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Lonely Planet Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island 2nd Ed.: 2nd Edition [Paperback]

Lonely Planet , Celeste Brash , Emily Matchar

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April 1 2011 Regional Travel Guide
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit the world's most photographed lighthouse at Peggy's Cove, see the highest tides at Bay of Fundy, or feel like a pirate at Halifax Waterfront; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island Travel Guide:

- Color maps and images throughout - Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests - Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots - Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices - Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss - Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, outdoor adventures, fossils, music, festivals, politics, wildlife, and cuisine - Over 31 local maps - Useful features - including What's New, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Eating with Kids - Coverage of Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Bay of Fundy, Grand Manan Island, the Viking Trail, Green Gables, Cape Breton Highlands, Iceberg Alley, St John's, Miquelon, Fredericton, Newfoundland, Labrador, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island, our most comprehensive guide to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

- Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Canada guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover Canada, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Celeste Brash, Emily Matchar, and Karla Zimmerman.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

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"So this is where people from Tahiti go on vacation?" - this question was asked of Celeste several times during her voyage through the Maritimes. Lighthouses and lupine are a far cry from palm trees and hibiscus but that's just what she was hoping for. Celeste fell in love with the crisp air, became certain that Atlantic lobster is the best food on Earth and came unabashedly out of the closet as an Anne fan. Satiated, she returned to her island home, husband and two children to eat mangos instead of blueberries. She is still dreaming of lobsters.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lonely Planet Nova Scotia et.al Aug. 5 2011
By I/O, Inc - Published on Amazon.com
Just returned from 3 weeks in Canadian Maritimes It was an valuable companion. Never gave a bum steer, pointed out the essence of what not to miss, and let us to discover other things along the way. Don't reply on it alone but if you have map reading skills, ability to listen to the natives, & willingness to go for more than the main line attractions, it's a bargain!

Maps could be more detailed and cross referencing of places and locations would help.

Otherwise, order it today if you're headed to the NB, NS or PEI.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good tips May 7 2012
By carolux - Published on Amazon.com
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Bought the book after intensive internet research on the region and was pleasantly surprised by a couple of recommendations not mentioned anywhere else. Namely from Fredericton to Saint John on the picturesque Old River Road there are a series of free ferries to cross the river. Sounds like fun to me. Also a warning that the Hopewell Rocks' stairs can get log-jammed with tourists - I may well give that a miss. All in all the high standard I expect from Lonely Planet.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy Guide Aug. 11 2013
By Sher Foster Fox - Published on Amazon.com
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I recently spent a week in Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island and this book was particularly helpful! It aided in my decisions concerning lodging and itinerary planning. It is chock full of useful information. I highlighted pages before I started out and had it close at hand for the trip. It served me well. Very pleased with this purchase!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Color Photos - Few and Far Between June 18 2013
By Garnet - Published on Amazon.com
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What I did like:
Close up detailed maps of areas like Cavendish and Rustico showing where certain attractions were located.
Some information I hadn't found about attractions and ideas for visiting certain towns (but see below about limited pages).

What I didn't like:
Only 5 pages had color photos (not as advertised in the sample I looked at on Amazon, or on the back cover).
Out of the 188 devoted to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island only 29 pages were devoted to PEI.
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So far so good March 2 2012
By Raskolnikov - Published on Amazon.com
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First off, I haven't been on my trip to the Maritimes yet so I can't comment on the accuracy of the book. I always get the Lonely Planet guide for wherever I'm traveling to, because it's always so helpful, particularly with what neighbourhoods to stay in and what sites to see. I haven't been on my yet, but using this guide has helped me figure out how long I want to stay, which provinces to hit up and what I want to see on them, and what cities I'll be staying in. So, so far so good.

Cons: I would have liked to have seen a few more photos in this particular book and a bit more detail on getting around and back and forth between the provinces. The book also seems a bit sparse as far as history and background compared to other Lonely Planet guides. I know it's Canada, not Egypt, but there is history to be had in these areas and I feel like I'm still going to have to do more research on some of the sites.

UPDATE: I did go on my trip and did find the Lonely Planet guide helpful, as always (I just bought one for Greece, too so "squeeee!!!"). That said, I stand by my observation that there could be more on the history, as the Maritimes are one of Canada's richest places...well for history at least... More on pirates and swashbucklers, please!!

The one thing I also heartily agree with that I think they could stress more is the fact that the BEST way to see the Maritimes is to rent a car. It's so small and so beautiful that some of my favorite parts of the trip were just when my husband and I were driving from town to town. It's really hard to get lost (seriously, on PEI, just drive another half hour and you'll hit the water on one side or another), and traffic there is so easy that it's probably less stressful than rush hour anywhere else in the world.

Also, most of the charm of the Maritimes is its beautiful landscape and awesome food. The Lonely Planet guide doesn't mention it much, but really look for Happy Hour specials on seafood to save $$$ (like a lb of mussels for $6 in Charlottetown or 12 oysters for $20), so find a cafe with chairs overlooking the ocean or the street and prepare to hang out awhile.

And if you happen to be Gluten Intolerant or have Celiacs - oh my god is the Maritimes like heaven!! Almost every restaurant has a GF menu (GF fish and chips in Charlottetown!! GF bread in the pubs of Wolfville, and GF pasta in Halifax = GAHH!!)

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