Recently I experienced one of the best adventures of my life. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you might have noticed me in a silly looking beanie with a grin on my face set against a background of feathery whiteness.
I’d flown to Calgary (you can read my post on this here) to do a cross-country ski trip to Skoki Lodge, a rustic hut in the middle of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.
I promised many times over to share the details in a bit of a post explaining why it was such a bucket list filler. Let’s break it down.
And just so you know, half of my stay was hosted by Tourism Alberta, but as always views are all my own and I communicate this clearly to anyone wishing to host me. You’ll find my position on sponsored posts and advertising here.
1. It’s a trip with a hard-to-reach, on-foot destination.
This is my favourite kind of trip and I spend a lot of time scouring the interwebs for hiking and biking (and skiing) routes that take you village-to-village. Skoki can only be reached by foot (unless you’re Prince William and Princess Kate who famously were flown in by helicopter). In winter you ski (carrying your gear) in summer you can hike or ride a horse.
At the same time, it starts and/or ends with a bit of luxury. We (my mate Kersti joined me) stayed at The Post Hotel in