PETER & RICHARD
Married couple from Atlantic Canada, who winter in South Florida. We love travelling to warm climates of The Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico and cruising the Caribbean seas. Among our favorite things to do is strolling the beach, art galleries and a relaxing poolside with friends and a good book.
A popular destination in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area, is the "New River" portion of the inter-coastal canal system (http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g34227-d142914). This pretty canal is lined with beautiful homes and mansions, with several stops for shopping on famous Las Olas Boulevard, restaurants and pubs, an entertainment district and the Art Gallery of Fort Lauderdale. Explore "Key Biscayne Island, situation across from the busiest area of Miami, this island is filled with charm and character. There's two parks, fabulous beaches and modest fishing too. (http://www.elocallink.tv/clients3/fl/keybiscayne/tourplay.php?movie=keybfl12_wel_iwd&spon=welcome). Sail past or anchor at "Haulover Beach", south from Hollywood en route to North Miami. This massive sandy beach has the only legal "au natural" beach in Florida. The marina area is popular for flying kites of all sizes. Weekends are near standing room only, so it's best to arrive before noon. Hope you enjoy your stay in beautiful South Florida. about 5 years ago
Nova Scotia IS indeed a peaceful and friendly place to live and/or visit. "Bluenosers", named after the world famous Bluenose Schooner a century ago, are known the world over for their warm, friendly hospitality. Filled with charming towns from the scenic South Shore to the majestic Cape Breton Island of the north, visitors will be impressed by the natural beauty of Nova Scotia. The capital city of Halifax, founded in the early 1700's, is often called "The City of Trees". Greenery and fresh sea air abounds here, and features iconic landmarks such as: "Citadel Fortress", circa 1750 it has never seen battle because of it's design and setting; "The Public Gardens" are the oldest Victorian-style gardens in North America, FREE and a popular place for afternoon strolls with the family, Halifax staunchly holds onto its history and architectural gems like "The Historic Properties", a former warehouse district during the "Golden Age Of Sail", the harbor front shops, bars and hotels are a natural venue for civic activities, sporting events, concerts, festivals like the annual "Busker Fest", or simply hanging out dockside, enjoying the company of friends and family. Wherever the road takes you within Nova Scotia, you will find its streets are safe, someone's always available to offer advice, and most who visit come back time and again. Enjoy your trip to "Canada's Ocean Playground"! about 5 years ago