No matter how many plane tickets I buy or places I go, the list of new countries, cities and experiences I want to escape to continues to grow. In the Weekend Wanderlust series, I will be featuring a place I’ve never been to & armchair-travel there via photos and videos (I’ll take what I can get!). If you’ve been to the place I’m lusting over, please feel free to leave tips or recommendations — encouragement to take the plunge & book the flight is always welcome!
This week on Weekend Wanderlust: BANFF, ALBERTA, CANADA
When I visited Colorado last weekend, I was warned of Rocky Mountain Fever (altitude sickness). Visitors who aren’t used to the high altitude can get nauseous, headaches, dizzy, etc. and drinking a lot of alcohol can worsen the chance of getting ill.
Over the past few weeks, I seem to have been infected with a different kind of Rocky Mountain Fever – with symptoms that include an obsession over the mountains, the potential hiking, the laid back lifestyle, and the utter beauty that can be found out west. Why haven’t I gotten out there before last weekend?
Long before my newly contracted Rocky Mountain Fever, however, I was introduced to one of the best known places in Canada: Banff National Park in Alberta. I bought the book 501 Must Visit Destinations years ago when Borders was going out of business in our local mall. While flipping through the photograph-filled pages, my middle school-aged self discovered Banff and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Banff is about 120 km west of Calgary, and, from what I’ve seen in photos, looks like one of those places that is absolutely breathtaking in every season.
Have you been to Banff? When would you recommend is the best time of year to visit?
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