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We've got some great features in our June newsletter. We hope you'll enjoy it. Your feedback is always welcome.
Dan Parlow and the MyTripJournal team!
STORY: ''French Flavour of Acadia''
By Maureen Wright
Girls fishing - Acadia Village (Maureen Wright)
We came into Campbellton, New Brunswick along the Matapedia River valley - staring across the river at the amazing Sugarloaf Mountain. We were thrilled to cross over into New Brunswick as, despite the adventure we had with trying to get along with the French language in Quebec, we were craving some English conversation. This goes to show how unaware we Westerners are about our country.
The Acadian Coast (and much more of New Brunswick) is VERY French and though signs were bilingual for the most part, many people spoke only French. We are now very used to looking for Épicerie or Boulangerie, Fromagerie, Buanderie, Piscine and Station de Vidange. How many of those did you get?
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PHOTO: 'Courting Gannets'
Description by Katherine Marando
There are two ways to get to Newfoundland – by “short” ferry or “long” ferry. Taking the trip overnight, you arrive at Port-Aux-Basques very early in the morning, and as the sun rises over the stark landscape, a glimpse of Newfoundland’s rugged beauty is revealed. Like its landscapes, Newfoundland’s people are an open, welcoming and unique. Everyone has a wonderful sense of humour and a smile, and no visitor will feel like a tourist, rather, you’ll feel like family. Even the many moose who call the island home are friendly (don’t get too close though!). more...
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MYTRIPJOURNAL USER TIP: Updating from your laptop
If you have your own laptop and a flash memory stick, you can speed up considerably the process of updating your site from an internet café.
Here are some suggested steps:
1. On your laptop, make a separate folder for each entry - this will contain the entry text and related photos and video clips.
2. Write the entry using a text editor (MS Word or NotePad for
example) and save it as a text file inside the folder.
3. Select the photos you want to include and pre-optimize them for the Internet. This dramatically reduces the time for uploading. See our Image Preparation Guide for instructions.
4. Copy the folder(s) containing text and photos to your memory stick.
At the Internet café, plug the memory stick into the USB port and log into your MyTripJournal Update Center. You can then open the text file and copy and paste it into your entry and upload the photos in the usual way.
In our next newsletter with a domestic destination, we will give tips on updating your website from a wireless connection.
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