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While we don't expect you'll read them all, we sometimes have a hard time communicating the magic that can be created on a self-driven, self-guided vacation. We figured one of the best ways is to hear it from someone that has taken the trip. Note that the following customers cut across a wide and deep demographic. All of these folks would be happy to chat to ensure a CapeRace trip is for you.

HI All!
All I can say is, “Unbelievable trip!” I can’t thank you all enough for your guidance and help with our experience, and you will have my strongest recommendation to any who asks.
I have attached a draft of a review which I will post in Trip Advisor. Wish we had met you, but maybe in the future….!
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Our first encounter with CapeRace Cultural Adventures, an Eco-Culture Experience, came from an article we saw in National Geographic. The review was so positive we pursued a trip to Newfoundland with this company, and our experience with all we worked with putting this trip together was truly exemplary. The experience is self-guided, but travellers are supplied with a Traveller’s Diary outlining the trip over the 10 or so days, with all kinds of information covering things to do and see, and three different houses in strategic areas of the Avalon and Bonavista Peninsulas. Basically, one is supplied with a car and access codes to three fantastic houses, in our case, one in The Battery in St. John’s, one in Heart’s Delight, and one in Elliston, a stone’s throw from Bonavista. A few things are planned for you, and included, though dates and times are flexible, including a Lighthouse picnic, a boat tour with Bruce’s Rugged Beauty Tour company, and a downhome kitchen party – all absolutely don’t-miss experiences. There is so much to see and do in each town, so many hikes, so many vistas, so many wonderful people to meet, and you are given so much help in making this adventure one of a lifetime that I cannot find enough superlatives in my vocabulary to describe it. The experience has taught us not only the history of this magnificent rock, but introduced us to the people and culture of Newfoundland. It will forever hold a special place in our hearts now, as the people, despite enduring unbelievable hardship and abuse, remain spirited and with a sense of humor that warms the heart. We were there off-season, so saw few whales (we did see Minke whales), but no icebergs, and we encountered a fair amount of rain and fog. We embraced the weather as being part of the experience, and were rewarded with days of incredible beauty, whether it was brilliant blue skies and sunshine, or fog and light rain along the rocky shores, sometimes with wind whipping the waves into crashing beauty. This trip was a gem, unexpected, but magnificent.

Dear Ken, Sharon, and Sharen

We have been home for 10 days now and have not stopped talking to each other and to our friends about how wonderful our trip was!
From start to finish every day was an adventure. What we loved about our trip was your attention to detail which meant that everything ran smoothly.
The outstanding detail was in our beautifully restored accommodations , our specially picked and included excursions and our travelers diary.
It meant so much to us to do this trip on our own and we also loved finding our own adventures , as you suggested, and yet we knew that you were only a phone call away if needed.
Thank you, we plan to return as we are in love with Newfoundland !

Craig and David Ellis

Well... What an adventure! This trip was a surprise for me for our 10th anniversary from my husband, and it was incredible! This province is stunning with so much to offer. From fancy fine-dining where I felt like an adult again with a dress and heels and NO KIDS! To hiking 15 km in one day along the most beautiful coastline with my soulmate. It has been an amazing experience I will never forget and one I will be sharing with all my friends and family. This is a place everyone needs to come see at least once in their lifetime.

So I had to write this before the kitchen party and last night just made the trip 10X better. What a fun time. Music was AMAZING and the people are just such fun!

Thank you a thousand times over for such an incredible end to our trip. Much love for the two prairie kids!. If you are ever out west PLEASE look us up so we can try to repay you for this awesome time.

Love
Ashly and Ryan

Hi Ken... We had a really great trip. After my initial apprehension about how it might unfold, we settled straight in to it. Couldn't have been smoother in fact. The houses were amazing and the landscape, wildlife, people and destinations all surpassed our highest expectations. The car rental and swap over went smoothly. On balance, while I loved St. John's, I preferred the outports. We probably have a split jury on that though.

Lighthouse picnics and Bruce's Rugged Boat Tour were both memorable and we were glad to have them on the itinerary. We saw whales everywhere but we're really impressed by the pod of Orcas that passed the lighthouse at Ferryland. Picked up some great local music cds and poetry at Fred's and Broken Books, respectively. Loved the people. Everyone working in shops, restaurants, filling stations or just standing at their front gates were all friendly, helpful and engaging. We'd like to import Elizabeth and Gerry and live next door to them. They made us feel part of the family. Elizabeth baked a cake for Liam's birthday while we there. We could be firm friends if we lived nearby.
Approaching my train stop now so I'll need to finish up. Hope we get to have that pint sometime. The SJS at yellowbelly brewery goes down very easily.

Hope all is well with you and yours.

Talk soon.
Brendan

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While we don't expect you'll read them all, we sometimes have a hard time communicating the magic that can be created on a self-driven, self-guided vacation. We figured one of the best ways is to hear it from someone that has taken the trip. Note that the following customers cut across a wide and deep demographic. All of these folks would be happy to chat to ensure a CapeRace trip is for you.

,

HI All!
All I can say is, “Unbelievable trip!” I can’t thank you all enough for your guidance and help with our experience, and you will have my strongest recommendation to any who asks.
I have attached a draft of a review which I will post in Trip Advisor. Wish we had met you, but maybe in the future….!
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,

Dear Ken, Sharon, and Sharen

,

Well... What an adventure! This trip was a surprise for me for our 10th anniversary from my husband, and it was incredible! This province is stunning with so much to offer. From fancy fine-dining where I felt like an adult again with a dress and heels and NO KIDS! To hiking 15 km in one day along the most beautiful coastline with my soulmate. It has been an amazing experience I will never forget and one I will be sharing with all my friends and family. This is a place everyone needs to come see at least once in their lifetime.

,

Hi Ken... We had a really great trip. After my initial apprehension about how it might unfold, we settled straight in to it. Couldn't have been smoother in fact. The houses were amazing and the landscape, wildlife, people and destinations all surpassed our highest expectations. The car rental and swap over went smoothly. On balance, while I loved St. John's, I preferred the outports. We probably have a split jury on that though.

,

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While we don't expect you'll read them all, we sometimes have a hard time communicating the magic that can be created on a self-driven, self-guided vacation. We figured one of the best ways is to hear it from someone that has taken the trip. Note that the following customers cut across a wide and deep demographic. All of these folks would be happy to chat to ensure a CapeRace trip is for you.

HI All!
All I can say is, “Unbelievable trip!” I can’t thank you all enough for your guidance and help with our experience, and you will have my strongest recommendation to any who asks.
I have attached a draft of a review which I will post in Trip Advisor. Wish we had met you, but maybe in the future….!
----
Our first encounter with CapeRace Cultural Adventures, an Eco-Culture Experience, came from an article we saw in National Geographic. The review was so positive we pursued a trip to Newfoundland with this company, and our experience with all we worked with putting this trip together was truly exemplary. The experience is self-guided, but travellers are supplied with a Traveller’s Diary outlining the trip over the 10 or so days, with all kinds of information covering things to do and see, and three different houses in strategic areas of the Avalon and Bonavista Peninsulas. Basically, one is supplied with a car and access codes to three fantastic houses, in our case, one in The Battery in St. John’s, one in Heart’s Delight, and one in Elliston, a stone’s throw from Bonavista. A few things are planned for you, and included, though dates and times are flexible, including a Lighthouse picnic, a boat tour with Bruce’s Rugged Beauty Tour company, and a downhome kitchen party – all absolutely don’t-miss experiences. There is so much to see and do in each town, so many hikes, so many vistas, so many wonderful people to meet, and you are given so much help in making this adventure one of a lifetime that I cannot find enough superlatives in my vocabulary to describe it. The experience has taught us not only the history of this magnificent rock, but introduced us to the people and culture of Newfoundland. It will forever hold a special place in our hearts now, as the people, despite enduring unbelievable hardship and abuse, remain spirited and with a sense of humor that warms the heart. We were there off-season, so saw few whales (we did see Minke whales), but no icebergs, and we encountered a fair amount of rain and fog. We embraced the weather as being part of the experience, and were rewarded with days of incredible beauty, whether it was brilliant blue skies and sunshine, or fog and light rain along the rocky shores, sometimes with wind whipping the waves into crashing beauty. This trip was a gem, unexpected, but magnificent.

Dear Ken, Sharon, and Sharen

We have been home for 10 days now and have not stopped talking to each other and to our friends about how wonderful our trip was!
From start to finish every day was an adventure. What we loved about our trip was your attention to detail which meant that everything ran smoothly.
The outstanding detail was in our beautifully restored accommodations , our specially picked and included excursions and our travelers diary.
It meant so much to us to do this trip on our own and we also loved finding our own adventures , as you suggested, and yet we knew that you were only a phone call away if needed.
Thank you, we plan to return as we are in love with Newfoundland !

Craig and David Ellis

Well... What an adventure! This trip was a surprise for me for our 10th anniversary from my husband, and it was incredible! This province is stunning with so much to offer. From fancy fine-dining where I felt like an adult again with a dress and heels and NO KIDS! To hiking 15 km in one day along the most beautiful coastline with my soulmate. It has been an amazing experience I will never forget and one I will be sharing with all my friends and family. This is a place everyone needs to come see at least once in their lifetime.

So I had to write this before the kitchen party and last night just made the trip 10X better. What a fun time. Music was AMAZING and the people are just such fun!

Thank you a thousand times over for such an incredible end to our trip. Much love for the two prairie kids!. If you are ever out west PLEASE look us up so we can try to repay you for this awesome time.

Love
Ashly and Ryan

Hi Ken... We had a really great trip. After my initial apprehension about how it might unfold, we settled straight in to it. Couldn't have been smoother in fact. The houses were amazing and the landscape, wildlife, people and destinations all surpassed our highest expectations. The car rental and swap over went smoothly. On balance, while I loved St. John's, I preferred the outports. We probably have a split jury on that though.

Lighthouse picnics and Bruce's Rugged Boat Tour were both memorable and we were glad to have them on the itinerary. We saw whales everywhere but we're really impressed by the pod of Orcas that passed the lighthouse at Ferryland. Picked up some great local music cds and poetry at Fred's and Broken Books, respectively. Loved the people. Everyone working in shops, restaurants, filling stations or just standing at their front gates were all friendly, helpful and engaging. We'd like to import Elizabeth and Gerry and live next door to them. They made us feel part of the family. Elizabeth baked a cake for Liam's birthday while we there. We could be firm friends if we lived nearby.
Approaching my train stop now so I'll need to finish up. Hope we get to have that pint sometime. The SJS at yellowbelly brewery goes down very easily.

Hope all is well with you and yours.

Talk soon.
Brendan