Canada as a whole is a fantastic place for a first-time international trip. Depending on where you live, it may be just a hop, skip and a jump over the border, and, it’s a safe, friendly and incredibly scenic place, ideal for outdoor adventurers. The easternmost province of Newfoundland is often overlooked, but it may be the very best of all. Newfoundlanders tend to go out of their way to make visitors feel welcome, the crime rate is extremely low and violent crimes are practically non-existent. In fact, many locals still leave their doors unlocked. For a taste of the city life, St. John’s is ideal without being overwhelming. The historic capital, founded in 1610, is filled with things to do, including a two-block-long stretch that houses nothing but bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs as the main center of nightlife. Just minutes outside of the city, you can enjoy whale watching, puffin and iceberg cruises, kayaking, hiking and much more.