July 21st, 2018

Travel

The ocean’s bluer in Oahu

By Medicine Hat News on February 10th, 2018

Steve MacNaull Special to the News A half a kilometre off the west coast of Oahu, Matthew Solomona is in the midst of an esoteric explanation of why the water is so blue. It has something to do with the Pacific Ocean being a prism that captures and concentrates the wavelengths of all the azure ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Ixtapa-Zihuatenejo a destination with warm memories

By Medicine Hat News on February 10th, 2018

Ernest Fode I arrived at the recently expanded and modernized Ixtapa-Zihuatenejo International Airport during one of our frigid Alberta winter coldspells. My Sunwing flight departed Edmonton for a seven-day all-inclusive vacation at one of Ixtapa’s El Palmar beachfront resorts. Ixtapa grew into a tourist resort back in the late 1970s. It’s situated halfway between Puerto ... Read More »

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Toronto’s central hotels essential for walkers

By Medicine Hat News on February 3rd, 2018

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Whenever I visit a strange city, I prefer not to drive. I choose to stay somewhere downtown so that most restaurants and tourist attractions are close by and within walking distance. On a recent visit to Toronto, Canada’s largest city, I decided to stay downtown to explore the city’s ... Read More »

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The anti-mega-ski resort experience

By Medicine Hat News on January 20th, 2018

Steve MacNaull Special to the News It’s otherworldly here at the top of the Eagle Chairlift. The sun is seeping through the broken cloud above, yet there’s also a layer of cumulus below shrouding the Okanagan Valley. In between, atop Mt. Baldy, at 7,000-foot elevation, 2,133 metres for those thinking metric, the light is surreal. ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Visit Tripoli before the crowds gather

By Medicine Hat News on January 6th, 2018

Rhonda Hunter Tripoli, Libya has potential to be a desired tourist destination. This city of six million lies on the azure brilliance of the Mediterranean. With its temperate climate, ancient culture, and its proximity to Europe, it could be an ideal tourist destination. Unfortunately at this time with the recent Arab Spring in 2011, it ... Read More »

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Awesome Aussie Adventure

By Steve MacNaull on January 2nd, 2018

Special to the News With the sun blazing and the temperature soaring to 37C, it’s time for a refreshing dip in the Pacific. But, this is no ordinary ocean swim. My and son Alex’s plunge is framed by the Twelve Apostles, the magnificent limestone stacks towering 70 metres above the Pacific, 250 kilometres outside of ... Read More »

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Iconic Pacific swims, rap jumping, cycling and kayaking all part of father-son trip to Melbourne

By Medicine Hat News on December 30th, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News With the sun blazing and the temperature soaring to 37C, it’s time for a refreshing dip in the Pacific. But, this is no ordinary ocean swim. My son, Alex, and I’s plunge is framed by the Twelve Apostles, the magnificent limestone stacks towering 70 metres above the Pacific, 250 ... Read More »

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Going all out for Christmas in Toronto

By Medicine Hat News on December 23rd, 2017

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News Who would have imagined that Canada’s second largest city, Toronto, could be considered as a popular, sought-after Christmas destination? The city, with being the country’s largest financial centre and home to the most diverse population in the country, rolls out its red carpet to celebrate Christmas as early as ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Reed islands a must-see in Peru

By Medicine Hat News on December 16th, 2017

Betty Gower The reed islands in Lake Titicaca in Peru are a must to see when in the South American country. People live on the reed islands and go to the mainland so the men can work and the women sell their handiwork then return to their homes on the reed islands for the night. ... Read More »

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Over-the-top-romance and luxury in an over-the-water bungalow at Sandals in Jamica

By Medicine Hat News on December 9th, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News As self-imposed exiles go, this one is exquisite, sexy, opulent and indulgent. My wife, Kerry, and I are holed up in one of the new, sumptuous over-the-water bungalow at Sandals South Coast Resort in Jamaica, and, we don’t want to leave. So, we don’t. We sequester ourselves in a ... Read More »

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