We just can't seem to get enough of this fair Canadian province. Our first introduction to Nova Scotia was in 1994. We spent a weekend and attended a wedding. The stay was brief, we spent a few hours on a deserted beach the morning of the wedding. The ceremony took place in a high mountaintop field with the Bay of Fundy as a backdrop....we were smitten.
The lovely people and natural beauty of Nova Scotia finally lured us back last year where we spent two weeks driving about and documenting our adventures on-line. <http://newww.com/trip/1996/1996.html> We skirted along coastal routes stopping when we fancied, meeting friendly folk and hooking up the laptop computer to log our adventures almost every evening . The end-result, an on-line tour-itinerary has not only provided us with a virtual photo album brimming with memories, but also allowed us to share this fabulous two weeks with countless numbers of people. Using the Web in `96 to plan and arrange our trip was sketchy at best; all forms of promotion were just getting started, including tourism services.
However, in 1997, we are at no loss of resources on the Internet. Places to stay, regional information, menus... planning has been EXCITING.(and a great savings of paper publications) We have heeded e-mailed suggestions from other tourists and the ever-helpful residents...who seem to be the biggest tourism resource for the Province. Reservations e-mail inquiries and fulfillment requests are often ignored so the Web-potential tourist is still not seriously considered by the hospitality industry. With all the Web-sleuthing done for this year, it's a fair bet to think we shall have to return yet again to experience all there is to do and see here.
This year's site will reflect a growing number of Nova Scotia businesses on the Web. We learned a thing or two about working on vacation...namely, do less. It has been modified to take less publishing time on our part WITHOUT sacrificing content... leaving us more time to experience our "virtual vacation". New are: continually updated weather, collected from the excellent Environment Canada weather site. Better maps with GPS tracks overlaid on them, and hopefully more side-trips.
Without the special inhabitants and businesses of Nova Scotia to inspire us, there would have been no Part II.
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