January 19th, 2019

Travel

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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The endlessly exotic Seychelles

By Medicine Hat News on November 10th, 2018

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Tyson stretches his wrinkly, 120-year-old neck as an invitation to stroke it. It feels much like it looks: dry and leathery, yet utterly wonderful. Tyson is a rare Aldabra giant land tortoise and my wife, Kerry, and I are meeting this gentle giant in his natural habitat, the endlessly ... Read More »

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Your Travels: ‘Otherworldly’ at Red Rock Coulee

By Medicine Hat News on October 27th, 2018

Leslie Maltin Red Rock Coulee is located in south-eastern Alberta, 60 kilometres south of of Medicine Hat just outside the hamlet of Seven Persons. The main feature of this natural landscape is the huge red boulders, some measuring 2.5 metres across. They are scattered over a relatively small distance and can be viewed without walking ... Read More »

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A long weekend in West Hollywood. WeHo to the cool kids

By Medicine Hat News on October 13th, 2018

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Indulge. Repent. Repeat. It will become the mantra of my wife, Kerry, and me during a long weekend of self-regulated revelry in West Hollywood. For every drink sipped at the rooftop pool of The London West Hollywood Hotel there will be an hour of cycling in Beverly Hills spying ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Touring California’s scenic rugged coast

By Medicine Hat News on October 6th, 2018

Ernest Fode San Francisco was the last stop on my road trip through northern Nevada and California this past summer. Having already seen most of the touristy places in and around San Francisco on previous visits, I decided to travel south to Monterey Bay as far as Carmel-by-the-Sea. Driving down California’s rugged coastline I encountered ... Read More »

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