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Come Sail Away
Adventure Canada, an expedition cruise line that's been bringing passengers to Newfoundland and Labrador for two decades, has perfected many aspects of the cruise experience. One is the wake-up call.

No, it's not a monotone voice on the other end of the phone gently nudging you from your cabin. At least on the morning this Downh...
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The Sea Adventurer in St. John's
 
 
The trinkets contained in one of Downhome's geocaches

Find Downhome's Geocaches
Magazine staff have hidden three Downhome geocaches in the spectacular great outdoors of our beautiful province.

For those of you who don't know, a "geocache" is a container filled with small toys and other inexpensive trinkets. Seeking them is the goal of "geocaching," a high-tech treasure hunt that spans the globe. When a geocacher uncovers a cache, he or she usually takes an item and leaves an item of theirs behind in its place.
 
 
 
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A WILD Encounter
There are two main reasons to visit the Little, Big Bear Safari, located about 90 minutes from Moncton in Acadieville, New Brunswick. One, of course, is to safely view black bears as they roam onto the wilderness site. Another is to meet Richard Goguen, a.k.a. "the bear whisperer."

"My husband has a gift with animals," says Vivianne Goguen, who co-owns the attraction with her partner. The couple built an observation tower in 1998
 
 
 
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25 Ways to Survive May 24 in NL
Whether you're spending the weekend boating, camping or partying at the cabin, here are some tongue-in-cheek, but surprisingly practical, things to take or do to make the most of this May Two-Four. (In order of no importance.)

1. Pack several changes of clothes: rubber clothes, wool clothes, flannel clothes, summer clothes. Be like the Scouts, prepared for anything.

2. At least 5 tarps - one to cover the cold, wet ground; one to
 
 
 
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The Bear Necessities
Hikers and campers will soon be headed into the great outdoors in droves for some much needed wilderness therapy after a long, snowy winter. Of course, there's nothing like a wildlife sighting or two - perhaps a moose ambling along the trail or a hungry gray jay sneaking off with some picnic lunch - to feel at one with nature.

But what if you come across a bear?

According to Todd
 
 
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Caves and Tunnels
We've collected our favourite reader submitted images of caves and tunnels from across Newfoundland. Click on the image below to go on a virtual tour that will take you from the Great Northern Peninsula all the way to the Avalon Peninsula.

What cool nooks and crannies have you found?
Submit your photos here.


 
 
 
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The Art of Throat Singing
Jennie Williams, an Inuit woman from Labrador, uses the unique art of throat singing as one way to keep her Inuit culture and heritage alive. If not for Jennie and other members of the Inuit community like her, throat singing would likely be a lost art today.

Throat songs are made up of sounds that are produced from the inhalation and exhalation of breath, resulting in low hums and guttural rasps. Usually, throat singing
 
 
 
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Leading the Way
By Ashley Colombe

When she isn't in school, playing sports or volunteering, 17-year-old Vanessa Webb enjoys activities not typical of a teenage girl: hunting, trapping and fishing at her family's cabin about 30 miles north of her home in Nain, Labrador. But then Vanessa is not your average teenager. A proud member of the Inuit community, respect for her culture and its traditions compels Vanessa to do her part to keep it alive.

 
 
 
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Big Statues
When you drive through central Newfoundland, you might notice the larger-than-life statues, replicas and other interesting attractions that seem to be around just about every turn. The following landmarks and their communities are scattered throughout the central region of the island, but we know there are more to be found all over the province and beyond - and we're asking you to show them to us! The next time you see a larger-than-life landmark, have
 
 


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