1924: Chamonix, France hosts the first Winter Olympic Games. American Charles Jewtraw became the first Winter Games champion by winning the first event, the 500m speed skating. Pictured: Figure skating bronze medallists Andrée Joly and Pierre Brunet. Photo: Olympic.org
I recently returned from a winter wonderland in Whistler. Not only was this my first trip to Canada, but I was also able to have a few other travel “firsts,” that included snowmobiling, flying in a helicopter and even dog sledding!