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Travel Writers’ Secrets: Top Newfoundland Travel Tips

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Fasten your seatbelts! This summer, we took an Epic Canadian Road Trip, driving from our home in Kalamazoo, Michigan all the way out to St. John’s, Newfoundland (yes, a ferry was involved). Why? Well, I’m the co-founder of Writing Walking Women, and we chose St. John’s as the site of our conference this year – MUCH more on that to come!

Exploring the Rodin Exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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When we were in Montreal this summer, I was lucky enough to visit Rodin's Métamorphoses Exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Exploring the Rodin Exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Artist of the Month: Gerard Brender à Brandis

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 29, 2015 /
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Nestled just off Stratford’s main square is an artist’s cottage. It is a muted yellow with deep chocolate accents; a white portico with columns entices you in off the street. Enter through the small English cottage garden, past a sign that shows that, indeed, this is an artist’s cottage.

Home and studio of Gerard Brender à Brandis, Stratford, Ontario

A Search for the Best Dumplings in Montreal's Chinatown

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 14, 2015 /
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If there's one thing I know well, it's the deliciousness of dumplings. Thanks to my husband's love for them, I have tasted them everywhere we go. I've even become a dumpling aficionado, like him. Thinking of eating dumplings is a joy, making them is lovely, but actually eating them is divine. 

A Search for the Best Dumplings in Montreal's Chinatown

Where to Eat in St. John's, Newfoundland: Tavola

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 12, 2015 /
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Sometimes the unexpected brings the greatest joy. One of the best meals I had in St. John's, Newfoundland this summer was at Tavola. It was at a meal hosted by Destination St. John's (thank you!), and since I hadn't done any restaurant research before coming to Newfoundland, I didn't know what to expect. But as with all the meals we ate in St. John's, I was delighted and surprised by the excellent food, warm interior, and great conversation.

Made in Quebec: A Savory Stroll of the Marché Jean Talon

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Made in Quebec: A Savory Stroll of the Marché Jean Talon

Artist of the Month: Jim Maunder

by Kim Rodeffer Funk / Dec 01, 2015 /
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Happy Holidays! Wandering Educators has a special gift for you. This month’s Artist of the Month is the Amazing Newfoundland Sculptor Jim Maunder. His work is absolutely thought-provoking and will make you want to know more about this artist.

Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral's Holy Door to Open for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 30, 2015 /
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A Jubilee is a joyful time for Catholics, a special year for forgiveness, universal pardon, and remission of sins. The Jubilee is personally marked by physical passage through one of 7 Holy Doors in the world. It is a time of pilgrimage, for to pass through the Holy Door is to go through a rite of passage. The door is open to all persons of good will.

Christmas comes to the Royal BC Museum

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The holiday season can be a hectic and hurried time, but for an escape from the hustle and bustle, the Royal BC Museum offers holiday events with a simple spirit.

The holiday season kicks off at the Royal BC Museum on Sunday, Nov. 29 with the annual favourite, Carol-Along with the Carillon. Bring your family, friends and pooch to gather under the Centennial Carillon and sing along with the Newcombe Singers and world-renowned carillonneur Jon Lehrer as he plays holiday classics.

Acadian History Comes Alive in a New Brunswick Village

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A glimpse into Acadian history at New Brunswick's Village Historique Acadien - Acadian Historical Village (VHA) showcases the daily lives of Acadians in New Brunswick over a period of several hundred years.

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