May 27th, 2018

Travel

Shuswap Lake in B.C.’s southern interior is the houseboating capital of Canada

By Medicine Hat News on May 26th, 2018

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Sometime between being shot out of the waterslide like a cannon ball and jumping off the top deck into shimmering Shuswap Lake, we declare houseboating our new favourite way to vacation. But, of course, there will also be simple lounging in the sunshine, awe-inspiring vistas around every bend, soaking ... Read More »

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Tiny Tempe offers a tantalizing lifestyle

By Medicine Hat News on May 19th, 2018

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Bordered by Phoenix (population 1.6M) on the west, Scottsdale (265,645) on the north, Chandler (247,477)on the south and Mesa (484,587)on the east, Tempe (182,598) is comparatively less known city in Arizona. It’s greatest name to fame is having the largest main campus of Arizona State University (ASU) with more ... Read More »

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Phoenix has more to offer than better climate

By Medicine Hat News on March 31st, 2018

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Phoenix needs no introduction, especially to snowbird Albertans fleeing from harsh winters at home. It’s their second home, their home away from home. Phoenix has more to offer than just the climate. U.S.’s fifth-most populous city will dazzle you with serene desert gardens, one-of-a-kind museums, award-winning dining and more. ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Oahu, the ‘Gathering Place’ for a getaway adventure

By Medicine Hat News on March 10th, 2018

Ernest Fode Arriving home to Alberta’s sub-zero weather, I wished I could have stayed longer in Hawaii. Every day was an adventure during my two-week visit to Hawaii. Two of my most relaxing days were spent not at popular Waikiki Beach, but at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Ko Olina on Oahu. This resort, a Hawaii-themed ... Read More »

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High-end shopping highlights downtown Vancouver

By Medicine Hat News on February 24th, 2018

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Robson Street in Vancouver, B.C., is a major street with a world-class downtown shopping district which lights up at holiday time. No matter what the weather is like, Robson Street is packed with people — local residents and tourists — searching for bargains in the big department stores and ... Read More »

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It’s all about the white-sand beach, azure ocean and luxe digs at this new resort zone north of Cancun

By Medicine Hat News on February 17th, 2018

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Just south of where the Caribbean Sea collides with the Gulf of Mexico is a stunning and spiritual nexus. It’s here, a little shy of the northern tip of the Isla Blanca peninsula, that the white-sand Play Mujeres meets dual-coloured water the hue of melted green and blue gemstones. ... Read More »

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The ocean’s bluer in Oahu

By Medicine Hat News on February 10th, 2018

Steve MacNaull Special to the News A half a kilometre off the west coast of Oahu, Matthew Solomona is in the midst of an esoteric explanation of why the water is so blue. It has something to do with the Pacific Ocean being a prism that captures and concentrates the wavelengths of all the azure ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Ixtapa-Zihuatenejo a destination with warm memories

By Medicine Hat News on February 10th, 2018

Ernest Fode I arrived at the recently expanded and modernized Ixtapa-Zihuatenejo International Airport during one of our frigid Alberta winter coldspells. My Sunwing flight departed Edmonton for a seven-day all-inclusive vacation at one of Ixtapa’s El Palmar beachfront resorts. Ixtapa grew into a tourist resort back in the late 1970s. It’s situated halfway between Puerto ... Read More »

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Toronto’s central hotels essential for walkers

By Medicine Hat News on February 3rd, 2018

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Whenever I visit a strange city, I prefer not to drive. I choose to stay somewhere downtown so that most restaurants and tourist attractions are close by and within walking distance. On a recent visit to Toronto, Canada’s largest city, I decided to stay downtown to explore the city’s ... Read More »

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The anti-mega-ski resort experience

By Medicine Hat News on January 20th, 2018

Steve MacNaull Special to the News It’s otherworldly here at the top of the Eagle Chairlift. The sun is seeping through the broken cloud above, yet there’s also a layer of cumulus below shrouding the Okanagan Valley. In between, atop Mt. Baldy, at 7,000-foot elevation, 2,133 metres for those thinking metric, the light is surreal. ... Read More »

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