While Canadian cities like Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal get a whole lot of love, Halifax, on Canada’s eastern coast, flies under the radar. Take a chanceon this harbor city and you’ll be rewarded with a medium-sized city that retains small town charm.
Explore the waterfront.
Take a stroll along Halifax’s waterfront boardwalk or take a tour on a ship around the harbor, the second-largest natural harbor in the world (Sydney takes the first spot). Then drop by the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which has an impressive collection of artifacts, including the largest collection from the ill-fated Titanic, which sank nearby — rescue boats brought survivors back to Halifax and half of the deceased are buried in the city.
Browse the market.
Don’t skip the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market. Held Tuesday through Sunday year-round, this bustling market, first established in 1750, is full of fresh produce, prepared foods, crafts, jewelry and more.
With several universities in the city, this town can party. Halifax boasts the most pubs per capita than any other city in North America and many stay open until 3:30 a.m., so night owls can easily get their fix. Don’t skip late night eating options, either; Halifax is famous for its donair, a messy, pita-wrapped sandwich that tastes especially good after a night of drinking.
Visit the wineries.
Nova Scotia has several top-rated wineries and breweries close by. Spend the day sipping on red, learning about wine making in the region and taking in the exquisite views.
As spring comes around in full force, people opt for a lighter coat that can protect them from the wind and rain of the season. In the beginning, there are still cold days to get through, but, as the weather shifts, it becomes more unpredictable with bouts of rain and sunshine. This unpredictable weather can make it hard to know how to dress properly, but it’s always a safe bet to own a couple light and versatile jackets to get through the season. Lightweight coats don’t need to be expensive to be effective. Many buyers will opt to buy less expensive coats because they don’t get used often. However, any coat purchased for spring weather will also be useful in the fall.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Contrary to popular belief, corned beef and cabbage is not a traditional Irish meal. This was what the Irish in America ate because it was all they could afford at the time. From this, it evolved into the staple meal of Irish holidays like St. Patrick’s Day. While it is still a great meal to eat and is relevant, for those looking to have an authentic Irish feast, there are some more traditional dishes.