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 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.

Traveller's Tales: The 3 p.m. Daydream

March 14, 2017 - 11:50am Updated: April 11, 2017 - 12:59pm

I know I’m not alone in the 3 p.m. daydream.

You know the one - It begins about the same time that the sun is starting to sink in the sky and the snow melts off the branches outside. You let your mind wander to cobblestone streets, larger-than-life monuments, vast landscapes like the ones displayed on your computer desktop.

Traveller's Tales: One Step Closer to Grasshoppers

February 15, 2017 - 1:00pm Updated: April 11, 2017 - 1:01pm

Entomophagy is the term coined for eating insects. All over the world, people eat various species of bugs from larva to grasshoppers. It’s a concept that both terrifies and fascinates me, especially considering that back in 2013, when I took my first solo trip, it is fair to say I was afraid of food. I visited cities and countries known for their food; Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, the list goes on. Although I dabbled in new experiences, my go-to restaurant was McDonald's.