Pile of Amethysts at Panorama Mine
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Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine

On our recent trip to the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota, we stayed in Grand Marais. However, we decided to take a day trip to Thunder Bay, Ontario to visit one of Canada's amethyst mines. We selected the Amethyst Mine Panorama. This family owned mine is open to the public. At the Amethyst… Continue reading Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine

View from Berry Hill Trail in Gros Morne National Park
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Gros Morne Hike: Berry Hill Trail

Berry Hill Trail in Gros Morne National Park is near the town of Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland. This fun trail is one you won't want to miss! Gros Morne's Berry Hill Trail is relatively short. It is only 1.5 km or just under a mile round trip. However, it is fairly steep with an elevation gain… Continue reading Gros Morne Hike: Berry Hill Trail

Newfoundland Cape Spear Sea and Rocks
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Newfoundland’s Cape Spear

Newfoundland's Cape Spear is a unique and historical sight. If your Newfoundland trip includes time in St. John's, I suggest including this stop on your itinerary. Getting To Cape Spear Cape Spear is located about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of downtown St. John’s. If you have a rental car, it is an easy drive… Continue reading Newfoundland’s Cape Spear

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6 Must-See Sights in St John’s, Newfoundland

St John’s is the Capital of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is also the province's largest city with a population of around 100,000. That number doubles if you consider the surrounding communities. There is so much to see and do in St John's, Newfoundland! I enjoyed my visit, and I hope you… Continue reading 6 Must-See Sights in St John’s, Newfoundland

Boats and Buildings by the Coast in Newfoundland
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7 Reasons to Add Newfoundland to Your Bucket List

One day I was perusing Pinterest and came across a beautiful photo which piqued my interest. It was of Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, Canada. That's how it all started. I immediately began to read about Newfoundland, and it didn't take long to reach a decision. We're going THERE!!! Why Newfoundland? We had a… Continue reading 7 Reasons to Add Newfoundland to Your Bucket List

View of Waterton, Alberta from Bears Hump Trail
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Tip & Tee: Nifty Neighbors in Waterton

Waterton Village in Alberta, Canada is a picturesque hamlet nestled in the Rocky Mountains. This quaint village is located on the shores of Waterton Lake within Waterton National Park.  Frequently highlighted as one of Canada's best small towns, Waterton looks as though it was lifted out of the pages of a book. The streets of… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Nifty Neighbors in Waterton