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What to do in PEI #12 : Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick

Every since my parents decided that they would visit us in PEI, visiting and crossing the Confederation Bridge was on my dad’s bucket list. I think he’s seen about every documentary on the building of the bridge. So on their last full day in PEI, we left our cottage on the West Cape and made a detour to the Cape …

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What to do in PEI #11 : Cape Bear Lighthouse

From my original PEI lighthouse tour blog post, I’ve gotten requests to write a bit more about each individual lighthouse. Today’s lighthouse post is about the Cape Bear lighthouse and Marconi station. As a primer to help you appreciate the lighthouse, I suggest that you read the lighthouse’s site (capebearlighthouse.com) before visiting. Cape Bear lighthouse , Cape Bear lighthouse , …

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Moving from Toronto to PEI : Where to buy Lobster in PEI?

As we taper towards the end of our first full AirBnB season here in PEI, we have a number of great questions posed to us by guests … here’s some of the more common ones … Where to buy Lobster in PEI What’s the schedule for the buses? Here … Do I need to rent a car on the island …

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Moving from Toronto to PEI : AirBnB Cleaning Challenges

Living in PEI is a challenge sometimes. As readers of my blog know … we moved here to explore entrepreneurial opportunities that wouldn’t necessarily be open to us while living in Toronto. I’ve also remarked over time that the work attitudes here on the island are very similar to those of a random Caribbean island. Today’s rant comes from trying …

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Moving from Toronto to PEI : PEI Driving Habits

As a traveller for so long, I neglected to get my driver’s license till I moved to PEI. This could be a good thing or a very bad thing … so I’ll explain. Over the last couple months, I’ve noticed that drivers in PEI aren’t terrible, bad or inconsiderate … they’re just unobservant. Very, very unobservant.  Here’s a poll from …

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Moving from Toronto to PEI : Confirming the confirmation!

There’s a lot to learn when you’re coming from away to the island. One of my biggest pet peeves is what I call confirming the confirmation There is a classic Seinfeld scene that truly captures the spirit of confirming the confirmation. In MANY of my interactions with islanders, I’ve learned that the following conversation isn’t enough to get work done …

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Moving from Toronto to PEI : The cost of food in PEI

If you are thinking about coming to PEI, you could be mesmerized by the low cost of ownership of housing. It’s fantastic if you’re an investor and you’re not looking for work or a job in PEI. The tourism industry here is quite the staple and I believe that there is tons of opportunity here for the right person/family. That …

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What’s on special in Charlottetown on Mondays

After being here for a couple months, we’ve found that getting the latest info on what on special in Charlottetown is actually pretty difficult. There’s a couple resources online through PEIinfo or various separate websites, so here’s my list of “What’s on special in Charlottetown on Mondays”. If you’re looking for how to spend a Foodie weekend in PEI, you …

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