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 - 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.

Traveller's Tales - Travel Regret

September 11, 2018 - 10:01am Updated: September 26, 2018 - 10:23am

Travel regret. This is a topic that has haunted me ever since I went on my first holiday. You see, as time goes on there are a few factors that might come up and cause you to have travel regret. On my first holiday in Europe I traveled for a month straight, spending only a few days in each city, which you can imagine was exhausting. Unfortunately, there came a time when I had to choose between experiencing the night life, visiting one monument and skipping another, or simply having a relaxing day to recover from the non-stop craziness of travelling.

Traveller's Tales - Goodbye to Solo

August 13, 2018 - 1:47pm

I remember thinking I would travel for my entire life. By the time each adventure ended, I had the next one lined up. In fact, my main priority in life was to travel. I wanted to see as many countries in as little time as possible. I wanted to see everything, so no matter what person I met, I could relate to their adventure stories and I would have my own to share too. But if there is one thing I’ve come to realize, it’s that no matter what you think your life will be like, you’re almost certainly going to be wrong.

Traveller's Tales - Famous Monuments Part II

July 10, 2018 - 9:50am

Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate stands proud and tall in the Pariser Platz in Berlin, Germany. In my travels around Europe I didn’t find any city, or any structure, quite so intimidating as the Brandenburg Gate in Germany. Berlin alone holds a certain amount of intimidation in the stark and structured buildings. I remember so many buildings being simple and grey and square; without a breath of indecision about them, they screamed power. It was hard to walk around the city and not feel the history absorbing me with every city block we took.