All posts tagged: 48 hours in

Native of the North Guest Bloggers

Hello beautiful people! I’m looking for Guest Bloggers to add + share their wisdom with the world of travellers. I have two sections, 48 Hours In + The Local Lowdown which are in need of some new additions. 48 Hours In focuses on two days not-to-miss activities, places to eat and see. So far, I’ve written all my 48 Hours In pieces based on personal experience, local knowledge, and some research. However, with time constraints and extra projects on hand – I haven’t had time to add more. Which is why I’m asking for your help! The Local Lowdown is a series which focuses on locals and their Top 10 Favorite places in a city they once called home or currently do. Favorite things can include: favorite bars, parks, museums, or your friend’s moms homecooked chicken dinner. Everything goes! For anybody interested in adding their expert knowledge, please contact me via my Facebook page! Give a like and send a message. I’ll get back to you all as soon as possible! Advertisements

48 Hours In | Halifax, Nova Scotia

A thriving university city, I called this place home for four years. From late nights at the Seahorse listening to a seven piece funk band to long days studying at Just Us! Cafe (Canada’s first Fair Trade coffee roaster), Halifax offers a wide variety for its residents and visitors alike. This coastal city is a hub of international exchange and good quality Canadian culture. It’s worth the trip East. Day One Market: Start your Saturday with a walk through Halifax’s Historic Farmers Market at the Brewery Square. Gold Island Bakery to Socks Made on 88 call this waterfront market home every week. The market features coffee shops, wineries, meat and fish produce and handmade crafts. Don’t miss out on trying some of the famous waffle or crepes! Stroll: Once you’ve taken in all there is to offer at the morning market, take in the views along the waterfront. Home to Purdy’s Wharf, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Historic Properties, and Bishops Landing just to name a few – you’ll find a mix of shops and …

48 Hours In | Portsmouth, NH

Located just south of the Maine border on the Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a quaint little town that’s full of life and lots of restaurants. Explore the historical streets and dine at local hotspots. You won’t want to forget your camera. First 24 Hours Eat: Start your day with a pastry and coffee or tea at Breaking New Grounds (BNG). A local favorite since 1993, this locally owned cafe is located in the heart of downtown Portsmouth in Market Square. Glass windows make this coffee shop a great place to grab a seat inside while still soaking in the early morning sun. BNG offers a variety of teas and coffees from around the world available for purchase by cup or by pound so you can take it home with you! Pastries are locally made and range from savory to super sweet. Explore: You won’t need a car. The third oldest city in the USA (settled in 1623) is best seen on foot. The cities downtown starts in Market Square with main streets spider …

48 Hours In | Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain (País Vasco)

48 Hours in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain (Basque Country) Arriving midday to the Northern corner of Spain, tucked in between the Bay of Biscay and the border to France, this small Basque city is filled with life, deep rooted culture and amazing food. The culture resonates in their day to day and any visitor will be able to feel the life of the Basque region. So join us for two days you won’t forget! This is my insiders guide to eating well and exploring Donostia-San Sebastian (with some extra summer tips as well!) First 24 Hours Eat: Find your way to the heart of La Concha where you’ll find La Perla perched along the walkway linking the cities most famous beach with the rest of the city. Here you can enjoy your first sit down meal in the city while overlooking the beautiful shell shaped bay, the Santa Clara Island, and views of both Igueldo, Urgull and the Old Town. Sit back and relax, as a typical lunch can last a couple hours on Spanish (Basque) …

48 Hours In | The Kennebunks (ME)

48 Hours in Kennebunk/Kennebunkport, Maine *Updated July 2015! Starting the day with a sunrise walk along the Kennebunk beaches has always been one of my favorites of being a local of this little fishing town. In the summer you´ll find a few more faces than usual along your morning walk – including pups chasing after sticks, the bold surfers catching the first waves, and your locals and visitors alike. But as the steam rises off your coffee and a crisp breath leaves your mouth and you watch the sun just peak above the horizon, you´ll be glad you started your day then. First 24Hours Walk: After your homemade morning cup of joe at Kennebunk Beach – take a stroll along the two adjoining beaches to take in the views before the crowds gear up for a day of baking in the sun and soaking their toes in the passing waves. There are several beaches in Kennebunk, but the three most well known are Kennebunk, Middle, and Mother´s Beach which are all connected and make for …