Colony of Avalon – can you dig it?

With every scrape of an archaeologist’s trowel, stirring of a pot, or planting of a seed, we’re coming a little bit closer to understanding the history of the Colony and the lives of the people who lived here. Think early … Read More

The Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Map

Witless Bay Marine Ecological Reserve

Comprised of four small islands, this reserve is one of nature’s greatest wonders anywhere on earth. In summer it is home to millions of seabirds that come to shore to nest and raise their young on the four islands. Whales swim here, especially humpback and minkes. Best seen from a tour boat operating from nearby communities. … Read More

James Cook

Follow in the wake of Captain Cook

Because Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming up, or maybe I have a unnatural curiosity about pirates in general – I thought it would be cool to travel like a pirate, but most pirates, of course didn’t register their … Read More

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A Photograhers Picture-Perfect Weekend in Newfoundland

This classic route around the Avalon Peninsula clocks in at about 200 miles. Sampling a small piece of it, Lindsey realized she’d probably need a couple days to do it right. “My definition of a good driving tour for photos? Pulling over to the side of the road every five minutes for photos, which I totally did on the Irish Loop,” she says. “There are so many epic photo-ops: winding roads, wildlife, rivers, lakes, mountains, cliffs, islands, lighthouses, kooky souvenir shops—you name it. My advice for fellow photographers doing the loop: Bring a picnic, an extra camera battery, and if you’re traveling with someone else, make sure they’re really patient.” … Read More