2018 Support Local NB Holiday Gift Guide!

This gift guide was sponsored by the businesses mentioned. Ireached out to select businesses in my community, where I shop and support. All opinions are my own. 

Christmas is just a little over a month away, and this year we are going to be shopping local for much of our gift giving. The kids still want a few toys or video games, but this year we will be looking locally to purchase from our local retailers, artisans and service providers. Below we are highlighting a variety of gift giving options for Children, Teachers, Men and Women. 

A 5% shift towards buying NB = thousands of new jobs + hundreds of millions of dollars towards our economy! ~ Excellence NB

#DiscoverNBBeaches – McLeod’s Beach

When travelling from Saint John to St Martin's on Route 111, why not venture along the coast via Route 825 and visit a few beaches along the way? McLeod's Beach is the first of 3 beaches you will come across. 

McLeod's Beach, Reed's Beach and Gardner Creek Beach are all on NB Route 825. 

There is no parking, so we pulled off along the side of the road, there are a few spots with a little shoulder. When the tide is out,

Reeds Beach

#DiscoverNBBeaches – Reeds Beach

As you can tell, based on our previous beach adventures, we have been visiting some beaches on some windy and cooler days. To be fair, often it is much warmer and even sunny inland, but when you head towards the Fundy Coast, you never know what's in store. When heading out on any road trip, and especially a beach trip, always dress in layers and pack a sweatshirt!

#DiscoverNBBeaches – Gardner Creek Beach

We are enjoying our summer and setting out each week, or so to #discoverNBbeaches to share with you. We hope you are enjoying this series, and would love any suggestions on beaches to visit!
A recent outing, on a cool and breezy Spring day, led us to explore Gardner Creek Beach on route 825, NB. It is located along the Fundy coast between Saint John and St. Martin's, about 1.5 hours drive from Moncton, 30 minutes from Saint John, and about 15 minutes from St. Martin's.

Day Tripping In NB With Kids

Day Tripping In NB With Kids

For many summers now, we have been doing day trips from our home in Moncton, NB. With two children that are almost 10 years apart in age, we have tried to find adventures that are interesting for both boys. While some day tripping adventures have been the entire family, many have been just myself and the kids, while hubby is working. Keeping this in mind, many of the day trips are doable with one adult and a couple children.