All posts tagged: travel tips

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 | 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 …