September 20th, 2019

Travel

Morning bread and wine are the preferred refreshment on this Italian Riviera excursion

By Steve MacNaull on September 14th, 2019

It’s the breakfast of champions on the Italian Riviera. A chunk of focaccia bread washed down with a glass of white wine launches the day with flair for dock workers and tradesmen as well as slightly hungover tourists. In the case of the tour group my wife and I are hiking with from Santa Margherita ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Small towns, big attractions

By Ernest Fode on August 31st, 2019

My summer road trip started in Tucson, Ariz, and ended in Las Vegas. During my two weeks plus trip I visited small out-of-the-way places like Gila Bend, Yuma, Needles, Bullhead City, Laughlin and Primm. Arriving in Tucson the temperature was a sizzling 42 C on July 17. What interested me the most during my stay ... Read More »

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The Okanagan awaits

By Steve MacNaull on July 20th, 2019

The Okanagan Valley is hot – literally and figuratively. This little slice of paradise in British Columbia’s southern interior has ideal summer weather and an incredible to-do list. For instance, cycle the Okanagan Rail Trail along gleaming Kalamalka Lake in the north part of the valley, sip wine in the South Okanagan and forage and ... Read More »

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Get naked, sip wine and eat schnitzel in the historic German town of Wiesbaden

By Steve MacNaull on July 13th, 2019

Certainly, you can make eye contact and even nod in greeting. But, for heaven’s sake, don’t stare, in neither admiration nor aversion, at anyone’s privates or bare backside. Those are my do-and-don’t tips for taking the waters naked at Kaiser Friedrich Therme, a Roman-style bath in the German spa town of Wiesbaden. Not that I’m ... Read More »

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Your Travels: A South Pacific Paradise

By Ernest Fode on July 6th, 2019

Oahu, nicknamed the “Gathering Place,” is the most visited and most populated of all the Hawaiian Islands with a daily average temperature of about 26 C (80 F) all year long. Hawaii draws more than eight million tourists annually to its crystal waters and pristine beaches especially world famous Waikiki Beach. I was on a ... Read More »

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Electric-assist wining and dining

By Steve MacNaull on June 29th, 2019

Half-way up the impossibly steep hill to Schloss Johannisberg, I’m silently rejoicing I opted for an e-bike. Originally, the plan was for a leisurely pedal on a commuter bike through vineyards in Germany’s Rheingau wine region. But when I meet my guide, Claudia Lewerenz, at Radkranz Bike Rental in Rudesheim, she’s already picked out an ... Read More »

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Experience India like a Maharajah

By Mansoor Ladha on June 22nd, 2019

Sound of drums filled the air with young men in colourful traditional attire and women dressed in multi-coloured saris greeted us as we entered Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji train terminus to board the luxurious Deccan Odyssey for a seven-day trip. A portion of the train station was cordoned off for Odyssey passengers and an area was ... Read More »

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In San Francisco, it’s all about the bridge

By Steve MacNaull on May 18th, 2019

Of course we’re amped. We’re cycling over one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. The wind howls, our grip tightens on the handlebars and we peddle harder. My wife, Kerry, and I and our 16-year-old daughter, Grace, are half-way across San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge ... Read More »

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Outer Banks catch of the day

By Steve MacNaull on April 20th, 2019

Damn, this fish is delicious. Of course, I’m biased in my assessment of the catch of the day we’re gobbling up at Sonny’s Restaurant on Hatteras Island in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. After all, my 26-year-old son Alex and I caught the bluefish, triggerfish and mackerel ourselves just two hours earlier in the adjacent Pamlico ... Read More »

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Seismic Mountain Festival to be epic

By Medicine Hat News on March 16th, 2019

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Huck yourself off a cliff. Berm and bump yourself downhill in the snow on a bike. Spin or flip, at least 360 degrees, off the steep down jump. Or, choose an easy green ski run and glide in the sunshine, followed by a stop at an art gallery, some ... Read More »

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