Check out this cute little Nova Scotia vacation home. There’s barely a description and just three photos, but its quiet charm speaks to me. The dining room, fashioned in nothing but timber all around, strikes me as a lovely spot for a home-cooked meal and tea time with girlfriends. And much to my surprise, the kitchen comes with all the stainless modern appliances we kitchen snobs are used to cooking with – this is not some 19th century backwoods shack.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom beach rental (The sand is just two minutes away) might not be the type of home for the Type A, must-know-everything-beforehand vacation planner, but for anyone up for a getaway without all the luxe amenities, the cottage could be that spontaneous jolt your romance or attitude needed.
I’m seeing a writer’s retreat in my future. And you know where.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.