Summer has officially ended and it has been a crazy season in the best of ways. I had hoped to release this post while the temperature was at a peak and summer vacation was still in full swing, but ...life happens. Having said that, it is never too early to plan for next summer, nor… Continue reading Tourin’ in Burin.
One of the most common questions I am asked is: “We are looking to get away for a couple days, but stay within 2-3 hours of St. John’s. Where should we go?” Some of my popular answers for this include various communities along the Southern Shore, beautiful Placentia, the Cape Shore, areas within Conception Bay… Continue reading Just to Wake up in the Morning, to the Quiet of the Cove
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