March 26th, 2017

Travel

Lost in Exuma, Bahamas

By Medicine Hat News on March 18th, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News In the clearest of Bahamian waters, my son slows the boat and trims up the motor. The bow meets the white sand with the slightest resistance and we come to a gentle stop. Our eyes scan the perfect crescent of beach, the adjacent glistening sandbar and we congratulate ourselves ... Read More »

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Deserted in the Virgin Islands

By Medicine Hat News on March 4th, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News “Stop!” my wife and I shout in unison. We’ve been on the lookout for a deserted beach on which to romp and there it appears, fronted by turquoise Caribbean waters, topped with glistening white sand. This scene unfolds as we glide into Francis Bay on St. John, one of ... Read More »

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Your Travels: A memorable camel ride in Baja

By Medicine Hat News on February 25th, 2017

Ernest Fode As my Sunwing 737 aircraft was approaching the San Jose del Cabo Airport, the countryside below looked strikingly similar to the arid desert region around Tucson, Arizona where I spent some time last summer. This scenery however, was the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico. A peninsula where the mountains ... Read More »

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Riding the waves of the Thames in style

By Medicine Hat News on February 18th, 2017

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News “When you’re tired of London, you’re tired of life,” someone is reported to have said. This is true of London, which has lots to offer in terms of history, monuments, architecture, culinary experiences, food tours, royalty, excitement and pomp celebrations. For me, London has fast become a second home. ... Read More »

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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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