Earlier this month The New York Times released its annual list of the 52 places to go for the year. Topping the list this year, Canada. We couldn’t agree more. According to the Times, one of the principal reasons 2017 will be especially good for visiting Canada is that this year marks the 150 year anniversary of confederation, when the original colonies banded together to form a country. Though Newfoundland wasn’t a part of the original confederation of colonies, the province does celebrate several days important in its own origins. Chief among these are Discovery Day and the St. John’s days celebrations that take place in the city of St. John’s at the end of June coinciding with the dates our expedition returns to that city. Though we can’t be sure if news of our expedition influenced the editors of the venerable newspaper in their decision, our trip undoubtedly lends further credence to the argument put forth by the paper that “2017 offers an ideal time to go north.” We couldn’t agree more.