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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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Labrador's Trapline Marathon
By Kim Kielley

On October 11, a group of enthusiastic runners set out to complete the first ever Trapline Marathon. The event not only offers a unique fitness challenge, but it also gives a respectful nod to the natural resource that played a critical role in the settlement of Labrador.

Starting at North West River, the 42-kilometre race route follows a path to Happy Valley-Goose Bay originally used by trappers more than 260
 
 
 
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A Wild Winter Ride
Edward Murphy

Back in the late 1940s and '50s in Newfoundland and Labrador, we had really hard winters of frost and snow. In the Little Bay area of Marystown, 1946 was one of those cold winters. The harbour was frozen over and my brother Pete, who was the oldest member of our group, wanted to go riding.

He got the horse slide and tied a brin bag to the front handles of the
 
 
 
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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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The Bashas Conquer Newfoundland
By Janice Stuckless

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine


It took 12 years, four pickup trucks, four campers, all-terrain vehicles and boats to complete their odyssey, and now Joe Basha and his wife Chris have an appreciation for Newfoundland that many of us will never know. They may be the first couple to have visited every community (some of them resettled)
 
 


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