Traveller's Tales

By: Emily Meyer

Emily Meyer 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 - New Zealand

April 9, 2019 - 11:27am

There are few places in this world that are talked about with such positivity. No matter the city, there have always been at least a small amount of mixed reviews from people who have visited; “Rome is beautiful but it’s too dirty.” “Sydney has great beaches but their public transport is a nightmare.” “Berlin has a great nightlife but it’s such an intimidating city.” I haven’t always agreed with the comments, but they’ve always been there. That is, until I started talking about New Zealand.

Traveller's Tales - The Art of Surviving Winter

March 12, 2019 - 9:24am

It happens to us every year, and yet, when we wake up in the morning with frost covering our windshields and the extension cords come out so we can plug in our cars, the moaning and groaning start anew. In celebration of the fact that for the first time since February 1st we are seeing positive temps, and as a comfort to remind you all that it can always be worse, I’ve decided to talk about the coldest cities in the world.

Traveller's Tales - Summer Christmas

December 11, 2018 - 8:17am Updated: December 11, 2018 - 11:23am

To us in Canada, the typical Christmas is a scene of white snow, freshly blanketing the city, peppermint hot chocolate and a turkey roasting in the oven, the warmth and aroma spreading through the whole house. We think of our Christmas morning attire as big sweaters and slippers or fuzzy sleep pants and house coats. It’s easy to forget with Christmas songs like “Frosty the Snowman,” or “Let it Snow,” that there is a Christmas of palm trees and sandy beaches somewhere in the world.

Traveller's Tales - Laugh it Off

November 13, 2018 - 10:54am

I was standing in my bathroom brushing my teeth, preparing myself for the day. My mind was wandering to the moment my friend pointed out the patch of grey hair on the side of my head, saying, “I’m sorry to tell you but you have grey hair!” I’m 23 and I’ve had that spot of grey hair since the day I was born. However, ten years ago if this had happened, I would have been mortified. Heck, even 5 years ago I wouldn’t have been able to say, “Yeah, I know. Isn’t it cool?”

Traveller's Tales - Glam Gal

October 9, 2018 - 11:45am

I reached into my bag, diving armpit deep into the backpack I’d packed ten days earlier. My hand fished around the ratty clothes and half empty sunscreen bottles. I came out empty handed, realizing I must already be wearing my last clean shirt. I shrugged, tied my ocean-washed hair into a bun and headed upstairs for dinner.