Wallace, Nova Scotia's Whirligigs Cafe certainly is memorable... but is it for the right reasons?
Some of my most memorable travel meals have rendered me speechless; I barely manage a breathless "wow!" if I can say anything at all. Therefore, it threw me for a bit of a loop (or is that a whirl?) when my only reaction at Whirligigs Cafe was "odd!" It seems like a funny choice of word, but it's the best one I can think of to describe our visit to this colorful, funky, and rather peculiar seaside café in Wallace, Nova Scotia.
Welcome Home! What's the First Thing You Do?
As much as I love to travel, I'm always anxious for the last 24 hours of a trip to pass so I can return home. As luck would have it, some of my most aggravating delays have corresponded with my final flight home, putting my fuzzy pajamas tantalizingly out of reach. So frustrating! There's nothing so nice as sleeping in your own bed, on your own sheets, wearing your favourite pj's - you know, the impractical fluffy flannel purple polka dot ones that you never take on the road. Throw in a long, hot bath, some homemade food, a cuddly cat or two, and you have a one outstanding homecoming!
I'm not the only one who feels this way - find out what other travel bloggers love to do as soon as they get home!
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Have you ever seen those top 10 lists that show all the gadgets and devices your phone has replaced; all the things that travelers used to carry along but are now obsolete thanks to the development of smart phone technology? Guide books, video cameras, flashlights, calculators - they're are all slowly slipping away and there's times when I wonder how I managed to ever travel without my phone.
But there's one thing I have never really used my phone for while I travel and that's making online bookings. So when HostelWorld challenged me to check out their new app, I was eager to check it out and see it I could be converted. I can't say exactly why I haven't used my phone to do online bookings but I think on some level I worried about not being able to easily input information on smaller screens as well as not having full access to all the information that I'd want on a regular website.
I'm happy to report that I found the app easy to use and comprehensive. My favourite thing is that, adjacent to each property listing, there is a number indicating the percentage of guests who would recommend staying there - a nice and easy way to get a feel for a place without having to sort through all the reviews. I also liked that there was an option to take a photo of your credit card and scan the information in - much easier than trying to type accurately on a tiny screen!!!
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