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 32 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: December 11, 2017 - 10:53am

               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

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.

Traveller's Tales: The Red Land

June 13, 2017 - 12:52pm Updated: June 13, 2017 - 2:50pm

A dusty red haze hangs in the rays of the rising sun. The empty chill of a barren night is stolen by the yellow heat of the day. The colours of red dust and rock change as shadows slink across the landscape. For centuries others have been standing in this same spot, experiencing the same sunrise above the same rock in the middle of an arid and flat land that runs for thousands of miles in any direction. However, to some visitors, it is just a rock in the middle of the Outback of Australia. To me, it is much more.

Traveller's Tales: The Unspoken Part of Australia

May 9, 2017 - 11:22am

This is an article I’ve been waiting to write since I returned home in November of 2015 from my extended adventure in Australia. It’s also a difficult subject to write about for many reasons. Namely, after spending close to a year and a half living and exploring the wonderful country, there is so much to write about, I can barely contain it to one article.

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