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February 2023

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ranchandcoast.com 68 FEBRUARY 2023 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE Twelve places were on the list when it was first published in 1978. Our visit to one of these, L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site in a remote area of Newfoundland, remains a favorite memory. L'Anse aux Meadows is the site of an 11th-century Viking settlement and it has the earliest evidence of European presence in the New World. It was thrilling to walk across this wild terrain on the shores of the North Atlantic, which was once home to Leif Erikson and other Norsemen who rowed boats from their colony on Greenland to collect hardwood. I loved sitting with costumed interpreter guides as they shared Norse tales, and I was fascinated by the story of the Norwegian couple who found the site in 1960. If you go, the nearby Norseman Restaurant at L'Anse aux Meadows is a great spot for lunch or dinner. I'm not sure we would have driven all the way to L'Anse aux Meadows if it hadn't been prequalified by UNESCO. Too many touted attractions turn out to be disappointing, but we've never had a bad experience with the places that qualify for this list. is includes the Galapagos Islands that were also on the 1978 list. is very carefully preserved destination was every bit the bucket list experience I'd anticipated. <<

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