I am in the process of collecting information for my upcoming trip to Newfoundland in Canada and I find that this is not so easy. Tour guide, you say? Well, there are not many of them. This is probably because Newfoundland is not one of the main travel destinations in the world. Newfoundland is a region that is mentioned in the German travel guides to the region rather as an addition or in the appendix. If you search for "Newfoundland Travel Guide" on Amazon, a - short - list of Eastern Canada travel guides appears, in which an even shorter chapter deals with the island off the east coast of Canada. Not what I'm looking for. And the yield for "Newfoundland" is also low among the English-speaking travel guides. With the exception of the Frommer's travel guide Newfoundland & Labrador from Andrew Hempstead, there is also Newfoundland only in combination with other regions in Atlantic Canada. So what if I want to know more?
The information page of Tourism Newfoundland & Labrador is very good and at least helps to find accommodation, attractions and other practical things. And there are interesting blogs on the province's official information page. But I want to know more about the country and its people, what life is like on "the rock", how to eat there and how to celebrate there. Simple things that make life there and that I want to experience on my journey. And I don't find that on the official tourism website, at least not from independent authors. So only bloggers from Newfoundland remain. In this post, I will introduce the blogs that I have encountered in my research and that I find interesting for travel planning. If you know of suitable Newfoundland blogs, I would be very happy about suggestions in the comments to this post. My previous yield of
Newfoundland Blogs that are worth a visit
- Kayaking dreamin '
Stan MacKenzie from St. John's, Newfoundland, talks about his passion for kayaking on his blog, and he also delivers fantastic photos of his adventures between icebergs and along the coast of Newfoundland. A blog that whets your appetite for trying it for yourself.
Karen shoots a lot and shows Newfoundland from countless perspectives. It publishes a photo post every day, so over time it accumulates a fairly informative blog visually depicting Newfoundland. Unfortunately there are no explanatory texts, but the photos make you want to visit the island.
- K. Bruce Lane - Photo of the Day
Especially icebergs seem to be the passion of K. Bruce, who shows in his photoblog entire collections of iceberg recordings. Since 2006 he publishes a photo of the day. Other rubrics in his blog are houses, ships, tulips and sunrises. Explanatory texts are missing in this blog mostly.
- Missing the Rock
Like many Newfoundlanders, the author of this blog lives and works in another region of Canada. She writes about Newfoundland from the perspective of a person who misses home. Sometimes this is a bit maudlin, but it shows how difficult it is for Newfoundlanders to make ends meet on "the rock" and what it means for those who leave.
- Newfoundland Nature
Troy Mitchell does not blog frequently or regularly, but what he writes is interesting. His theme is the nature of the island. He writes about star constellations as well as about berries, flowers, shells and many other things that are interesting for nature lovers.
Another photoblog that deals with nature, wildlife and the spectacular landscapes of Newfoundland is the Newfoundsander. The short captions give hints on where you can see these things, but here further information is missing. Worth seeing is the blog but always because of his great photos.
- Rock Recipes
If you're interested in Newfoundland cuisine, you've come to the right place. More than 800 recipes were collected here, which are typical of Newfoundland cuisine: there is a photo gallery, a mega cookie collection and above all a "Best of Rock Recipes" section. Those with a sweet tooth can get suggestions for their own kitchen here:
Text: Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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