April 22nd, 2018

Travel

Your Travels: Riding the rails at Aspen Crossing

By Medicine Hat News on September 23rd, 2017

Marilyn Krause Aspen Crossing Railway located southeast of Calgary and one kilometre west of Mossleigh is where you will find a unique train experience. We recently took advantage of the Open Farm Days mini tour which was an hour long ride on a full-size excursion train. The day was sunny as we explored the different ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Poutine, beer and wine in Quebec

By Medicine Hat News on September 16th, 2017

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News When native Quebecers hear the word poutine, they don’t usually think of Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, says Danis, my guide in Quebec City. She is talking about poutine which has been the staple diet of Quebec. Walking down a street in Quebec City on a sunny afternoon, you are ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Your Travels: Cuba is rich in culture and vintage cars

By Medicine Hat News on September 2nd, 2017

Ernest Fode Upon arriving in Veradero, Cuba after a four-hour flight from Calgary, the sight of old vintage cars from the 1950s and aged horse-drawn carriages got me wondering if I had landed back in time after a trip in an H.G. Wells time-machine. This was the start of a seven-day all-inclusive vacation at a ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Salt Spring Island is many things to all people

By Medicine Hat News on August 19th, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News We have a dilemma. Today, on Salt Spring Island, my wife, Kerry, and I are canoeing, wine and cheese tasting, lunching harbourside, hiking, paddle boarding and going out for dinner. What should we wear? And how many changes of clothes do we have to lug around? None, apparently. “Wear ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Your Travels: You never know what a road trip will bring

By Medicine Hat News on August 19th, 2017

Marilyn Krause You never know what you will see on a road trip. We started early in the morning on our two-day road trip taking the Going-To-The-Sun Road to Kalispell and Whitefish, Montana. The road with its many points of interest is very beautiful this time of year. The mountain air was a break from ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

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 »

Be the first to comment!

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 »

Be the first to comment!

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 »

Be the first to comment!

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 »

Be the first to comment!

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 »

Be the first to comment!