March 24th, 2019

Travel

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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Your Travels: An escape from the cold to the wonders of the Riviera Maya

By Medicine Hat News on March 16th, 2019

Ernest Fode I flew out of the Calgary International Airport at the start of our recent bitterly cold February coldspell. The timing on my getaway was perfect. My WestJet flight was on its way to Cancun, Mexico. I was on a seven-day all-inclusive Mexican Riviera Maya vacation staying at a four-star resort in Playa Del ... Read More »

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Vibrant Vietnam has lots to offer

By Medicine Hat News on March 9th, 2019

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Now I know what it feels to be rich. When I exchanged U.S. dollar to local currency at the airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, one U.S. dollar fetched 23,196.68 Vietnamese dang. I felt like a millionaire for the first time in my life when I exchanged $100 U.S. I received ... Read More »

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Borrowing a dog for a half-day highlights a trip to the Hawaiian island of Kauai

By Medicine Hat News on February 2nd, 2019

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Tail a waggin’, Simba leads the way like he knows where he’s going. It’s the first time this Chihuahua-Terrier cross has been on the Koloa Heritage Trail, but that doesn’t damper his ears-perked, tongue-hanging-out canine enthusiasm. My wife, Kerry, and I happily follow, hardly believing we’re hiking oceanside on ... Read More »

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Coming alive for the Day of the Dead

By Medicine Hat News on January 5th, 2019

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News By some fortunate coincidence, I happened to be in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, famous for Mexican fiestas. One has to be there, especially on Nov. 2 to witness the Day of the Dead, the largest and most vivid festivities and experience the electric atmosphere, with energy and liveliness buzzing through ... Read More »

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Father-and-son trip to Dallas proves everything is in fact bigger in Texas

By Medicine Hat News on December 29th, 2018

Steve MacNaull Special to the News In this case, a hot mess is not the condition you left your last girlfriend or boyfriend in upon breakup. It’s the signature dish at Dallas’ hottest barbecue joint. Pecan Lodge’s Hot Mess is the most tender and moist, low-and-slow-cooked brisket shredded atop a baked sweet potato. It does, ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Marvelous Moraine Lake

By Medicine Hat News on December 8th, 2018

Leslie Maltin This past September I headed for a visit to Moraine Lake. If you’re not familiar with Moraine Lake, it’s a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres outside the Village of Lake Louise. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet (1,885 ... Read More »

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Your Travels: California’s Italian Riviera is in Sausalito

By Medicine Hat News on December 1st, 2018

Ernest Fode Arriving by ferry at the Sausalito Harbor, the waterfront and hillside homes reminded me of a village on the Italian Riviera shown in pictures one would see in glossy travel magazines. Since I had a few days remaining on my recent summer road trip through Nevada and California, upon arriving in San Francisco ... Read More »

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Vivo Resort: Albertans’ home away from home

By Medicine Hat News on December 1st, 2018

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Vivo Resort in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, on the southern tip of Mexico, is a home away from home for hundreds of winter-weary Albertans who have been patronizing it while fleeing from the province’s harsh winters in search of sun-soaked part of the world. This is undoubtedly, a hidden jewel ... Read More »

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Your Travels: The ghosts are calling in Rowley

By Medicine Hat News on November 17th, 2018

Leslie Maltin Less than a year before the new millennium, the last train passed through Rowley. And now the Alberta prairie town’s future may once more belong to the ghosts. In the mid-1970s, Rowley, which once boasted a population of about 500 in the 1920s, was a beat-up dying community, with rows of empty houses ... Read More »

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