I've been fortunate to travel in North America, Scandinavia, Europe, the Middle East and China. And I've discovered that—when it comes to astonishing settings, history and culture—there’s no place like my home and native land.
So I decided to set the first of my own sagas where humans completed their circumnavigation of the globe: L’Anse aux Meadows, Canada. #Sagas&SeaSmoke
This is the big guy himself, Leif Eiriksson, also known as Leif the Lucky. He established the base camp at L'Anse aux Meadows, where he and his family members spent about ten years exploring, harvesting lumber, and building boats.
You'll also meet present-day Viking re-enactors, dedicated archeologists, and fiercely funny Newfoundlanders who bring the story to life. #IcelandicSagas
The Viking Trail that winds from Deer Lake to St. Anthony is stunningly beautiful. But it's more than a trail; it's part of the TransCanada Highway. The pristine ponds in Gros Morne National Park are actually full-sized lakes. And Newfoundland dogs are the size of small bears.
Everything about the Northern Peninsula is grand from icebergs to whales to moose. You definitely have to keep an eye out for all of them.
Creative Communications classmate, Tom Milroy, interviews me about the launch of Sagas & Sea Smoke.