July 21st, 2018

Travel

Retracing history in the City of Light

By Medicine Hat News on December 2nd, 2017

Russell Contreras The Associated Press PARIS The great African-American writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright began their feud over Wright’s novel “Native Son,” at Cafe Les Deux Magots. Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis held hands with his white girlfriend, French actress Juliette Greco, while strolling along the Seine after hanging out with Picasso. Entertainer Josephine Baker ... Read More »

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Stay in luxury while being a mangrove rehabilitation voluntourist in Miami

By Medicine Hat News on November 11th, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Feeling virtuous, my wife and I tuck into the elaborate tasting menu at KYU. The wine-and-dine extravaganza at the Asian-inspired barbecue hotspot in Miami’s warehouse-turned-hipster Wynwood neighbourhood is justified after our stint of voluntourism earlier in the day. Granted, our hand in mangrove rehabilitation along the Oleta River 15 ... Read More »

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Staying above water

By Medicine Hat News on October 21st, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Channelling my inner Amsterdammer, I sleep in a canal boat and then cycle in the rain. It’s all part of making my visit to the Dutch capital as authentic, and unique, as possible. I’ve been to Amsterdam before and stayed at DoubleTree, which is a very nice chain hotel ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Laughlin is a gambling oasis along the Colorado River

By Medicine Hat News on October 21st, 2017

Ernest Fode Laughlin, Nevada, located south of Las Vegas along the Colorado River, has become a popular tourist destination. This small gambling resort caught my interest as I arrived in Las Vegas. After checking in at the Circus, Circus Hotel Casino I made plans to visit Laughlin the next day. On my way, I stopped ... Read More »

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Legendary alpacas the focus of agritourism in Quebec

By Medicine Hat News on October 7th, 2017

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News During a recent visit to an alpaca farm in Quebec, I was presented with a pair of socks, made from alpaca fibre. Since such socks are not available in stores, this was a unique present. Who are the alpacas, was my question? Alpacas are domesticated species of south America, ... Read More »

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The Happiest Place on Earth goes all out for Halloween, and then Christmas

By Medicine Hat News on September 30th, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News Shortly after we’re startled by the Headless Horseman galloping by, we enter The Haunted Mansion. Then we hurl ourselves through a mostly-dark galaxy, get in an elevator with dodgy wiring, perilously hang upside down and ride a railway with sketchy tracks. It seems we can’t get enough of deliberately ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Riding the rails at Aspen Crossing

By Medicine Hat News on September 23rd, 2017

Marilyn Krause Aspen Crossing Railway located southeast of Calgary and one kilometre west of Mossleigh is where you will find a unique train experience. We recently took advantage of the Open Farm Days mini tour which was an hour long ride on a full-size excursion train. The day was sunny as we explored the different ... Read More »

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Poutine, beer and wine in Quebec

By Medicine Hat News on September 16th, 2017

Mansoor Ladha Special to the News When native Quebecers hear the word poutine, they don’t usually think of Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, says Danis, my guide in Quebec City. She is talking about poutine which has been the staple diet of Quebec. Walking down a street in Quebec City on a sunny afternoon, you are ... Read More »

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Your Travels: Cuba is rich in culture and vintage cars

By Medicine Hat News on September 2nd, 2017

Ernest Fode Upon arriving in Veradero, Cuba after a four-hour flight from Calgary, the sight of old vintage cars from the 1950s and aged horse-drawn carriages got me wondering if I had landed back in time after a trip in an H.G. Wells time-machine. This was the start of a seven-day all-inclusive vacation at a ... Read More »

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Salt Spring Island is many things to all people

By Medicine Hat News on August 19th, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News We have a dilemma. Today, on Salt Spring Island, my wife, Kerry, and I are canoeing, wine and cheese tasting, lunching harbourside, hiking, paddle boarding and going out for dinner. What should we wear? And how many changes of clothes do we have to lug around? None, apparently. “Wear ... Read More »

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