Five New Year’s Resolutions for a Fun 2018 in the Maritimes

Here are five resolutions to help ensure you have a great 2018 on Canada’s East Coast!

With 2017 in the books, it’s time to think about all the exciting things 2018 has in store. That includes making and achieving your 2018 resolutions. Just because we’re a few days into the year, it doesn’t mean you can’t still tinker with your resolution. In fact, some of the best resolutions might come to you a few days, weeks, or months after the year begins, and that’s okay! If you’re looking for a few more 2018 resolutions, we have five perfect ideas for you—each with a little inspiration straight from the Maritimes!

 

Don't Take a Trip, Take an Adventure

Don’t Just Take a Trip, Take an Adventure

Resolving to travel more is a favourite for everybody, but we think you should go a step further and make your vacation more than just another trip—make it an adventure you’ll never forget. How can you do this? Well, instead of traveling by car, why not take to the high seas and travel by boat like explorers from centuries past? The CAT, the mv Fundy Rose, the mv Confederation, and the mv Holiday Island are not only quick and convenient ways to arrive at your destination, they also give you the unique opportunity to see the rugged and beautiful Maritime coastline from a different perspective. Aboard our ferries, an unforgettable journey awaits.

 

 

Make Family Fun Number One

Make Family Fun Number One

No matter where your year takes you, it’s important to make time for family fun. After all, making memories with the ones you love is the perfect way to spend every year! Lucky for all of us, the Maritimes are always bustling with events for families of all ages. Whether you’re looking to share a meal, take in a festival, or treat yourselves to a night at the theatre, you’ll find plenty of family-friendly events taking place across the Maritimes in 2018. For a look at some of these awesome events, check out this helpful list we put together.

 

Become an Outdoor Explorer

Become an Outdoor Explorer

We may be biased, but we think the Maritimes put the “great” in the great outdoors. There’s no better place to have an outdoor adventure, especially in the winter! Of course, the Maritimes are full of exciting places to explore and visit in every season. Not sure where to start? Consider planning an epic motorcycle road trip, spending a day whale watching, or visiting all 160 of Nova Scotia’s scenic lighthouses. With so much nature to explore, you never know what you’ll see while you’re out!

 

 

Eat like a Maritimer

Eat Like a Maritimer

If there’s one thing Maritimers love to do, it’s eat. Whether it’s the catch of the day from the Atlantic, fresh local produce, or a delicious donair (a delicacy in Nova Scotia), there’s no better way to eat than like a Maritimer! And if you’re looking for the ingredients to create your next Maritimer meal, the best place to get started is at the local farmers’ market. There are farmers’ markets located throughout Atlantic Canada, and last year we profiled seven of our favourites, which you can read about here. Do you have a favourite Maritime recipe? Be sure to let us know about it!

 

 

Fill up the Photo Album

Fill up the Photo Album

Perhaps the most important resolution on our list, 2018 is the year for you to fill up the family photo album with memories of your Maritime adventures. There’s something special about a real album that you can pull down off the shelf to share with friends and loved ones. And the good news is that there are amazing photo ops all over the Maritimes! Take a selfie on the deck of the ferry, or a shot of the waves crashing against the rocks at Peggy’s Cove. Snap a before and after of the highest tides in the world at Hopewell works, or capture a family photo at Citadel Hill, Canada’s most-visited National Historic Site. If you stick to all the other resolutions on this list, filling up the photo album will be the easiest one to achieve!

We hope your 2018 is the year you finally stick to your resolutions. After all, the result of doing so will be delicious meals, new experiences, and fun-filled memories that are sure to last a lifetime. For more ideas on how to make this year one for the ages, be sure to check out Explore the Maritimes today.