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Luxury and History at Quebec’s Auberge Saint-Antonine Hotel

Quebec’s Auberge Saint- Antonine Hotel
Quebec’s Auberge Saint- Antonine Hotel

Located on one of Quebec City’s richest archeological sites, the Auberge Saint-Antoine Hotel literally sits atop centuries of history. This luxury hotel seeks to preserve history, provide luxurious accommodations and provide outstanding cuisine at its famous Panache Restaurant.

Check our full story from the November issue of

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Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia

“Southern-Traveller Heads North” chronicles my recent trip to Maine, Nova Scotia, Quebec & Montreal. Today’s post continues with my third adventure in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia. Because of high seas and winds we were not able to dock in Sydney the previous day.)

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There’s so much to see on this tiny island of Nova Scotia that I had to make some difficult decisions since our time ashore was limited. Since I am a photographer, the ship’s shore excursions usually frustrate me because they only make one or two stops for photos. For that reason I arranged a tour with Tours by Locals, which I discovered is a worldwide network of independent local guides. (I highly recommend checking them out before your next trip–very reasonable prices also.) Continue reading “Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia”


Southern-Traveller Visits Halifax and Peggy’s Cove

As part of my series, Southern-Traveller Heads North, today’s post focuses on Halifax and Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia. Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia and was one of the first English settlements in Canada. The city itself is a blend of modern office towers, restored historic buildings and a waterfront boardwalk with shops, museums, and galleries.

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Photo courtesy of Canadian Museum of Immigration)
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Photo courtesy of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21)

My first stop after embarking the ship was the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. I have to admit that my first thought was, I don’t want to spend my limited time in a musty, old museum. But, I was pleasantly surprised as I explored Canada’s newest national museum. It is beautifully designed (just re-opened in May 2015 after being renovated) and offers many interactive activities to keep not only kids, but adults engaged. Continue reading “Southern-Traveller Visits Halifax and Peggy’s Cove”