One thing that holds true for many of our readers is that you don't like to stay put! Read through the exciting travel stories written by Downhome's readers and perhaps you'll be inspired to take a trip of your own!
Downhome on Safari
Enclosed please find a picture of me, Nancy Humy, at Kruger National Park, South Africa in February of this year. My father, Richard Humby, was born in 1917 in Summerville, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland and has been a subscriber of the Downhomer for ... click to read moreEnclosed please find a picture of me, Nancy Humy, at Kruger National Park, South Africa in February of this year. My father, Richard Humby, was born in 1917 in Summerville, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland and has been a subscriber of the Downhomer for quite a few years. Summerville is where I spent all my summers until I was 18 years old because my dad would go home to visit my grandparents every year.
My dad gives me all the Downhomers to read after he is finished because I love them so much. Up until a year and a half ago I was passing them onto my boyfriend's father who has never been to Newfoundland but loves the magazine. Since then we have bought him the subscription for his birthday.
As you can see the Downhomer comes with me on my annual vacation. This year I had the privilege of travelling to South Africa to do a safari and thought I would have my picture taken with the magazine in hopes that my dad will pick up his copy someday and see me in it.
Thanks for coming up with the idea for a magazine. I think it is a wonderful way to keep people in touch with the province and also it gives me great pleasant thoughts about my childhood.
Taken in front of the Rock of Cashel in Ireland in Oct. 2012. Left to right: Jennifer Ewert, Mary (Hamlyn) Ewert, formerly St. John's, Lisa Magas Tubin, Nicole Magas Nunziata. Ireland is almost as beautiful as my beloved Newfoundland. Picture taken by Joan Magas, my friend of 47 years.
Mary (Hamlyn) Ewert Conyers, GA
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Downhome at the Fair
Enclosed is a picture of me at the Syracuse, New York State Fair. I brought along my Downhome magazine and had my daughter take my picture at the New York State Fair in August 2013.
June (Youden) Kirby Lr. Sackville, NS
(5 rating, 1 votes)
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Vacation in Hawaii
Enclosed please find a photo showing our much read Downhome while we were on vacation in Hawaii. In the picture myself (Chris Flynn) and wife (Barb), formerly of Kippens, NL were visiting the Dole pineapple plantation on the island of Oahu in February 2013.
Christopher Flynn Peace River, AB
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St. Andrew's Golf Course - Scotland
The Crews family visiting their Scottish roots in September 2013. Shown here with the Downhome magazine at St. Andrew's Golf Course, one of the oldest golf courses in the world having been established in 1552.
Roberta Stacey and her Uncle Dennis Stacey, both originally from Buchans, went on the journey of a lifetime. They braved heat, rain, and snow to bring the Downhomer to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. Luckily, Newfie winters had prepared them for their snowy summit.
On a recent Mediterranean cruise I discovered an old issue of your magazine in my suitcase a fall issue at that! I quite enjoyed scanning through the pages, especially the in-season recipes with plans to try one or two once I returned ... click to read moreOn a recent Mediterranean cruise I discovered an old issue of your magazine in my suitcase a fall issue at that! I quite enjoyed scanning through the pages, especially the in-season recipes with plans to try one or two once I returned home to Newfoundland. Please see attached photo of myself and Steve with the port of Messina, Italy in the background. We were en route to Mount Etna, the highest Mediterranean island mountain and the most active stratovolcano in the world! Downhome magazine sure travels to some awesome places around the world. Keep up the good work guys! ... Hide full submission