Have a Rollicking Good Time in Brandon, Manitoba?

Brandon University

Let’s face it. Brandon, Manitoba, the second largest city in the province, is not on most people’s vacation radar. It wasn’t on mine until I went to visit a friend who had just take a position at venerable Brandon University, one of the older and finer such institutions in central Canada.

Touring A Cursed Island

Replica of a mysteriously inscribed stone found within the Oak Island money pit.

Oak Island is one of 360 islands that dot Nova Scotia’s Mahone Bay. It is unique in that it is the only one blanketed with oak trees…and it has been linked to everything from the Holy Grail to Captain Kidd to William Shakespeare.

Gadding Around Guysborough

Welcome To Guysborough

Nova Scotia never stops astounding me. On a recent excursion up the province’s Eastern Shore I stopped at Halfway Cove to enjoy the view and then noticed a granite monument commemorating the 1398 visit to the area by Scottish Prince Henry Sinclair!