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Lakes and Forests in West Labrador: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 20

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.17.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Sunday, Bloody Sunday in Wabush in far west Labrador. We decide to sleep in today after all those early morning wake-ups to not catch planes. It's 090...

Along the Trans-Labrador Highway: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 19

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The flight back to Goose Bay is aboard a DHC-6 of Innu Mikun, the other airline serving Labrador's north coast, created by the Innu people of Nitassin...

At the End of the Line in Northern Labrador: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 18

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.10.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

There's a whole new meaning to Canada Dry up here in Nunatsiavut, Labrador's autonomous Inuit area. It's not the beverage company of that name and its...

Once More to the Friendly Skies of Labrador: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front -- Part 17

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.07.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

It's cold, the dark grey clouds are lowering ever lower, the water is even darker, the summer thunder of far northern climes is rumbling out a tattoo of titanic belches, we're way, way beyond the remotest back of beyond, and I'm saying wow, isn't this wild.

Getting the Labrador Show on the Road -- Back to Square One: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front, Part 16

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

We don't even have to go through security -- the first time that's happened to me -- for the 45-minute flight to Rigolet, then a further 25 minutes on to Makkovik, aboard a 19-seat clapped out old DHC-6 Twin Otter STOL (short take-off and landing).

An Unhappy Happening in Happy Valley: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 15

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.30.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

This time the idea is for a glorious boat trip north up the coast of Labrador in a 'luxury cabin' aboard the Northern Ranger ferry to the little villages of Nunatsiavut, the province's autonomous Inuit area, which means 'our beautiful land' in Inuit.

To Labrador We'll Go, Air Canada Permitting: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 14

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.18.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I'm not going to try to get to Labrador on mainland Canada's far North Atlantic coast by land and sea. That would involve getting a 13-hour bus journe...

From Brigadoon to the Twilight Zone in Canada's Gros Morne National Park: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 9

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

A new group comes on, only 10 and all very ancient. The rain has stopped and the views of the little fishing villages, the green pine-clad mountains, the snow-streaked peaks and the reddish ramparts of the Tablelands are perfect.

How to Eat (and Drink) Your Way Through Newfoundland

The GypsyNesters | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

In Iceberg Alley, as the sea along the northern coast is called, vodka and beer are made with melted icebergs. Resourceful captains have created a cottage industry of harvesting the bergs, hauling them ashore, and selling the ancient, pristine water. They even use it to make wine.

Zen and the Art of Ford Fusion Maintenance: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 8

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.29.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Millennia before Leif Eriksson came to Newfoundland from the east, about four or five millennia to be exact, a people archaeologists call Maritime Arc...

Vinland, or the Guy Who Pipped Columbus at the Post: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 7

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.28.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The Icelandic sagas speak of the epic journey from Greenland but for centuries nobody could identify the spot where young Leif and his crew set foot in what they called Vinland.

There Are Cars, Then There Are Cars -- When Fusion Means Confusion: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front, Part 6

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.27.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

OK, this is where the real fun starts. I'm in Deer Lake, western Newfoundland, where the province's only long-distance bus line takes a very distinct ...

How This Boomer Nailed His Reinvention After Two Tries

John Tarnoff | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Career reinvention is a messy business. It is usually not a one-step transition. Sometimes, it can take a few pivots to work out the kinks and make the necessary mistakes to find one's true calling. What we think we want to do, or should do, may not necessarily be the best thing for us to do, or the right thing for us to do.

I'm With Stupid: The Cutest, Scariest Thing You Ever Did See

Todd Hartley | Posted 08.27.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

We swung by her house, Gwen came out to the car, and she was drop-dead gorgeous. But Lord almighty did she stink. She'd been sprayed earlier that day, and even after four or five showers, she was skunky.

Hotels In Way-Out-There Locations

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.25.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Originally posted on CNTraveler.com You've heard of destination restaurants--places worth a trip unto themselves. But what about destination hote...

Fogo Island Inn Is The Perfect Little Escape

Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel

Next time you really need to get away from it all, the Fogo Island Inn is calling your name. The inn has a futuristic, minimalistic look that blen...

Enchanted Evening: Great Big Sea Comes to Tarrytown

Jaime Lubin | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

It's worth noting that, enthusiastic as the proceedings were, they also carried a peculiar gravity. Perhaps this had to do with nostalgia's more serious side, the wish to honor what's gone before and the realization that all things cannot stay the same forever.

More Canadian Finds From Folk Alliance 2013

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Revisiting the stack of CDs I brought back from Folk Alliance 2013 reveals that there are more interesting Canadian acts I haven't shared with readers yet -- which is fitting, since the meeting was in Toronto.

PHOTOS: Exploring The Viking World

Posted 03.13.2013 | Travel

With the recent discovery of the supposedly mythical sunstone that may have helped them navigate the northern waters of the Atlantic Ocean, a major vi...

Favorite Finds From Folk Alliance 2013: The Canadians

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 05.07.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Every year in February, Folk Alliance International brings together folk musicians, promoters, labels, organizers, agents, managers, DJs, journalists, and other folk lovers, for a giant trade show and music showcase.

'My Drunk Kitchen' Star to Launch Global Tour Thanks to Over 175k in Fan Donations

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.03.2013 | Home
Shira Lazar

Hannah Hart is taking her wildly popular "My Drunk Kitchen" show on the road, and has already raised over $175,000 for her new travelogue show, "Hello Harto!" on Indiegogo.

Newfoundland Diaries: In Search Of Bakeapple

Kate Convissor | Posted 11.21.2012 | Travel
Kate Convissor

Regular vegetables don't grow in Newfoundland. You won't find locally grown tomatoes or sweet corn. You won't find acres of alfalfa or soybeans. Orchards of cherry and peach trees do not cloak these rocky hillsides. You will, however, find "ditch gardens" along the roadside surrounded by makeshift fences. What Newfoundland has in abundance, however, are wild berries.

Exploring Quirky Newfoundland

Kate Convissor | Posted 10.30.2012 | Travel
Kate Convissor

St. John's, Newfoundland, is a city that makes you happy just to be there. After all, who can be be crabby in a town that is crammed with jellybean houses?

In Newfoundland, Explore The Wonders Of Canada

iLoveInns | Posted 09.17.2012 | Travel
iLoveInns

Moose, mountains and mankind. I recently experienced all that and more as my wife and I explored the wonders of Newfoundland.

Diving Newfoundland's World War II Shipwrecks

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 11.21.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

We swim through a torpedo hole around the huge hull and over decks teaming with corals and anemones and lumpfish. I've been told the funnels and lifeboats are gone, but I had no idea that everything else would be so well preserved.