St. John's

Where to stay in St John's, Newfoundland

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We’ve just returned from an Epic Canadian Road Trip, driving from our home in Kalamazoo, Michigan all the way out to St. John’sNewfoundland (yes, a ferry was involved). Why? Well, I’m the co-founder of Writing Walking Women, and we chose St.

How To Celebrate Food Day Canada in St John's, Newfoundland

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How To Celebrate Food Day Canada in St John's, Newfoundland

"Canada is food, and the world is better for it." 
~ Anita Stewart, Food Laureate at the University of Guelph and Food Day Canada Founder

Traveling with Artistic Kids to Newfoundland? Read this...

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Have kids who love art? We do, and we're always scoping out art experiences for her when we travel - from art museums to galleries to classes. We can't get enough - and often schedule our travel plans around art events and classes.

 Traveling with Artistic Kids to Newfoundland? Read this...

Pirates, Port Wine, and Cool Caves in St. John's, Newfoundland

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Feb 13, 2016 /
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It's 1679. Place yourself in the mindset of a Portuguese ship's captain with a full cargo of port. Now, place yourself on one of the most beautiful islands of the world. No, not in the Caribbean - you're in Newfoundland, Canada, and in avoiding pirates (those rascally knaves), you've veered to St. John's and had to winter over. 

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.

Newfoundland and Labrador History Comes Alive at The Rooms

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Where can you go to learn about the history, culture, and art of Newfoundland – on the site of an historic fort and a fire department from long ago? 

Newfoundland and Labrador History Comes Alive at The Rooms

Spooky Stories on St. John's Haunted Hike

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Murder. Innocence and guilt. Justice. Ghosts. Vengeance.

The Ghosties and Ghoulies Haunted Hike in St. John's, Newfoundland, shared all that and more.

Murder. Innocence and guilt. Justice. Ghosts. Vengeance. The Ghosties and Ghoulies Haunted Hike in St. John's, Newfoundland, shared all that and more.

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Top 10 Family-friendly restaurants in St. John's, Newfoundland

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St. John’s (one of my favorite places in the world!) has a wide variety of places to eat, from small to large, ethic to local, cheap eats to gourmet cuisine. But where are the best places to feed your kids – and yourself? No overplayed children’s menus here – these are great restaurants that serve excellent food. 

Here are my top 10 family-friendly restaurants on the Rock

(in alphabetical order so as not to play favorites - they are all favorites!)