A visit from her Newfoundland cousin gives Erin the chance to review what there is to see and do while visiting Tokyo
Travel often produces conflicted identities…
But ultimately, we’re all to blame.
Living and working cross-culturally can change us in subtle, yet profound, ways
When you’re far from home, the magic of the season appears in unlikely ways
From Yonge Street to Hudson Bay…
Our understanding of similarity and difference can change over time
The grand finale of our columnist’s account of a three-day hike through the Avalon Wilderness Reserve
There’s a growing dissonance between our image of ourselves, and the reality
Our culture(s) and geography make for great tourism videos, but we can certainly improve on our customer satisfaction.
For some, the solitude, isolation and distance of the north is a primary reason to visit…
Exploring the North…and finding Newfoundlanders in surprising places
Selling a bike is harder than it sounds…
When constant change becomes the new normal, sometimes it can be difficult to take
Ever wonder how a dog would handle a round-the-world motorbike trip? We decided to find out…
Erin Sharpe is a Newfoundlander living and working in Japan. In this week’s Stray Puffin, she describes the experience of living through the 2011 earthquake…and the amazing story of what came after.
This week’s installment features a young Newfoundlander whose journey took her from her island home to the stage with Cirque du Soleil
Our correspondent arrives in Cambodia…and is pleasantly surprised
Karen Moores, a travel writer native to St. John’s, writes for the National Geographic about her home. She likes Jumping Bean Coffee, The Ship, women in politics, Brian Ricks, light house picnics, the Rennies River trail, and Hey Rosetta. Karen says ” you’ll never find a better blend of old-world charm infused with youthful island spirit.” Take a quick and structured read over at the National Geographic by clicking the link below. Source: National Geographic
The CBC is reporting that despite all the rain, drizzle and fog Newfoundland and Labrador had a strong tourism season. Not all of the statistics are in yet, but the department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation has posted a few facts on their website. Among them: airport passenger movements at the province’s major airports increased 6.5% over last year and available provincial accommodations occupancy rate rose almost 1% from 2010. Stay tuned for more complete numbers as the season draws to an end during the fall. Source: CBC