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David is a freelance travel writer whose work has appeared regularly in leading UK publications such as The Independent and Wanderlust and Food & Travel, international publications such as Marie Claire and Condé Nast Traveller, and many travel websites. He has updated guide books to Amsterdam and Cuba, and has also written for music and 'foodie' magazines, and has appeared on both BBC and CBC radio. David has travelled extensively since the mid 1970s as a backpacker, on business, and at the luxury end of the market. He hitch-hiked from London to Kathmandu, travelled by train from Hendon to Hong Kong, and flew in everything from hot-air balloons to Concorde. Before starting to write, he held senior positions in the travel industry in the UK for over 15 years, specialising in long-haul travel and 'round-the-world' air fares. David now lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, when not continent-hopping.

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The Mi’kmaq

David Orkin writes about the past and present of the Mi’kmaq people of Nova Scotia.

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Mini Cabot Trail?

Lovers of lighthouses, coastal scenery and hiking should check out this beautiful detour from Antigonish.

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Ferry prices make waves

David Orkin discusses the restoration of the sea connection between Nova Scotia and the USA. 

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Riding the tide

For adrenaline junkies, David Orkin describes Nova Scotia’s very own version of white-water rafting.

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Beach beauty

Find out about one of Nova Scotia’s best-kept secrets with David Orkin’s guide to its beaches.

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Oak Island

What lies buried beneath this mysterious island? David Orkin investigates.

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