Bacon Jam…I Put That S**t On Everything

Bedford, Canada Here’s a new recipe I recently tried BACON JAM. I have to say I’m eating it by the spoonful! It’s sweet, salty, tangy, with a smoky hint of java. It comes together quick with little prep and few ingredients. What takes the most time is to develop the thick caramel goodness at a low and slow simmer. Place all ingredients in…

The Rustic Crust

Halifax, Canada Let’s talk Pizza since I do have a passion for that too! Right up there with burgers. Blame it on growing up in a place that worships the pizza pie like Pictou County pizza lovers do. It only comes second to my thing for burgers. Funny how all the indulgent delicious things in life go right to your waistline. Joining in on…

A Little Gem

Margaree, Canada Tucked just off the Cape Breton shoreline on the Cabot Trail where the Highlands meet the sea is a secret little gem few know about except locals and passersby  “Dancing Goat Café And Bakery”. Here nestled in the Margaree Valley where fly fishermen spend hours looking to catch those big Atlantic salmon running…

Rhapsody Barrel Bar…The Place To Be!

Kitchener, Canada If you are ever in Kitchener you should try to drop in to my cousin Tammy’s new place downtown. The Rhapsody Barrel Bar is where you’ll find fantastic food, great live music, awesome decor and a perfect funky vibe. If shopping is your love pop next door at her trendy shop Gypsy Lee for all things you must…

Day Trip To Exuma Cayes

Nassau, Bahamas About 40 miles south east of Nassau lies the Exuma Cayes. Made up of over 360 islands and cayes that run for approximately 120 miles from north to south. Mostly uninhabited and we are off on a day trip to the private Island 0f Saddleback Caye with Island World Adventures. The Exumas’ crystal clear waters are…

Tulum…An Unexpected Surprise!

Tulum, Mexico I suddenly find myself in Tulum 7 mths after starting out on my journey from Cancun through Central America and now making my way back to fly home for my niece’s wedding in Nova Scotia. 7 Countries, 37 cities and towns, 44 different beds slept in and not one bed bug to be found,…

Semuc Champey Nature Preserve

Alta Verapaz, Guatemala While dropping into Antigua, Guatemala for the 3rd time in 6 months. Yes I love this mountain city surrounded by active volcanoes with warm days and cool nights it’s magical here! More on that later. I kept hearing the same buzz from fellow travelers again and again. You have to go to Lanquin and travel into…

Volcano Boarding In Nicaragua…Do You Dare?

Leon, Nicaragua Monster Mercedes Ride Think tobogganing on high grit sand paper at over 50 km/hr after you spent an hour hiking to the top with all your gear in tow! By the way, it’s an active volcano and a hot humid 90-degree day. Do you dare? Welcome to Volcano Boarding outside Leon, Nicaragua on…

Christ of the Mercy Hike

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Well it’s a beautiful morning and I think I’ll finally tackle the hike up to Christ of the Mercy statue perched high on the cliffs overlooking the bay of San Juan and the beach. It’s one of the first things you notice when you arrive here in town. The colossal…

The Majesty of Volcán Arenal

La Fortuna, Costa Rica I find myself loading into another shuttle van in San Jose for the 90 km trip to the north western region of Costa Rica to the small town of La Fortuna. I’ve heard through the grapevine that it is a great place to spend a few days hiking around Arenal Volcano National Park. Little did I…

Not Charlie’s Chocolate Factory

Punta Gorda, Belize Finding myself in this sleepy town of Punta Gorda or as everyone calls it PG. The southern most tip of Belize where usually you only come to catch a boat across Amatique Bay to Guatemala. This is the less traveled part of Belize! Roads in to Guatemala this far south don’t exist yet….

DTouz With Doyle E

Placencia, Belize  I did a lot in my 2 weeks in Placencia but running into Doyle E Gardiner was a treat. I think Jim and I had a few too many beers and rums with him at the Barefoot Beach Bar! His official office. Doyle is a great guy, a skilled guide and loves sharing his…

The Split – Party Central

Caye Caulker, Belize If you’re on this tiny Belizean Caye and looking for a good spot to hang out on a Saturday afternoon?  I suggest The Split and you won’t be alone. Pretty much everyone on the island will likely be there sometime that afternoon. It is the spot and I’m staying at a cute…

Spear Fishing For Lobster!

Placencia, Belize Growing up in small town Nova Scotia we “Bluenosers” know the succulence of these ocean bottom dwellers! So when a day of spearing fishing these sweet crustaceans amongst the coral reefs of the Caribbean presented itself I was ready! We planned a day with Caye Quest Private Tours of Placencia. The day long trip included everything…

Super Bowl XLVII In The Sunny South

Caye Caulker, Belize It is quite the feeling waking up knowing that you’re going to watch Super Bowl 47 at a sports bar on the beach and it’s going to be 85 degrees. Couldn’t be further away from the frigid Canadian north than Caye Caulker, Belize. Game day on this great little island at Barrier Reef Sports Bar…