This isn't the kind of safari you might have been expecting.
Not on the menu: giraffes, sundowners, khakis, leopards.
Instead: better stuff.
The Italian alpine region of Alta Badia, in the heart of the Dolomite mountain range, has some very clever people behind its marketing efforts. For example: their annual "Gourmet Ski Safari."
Take skiing on glorious alpine peaks.
Add Michelin-starred meals at a dozen or so ski huts in the mountains, reached by skis — each hosted by a different local chef, recruited from various nearby high-end resorts, who will discuss and celebrate the regional cuisine, a mixture of German, Austrian, Swiss, and Italian.
For a preview of the deliciousness, we refer you to this report: "Extravagant dishes range from hay soup to mountain goat ham served with oysters and caviar."
If you can ski, and are possessed of the human ability to taste — well, we don't know why you haven't bought your ticket yet for this year's edition, on December 11.
Hot toddies will never compare.