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Mindful Travel with Sandra Phinney

Sandra Phinney is an award-winning journalist from Yarmouth, whose work has appeared in over 70 publications and spanned topics from business to health, the environment, lifestyle and travel. Although she’s travelled to several exotic places around the world, some of Sandra’s fondest memories come from her own backyard — right here in  Nova Scotia. 

The lure of the night, putting the awe in photography

The lure of the night, putting the awe in photography

Little did Sandra Phinney know that her starless stroll into Le Petit Bois, behind Église Sainte-Marie, near the Université Sainte-Anne campus, would be the highlight of her summer.
MINDFUL TRAVEL: Flying High at Celtic Colours

MINDFUL TRAVEL: Flying High at Celtic Colours

The sounds of fiddles and stepdancers are infectious as the festival prepares for its 20th anniversary Oct. 7 to 15 at venues large and small across Cape Breton.
MINDFUL TRAVEL: Port Medway a small village with a big heart (but not for everybody)

MINDFUL TRAVEL: Port Medway a small village with a big heart (but not for everybody)

There’s neither fast food nor fine dining here. No gimmicks, no glitzy attractions, no hoopla. No BS either. And if you expect your meal to show up in 10 minutes at The Port Grocer — well, don’t. But what you will discover in Port Medway is a strong sense of community, good food, the redemptive power of humour, an opportunity to connect with people — and plenty of reasons to return.
MINDFUL TRAVEL: An open apology to Weymouth

MINDFUL TRAVEL: An open apology to Weymouth

For years, Sandra Phinney thought Weymouth was as boring as a bottle of flat ginger ale. After a recent trip, she's singing the praises of the Digby County village. Story and photos by Sandra Phinney
MINDFUL TRAVEL: The shore less travelled

MINDFUL TRAVEL: The shore less travelled

Cumberland County is full of unexpected surprises from the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the Heritage Models Museum in River Hebert with 43 miniatures related to the heritage and culture of the region.
MINDFUL TRAVEL: Finding the exotic and yourself in your own backyard

MINDFUL TRAVEL: Finding the exotic and yourself in your own backyard

Travel writer Sandra Phinney set out to explore Yarmouth County and blog about it for 30 days last July.