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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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Hiking Trails in the Bay of Islands
In the Bay of Islands, a traveller can find a bounty of adventure - from boating and fishing, to rock climbing and spelunking. The city of Corner Brook has all the urban delights, while the surrounding area is blessed with natural charm and beauty. A great way to view the Bay of Islands is on foot and there are enough hiking trails on both sides of the bay to ensure you get the complete picture.
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Adventures in the Atlantic
From skydiving to zip lining, Atlantic Canada is an adrenaline junkie's paradise.

By Linda Browne and Shawn Hayward

Have you ever dreamt about soaring through the sky like a bird? Does the thought of shooting down a raging river faster than a speeding bullet make your body tingle with excitement? Here in the Atlantic, there's no shortage of activities that will get your blood pumping and your heart thumping. Extreme sports are
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Cain's Quest
In the November issue of Downhome, Kim Kielley speaks to Gerard Rumbolt and John Efford - two-time champs of Cain's Quest. Here are some quick facts about the race.

The 2009 Cain's Quest will be held on March 14, the fourth annual event.

Volunteers for the race include Ground Search and Rescue, Canadian Rangers, doctors, nurses and a helicopter for emergencies. Last year, 250 volunteers supported the race. Some were from
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Small Town Celebrities
While it may be far removed from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, Newfoundland and Labrador has had starring roles in more books, movies and television shows than you can shake a stick at. The capital city of St. John's alone has played the leading lady in countless productions - do the book/film The Divine Ryans or the more recent hit TV show "Republic of Doyle" ring any bells? If you're touring around this summer,

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