This Spring, I took a trip to Alberta, Canada, where we explored the city of Calgary (including a preview of the famous Calgary Stampede), the gorgeous town of Banff, and the breathtaking beauty of Lake Louise. The expansive landscapes, grandiose mountains, crisp air, challenging hiking, horseback riding, vibrant wildlife, warm hospitality, and the most charming alpine tea house I’ve ever been to in my life, are just a few reasons that this part of the world speaks to my soul. The trip is on my personal list for the highlights of 2011, not least of which because I met two lovely fellow journalists on the trip, Lanee Neil and Karen Loftus, who have not only become regular travel companions, but also wonderful friends. Above is a video from Travel Alberta that shares some of the province’s beauty. Enjoy!
- Reflections on a Rocky Mountain Adventure
- Canadian Rockies: Adventures in Calgary, Banff, and Lake Louise