Calgary Pros: 1-hour drive from Banff and the Canadian Rockies, plenty of sun, decent biking infrastructure, plenty of veg-friendly restaurants, well-connected airport. Cons: Seen as an oil capital, unemployment is on the rise (thanks to said reliance on oil), the Calgary Stampede . . .
Did you ever wake up with this urge to see 11,000 gannets? Well, that's apparently how many there are at Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve here in Newfoundland. At the tip of a peninsula that juts out into the frigid Atlantic, this ecological reserve just happens to be home to one of the largest . . .
There's nothing like a good national park that's only a three-hour drive away. This past weekend, Tim and I took advantage of the proximity and camped for two nights in Terra Nova National Park. It may not be Newfoundland's biggest national park (there are only two on the island, and Gros Morne gets . . .
If you read my blog or subscribe to my email list, you might know that I have been planning to thru-hike the East Coast Trail (a combined 260+ km of trail with varying levels of development and maintenance along the eastern coast of Newfoundland's Avalon peninsula) for a few months now. It was my . . .
Newfoundland may not be the most popular island out there to visit, but it does have some unique history that makes it stand out within North America. The highlights include a capital city that touts itself as the "Oldest City in North America" (the "oldest settlement in North America to become a . . .