As I got back to the hotel from the Halifax day tour, it was only 3 PM. Unusually, I didn’t have any set schedules, meetings or traveling partners today so I was completely on my own schedule. Since it was such a beautiful day, I decided that I would take the drive up to Peggy’s Cove to visit the other attraction I had on my list for this visit. Peggy’s Cove was… Read More

City Visit: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada After breakfast, with unusually no set plans for the day, I started my walking tour of the day around the inner harbor of Halifax. I started at a weekend Farmer’s Market immediately behind the hotel. It appeared to be the place to be for this weekend. It was selling everything from local artisan crafts, to some very fresh local produce. From the farmers’ market, I walked… Read More

Planning and Booking: There isn’t much tourist traffic to Halifax, Nova Scotia in the winter time. There were a choice of several Marriott branded hotels in the downtown area ranging all the way from a Four Points up to the plusher Marriott Waterfront. I ended up at this location, saving myself $20 a night off the Marriott rates. Being a weekend, there wasn’t much competition for rates. I had some Suite Night… Read More

On arrival, I went to the Hertz counter and picked up the rental car. Today’s assignment was a Dodge Charger. I was expected a stripper kind similar to the usual ones found in the rental car fleet, but I actually ended up with a full GT version. Driving from Halifax to Moncton: I headed out on the highway for the 2 and a half hour drive up to Moncton. The plan for… Read More

I used Air Canada e-upgrades to upgrade on this route from a paid economy fare. On the day I was traveling, there certainly weren’t many business travelers flying and the cabin was wide open with up to 9 seats available for sale. With up to 5 non stop flights per day, it seemed that there was plenty of capacity on this route. Air CanadaAC 8632 – Business Class (R)YOW – YHZ (Ottawa… Read More

I woke up at about 5:50 AM and checked out and left my work hotel for the week. I happened to have been driving a beautiful blue Volvo V90 for the week which was a generous upgrade from an Intermediate I had booked at Hertz courtesy of Five Star status. As I arrived to the rental return in Ottawa, I was sad to see this one go. The Ottawa airport is a… Read More

YOW-YHZ-YOW (paid) I hope you’ll follow along on a short Atlantic adventure…