The Kindred Spirits of PEI Restore Faith in Humanity

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” ~Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery Have you stopped listening to the radio? Do you grimace at reading the news? Perhaps even shy away from several of your

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Charlottetown, PEI: A Matter of Perspective

This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

In Anne of Green Gables, Charlottetown is always spoken of as a big city. It is the place they make an overnight trip to attend fancy events. Diana’s grandmother hosts the girls at her fancy town house. They wear their best dresses. While today cars make the trip from Cavendish to Charlottetown in about an

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Experience Anne’s Avonlea at Orwell Corner Historic Village, PEI

This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

Orwell Corner Historic Village gave us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in a living rendition of L. M. Montgomery’s time, and that of Anne of Green Gables. The village has been preserved to reflect the look and feel of a Prince Edward Island community during the 1800’s. This is the same time period during which

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Where to Shop Local on Prince Edward Island

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island strongly supports small independent businesses from restaurants to artisans who run their craft shops out of private properties. At the restaurants this was evident from the hand-held credit card machines the waiters brought to your table at the end of the meal. We learned from one of our waiters that all the

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Prince Edward Island Might Just Be “The Prettiest Place in the World”

This entry is part 9 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

Those that have read Anne of Green Gables (and the rest of the series) will remember Anne gushing at the natural beauty of the Island. She calls Prince Edward Island the “prettiest place in the world”. She renames a lake, “the lake of shining waters”. As she rides along a dirt road with overhanging flowering

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PEI Accommodations for the Anne of Green Gables Fan

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

For this trip we split our stay on PEI between two B&B’s. The first in New Glasgow, a little quieter and less touristy, and the second in the heart of Cavendish, the touristy area. Our plan was to visit the heritage sites and spend our evenings relaxing at a quiet B&B with a Jacuzzi tub, and

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Good Eats: Prince Edward Island

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island’s primary cash crop is potatoes. They also farm Mussels and oysters, and harvest lobster. While PEI is well known for their exporting of these products, nothing compares to eating these locally grown products fresh. Suffice it to say, PEI has lots of Good Eats because it’s hard to go wrong with fresh

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PEI: Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Birthplace & the Anne of Green Gables Museum

This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

The last two houses-turned-museums related to Lucy Maud Montgomery that we visited bookend Montgomery’s Prince Edward Island life in a way. The first is the house she was born in. The second, the home of her Aunt and Uncle, where she spent time during her childhood, and eventually held her wedding. After her marriage she

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Avonlea Village, Prince Edward Island

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

Avonlea Village is not, as I expected, a replica of a historic village with actors in costume and character out of L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series filling the street. You would think it would be, wouldn’t you? Despite being named after Montgomery’s fictional village, it is in fact more akin to an

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Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish Home and her Inspiration for Anne of Green Gables

This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

The Haunted Wood trail from Green Gables Heritage Place (Read previous post about Green Gables here) connects the two L. M. Montgomery Heritage Sites, ending at the Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish Home. For those unfamiliar with the book, Anne so names the trail out her window after an unfortunate instance of her imagination

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