Beaver Harbour, New Brunswick, was the first anti-slavery settlement in British North America, 80 years before the Emancipation Proclamation.
Sandra lives off-grid in the forest on the edge of the Tusket River in Nova Scotia, Canada. The septuagenarian has had a few former lives including teaching, social work and farming. At age 55 she reinvented herself as a writer. Since then, she’s penned four books, contributed to several travel guides, and her articles have appeared in over 70 publications. Although Sandra has journeyed around the world (and written about her travels) she’s just plain nutty about travelling in Atlantic Canada—four provinces she considers her home turf. She’s excited to be a JourneyWoman contributor, sharing stories from her beloved region.
Currently located: Tusket River in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Next trip: Miscou Island in New Brunswick
Favourite destination: Anywhere in Atlantic Canada
Read the latest from Sandra
10 Reasons Women Should Visit Gander, Newfoundland, ‘The Crossroads of the World’
Known as the ‘crossroads for the world’, Gander, Newfoundland, has many surprises, including its food, culture and aviation history.
Lost and Found in Nova Scotia’s UNESCO Cliffs of Fundy Geopark
Sandra Phinney’s journey through Nova Scotia’s UNESCO Cliffs of Fundy Geopark, is a reminder that travel is often about letting things unfold.
Magical Encounters With Canadian Folk Artist Maud Lewis in Nova Scotia
Contributor Sandra Phinney recalls her times spent visiting folk artist Maud Lewis with her mother, and her continued legacy in Nova Scotia.