia’s Grill in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia yet (or at all), I’d suggest now is a good time. Not only is it a consistently great restaurant, but on my visit last week they had lobster rolls. Delicious, delicious, lobster rolls. Pair it with the Mussels a la Provence appetizer, and you’ve got a delicious maritime feast! Continue reading

Toddler Time: 5 reasons to take the ferry across the Bay of Fundy

Taking ferry from Digby to Saint JohnThe Maritimes, for me, are all about the ocean.

The salty smell in the air. Waves crashing on the shore. Seagulls.

But the Maritimes are also about long drives. With family scattered throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, a 5-hour drive is no biggie for us. Which is why it came as a bit of a surprise to remember this weekend that we could go down the Valley (the Annapolis Valley, that is) to visit family and then just take the Princess of Acadia ferry home to Saint John from Digby.

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Relish Gourmet Burgers, Saint John NB

Exterior - Relish Gourmet Burgers, Saint JohnSerendipity lead me to Relish Gourmet Burgers today. A few weeks ago, I’d retweeted their announcement about a Tweetup Relish was holding in Saint John. I couldn’t attend, but the folks at Relish kindly sent a $20 gift card my way anyway.

Families with infants or toddlers, take note: the reason it took me so long to get to Relish Saint John is because they don’t have high chairs or booster seats. Walking in the door, however, I instantly realized why. Continue reading

New River Beach Provincial Park, NB

New River Beach Provincial Park, New BrunswickNew River Beach Provincial Park is on the Bay of Fundy shore, less than an hour from Saint John, New Brunswick. In a quest to escape the soaring temperatures, I put out a request to my Twitter peeps for beach recommendations, and Mark Burnett pointed us to New River Beach. Continue reading