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The Hunt for the Perfect Laptop Bag

Velo 2 laptop bag from STM Bags |

Before I left for Korea this spring I went scouring the internet for a cool, stylish laptop bag. I would mainly be working from home but I also knew I’d become a coffee shop hobo at least a few times. I found some really cute bags but in the end I got cheap and decided I could make due with a messenger bag that I already had. It was a bit of a mistake. I really should have continued my search for a great laptop case.

Beaches Accordion Festival

Eastport Newfoundland Accordion Festival |

When I read about the Beaches Accordion Festival taking place on Newfoundland’s Eastport peninsula I saw that Saturday afternoon’s festivities would be taking place on various stages in the town of Salvage. I had visions of a few small structures being erected in a field, portapotties, maybe a small beer tent. In reality, eight fishing stages were somewhat cleared out and each hosted local accordion players and accompanists playing acoustically. No extra lights. No PA. Much more like a shed party than a concert.

Noah’s on the Point – Glovertown, NL

Noah's on the Point, Glovertown, NL |

After almost three hours on the road I turned off the highway toward Glovertown, NL making turns down progressively smaller roads until I reached Noah’s on the Point, my home for the next two nights. I’m not quite sure how to classify it as none of the usual titles: hotel, motel, or inn seem to fit. Rooms are grouped into three clusters, each room/suite with its own external door, parking space, cheery yellow deck chairs and bbq. There are a couple picnic tables and two communal fire pits where you can watch the sun set over Alexander Bay and roast marshmallows. I felt like I had stumbled onto a little cottage community.

Sunday Snap: Salvage, Newfoundland

Salvage, Central Newfoundland |

Salvage is a town of approximately 175 on Newfoundland’s Eastport Peninsula. It’s one of the smaller but more interesting peninsulas on the island. These days it’s a popular summer destination because of its pretty towns, seascapes and sandy beaches. It’s been said that the 9km hike from Salvage to Eastport is one of the prettiest in the world and I’m hard pressed to disagree.

Newfoundland touton |

Foodie Friday: Toutons

I was in Central Newfoundland last weekend and decided to indulge in a weekend brunch at Noah’s on the Point in Glovertown. I was really happy to discover that thei...

Tokyo Subway Map

First Timer’s Guide to Tokyo Transit

With a lot of cities I've been to the public transit usually isn't too hard to figure out. It’s normally run by one company with a handful of lines, with a few exceptio...

Toronto's Graffiti Alley |

Toronto’s Graffiti Alley in Photos

Graffiti and street art are one of those topics that brings on a lot of disagreement. Some see it as vandalism, defacing property while others see it as a form of art. Th...

Niagara Whirlpool |

Sunday Snap: Niagara Whirlpool

Despite having been to Niagara Falls a few times, I had never made the stop to have a look at the Niagara Whirlpool, formed approximately 4200 years ago by the upstream ...

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