Daily travel links for 2019-11-13: Travel dreaming, Berlin Wall reminders and more passenger shaming

    • I am somewhat skeptical of this poll that claims the average American spends nearly 24 days of the working year dreaming about travel… https://t.co/6UZw9U69Eb

 

Daily travel links for 2019-11-12: Coping with travel anxiety, Inuit cooking and Bolivia warnings

    • Why are you taking selfies with animals? They’re dumb and Costa Rica is urging you to knock it off.… https://t.co/a2ccobREyr

Daily travel links for 2019-11-11: Stop reclining your seat, Airplane Mode game and remembering Juno

    • Airplane Mode is a new video game that delivers all the thrills of a real-time, six-hour commercial airline flight… https://t.co/5c3fo8Z3CW
    • As we get set to remember our war dead, watch Back to Juno, a short film about a Canadian veteran returning to Normandy 75 years later… https://t.co/04R7yXOCUc
    • Check out these weird words people use for money all around the world. However, loonie is not on their list.… https://t.co/YgPYsfYIf0

 

The past comes to life in these 10 Canadian living history museums

Most museums feature static displays of artifacts and maybe a few interactive screens, but living history museums really make the past come alive by having costumed re-enactors walk among visitors in historical places to explain and demonstrate what life was like in times gone by.

There are numerous locations in Canada where visitors can experience living history museums. They can see how their ancestors lived and often get some hands-on instructions on how to do things the old-fashioned way, something that children are especially fascinated by.

From east to west, here are 10 Canadian living history museums that you won’t want to miss. Some operate all year, others only during the warm weather while some close during the fall and winter, only opening for special events, especially around Christmas, so be sure to check their websites for the latest info.

Norstead, Newfoundland

If you journey to the northern tip of Newfoundland, you can visit L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site to see the remains of the only Viking settlement known to have existed in North America. There’s a sod house on site with costumed actors that is a lot of fun, but for a more expansive Viking experience, visit nearby Norstead, a recreation of an entire Norse village. Learn how to forge iron, get your fortune told and see Snorri, a massive replica of a Viking ship that has actually sailed across the Atlantic, proving that Leif Erikson could have done the same.

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Nova Scotia

The 18th-century Fortress of Louisbourg sits on a windswept stretch of Cape Breton, welcoming visitors to step back to a time when France and England battled for supremacy in North America. Walk through the immaculately-restored walls of this stone city and chat with people that live there like soldiers, bakers and craftsmen, most of whom will remain in character as you interact with them. A new virtual reality experience, The Messenger, will bring you back to 1744 as you race against time to deliver a message to the fortress about English spies.

Kings Landing Historical Settlement, New Brunswick

Kings Landing boasts one of the largest collections of historic artifacts in eastern Canada which is on display at the site’s museum, but visitors really come here to interact with costumed characters from New Brunswick’s colourful past to experience life in the 19th century. You’re encouraged to step into their homes to talk to them, help them with their chores on the farm or in the village and imagine you are in another time. Kids love it, but so do their parents.

This is just an excerpt. You can read the rest of the story on Canada.com.

Daily travel links for 2019-11-07: Hotel barter, wishing for wilderness and an airplane museum

 

Daily travel links for 2019-11-05: Fixing travel, food waste and 747 sky art

    • Should you vacation somewhere you’ve already been? How to tell if a repeat trip is right. https://t.co/Uwh2v05zzA

 

Daily travel links for 2019-11-01: Travel and the environment, highest observation deck and glamorous airlines

 

Daily travel links for 2019-10-31: Styling for Instagram, luggage debate and American travel woes

    • Had to check that this was not satire, but it’s real. The @nytimes explains “How to Make Your Travel Clothes Pop on Instagram.”… https://t.co/pYJ0VBnpDk

 

Daily travel links for 2019-10-30: Best airline museums, new Iceland route and unused vacation time

    • Hop-on hop-off tours are not for everybody, but in some cases, they make a lot of sense, especially these 5 cities.… https://t.co/D8l3bhTKQG

 

Daily travel links for 2019-10-29: Hotel hacks, Kyoto fining photographers and Airbnb’s destination forecast

    • Airbnb is forecasting a growing interest in lesser-known and eco-conscious destinations across the world. https://t.co/D12lJAHMvu