January 18th, 2018

Travel

Your Travels: Visit Tripoli before the crowds gather

By Medicine Hat News on January 6th, 2018

Rhonda Hunter Tripoli, Libya has potential to be a desired tourist destination. This city of six million lies on the azure brilliance of the Mediterranean. With its temperate climate, ancient culture, and its proximity to Europe, it could be an ideal tourist destination. Unfortunately at this time with the recent Arab Spring in 2011, it ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Awesome Aussie Adventure

By Steve MacNaull on January 2nd, 2018

Special to the News With the sun blazing and the temperature soaring to 37C, it’s time for a refreshing dip in the Pacific. But, this is no ordinary ocean swim. My and son Alex’s plunge is framed by the Twelve Apostles, the magnificent limestone stacks towering 70 metres above the Pacific, 250 kilometres outside of ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Iconic Pacific swims, rap jumping, cycling and kayaking all part of father-son trip to Melbourne

By Medicine Hat News on December 30th, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News With the sun blazing and the temperature soaring to 37C, it’s time for a refreshing dip in the Pacific. But, this is no ordinary ocean swim. My son, Alex, and I’s plunge is framed by the Twelve Apostles, the magnificent limestone stacks towering 70 metres above the Pacific, 250 ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Going all out for Christmas in Toronto

By Medicine Hat News on December 23rd, 2017

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Who would have imagined that Canada’s second largest city, Toronto, could be considered as a popular, sought-after Christmas destination? The city, with being the country’s largest financial centre and home to the most diverse population in the country, rolls out its red carpet to celebrate Christmas as early as ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Your Travels: Reed islands a must-see in Peru

By Medicine Hat News on December 16th, 2017

Betty Gower The reed islands in Lake Titicaca in Peru are a must to see when in the South American country. People live on the reed islands and go to the mainland so the men can work and the women sell their handiwork then return to their homes on the reed islands for the night. ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Over-the-top-romance and luxury in an over-the-water bungalow at Sandals in Jamica

By Medicine Hat News on December 9th, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News As self-imposed exiles go, this one is exquisite, sexy, opulent and indulgent. My wife, Kerry, and I are holed up in one of the new, sumptuous over-the-water bungalow at Sandals South Coast Resort in Jamaica, and, we don’t want to leave. So, we don’t. We sequester ourselves in a ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Retracing history in the City of Light

By Medicine Hat News on December 2nd, 2017

Russell Contreras The Associated Press PARIS The great African-American writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright began their feud over Wright’s novel “Native Son,” at Cafe Les Deux Magots. Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis held hands with his white girlfriend, French actress Juliette Greco, while strolling along the Seine after hanging out with Picasso. Entertainer Josephine Baker ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Stay in luxury while being a mangrove rehabilitation voluntourist in Miami

By Medicine Hat News on November 11th, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Feeling virtuous, my wife and I tuck into the elaborate tasting menu at KYU. The wine-and-dine extravaganza at the Asian-inspired barbecue hotspot in Miami’s warehouse-turned-hipster Wynwood neighbourhood is justified after our stint of voluntourism earlier in the day. Granted, our hand in mangrove rehabilitation along the Oleta River 15 ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Staying above water

By Medicine Hat News on October 21st, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Channelling my inner Amsterdammer, I sleep in a canal boat and then cycle in the rain. It’s all part of making my visit to the Dutch capital as authentic, and unique, as possible. I’ve been to Amsterdam before and stayed at DoubleTree, which is a very nice chain hotel ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Your Travels: Laughlin is a gambling oasis along the Colorado River

By Medicine Hat News on October 21st, 2017

Ernest Fode Laughlin, Nevada, located south of Las Vegas along the Colorado River, has become a popular tourist destination. This small gambling resort caught my interest as I arrived in Las Vegas. After checking in at the Circus, Circus Hotel Casino I made plans to visit Laughlin the next day. On my way, I stopped ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!