Nat­u­ral NEW FOUNDLAND

THERE’S NO TRICK TO IT: PENN JIL­LETTE FINDS THE CANA­DIAN IS­LAND…MAG­I­CAL

Closer Weekly - - Great Escape - — Lisa Cham­bers

Penn Jil­lette says he doesn’t have time to take va­ca­tions very of­ten but when he does, the fa­vorite spot he’s trav­eled to is New­found­land. “It’s the land of my an­ces­tors,” he tells Closer, jok­ing, “it’s the only place I’ve ever been that I’ve liked!” The hard-toplease ma­gi­cian mar­vels that the large is­land off the east coast of Canada “is an empty, des­o­late rock and peo­ple have found a way to live on it.” And while it’s true that ice­bergs of­ten float nearby, New­found­land’s cap­i­tal, St. John’s, siz­zles with en­ter­tain­ment. “There’s more live mu­sic per capita than any other city on Earth,” raves Penn, 63. “You walk down the street and there’s a metal band, a folk band, a tra­di­tional band, a polka band.” Should you de­cide to visit, he says, be pre­pared: “The lo­cals are all won­der­fully so­cial — it’s peo­ple like me!”

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