New River Beach Provincial Park in New Brunswick, Canada

New River Beach Provincial Park

A couple of weeks ago now, as a bit of a final grasp on summer, my sisters and I took a camping trip to New River Beach Provincial Park in New Brunswick. New River Beach is less than an hours drive from my home and I have visited it many, many, many times in the past. I have to say, that even though I have been there numerous times, New River Beach never fails to impress me with its natural beauty and breathtaking ocean views. Early morning fog drifting over the mud flats (low tide) … [Read more...]

A Visit to Beautiful St. Andrews By-The-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada

St. Andrews

A couple of weeks ago I told you about our fun trip to Minister's Island in New Brunswick, Canada. Well, while we were in the area, we decided to stop for a visit and a late lunch in nearby St. Andrews By-the-Sea. Established in 1783 by Loyalists from Castine, Maine, St. Andrews is one of New Brunswick’s oldest and most distinctive settlements. Steeped in history, St. Andrews By-the-Sea offers a wealth of museums, historic sites and marine wonders for you to explore. We spent a … [Read more...]

Our Visit to Minister’s Island, St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Minister's Island

Minister's Island ~ Have you ever driven on the ocean floor? No? Well, that is exactly what you'll get to do when you visit the summer residence of railway builder Sir William Van Horne. This magnificent residence is open to the public during the summer months and only accessible by land during low tide. You can see a car driving over the now exposed sandbar toward Minister's Island. At high tide (which happens twice in 24 hours), this entire area will be covered by several feet of … [Read more...]

Our Visit to the Saltscapes East Coast Expo in Halifax N.S.

Saltscapes East Coast Expo

If you have never been to the Saltscapes East Coast Expo in Halifax N.S., I strongly urge you to mark it on your calendar for next year! A couple of weekends ago I was in the Halifax, N.S. area and by somewhat of a fluke, found out the Saltscapes East Coast Expo was happening that weekend. I am a long time lover and subscriber to Saltscapes magazine and even though I was aware of the Saltscapes Expo, which just finished its 12th year, I had never been in the area when it was scheduled. So, … [Read more...]

Video Room Tour (& Amenities) Holiday Inn Express, Bedford, N.S. {Part 2 of 2}

Video Room Tour

Disclosure - We received a complimentary stay with IHG®, however, all opinions expressed are honest and my own. I recently went on a fun little road trip to Halifax with my sisters. In an earlier post, Room Tour ~ Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Bedford, N.S. {Part 1 of 2}, I gave you details of our room, as well as, a brief overview of the hotel Today, I thought it would be fun to share with you a video I took of our room and to also go into a little more detail on the amenities offered … [Read more...]

Room Tour ~ Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Bedford, N.S. {Part 1 of 2}

Holiday Inn Express

Disclosure - We received a complimentary stay with IHG®, however, all opinions expressed are honest and my own. I am so lucky to have best friends that are also my sisters. We all live within a twenty-minute drive of each other and we try to get together as often as possible.  Sometimes it's just for coffee and a chat but at least a couple of times a year we like to take a little "girl's trip". Often it's just a day trip, maybe to a nearby beach or national park. Occasionally, we'll go on … [Read more...]

A Girls Trip to Fundy National Park

Girls Trip to Fundy National Park

Last week my two sisters, my niece and I went on a fun day trip to Fundy National Park.  We are very fortunate to have this gorgeous national park a relatively short drive from where we all live. My sisters and I are also very lucky that our sweet niece/daughter likes to spend time with her aunts and mom. She has acted as the driver on many, many, many fun road trips. We lovingly call her our "pack mule", a phrase she coined on a trip we all took to visit relatives in Virginia. On that … [Read more...]

The Twisted Sisters at the Captain’s Lookout Cottages {Hotel Room Tour}

Captain's Lookout Cottages

A few weeks ago my sisters and I went on a little girls getaway.  We only had a couple of days, so didn't want to venture too far. We decided on a staycation in our home province of New Brunswick, where we  would explore, or re-explore in some cases, the beautiful Fundy coastline. We based our stay out of one of the cutest little cottages, Captain's Lookout Cottages, located in New Horton, N.B. (sounds like it could be in a Dr. Seuss book doesn't it...lol). We picked this cottage, not only … [Read more...]

The Twisted Sisters Visit Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick

Hopewell Rocks

A few weeks ago my sisters and I went on a little girls getaway.  As I mentioned in my post outlining our trip to Cape Enrage, N.B., we only had a couple of days, so didn't want to venture too far.  We decided to have a staycation in our home province of New Brunswick.  We wanted to explore, or re-explore in some cases, the beautiful Fundy coastline. We rented the cutest little cabin in the tiny hamlet of New Horton, N.B., planned some delicious meals, packed our suitcases and coolers and … [Read more...]

The Twisted Sisters Visit Cape Enrage, New Brunswick

Cape Enrage

My sisters and I recently went on a little weekend getaway.  Our last trip together had been this past July, when we went on our annual camping adventure to New River Beach Provincial Park . And...we were feeling the need for some more sisters time! We rented a little cottage in New Horton, New Brunswick, packed our coolers and suitcases and were on our way.  We only had a couple of days together so did not want to travel far, so we decided to explore the Fundy coast.  Cape Enrage is about … [Read more...]

Amsterdam Inn & Suites Quispamsis, N.B. ~ Hotel Room Tour

Amsterdam Inn

I'm not sure why, but for some reason, when I thought of the Amsterdam Inn chain, I had a pre-conceived notion that they were just OK, nothing special.  Boy, was I wrong! My daughter recently stayed at the Amsterdam Inn & Suites in Quispamsis, N.B..  She was thrilled with her room and found the staff friendly and very helpful. The  Amsterdam Inn in Quispamsis is located at 114 Millennium Dr., just off Highway # 1 at Exit 141 in Quispamsis, New Brunswick, CANADA. Nearby attractions … [Read more...]

Camping Checklist with Free Printable

Camping Checklist

Photo via Visual Hunt As anyone who knows me is aware, I love camping!  That's not to say I don't enjoy a vacation in a five-star hotel because I do.  It's just that these are two entirely different experiences, each with their own pluses and minuses. I am going to give you a downloadable camping checklist (at bottom of post), but I also thought it would be good to mention a few details about some of the items on the list Just remember – these are just suggestions. You may not want to … [Read more...]

The Crowne Plaza Beaverbrook in Fredericton, N.B. ~ Hotel Room Tour

Crowne Plaza Beaverbrook

 A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to Fredericton, N.B. with my daughter.  She was there on a course and invited me to come along - well, we all know I was not going to refuse that offer.  Just ask my kids, I'm always pounding it in to them; my motto is: "If you have the choice to sit it out or dance, you should always dance." So, I threw a few things into a suitcase, kissed my husband and kitties bye and with a promise of a stop at our local Java Moose for a moose size … [Read more...]

The Twisted Sisters Go Camping!

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After many weeks of counting the days, it is finally almost here.  Tomorrow I am heading out on a 6 day, 5 night camping trip with my sisters.  We’re going to be staying in a "rustic shelter" at a Provincial Park, in New Brunswick. This is our 5th year of what has become an annual event;  a way to get away for 6 glorious days, from husbands, kids, worries and responsibilities! When I say rustic shelter. I do mean rustic. It is basically a 14' x 14' wood frame covered in a heavy-duty tarp.  No … [Read more...]