Targa Newfoundland

Targa Newfoundland

Is there a more beautiful place in the world than Newfoundland? The road racers that arrive here every year for Targa Newfoundland don’t think so. Newfoundland’s motorsports history goes way back with a very young Gilles Villeneuve cutting his teeth … Read more...

Posted on February 18th, by Des in Favorite Places.


Ferrari Museum

Ferrari Museum

Ferrari has long been synonymous with style, beauty and performance. Yet the man behind that brand, the late Enzo Ferrari, has been eclipsed in memory by his own creations. The new Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italy aims to change that.… Read more...


Big Ice in The Big Land

Big Ice in The Big Land

Glaciers. The very word conjures an image of beauty, slowness and a bellweather for the climate change crowd. But even Newfoundland and Labradorians consider them distant, even remote from us. Few of us know there are glaciers in Labrador, viewable … Read more...


The Greatest Place on Earth

The Greatest Place on Earth

A couple of weeks back we had a look at a tourism campaign from our big neighbour to the south. Apparently, the campaign is causing some consternation among Canadian tourism peeps because,well, nobody likes a sleeping giant to wake up. … Read more...


More Than You Can Chew?

More Than You Can Chew?

When I first saw it the other night, I didn’t believe it at first. Was that a tourism ad for the USA? Talk about a scary place-marketing assignment. Scary because there is so much to work with. How do you … Read more...


Land of 1000 Boxes

Land of 1000 Boxes

I could be wrong, but I’m willing to bet most people don’t head to Stavanger Drive for its unique “Sense of Place”. In fact, I’m sure that many folks would describe those environs as basically placeless, indistinguishable as they are … Read more...


Vintage Garage Doors

Vintage Garage Doors

As a vintage car guy I always wonder about what is behind someone’s garage doors. So what’s happened is my car fetish has spawned an offshoot ‘vintage garage door’ fetish. There’s just something more mysterious about vintage-designed garage doors that … Read more...

Posted on May 31st, by Des in Design Crush.

Johnson GEO CENTRE

Johnson GEO CENTRE

Titanic Exhibit Right Ahead!!

Another of our favourite places is the JOHNSON Geo Centre. Seeing as this is the centennial anniversary of the tragedy, it’s natural to make the trek to the middle of Signal Hill to check out the … Read more...


Anthropologie

Anthropologie

I am a guy. Therefore, through simple DNA coding, I do not like shopping with my wife for clothes. I do not like holding her stuff while she goes in and tries on yet another pair of capri pants. No, … Read more...


Modern Swiss Parking Garage

Modern Swiss Parking Garage

This is a parking garage in Switzerland— I don’t think words are going to add much. It is just spectacular. Enjoy!

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