Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Story and video Newfoundland-Spirits of the Vikings

Parks Canada interpreter, Clayton Colbourne.  Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel Writer.Clayton Colbourne grew up playing with ghosts - the spirits of Vikings that lived on the grassy shores of of L'Anse aux Meadows fishing village more than 1,000 years ago. Join Janie Robinson as she follows the trail of Norse explorers on Newfoundland's remote Great Northern Peninsula. Read Janie's Toronto Star newspaper travel story Spirits of the Vikings and watch Janie Robinson's J-Walk Travel Media Production travel web video from Oslo, Norway Vikings Came First.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Video - Norway Vikings

Residents of Oslo, Norway have always known that the Vikings arrived in North America before Christopher Columbus. They just had trouble proving it, until a Viking site was discovered in L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. Take a look at Janie Robinson's J-Walk Travel Media Production web travel video shot in Oslo, Norway  Vikings Came First.

Celebrating The Fall of the Wall in Germany

Janie on the border between Germany and Poland. Photograph by Janie Robinson, Travel WriterOn this 20th anniversary of 'The Fall of the Wall', a reunited Germany has good reason to celebrate. Janie Robinson explores this country without borders in her current travel column in the May/June 2009 Simcoe Life Magazine, pages 28 to 30.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Enjoy some Fresh Air

Janie hiking the Bruce Trail.  Photograph by Brian Quinn.Join Janie Robinson on CBC Radio Fresh Air, and celebrate the unofficial start to summer here in Ontario. Hiking, biking, boating, fishing, camping and geocaching - join Janie live on CBC's Fresh Air between 8 and 8:30 am on Saturday, May 9, 2009. You can listen-in anytime and find a list of Janie's suggested Weekend Getaway websites at