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  • hardie karges 4:52 pm on July 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Canada, Digby, Digby Backpackers Inn, , , Nova Scotia   

    Featured Place: Think Cool, Think Canada, Think Nova Scotia 

    Canada is one of the coolest places in the world, in more ways in one, and right now that sounds pretty good here in the lower 48, in more ways than one.  Canada is huge and diverse, of course, and no place better illustrates that than Nova Scotia, “New Scotland,” one of Canada’s maritime provinces far to the East, a far cry from Alberta.

    DIGBY is a town of a couple thousand on the western end of Nova Scotia and known as the “Scallop Capital of the World.”  There is a festival to celebrate its history in August and a major motorcycle rally on Labor Day weekend. They say the Bay of Fundy has the greatest difference between high and low tides in the world.

    Digby Backpackers Inn is one of our partner hostels there, with beds for only around thirty bucks, and private rooms available for you honeymooners.  There’s breakfast, bikes, and WiFi, too, of course, plus much much more.  It’s all written up in with complete contact info in “500 Hostels in the USA (& Canada & Mexico).  We recommend that you check it out.


  • hardie karges 7:48 pm on May 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Canada, , , , , ,   

    Announcing the Publication of “500 Hostels in the USA (& Canada & Mexico): Backpackers & Flashpackers” 


    Backpackers & Flashpackers

    Well, the files are prepared and the digital proofs look good.  I’m just waiting for an actual physical copy to make sure it doesn’t have a marshmallow center or something weird like that, then the book should be up on Amazon within a few days.  I’ve been known to skip the final step to speed up the process, but considering that the first physical proof two weeks ago had forty-four blank pages, it’s not just idle speculation or misplaced caution.  So I rejected it and spent $200 more to save you two bucks off the price of a book.  How’s that for service?  Maybe you’re scratching your head wondering what this hostel bizniz is all about, anyway.  Here’s the back cover:

    Have you been to Europe before, staying in hostels all over, and wondered why there were so few in the US, and so hard to find?  Well, you’ve come to the right place, and I’m happy to report that American hostels are alive and well, and on the verge of breaking big any day now.  Already the two coasts have quite a few and the interior is gradually filling up in places like Chicago and New Orleans.  The surprising thing is that the quality is actually quite good, up to modern ‘flashpacker’ standards, so it’s just a matter of time before any place worth its name will have a good hostel or two, or ten or a hundred.  (More …)

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