Jan Napier

About Jan Napier

Loving, curious, and hungry – that’s me! I’m a freelance travel writer/photographer published in Porthole Cruise Magazine, Travel and Escape (online), Soar Halifax, The Chronicle Herald, Mingle, the Southender magazine, Bedford magazine, Trailer Life magazine, and more. A former food columnist (for four years), I have a passion for dining out and for recreating my favourite food discoveries. Join me, my family, and friends on our travels and let me help you plan your next adventure. I’ll be posting on Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada (my specialties), worldwide destinations, and have lots of travel and photography tips to share. Make your travel days the best that they can be. Carpe Diem! For sample writing clips, and professional information, please visit www.jnapier.ca.

Family Fun Canada

Hello travellers!

I’ve done loads of family travel and I’m thrilled to be writing for Family Fun Canada.  Check out their great website at www.familyfuncanada which highlights both domestic and international destinations.  You’ll get tons of tips and tricks.

Here are a few of my latest posts:

48 hours of Family Fun in Belfast, Northern Ireland


Don’t Miss The Ringling, Sarasota’s Top Attraction

Prince Edward Island for Animal Lovers

By |February 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deep Sea Fishing with Tranquility Cove Adventures

On a warm, calm Prince Edward Island afternoon I stepped aboard the cleanest boat that I’d ever seen.

After thirty years of fishing lobster and crab, Captain Perry Gotell has made a successful business of cruising the seas off of Canada’s smallest province with landlubber tourists like me. Deep sea fishing excursions aren’t hard to […]

By |November 16th, 2016|Delicious Destinations|0 Comments

Why French Women Don’t Get Fat

“A meal without wine is breakfast”, said Charlotte Puckette in her Paris kitchen and I immediately felt ecstatic to be one of her students for an afternoon cooking class. And as a bonus I learned why French women don’t get fat!

Six of us took our places around a large island, primed to learn how to prepare […]

By |November 9th, 2016|Delicious Destinations|1 Comment

Do you have what it takes to be an RCMP officer?

As a travel writer, I’m honoured with opportunities to experience some pretty amazing places.   The RCMP training facility in Regina, Saskatchewan was super cool! Here’s what I found.

Careened around the obstacle course in a police car.  Check.  Shot a gun.  Check.  Thoroughly embarrassed myself in defensive tactics training.  Check.  That was me, a cadet for a […]

By |October 31st, 2016|Activities, Destinations|0 Comments

How to create your own signature scent!

My memories of Paris in the springtime would take the form of a delicious new scent created by moi! But what would I call it?

Attending a workshop at L’Artisan Parfumeur in Paris was part of a group travel itinerary created by personal stylist Noelle Cellini. (Read more about her tours here. I highly recommend). […]

By |October 27th, 2016|Delicious Destinations, Travel Tips|5 Comments