August 18th, 2018

Travel

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By Medicine Hat News on August 11th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Driving east along the Trans-Canada highway from Medicine Hat, wheat and cornfields make up much of the landscape. As you drive closer to the border where Alberta meets Saskatchewan, a quick right turn off the highway soon brings you to a nature lover’s paradise. When the plains begin to rise and fall ... Read More »

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Indigenous tourism booming in B.C.

By Medicine Hat News on July 21st, 2018

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Leslie McGarry represents five generations of her family passionate about bringing cultural awareness and promoting her heritage. Her legacy began with her great, great grandfather, George Hunt who worked with anthropologist, Franz Boaz to record the cultural heritage and practices of her people, Kwakwaka’wakw. Her credentials even go further ... Read More »

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All aboard the Marrakech Express

By Medicine Hat News on July 7th, 2018

Steve MacNaull Special to the News With a psychedelic pop soundtrack playing in our heads, my wife and I board the train to Marrakech in Casablanca. In three-and-a-half hours we’ll see if Morocco’s interior oasis city lives up to the melodic promises made famous by Crosby, Stills and Nash in the 1969 hit “Marrakech Express.” ... Read More »

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Vibrant Victoria spreads royal carpet to visitors

By Medicine Hat News on June 23rd, 2018

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News As someone born on an exotic island, Zanzibar, Tanzania, a visit to Victoria, British Columbia, an island city, has brought lots of memories and fascinated me with plenty of similarities during a recent visit. Described as “very British,” it specializes in royal glamour and English charm, combined with seafront ... Read More »

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A brew-haha in Sacramento

By Medicine Hat News on June 9th, 2018

Steve MacNaull Special to the News It’s a most undignified way to roll up to former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s favourite restaurant. We arrive at Lucca, in Sacramento’s leafy Midtown, hooting and hollering on one of those 15-person party bikes that resembles a bar on wheels. Usually, Sac Brew Bike’s tours hit rambunctious pubs. But, ... Read More »

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Shuswap Lake in B.C.’s southern interior is the houseboating capital of Canada

By Medicine Hat News on May 26th, 2018

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Sometime between being shot out of the waterslide like a cannon ball and jumping off the top deck into shimmering Shuswap Lake, we declare houseboating our new favourite way to vacation. But, of course, there will also be simple lounging in the sunshine, awe-inspiring vistas around every bend, soaking ... Read More »

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Tiny Tempe offers a tantalizing lifestyle

By Medicine Hat News on May 19th, 2018

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Bordered by Phoenix (population 1.6M) on the west, Scottsdale (265,645) on the north, Chandler (247,477)on the south and Mesa (484,587)on the east, Tempe (182,598) is comparatively less known city in Arizona. It’s greatest name to fame is having the largest main campus of Arizona State University (ASU) with more ... Read More »

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Phoenix has more to offer than better climate

By Medicine Hat News on March 31st, 2018

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Phoenix needs no introduction, especially to snowbird Albertans fleeing from harsh winters at home. It’s their second home, their home away from home. Phoenix has more to offer than just the climate. U.S.’s fifth-most populous city will dazzle you with serene desert gardens, one-of-a-kind museums, award-winning dining and more. ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Oahu, the ‘Gathering Place’ for a getaway adventure

By Medicine Hat News on March 10th, 2018

Ernest Fode Arriving home to Alberta’s sub-zero weather, I wished I could have stayed longer in Hawaii. Every day was an adventure during my two-week visit to Hawaii. Two of my most relaxing days were spent not at popular Waikiki Beach, but at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Ko Olina on Oahu. This resort, a Hawaii-themed ... Read More »

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High-end shopping highlights downtown Vancouver

By Medicine Hat News on February 24th, 2018

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Robson Street in Vancouver, B.C., is a major street with a world-class downtown shopping district which lights up at holiday time. No matter what the weather is like, Robson Street is packed with people — local residents and tourists — searching for bargains in the big department stores and ... Read More »

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