Kate at Peggy's Cove, NS

Kate at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

Hi, my name is Kate, and I am The Maritimer.

Having spent the first twelve years of my life in Ontario before moving to Nova Scotia, I’m an Upper Canadian in full remission.

I love the Maritimes, and after travelling to far-flung places like India, Costa Rica, South Africa, and Ireland (among others) and living in Tanzania and Calgary, Alberta, I’m delighted to once again call the Maritimes home.

There’s nowhere else in the world Gary and I would rather raise our daughter!

What you’ll find here

These pages chronicle my family’s travels throughout the Maritimes – a region of Canada that includes New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. You’ll find information on things to do, accommodations, natural attractions and some tips on travelling with young children.

Because this blog highlights what I love about the Maritimes, and because I believe in karma, you’re not going to find scathing reviews here. If I don’t like a place, or even if I just find it mediocre, I won’t review it. If I enjoy something but have some thought on how it could be even more awesome, that will be a part of the review. Some people call it constructive criticism. I consider it enlightened self-interest.

What you may also find here

Travel writing about other destinations. I love the Maritimes, and I love travel. These things are not incompatible.

Where am I?

We’ve recently moved to Oromocto, a town just outside of Fredericton, New Brunswick. I’m looking forward to sharing my discoveries about my new hometown with you!

You can find out a bit more about me in the post These are a few of my favourite things.

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Want to work with me?

If you work with a Maritime company, whether it’s retail, accommodation, an attraction, a tourist board, or something else that you feel would be of interest to my readers, I’m interested in talking with you. Advertising rates & traffic stats are available via email.

Invitations to visit companies or places in the Maritimes are always welcome, but the caveat above holds true – if I don’t enjoy your property/product/food, you won’t see a review on the site.

Above all else, the authenticity of my blog is non-negotiable.

Going back to the karma concept, I also try to support local businesses and artisans. If you have or know of an awesome business that you think would be a good fit, drop me an email.

I am open to paid freelance writing assignments, because I’m always up for an opportunity to share my love for the Maritimes.

Interested? Email me and let’s start talking.