One of the most important aspects of traveling to Newfoundland is to pick the right destination. Fortunately, we did fly into the right city—St. John’s—but met several people during our stay who had booked flights to St. John, which is in New Brunswick. Some of these people had used travel agents, too. They then had to catch a bus then a ferry to reach Newfoundland. So if you plan a trip, make sure you look for that ‘s.
Newfoundland, which is an island, is part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. This province has the dubious distinction of being the only country in the Western Hemisphere to relinquish its independence in the 20th century. It was a separate country, but the Great Depression and World War II left it reeling, and it actually asked if it could become part of Canada, joining the confederation in 1949. But that’s not the only thing that makes this region exceptional. Continue reading