Wise Woman Travel

Exploring the world from a female perspective

In the time of Glooscap, so the Mi’kmaq people say, a pod of cruel great whales who lived in the Bay of Fundy, enslaved some of their people, forcing them to do their will. One day, the people saw the chance to escape. They made it all the way to the beach before the whales …

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When I was a kid, my grandmother used to loan my mom copies of a glossy magazine called Ideals. I loved its sentimental poetry and folksy photos of things I’d never seen growing up in Edmonton – white country churches, forest pathways of fiery red maple leaves, and covered bridges. I didn’t realize then that …

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If you’re a seasoned traveler, you’ll have experienced those days when your vacation came right off the rails. You’ll also be able to relate to the day we spent – or tried to spend – touring the city of Fredericton. The weather didn’t help. The 30C heat and high humidity made our 20 minute walk …

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Somewhere in a box of old photos, I have a picture of myself from a trip I took to PEI with my sister in the 1970s. I’m sitting on a sand dune among a waving field of marram grass, the vegetation whose matted root system literally keeps the sand from blowing away. We didn’t realize …

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On our travel day to PEI, we’d been up at 4 am for a 2 hour, 7 am flight from Hamilton to Moncton, then stood in line at the airport for a car rental, and finally driven a couple of hours to get to Summerside. As a result, we were looking for something low energy …

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On the way from the Moncton airport to the Confederation Bridge which would take us over to Prince Edward Island, I checked our rental car’s passenger side mirror and noticed a long lineup of traffic behind us. Uh oh, I thought. Even though we were doing the speed limit, I wondered how long it would …

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Before I visited Regina this weekend, I never would have thought ” funky” and “Regina” could go together in the same sentence. Although it’s the capital of Saskatchewan, it’s got the vibe of a small prairie city with agricultural roots. People are uncommonly friendly, the way they’d be in a small town: a fellow transit …

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Hello, Suitcase, my old friend I’ve come to pack you up again Because I’m going to Regina So I knew I had to find ya And the vision of me flying on a plane Still remains Amid the sounds Of cheering. Yes, friends, for the first time since February 2020, I’m boarding a plane. Not …

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Hello, Suitcase, my old friend I’ve come to pack you up again Because I’m going to Regina So I knew I had to find ya And the vision of me flying on a plane Still remains Amid the sounds Of cheering. Yes, friends, for the first time since February 2020, I’m boarding a plane. Not …

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