When the news arrived that I had won a trip from Denmark to the sleepy town of Churchill, which sits nestled along the banks of the Hudson bay in central Canada, I was excited and unsure what to expect. A few weeks later I found myself standing astride a dog sled as a pack of extremely well cared for, energetic, and absolutely lovable sled dogs eagerly pulled us across an old dirt road covered in the first snow of the year. The skies were a gorgeous blue while at times sun dogs could be seen as sunlight reflected off of ice in the atmosphere. The actual experience of dog sledding was fascinating. The dogs are incredibly graceful, playful, and so skilled at what they do that mid-stride it is not uncommon to see them play around or scoop up a mouthful of fresh snow. The experience of sliding across the snow on the sled is also on par with that of skiing. Much quieter, smoother, and more graceful than I ever would have imagined.
If you have the chance to try dog sledding make sure you research the provider you’ll be using to ensure they treat the dogs well. Once you’ve done your research, go for it! It is a fun experience that is quite unique!
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There are moments in every person’s life where you pause and ask yourself…how did I end up right here, in this moment, at this point in time? For me, one such moment came in the form of a sweat covered, completely naked, Austrian man’s knee resting casually against my own in a lovely dry sauna in the small ski-town of Obergurgl.
It was my first international sauna experience and my first introduction to Austrian sauna culture. To be frank, I had no idea what I was doing, or what to expect. The result? An absolutely hilarious experience full of culture shock, epiphanies, a whole lot of naked people, and what I think is a fantastic story.
This video is the latest in an ongoing series I’ve produced where I document some of my favorite travel stories. The goal? To share them with you in roughly five minutes in the same way I’d tell them sitting around a table while sharing drinks at a bar.
So, without further delay – enjoy!
Oh, and for those of you who are wondering: It really was an amazing experience, and I’m now completely addicted to saunas and the Austrian approach. Stay tuned for Part II when things really heat up!
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