August 19th, 2017

Travel

Miracle in Montenegro

By Medicine Hat News on July 22nd, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Not a religious nor superstitious man, Ilija Pajovic nevertheless puts his hand on the Madonna rock behind the church’s altar and makes a wish. Two months later, his wife is pregnant with the son they’ve longed for for eight years. “I’m just saying, it seems like a miracle to ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Saskatoon Farm an Alberta must-see

By Medicine Hat News on July 15th, 2017

Marilyn Krause If you’re looking for a day trip within Alberta the Saskatoon Farm located about 30 minutes south of Calgary is a must-see destination. Paul and Karen Hamer purchased the farm in 1987 when it was just a barley field. They started planting Saskatoon bushes and have built up the farm into something quite ... Read More »

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Quebec City has European city vibes

By Medicine Hat News on July 8th, 2017

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News “I feel as if I am in France,” I overheard a tourist telling his friend while walking on a street in Old Quebec. That is the type of testimonial that visitors to Quebec City have been giving. Quebec tourism officials also constantly trumpet it by using the slogan, “Quebec ... Read More »

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Eating your way through Taipei

By Medicine Hat News on July 1st, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Pilgrimage-worthy dumplings, hot-as-hell devil chicken, stinky tofu, elegant Peking duck, lobster in yellow sauce, oyster omelette, fish eggs fried rice, stir-fried cuttlefish, barbecued pork and cool mango ice. Even with just 72-hours in Taipei, my wife and I manage to devour it all in a high-brow-low-brow culinary romp through ... Read More »

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The imperial side of Seoul

By Medicine Hat News on July 1st, 2017

Daniel Schnee One of the great pleasures of trans-Pacific travel is the opportunity to visit South Korea during a layover at Incheon International Airport. Situated an hour outside of Seoul, Incheon International is an ultra modern, well designed airport with easy, inexpensive bus and subway access to Seoul. And with so much to see and ... Read More »

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Wine at 39,000 feet

By Medicine Hat News on July 1st, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News OK, I know this is going to sound pretentious. But, wine tasting at 39,000 feet really is the best. You see, on a recent Taipei-to-Vancouver flight on Air Canada’s new Dreamliner 787-9, my wife, Kerry, and I were fortuitously upgraded to business class. Besides flying in your own pod ... Read More »

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Running and wine tasting in the Okanagan

By Medicine Hat News on June 17th, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Naomi and Cheryl’s enthusiasm is contagious. I’m already stoked the morning is warm and the sky is blue and cloudless. But when I meet fellow runners Naomi Garrish and Cheryl Gillson by the Okanagan River in Oliver, B.C., they are bubbling, much like the waterway. They want to tell ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Saskatchewan’s Great Sandhills

By Medicine Hat News on June 17th, 2017

Leslie Martin For a quick, exciting, informative getaway for the whole family take a quick trip north on Highway 21 to Sceptre’s Great Sandhills Museum then south 10 km to the Great Sandhills of Saskatchewan. The museum was an incredible surprise, considering the population of Sceptre is under 100 people! Sceptre is also known for ... Read More »

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Your Travels: If you’re in the heart of Texas, remember The Alamo

By Medicine Hat News on June 10th, 2017

Ernest Fode It was the King of the Wild Frontier, the Duke and an old Spanish mission that brought me to San Antonio, deep in the heart of Texas. San Antonio today, the seventh largest and fourth fastest growing city in the U.S. has a population of close to 1.3 million. As a kid, back ... Read More »

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Eat and drink your way through Chicago’s neighbourhoods on a delicious, and not so delicious, cycling tour

By Medicine Hat News on June 3rd, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Head tilted skyward, the rim of the glass hits my lips and the Malort slams into my mouth in one violent shot. I grimace, my eyes water slightly and I finally gag a bit. The disgusting taste lingers. Malort, a Chicago invention of vodka-meets-wormwood to create a foul-beyond-belief liqueur, ... Read More »

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