Our friend Newfoundsander has published a new blog post about the coming iceberg season in Newfoundland. I saw the first one of the season faaarrr in the horizon about a month ago or more, but it wasn’t until it was confirmed on icebergfinder.com that I let myself get excited. I was expecting a influx of our giant icey pals. But alas … I saw no more until now. Growing up on Fogo Island it wasn’t a big deal seeing them float by with their own ecosystem, or get woken in the middle of the night by the earspitting sound of them capsizing (or calving: flipping over or breaking). So I got a little jaded, and didn’t pay much mind, but now I’m like a little kid, when I read posts like this one.
One month ago a promising iceberg chart led me to believe a good iceberg season was headed our way. Today’s iceberg chart definitely confirms that belief, just have a look at this: In case you can’t quite make out the numbers, there are roughly 90 icebergs around the Great Northern Peninsula, 120 icebergs along the […]
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Electric Submarine with Elon Musk on board surfaces in Mobile Bay, Newfoundland, just south of St. John’s, Canada

Although the stop in Mobile Bay was scheduled to be a short re-supply mission taking only two hours under the cover of darkness, once the crew realized they were spotted, they agreed to have breakfast at the Whalehouse under the stipulation of no discussions of the electric submarine at the breakfast table. Seemingly keeping the electric submarine project top secret is important to Elon Musk and the rest of the crew. … Read More

Darrel Blatchley is the director of the museum and personally conducted the necropsy, an autopsy for animals.

What’s the solution to single-use plastics?

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When Airbnb Bookings Go Wrong – Stories About Airbnb Scams, How They Happen, and How To Avoid an Airbnb Disaster

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Pro Tip for drinking on St. Patrick's Day in Newfoundland

TOP 10 REASONS WHY ST. PATRICK’S DAY IN NEWFOUNDLAND IS THE BEST

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is about much more than drinking, but if you want to go out for a few sociable beverages on St. Patrick’s Day, there is no better place in North America to do so than in St. John’s. George Street alone has a large collection or Irish Pubs and all of Downtown St. John’s is in on the action complete with St. Patrick’s Day live bands, Irish food, green beer, and more. … Read More

Dream Vacation

8 Reasons Why Hot Tubs Are Great For Your Mind Body and Spirit

If you’re not familiar with how amazing hot tubs are, you might be like many people and wonder what’s so great about soaking in the hot waters of a hot tub. Besides being a lot of fun, hot tubs have countless health benefits that lead to a better lifestyle. Here are 8 ultimate reasons why soaking in an outdoor hot tub is great for your mind, body, and spirit: … Read More

How to Choose a Newfoundland Bed and Breakfast, Guesthouse, or Vacation Rental

It’s true, there is subjectivity to this, and what one person finds amazing another may be indifferent to, but there are a few basic things to look for when selecting a vacation accommodation that may make your summer vacation rental experience go from good to out of this world.

If you’re like us when you travel you look for a really great place to stay. Everyone want’s to stay at a nice vacation rental, but what does that even mean? … Read More

Newfoundland Festival

The Best 20 Newfoundland Summer Festivals to Attend in 2019

1: THE WOODY POINT WRITERS FESTIVAL The picturesque town of Woody Point, Newfoundland hosts several festivals throughout the summer, but the most iconic is the Woody Point Writers Festival. Overlooking scenic Bonne Bay and located at the foothills of the … Read More

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Could a Humpback Whale Swallow a Person?

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DO IF YOUR FLIGHT TO NEWFOUNDLAND IS DELAYED OF CANCELED

10 Things to Do if Your Flight to Newfoundland Is Delayed of Canceled

Airplanes are great, but no matter where your destination is, delays and cancellations are a reality of air travel. It’s always a let down when your flight is delayed. After all, the reason why you chose to fly is that you want to get to your destination faster and in the easiest possible way. … Read More

Witless Bay

Are you planning on visiting the Witless Bay Marine Ecological Reserve or staying in one of the close towns within the Marine Protected Zone like Bay Bulls, Mobile Bay, Tors Cove Village, or the Town of Witless Bay? … Read More