Getting "screeched in" in Newfoundland

Fun Friday: Kissing a Cod

I went to Canada and kissed a cod. No, that’s not a weird analogy, I actually put my lips on a scaly fish and gave it a smooch. I was in St. John’s for a work conference and the locals explained that this is how visitors become honorary Newfoundlanders. So of course I didn’t ask questions…

Sea turtle berry pie

Fun Friday: Sea Turtle Pie

OK, I know you probably saw the title, grimaced and then wanted to move on to the next blog page. But then you got tempted by sheer curiosity of the gross pie you were about to observe. Luckily for you, this post is not actually about using turtles in pies. It’s about a berry pie…

Fun Friday: Vancouver’s Steam Clock

I know I’ve previously written about often preferring to skip well-known tourist attractions, but sometimes it’s fun to stumble upon something touristy, yet very unique. That’s how I felt about encountering the steam clock in Vancouver’s Gastown neighborhood. The clock was built in 1977 to solve the problem of an open steam vent in the…

Waffles with pulled pork

Fun Friday: Nashville Food

OK readers, this is a quick post. I wanted to remind you that I ate waffles with pulled pork, bacon, and bourbon maple syrup while traveling in Nashville and you did not. Check out that pork-on-pork action! Do you need more convincing that the food there is amazing? I sure hope not or I’ll have…