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Book Review and Contest: Annapolis Royal Through the Seasons

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Book Reviews, Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 8 comments

We’re reviewing and featuring Melissa Fillmore’s new photography book Annapolis Royal Through the Seasons, and enter our contest for a chance to your own print copy of this gorgeous book. Welcome to week 369 (5/17/2018) of Travel Photo Thursday. If you missed last week, check it out here.

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The title is exactly what the book is all about. Each section begins with a brief introduction to the season and how that season unfolds in our wee town of Annapolis Royal. The photographer behind the book is Melissa Fillmore, a local business person here in town. The photography was a collaborative effort, and you’ll find the names and the contact details of each photographer at the back of the book. Last year, Melissa pitched here idea to Awesome Annapolis. The group holds several pitch-nights throughout the year, and the winner receives a $1000.00 dollars to help get their idea/project off the ground. Brilliant concept, don’t you think?

Annapolis Royal Through the Seasons

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Costa Rica: Culture, Food, and Adventure is Waiting for You

Posted by on May 16, 2018 in Destinations, Travel Tips | 0 comments

Costa Rica is a popular destination for travelers wanting to experience Central American culture, food and adventure. The country boasts a stable democratic government, and with its strong Spanish roots, visitors wanting to practise their Spanish will have many opportunities. For those travelers who don’t speak Spanish, no worries. The country boasts a well-educated workforce, who for the most part, are conversant in English. With 2 million plus visitors per year, it’s important to research your accommodation options prior to arrival. Costa Rica Rental Properties is an excellent choice.

San Jose, Costa Rica; Source: www.haxball.co

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ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Canada, Destinations, Featured, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 19 comments

If you enjoy local art when you’re traveling, add  ARTsPLACE to your itinerary of Things to do in Annapolis Royal. Welcome to 369 (5/10/2018) of Travel Photo Thursday. Come along as we explore an art gallery and exhibition space, run by local artists, in the heart of Annapolis Royal.

To join in the Travel Photo Thursday fun simply choose a travel post from your blog.

Add a link to Budget Travelers Sandbox in your post. If you’d like to add the Travel Photo Thursday logo to your site, you’ll find the code in the sidebar. 

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Each link is shared on Twitter and the Pinterest Travel Photo Thursday board. 

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Finally, take the time to visit some of the other bloggers in the link-up. Reading, posting, and sharing is what makes the link-up successful, and ultimately brings more traffic to your blog.

ARTsPLACE began in 1982 when a group of local artists got to together to identify ways to share their art and ideas with each other and the community. The gallery is now operated by the Annapolis Community Arts Council (ARAC). ARAC and ARTsPLACE are known throughout the province and nationally for the work they do in Annapolis Royal. They’re easy to find on St.George Street, close-by the town’s only set of traffic lights.

ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal

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