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I'm not a planner. Summer arrives and I find myself filling the time off from school with professional development opportunities. Last summer, for the first time, I planned nothing and decided to have the summer to myself but that just went nowhere because I wound up with a lot of unstructured time and that meant very little focus on anything productive or even FUN!

So this time, I'm not only taking those summer months to focus on the writing, but I'm planning a trip well in advance to a cool summer getaway. This is very unlike me but I just happened to have a tiny bit of money saved so the opportunity to travel is a novel thing in my life- gonna take advantage of it.

I'm doing the research right now and I figured I'd ask you guys- Has anyone ever been to Nova Scotia and if so, where'd you go? Any tips that might help me with my plans?

I'll be all over the province for two weeks and then I'll be settling in Cape Breton for a month and half to try and focus on writing.

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Comment by JustDee on April 12, 2009 at 3:08am
sounds like fun.. wish I could join you...can't wait to see what you have written when you get back.. is boodah going with you?
Comment by SydTheSkeptic on April 12, 2009 at 3:11am
No, I wish I could but she'll be with good friends Chaucie and Powder.

I hope I come back having done some writing, too. That's the goal. Maybe you CAN come for a little while...?
Comment by gabrielized on April 12, 2009 at 11:07am
I bet angryislander56 would have some hot tips for that area for you!
Comment by Pypermarru1 on April 12, 2009 at 12:14pm
Outstanding! I am so happy for you. You will have a great time. Explore the whole place. I have never been to Nova Scotia, but I bet it is incredible. Can't give you any travel advice on the area, but I can tell you from experience, walk into some small town pub and I bet you willl make some interesting friends and they will give you the scoop on what the great spots are.
I did that in Scotland and was able to learn about the areas the tourist dont know about. The best areas.
Good on ya Syd. Go live, eat, drink, write, read, and rest. I'm so jealous.
Comment by SydTheSkeptic on April 12, 2009 at 12:18pm
@Pyper- that's a great idea! There are plenty of quaint little fishing towns - that's what I most look forward to. They definitely will have pubs. ;o)

@Sue- thanks, will go look him up!

@Chig- treasures- lol
Comment by NatureJunkie on April 12, 2009 at 2:35pm
Can't give you any advice about Nova Scotia, Syd, but I do advise you to keep in touch with folks by phone and leave your ethernet card at home. Think of the time as what Charlie Parker called "woodshedding." I would SO like to be standing in line at your first book signing!
Comment by gabrielized on April 12, 2009 at 5:31pm
lol angryislander56 is Laura, and she runs this inn on New Brunswick, but I bet she'd know a thing or two about Nova Scotia!
http://holidayjunction.com/property/canada/new_brunswick/inn_at_whale_cove_cottages
Comment by photo2010 on April 12, 2009 at 8:11pm
Syd, I had some good friends who relocated to Nova Scotia and loved it. Unfortunately I've lost touch with them. Your summer plans sound amazing! I wish you safe travels. :)
Comment by Jim on April 13, 2009 at 5:04pm
Does that mean you'll be off-line this summer? :(
Comment by spacemonkey1310 on April 13, 2009 at 5:22pm
If I go AWOL from this job I might head up there. Looks like it could be fun ; )

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