ZAP Wanderlust: Montana


“I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.” – John Steinbeck

One of my favorite places to visit in the summer is Big Sky, Montana. Our family vacation destination for the past 15 years, Big Sky is the perfect place to relax and escape the stresses of work and city life. I’m not known for being particularly outdoorsy, but there is something about Montana that makes me embrace it.  My one rule is that if I spend the day outside, then I need to return to a shower and bed at night. I’m definitely not a camper.

My time in Montana is always divided between being active and relaxing. On active days, I horseback ride, fly fish, hike and raft with my family. I love those activities because I can’t do them at home in Chicago. However, I cherish the times when I can enjoy the scenery and read a good book. At the end of the day, I look forward to Montana to refresh and recharge. There is something so peaceful about relaxing by the Gallatin River and taking in the beautiful mountain view.

Madelaine Kukanza, Publicist