Glamping: outdoor camping with amenities and comforts (such as beds, electricity, or access to indoor plumbing) not usually used for this activity. Currently, upscale pods/tents are appearing all over the province in towns such as Terra Nova and Bonavista. They are truly a perfect compromise for someone who wants to wake up in the great… Continue reading ‘Ome Sweet ‘Ome
A couple of months ago, I read a news article and watched an accompanying video published by CBC highlighting the reasons not only why some individuals choose to visit this rugged land, but also why they decide to make it their home. We are known to be some of the friendliest people in the world,… Continue reading Curry by Trade, Newfoundlanders by Choice.
When I was a child, there were approximately five movies I would faithfully rent from a video store in Placentia. Of the select few, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was near the top of my list. Though fairly terrified of oompa loompas and the eerie river boat ride, the factory itself always left me… Continue reading Jilly Wonka and the Newfoundland Chocolate Company
If Walt Disney created a fairytale about Newfoundland, I am confident that Trinity would be the setting. Though I did not find my Prince Charming there, a recent getaway was nothing short of magical. Trinity first became established as a fishing port with a significant merchant trade industry. Interestingly, the town was the site of… Continue reading To Trinity and Beyond
Pickling is a longstanding tradition involving preserving or extending the lifespan of foods. Many Newfoundlanders are no strangers to this process. Any Jiggs Dinner or cooked meal is brought to the next level with pickled beets, chow, and let’s not forget the infamous mustard pickle (Flashback to the 2016 tragedy). https://canadianmysteryshopper.ca/small-brands-big-decisions/ My mother and grandmother… Continue reading No Longer in a Pickle
In the third year of medical school, there are opportunities to travel all around the island completing rotations in various specialties. For six weeks, I studied OBGYN at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre. It was there that I worked with some of the best medical professionals this province has to offer. I cannot say… Continue reading Finding the Grand in (and around) Grand Falls-Windsor
I have taken the trip to Fogo Island a couple of times. During the first, I attended a fantastic event at the Fogo Island Inn. The Inn is amazing, and perhaps equally as notable are the other fabulous establishments popping up around town as a result of the booming tourism industry. During a subsequent trip… Continue reading Bangbelly Café – Fogo Island, NL