Traveller's Tales

By: Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson is still relatively new to the wonderful city of Medicine Hat, having moved here in May 2016. She was born and raised in Ontario and lived in Australia for a year and a half. Emily has visited 33 countries and will share some of her experiences and advice for globetrotters of all ages.

Traveller's Tales - The Travel Agent's Truth

December 11, 2017 - 10:21am Updated: January 8, 2018 - 2:25pm

Travel is a constant conversation piece in my world. If I hear that planes, trains and automobiles are your go-to to get away, you basically have an instant best friend in me. So, when I was chatting with my co-worker Olivia about travel – specifically travel agencies – and she suggested I write an article about why you should, or shouldn’t take advantage of them, I couldn’t resist jumping on the opportunity.

Traveller's Tales - Road trippin'

September 12, 2017 - 1:47pm Updated: September 13, 2017 - 9:53am

Just like that, the summer has passed us by. Labour Day long weekend has come and gone and the kids are settling into a new school year. Us adults, well, we are preparing for the cold weather of winter to freeze our summer memories and make us long for our sunburned skin.

Even though the sun is setting a little faster than any of us may enjoy, it is still the perfect time to go on a road trip. Yes, I am finally talking about travel that you can do this weekend. No flights to be booked, no long layovers in strange cities to be had. Rather, it’s time to explore our own backyard.

Traveller's Tales - The Bite

August 8, 2017 - 12:30pm Updated: April 18, 2018 - 12:15pm

It’s not a painful bite. In fact, it’s a bite you might not even notice at first. But once you have it, the symptoms stay with you forever. Ask anyone who has been bitten and they’ll tell you when and where it happened. After all, catching the travel bug is a life changing experience.

Traveller's Tales - The Galapagos Islands: A serene paradise

July 11, 2017 - 10:52am Updated: July 15, 2017 - 7:33pm

 “You’re going where?”

“What on earth is a blue footed boobie?”

“You’re spending how much for one week away?”

I booked my trip to the Galapagos Islands a week and a half before I left which was a brilliant decision for more than one reason. First, I didn’t have time to stress over whether spending $4,500 on a nine-day holiday was smart when I have a wedding to save for. Second, I didn’t have to deal with months of waiting – I’m not the least bit patient. And finally, I didn’t have to hear these questions for months on end.