January 21st, 2017

Travel

Playing with monkeys in Honduras a highlight excursion during a Western Caribbean cruise on Norwegian Getaway

By Medicine Hat News on January 21st, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News As the saying goes, he’s a cheeky monkey. Poncha, a white-faced Capuchin, is flitting between my wife and I and our 14-year-old daughter, wrapping his tail around our necks as he perches on our shoulders and stares longingly into our eyes. Of course, it’s all an act to be ... Read More »

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Healdsburg a top wine, culinary destination in Cali

By Medicine Hat News on January 14th, 2017

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News I have never in my life said “cheers” so many times in one day as I did during a recent visit of wineries and vineyards in Healdsburg, Calif. Located just 70 miles from San Francisco, Healdsburg is an ideal vacation spot where you can sample from an abundance of ... Read More »

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s new private island in Belize is designed for fun, relaxation and exclusivity

By Medicine Hat News on January 7th, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News There’s nothing quite like a private island. It conjures up fantasies of exclusivity, indulgence and luxury on a personalized hideaway. Position this prime real estate in the blue-as-blue Caribbean Sea just off the coast of Central America’s southern Belize and you have a winner. That’s exactly what Norwegian Cruise ... Read More »

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Elkhart Lake an undiscovered festive jewel

By Medicine Hat News on December 31st, 2016

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Whether you are getting married, celebrating your wedding anniversary, family gathering, holiday season or a business meeting, Elkhart Lake, Wis., is the place which will enchant you with beauty, natural setting, superb accommodation and delicious meals. Elkhart Lake, a village of 961 residents, is a legendary gateway and a ... Read More »

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Kerala offers more than health holidays

By Medicine Hat News on December 10th, 2016

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News I was lying on my stomach on a massage table, my face cradled in the “doughnut” while hot oil was dribbled in long calculated strokes on my back. This was my introduction to the Ayurveda medicine which is gaining popularity among tourists in Cochi, Cochin or Kochi, Kerala’s capital ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado Island and more on California’s southern peninsula

By Medicine Hat News on December 3rd, 2016

Ernest Fode During my road trip through Arizona and California this past summer, I decided to stop in San Diego. Unknowingly, I happened to arrive the day before their annual Comic-Con International Convention. This convention attracts comic fans (and movie stars) from all over North America. Arriving at the Convention Center the following morning, thousands ... Read More »

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Surfin’ USA: L.A. beach communities ideal for for learning how to surf, and watching

By Medicine Hat News on November 26th, 2016

Steve MacNaull Special to The News Wyatt Boyd is a bit of a showoff. Before my son, Alex, and I start a beginner surfing lesson, instructor Wyatt catches a couple of waves to demonstrate how it’s done. Of course, as the quintessential California boy, former varsity team surfer and past South Bay champion, he’s spectacular. ... Read More »

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Badlands by Horseback: Whether the outing is in fog or brilliant sunshine, this region of Alberta delivers a memorable experience

By Medicine Hat News on November 5th, 2016

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Saturday dawns frosty and foggy. Initially, my daughter, Grace, and I fear our 8 a.m. horseback ride in Alberta’s Badlands will be cancelled. But no, Rocking R Guest Ranch co-owner Marvin Kinsman assures us the conditions are perfect. “It’s definitely different than riding in the sun,” he says with ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Riverboat tour, cave exploration make Quad Cities worth the trip

By Medicine Hat News on October 29th, 2016

Holly Enslen Choosing the Quad Cities of Iowa/Illinois as the destination for our recent week-long holiday totally shocked one of the region’s young waitresses. She couldn’t believe we travelled that distance to visit her neck of the woods because in her opinion there were far more exotic to which we could have travelled. Since Vern ... Read More »

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Your Travels: A day in wine country

By Medicine Hat News on October 8th, 2016

Ernest Fode Have you ever visited the Cypress Hills Winery or the Okanagan, B.C. wineries and have a further craving for more? Then I would suggest a visit to Napa Valley if you have San Francisco on your travel itinerary. San Francisco was the last stop on my road trip through Arizona and California this ... Read More »

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