Andrew in Alberta

After nearly two full weeks on the road, I bring you the fully-finished, half-hour long TV show highlighting my very recent travels in Alberta. My aim in making this video was to capture all the things I love best about Alberta: the sheer size of the place, the awesome nature and vast wilderness, the animals and ranches, the amazing food, the curious and unconventional cities of Calgary and Edmonton, the raw history that lurks beneath every surface, and the endless fields of wheat that stretch to the sky.

If you don’t have time for the full half-hour show, then be sure to watch some of our short, 2-minute clips:

I want to thank Travel Alberta and National Geographic Travel who made it all possible, and I am grateful for all of you, my readers, whose enthusiasm and support led to my attempt at a “live TV show”, published from the road. I hope you enjoy the final result as much as I do.

I especially want to thank my filmmaker Josh Newman, who worked nonstop to capture and produce our little road show. His roving editing studio ranged from pioneer log cabin to late-night hotel rooms to the passenger seat in my car, and then on the plane. I am grateful for his exceptional talent behind the camera.

I look forward to reading your comments below and hope that in the future, we can make more films just like this.


  1. ToB
    September 4, 2013, 10:13 pm

    Wonderful profile of Alberta – what a lot of ground to cover in not much time! – you guys did an amazing job, thank you.

  2. Corey
    Beverly, MA
    September 6, 2013, 9:52 pm

    Great stuff! I’ve always wanted to go to Alberta, thanks for the ideas! If you’re ever looking for some inspiration, check out my blog. Cheers!

  3. Erin H.
    Eagan, MN
    September 6, 2013, 11:49 pm

    Wonderful job Andrew! Your show was a joy to watch, and I now have another destination on my list of must see places. You rock, and so does your job!! I can’t wait to see more shows. Happy travels!

  4. Heather A.
    Lamont, Alberta
    September 17, 2013, 11:40 am

    Thanks so much for coming to our province, and doing such a wonderful job showing what it has to offer. On behalf of Lamont County, we are honoured that you came, and are thrilled to have Elk Island National Park, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village and the village of Andrew highlighted in such an amazing way. Thank you!