Outdoor Kitchen Party

Live Local Music Friday and Saturday Night
July 10 - 12, 2020

This event happened and was fantastic.

Well Happy Monday Rucksters! We hope everyone had a great weekend and didn’t get too wet Saturday night. We had a blast at Elayne Pink’s (Absolute Travel) Get-away Weekend at Anchorage House & Cabins in Hubbards. What a great venue and beautiful spot. We managed to get in two sets in with a very fun crowd before Mother Nature thumbed her nose at the Weather Forecasters and their “ Showers” ... and instead dropped a deluge. We’re looking forward to coming back later this summer. Now on the upside, the grass and flowers are looking pretty perky. Have a great week friends! Rob, Bill, Anthony, Randy, Brooks

Was amazing to meet you guys Elayne and the Absolute Travel crew, we look forward to working together again! Kate Murphy

Thanks Elaine this was a very fun time!! Great job. Derrick MacNeil

GROOOOVY event at such a beautiful site! Greg Pretty and I and our friends had a wonderful time.Thanx to everyone!! Danny

Had a awesome time thanks Joslyn

Such a great weekend! Lovely, clean and cosy cottages. Looking forward to another summer getaway here! Linda Keizer

Special thanks to Danny Banfield and Ruckus for the great music and atmosphere.

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Extra special thanks to Kate and Lee from Anchorage who made all attended feel like home.

Other Dates May Follow in Late August


Visit Nova Scotia

We are all experiencing the difficulties of the Covid pandemic and the effect that it has caused on a lot of travel plans and vacations. Though we are gradually seeing and hearing about air carriers and travel destinations that will be opening and selling products, Nova Scotia has great destinations waiting for you right now for you to explore safely. Let us help you make a Nova Scotia destination a reality. We will package accommodations, meal plans, excursions, hikes, golf, whale watching or any other event at any location. So if you want to whale watch at Brier Island or Cheticamp, star gaze in some of NS's darkest skies at Trout Point, nature walk at Liscombe, explore the winery's of the valley, visit a working distillery at Glenora, golf at Digby, Cabot or Fox Harbour or any of the other wonderful ideas and adventures you and us can think of we will help.

Below are a few destinations you should consider. Click on the name or image to visit their website.

Trout Point Lodge
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Liscombe Lodge

Digby Pines

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White Point Beach

Blomidon Inn
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Cabot Links Resort
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Fox Harbour Resort

Glenghorm Inn

Glenora Distillery

Brier Island Lodge
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A quick note to all our existing and future clients.

We are continuing to work to ensure all the travel plans that we arranged for you are either cancelled, insurance claims are opened or any future travel credits are activated on your behalf. There are some time delays due to the high volume of these issues, so please be patient. We are working in chronological order to ensure we meet all the deadlines. Thank for your continued support and hopefully the pandemic will soon be over and we can all get back to normal.

Until then stay safe, and we are here if you need us.

Exclusive  Absolute Travel With Denise

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Denise has arranged some great packages and escorted group tours like:

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Air Passenger Protection Regulations finalized
May 24, 2019 – Gatineau, QC – Canadian Transportation Agency

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) announced today that the Air Passenger Protection Regulations are now finalized. The regulations will come into effect in two stages.
Beginning July 15, 2019, airlines will have to:
* communicate to passengers in a simple, clear way information on their rights and recourses and regular updates in the event of flight delays and cancellations;
* provide compensation of up to $2,400 for bumping a passenger for reasons within their control;
* ensure passengers receive standards of treatment during all tarmac delays and allow them to leave the airplane, when it's safe to do so, if a tarmac delay lasts for over three hours and there's no prospect of an imminent take-off;
* provide compensation for lost or damaged baggage of up to $2,100 and a refund of any baggage fees; and
* set clear policies for transporting musical instruments.
Beginning December 15, 2019, airlines will have to:
* provide compensation of up to $1,000 for flight delays and cancellations within an airline's control that are not safety-related;
* rebook or refund passengers when flights are delayed, including, in some cases, using a competing airline to get passengers to their destination;
* provide food, drink and accommodation when passengers' flights are delayed; and
* facilitate the seating of children under 14 years in close proximity to an accompanying adult, at no extra charge.
The final regulations reflect input that the CTA received from the public, consumer rights groups, and the airline industry during extensive consultations held from May 28 to August 28, 2018 and during a 60-day comment period following the publication of draft regulations on December 22, 2018. The regulations are being made by the CTA under the Canada Transportation Act, as amended by the Transportation Modernization Act on May 23, 2018.

Custom Tours of One or all of the Maritime Provinces

Let us help you explore the scenic East Coast of Canada the way you want.

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The following are testimonials from our Tour Clients.

"Lord Nelson Hotel was great, and perfectly located.  We really enjoyed seeing Maud Lewis' tiny house at the Art Gallery. The next day, having lunch at The Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, the "Maudie" actor Ethan Hawke came in to eat with his family!  We were able to speak with him for a bit.
Favourite restaurants:  Bicycle Thief and Press Gang (we had "The Drill") in Halifax; Red Shoe Pub (we ate there twice); Windows on the Water in Montague; Georgetown Historic Inn; Piatto (great pizza) and The Merchantman Pub in Charlottetown; Main Street Restaurant and Bakery in Ingonish.
Cabot golf courses were amazing, I got my first-ever birdie on Cabot Links.  The PEI courses were lovely, too.
Donelda's Puffin Boat Tour was great.
Glenora Inn was lovely, we enjoyed the distillery tour. My only complaint would be that our room was in the brand-new log cabin which is quite a distance from the Inn, so we had to get in the car all the time.
There was some confusion at the Oak Island Resort, the dinner package we had (4 course meal with bottle of wine) puzzled the dining room manager, she claimed they didn't offer that, but I had the invoice which mentioned it so she honoured it. The food there was somewhat disappointing.  
We really enjoyed Charlottetown, did the double decker city tour as well as the Queens Square Walking Tour. In the evening, we went to Atlantic Blue, Tara MacLean's concert at the Guild Theatre, very good.
Lunenburg was beautiful. Visited the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and did a horse-drawn buggy tour.
Mahone Bay was super-crowded, so we didn't stay long.
Peggy's Cove is a must-see but as you warned, so crowded. We did that on our last day, driving the coastal route to the airport. We escaped Peggy's Cove and ate lunch further north. We enjoyed the drive.
It was a very relaxing vacation, great food. I loved the ceilidhs in the restaurants, particularly The Red Shoe Pub.  
The Hertz rental car was a Chrysler Pacifica, very roomy and a pleasure to drive."
Many thanks for putting together a fine vacation, Lisa and Don.

"Hello and thank you for checking back with us! We loved Nova Scotia! We were very pleased with your suggestion to do Halifax and Cape Breton. We loved the Marriott in Halifax. The room we were assigned at first overlooked the garage so we asked for one with a view, and we were able to get one for an additional $20 per night. It was much, much better. The breakfasts were great, and we ate dinner there once which was fine. Access to the parking garage from the hotel was excellent. We went to Peggy's Cove, Lunenberg, and the Fisherman's Village near Dartmouth. The Distillery was satisfactory but not particularly to our liking because of its remoteness, but we understand that hotel options in the Cape are limited. Being so far on the western side of the Cape, it was a long trek to get anywhere. We did the Cabot Trail which was beautiful and we found a nice restaurant on the water for lunch. We also went to the Highland Village which we loved. We would have liked to see more but anything else was too far to drive to. Our room at the lodge was a little too rustic for us (no closet, shower very small and was difficult to start, no phone to the desk) and we had to drive to the main building to get sodas, ice, water or anything else we needed. On the positive side, the TV and the heat/AC and internet were very good. Breakfast was very good, dinner in the pub not great, and we didn't try the dining room. Thank you for all your assistance, and we used your pamphlet to guide us which was very helpful. We hope to get back someday and do the south and north shores, and PEI. Everyone in your office was very helpful and we appreciate that. In fact, all Canadians we met were very friendly and courteous. We felt like we were in the USA." Sincerely,Ken and Pam


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