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 »Be the first to comment!
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 »Be the first to comment!
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 »Be the first to comment!
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 »Be the first to comment!
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 »Be the first to comment!
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 »Be the first to comment!
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 »Be the first to comment!
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 »Be the first to comment!
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 »Be the first to comment!
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 »Be the first to comment!