The Best of Newfoundland
The Canadian island of Newfoundland lures visitors to North America's easternmost point, where they fall head over heels.
Become One of the Newfies"Congratulations," the bartender says with a wink, passing me a yellow certificate. "You've kissed the cod and done the shot, and now you're an honorary Newfoundlander."
I've just been "screeched-in," a tradition that—according to the makers of Screech rum—started in the 1970s, when departing sailors would kiss a cod before heading south to Jamaica to bring boats full of rum back to Newfoundland (pronounced new-fin-LAND).
Pictured: A local fisherman holds cod, a staple on most Newfoundland menus.