Planning for PEI 2015: Day tripping

by DaniGirl on June 29, 2015 · 2 comments

in Ottawa to PEI 2015

One year ago today, we arrived in PEI:

Prince Edward Island - day 1

*happy sigh*

We’re still a few weeks away from embarking on our PEI 2015 adventure, in that delicious time when you can actually start thinking about all the things you want to see and do, but before the panic of packing and attending to all the forgotten last-minute details.

I think the thing we are most looking forward to during our PEI vacation this year is exploring. It was our favourite part of the trip last year. There is something delicious about turning down a random road and wondering what’s around the next bend.

The Points East Coastal Drive site lists eight suggested routes for easy PEI day trips, conveniently arranged by subject matter. Like bays, beaches and boats? How about lighthouses? Or maybe a vineyard and distillery tour is more your speed? I love the chatty, colloquial but richly detailed nature of these articles – it’s like having an Islander as your navigator, pointing out things that only the locals know.

Speaking of Islanders, how fun is this? Tourism PEI has launched a program called Ask an Islander. They’ve engaged several PEI personalities to be ambassadors, including Chef Michael Smith and photographer Dave Brosha. I love this idea, and keep going back to the site to see the new questions and answers as they are posted.

Have a favourite PEI day trip to share? I’d love to hear your suggestions!

Disclosure: Points East Coastal Drive is a sponsor of this blog. However, my love affair with PEI is 100% genuine and I’d be happy to talk your ear off about the Island any day of the week.


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Leanne June 29, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Belfast Mini Mills! http://www.minimills.net/ Totally worth the trip (then again, I’m a knitter, so maybe I’m biased)

2 Sarah McCormack June 30, 2015 at 7:40 am

We really enjoyed our day at the Bottle Houses http://www.bottlehouses.com in Cap-Egmont.. such a cool place!

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