June 26th, 2017

Travel

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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Your Travels: Yuma used to be for lovers

By Medicine Hat News on May 13th, 2017

Leslie Maltin If you’re ever in Yuma Arizona make sure you mosey on downtown tocheck out the historical and architectural marvel that is the Hotel San Carlos. It was built in 1930 by the owners of the San Carlos of Phoenix as a couples retreat. Yuma was then known as the “Wedding Capital” of the ... Read More »

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Tequila, beautiful beaches and more tequila await you in Puerto Vallarta

By Medicine Hat News on May 6th, 2017

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Scotland has its whisky or scotch to brag about while Mexico has its tequila, immensely popular with tourists and locals. A tequila tasting excursion is a must when you visit Puerto Vallarta, one of Mexico’s top tourist destinations. On a recent visit to Puerto Vallarta, we were able to ... Read More »

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Arriving in style in stylish Venice

By Medicine Hat News on April 29th, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Channelling our inner George and Amal Clooney, my wife and I glide over Venice’s lagoon on a sleek private water taxi. As we pass the mouth of the Grand Canal, the domes of the resplendent Basilica in the pigeon-filled, cafe-lined San Marco Piazza come into view. The crowd is ... Read More »

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Truffle hunting in Slovenia with Liza the dog

By Medicine Hat News on April 15th, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News “Isci, isci,” ring out the shouts in the hills above Koper, Slovenia. Translated the command is, “search, search.” The verbal encouragement comes from Sara Kocjancic and is directed at two-year-old yellow Labrador retriever Liza, a truffle-hunting dog extraordinaire. Following instructions, Liza, tail up and snout down, zigzags through the ... Read More »

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Make vacations and travel a key component of retirement

By Medicine Hat News on April 8th, 2017

Metro Editorial When the time comes to bid farewell to conference calls, meetings and daily commutes, retirees have open schedules to fill with whichever activities they choose. Travel is one exciting way to pass the time. Traveling can be a rewarding prospect for active seniors, particularly those who successfully preplanned for retirement and have the ... Read More »

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No wonder it’s called Incredible India

By Medicine Hat News on April 1st, 2017

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News “Chai! Chai! Garma garam chai!” (Tea! Tea! Piping hot tea!) The young lad was going up and down the corridor at a bus rest stop between Ahmedabad and Nagpur, selling piping hot tea, the most popular drink in India, which is needed to start the day. It is estimated ... Read More »

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