Discover the stunning beauty, history, and people of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
* Spend 12 days discovering the remote but stunning beatury of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador - Canada's eastern-most treasure.
* Visit L'Anse Aux Meadows - a UNESCO World Heritage site - home of "Leif the Lucky" and the Viking people who settled this area as early as the year 1,000 A.D.
* Explore Gros Morne National Park, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its soaring fjords, rugged mountains, and native wildlife.
* Enjoy beautiful St. John's, the province's largest city, with its colorfully painted houses, delicious seafood and friendly people.
* Spend two days in remote Labrador - the mainland portion of the province - with its vast landscapes, and charming lighthouses. During a dramatic drive along the Labrador coast, visit Red Bay National Historical Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 1: En route / Arrive St. John's, Newfoundland
Day 2: St. John's
Day 3: St. John's / Cape St. Mary's
Day 4: Trinity / Bonavista
Day 5: Gander / Gros Morne National Park
Day 6: Gros Morne National Park
Day 7: Gros Morne / St. Barbe
Day 8: Labrador / Red Bay / Point Amour
Day 9: Battle Harbour
Day 10: L'Anse aux Meadows / St. Anthony / St. Barbe
Day 11: St. Anthony / Flight to St. John's / Depart for US
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
Peter W. Travis, Henry Winkley Professor of Anglo-Saxon and English Language and Literature, served as a member of the Dartmouth English Department from 1970 until his retirement in 2015. During those years he taught courses on a variety of subjects, including Chaucer, medieval romance, medieval drama, the history of the English language, Anglo-Saxon poetry, Icelandic sagas, and literary critical theory. Peter also designed a popular course offered in the Women and Gender Studies Program entitled "The Masculine Mystique." Over his career, Peter chaired numerous committees within the college and in the Modern Languages Association. From 2000 to 2006, he served as the Dartmouth English Department Chair.
In addition to over a hundred articles and conference papers, Peter has written two books of literary criticism. Dramatic Design in the Chester Cycle won the Choice Outstanding Academic Title award in 1982. Disseminal Chaucer: Re-Reading The Nun's Priest's Tale won the Warren-Brooks Award for Outstanding Literary Criticism in 2010. He also co-edited Approaches to Teaching Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Second Edition (2014).
As part of our tour, Peter will lecture on two Icelandic narratives that recount the first contacts of Europeans with the New World and its native peoples: The Saga of the Greenlanders and Eirik the Red's Saga. Our appreciation of the Icelanders' voyages to Newfoundland and Labrador more than a thousand years ago will enhance our own "Vinland experiences," all in preparation for our visit to the one authentic Viking settlement in North America, L'Anse aux Meadows.
Peter will be accompanied by his wife, Carol Westberg. Carol worked at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth from 1997 to 2007, first as Director of Publications and then as Director of Creative Services. She is the author of two books of poems: Slipstream (2010) and Terra Infirma (2015).