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Prince Edward Island

A Magical Island: Making the Most of Your Novel's Setting

Holly Robinson | Posted 12.01.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

To me, settings are far more than just places in books. I view settings as essential components of every novel, because so often places convey the interior landscapes of the characters and deepen the reader's experience.

At Home With Anne of Green Gables: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front -- Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The luxuriantly wooded hills, the gently flowering dales, the silvery streams, the emerald gardens and orchards, the deep green roof and shutters set ...

Anne of Green Gables and Godzilla -- the Japanese love them both

Rachel Dickinson | Posted 11.10.2013 | Travel
Rachel Dickinson

Green Gables Heritage Site lies on the edge of Cavendish. The jewel of the site is the simple white farmhouse with green trim -- the farmhouse that belonged to cousins of Lucy Maud Montgomery's grandmother and that served as the setting for Montgomery's classic Anne of Green Gables.

7 Colorful Beaches

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.25.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

From a Mediterranean shore with a vibrant orange hue to a California coastline strewn with multicolored sea glass, we've rounded up seven of the world's most colorful beaches. So grab your camera and visit one of these beautiful shorelines.

In the Grip of a Gardening Addiction

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.08.2013 | HuffPost Home
Holly Robinson

As Ann's garden became my own, I began to understand the passion that we humans have for transforming the earth with our bare hands, not to grow food, but to hold our memories. This is our way of putting ourselves into the earth.

Swimming With Giant Tuna

Carl Safina | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

I am at North Lake Harbour on Prince Edward Island to witness giant bluefin tuna. Giant? Essentially all the fish weigh between 500 and 1,000 pounds. So, yeah, giant.

PHOTOS: Olympic-Worthy Oyster Shucking In PEI

Necee Regis | Posted 10.07.2012 | Travel
Necee Regis

If you've never been to an oyster shucking competition you're missing out on one of the great sporting events of the world, something I hope will be elevated to Olympic status one day.

Hey Writer! What's Your Brand?

Holly Robinson | Posted 09.30.2012 | Books
Holly Robinson

When did writers start being brands? This question led me through a maze of other squirrely musings. If you write a memoir, are you forever a memoirist? What happens if a thriller writer dares to try his hand at romance?

On the Culture Front: A Last Summer Hurrah at Flex Mussels and The Palms

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.08.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

It turns out being stuck in the city for Labor Day weekend isn't so bad after all. I started Saturday evening at the West Village outpost of Flex Mussels, a mini-chain from Canada's Prince Edward Island.

Our Muses, Ourselves: Why Women Like Me Run Away From Home

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Holly Robinson

Most women are people-pleasers, willing to charge in to fill the black holes of need around us, even if that means sacrificing the time and concentration we need to be creative.

Do College Costs + Retirement = Canada?

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

Between the economic free fall and putting kids through college, retiring is a long ways away.

Is the Grass Greener in Canada?

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

I was vacationing in Prince Edward Island this summer when I came across a startling statistic: 53 percent of adults in the world's 24 leading economies said they would immigrate to Canada.