Category Archives: Travel

The 17-year cicadas are coming!!

I was driving back to Montreal from Corpus Christi 17 years ago… the sound driving through the Virginias at night was unbelievable! – cPaul The bug-eyed Insects are emerging from the earth in Southwest Virginia this year, bringing a cacophony … Continue reading

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Here’s what could be lost if Trump bombs Iran’s cultural treasures

Yes, there’s a lot wrong with the track of the Iran government’s hard-line policies, especially those related to Israel. However, the American powers that be seem to believe it’s time to take the “civil” out of western-civilization. Folks, the international … Continue reading

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Cruising around Newfoundland: An unspoiled wilderness full of surprises


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Newfoundland is Canada’s Unlikely Cultural and Culinary Outpost

Vice takes a look at the places fuelling Newfoundland and Labrador’s growing reputation as an unexpected cultural destination Link

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Glamourous PEI Cows

Cows get their own glamour shots as P.E.I. dairy farmer pairs up with photographer “A P.E.I. dairy farmer has taken on a new project to shed a positive light on his industry — releasing a photography book by putting his … Continue reading

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A Tangled Tale

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Inky the octopus Escapes To Ocean

Staff believe the common New Zealand octopus fled its enclosure when the lid was left ajar and headed to freedom down a pipe that leads to the sea. Inky the octopus didn’t even try to cover his tracks. By the … Continue reading

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‘Sorry Newfoundland, you are not what I expected’

Some time ago — based upon recommendations outlined in Dr. Doug House’s 1990 Crown Study on the Future of Employment in Newfoundland (recommending the development of opportunities which would nudge the NL economy away from a dependence on fish and … Continue reading

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Remembering a visit to Konya, back in 1998 — a beautiful ancient city in central Turkey, known as the spiritual home and center of Sufi mysticism. Once known as Iconium, Konya is historically and religiously significant on several counts: it … Continue reading

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Join a timeshare island tribe in Fiji

Today’s LA Times has a short article about Tribewanted, a project to recruit 5,000 people from around the world who want to live on an island with 100 other people for a couple of weeks and build a community. The … Continue reading

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Finding Noah’s Ark

Finding Noah’s Ark via CNN High on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey, there is a baffling mountainside “anomaly,” a feature that one researcher claims may be something of biblical proportions. Images taken by aircraft, intelligence-gathering satellites and commercial remote-sensing … Continue reading

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The Montreal Sound? Rock et Roulez

The Montreal Sound? Rock et Roulez by Claudine Ebeid | NPR When articles in trend-setting publications — Spin, The New York Times — focused on the Montreal “music scene,” many locals cringed. Howard Bilerman was one of them. He has … Continue reading

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World Hum

This is a one of the best travel writing web sites that I have ever come across.   Posted Thu Jan 19th, 2006

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American Myths

American Myths The Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute ( and The Dominion Institute (, have put together a series about Canadian ideas and myths regarding our southern neighbours.  This is interesting on a bunch of levels. I wonder how … Continue reading

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