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Our Newfie Heritage – Visiting Elliston and St. John’s

Our Newfie Heritage – Visiting Elliston and St. John’s

People often seem incredulous when they discover how much I’ve travelled. Would you like to know my secret? Well, first of all, I’ve been fortunate enough to create some opportunities through travel writing. But the second (and more sustainable) reason is that I’m hyper-aware that procrastination […]

100 Miles on Foot: The South Downs Way

100 Miles on Foot: The South Downs Way

  I became addicted to long distance walking when I lived in the UK in 2007. The simple paths carved through farmers’ fields and ancient forests have been used by locals for millennia, and they provided a tranquil escape from my worries. Out there, amidst the […]

A Washington State Escape: Lake Quinault Lodge

A Washington State Escape: Lake Quinault Lodge

I was definitely in that crazed “get me outta here!” mindset on that fateful day when I trawled Groupon and bought a two night stay at Lake Quinault Lodge for a song. That kind of desperation can yield iffy results (such as the dreaded “lumpy pillow” syndrome) but […]