|Looking For a Reason to Get Fit?||January 14, 2010|
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|What's on your must-do list for 2010?|
|The world is abuzz these days with talk of New Year’s resolutions. For many, the goal is healthier living. Dust off the bike. Drop a dress size. Swap a banana for a Big Mac. Others have committed to spending more time with family. Many want to try something new, something exhilarating. Bike across Europe. Walk in the footsteps of Darwin. Watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu.|
At Austin-Lehman, our New Year’s Resolution is to help you meet yours. Spend a week exercising your lungs and toning your glutes on a biking tour through Tuscany. Come nose to nose with a white-faced monkey in Costa Rica. Swim with warm-water penguins in the Galápagos, cowboy up for a horseback ride on a family trip to Yellowstone, immerse yourself in the culture and age-old traditions of the local Andeans in Peru.
Whatever your resolutions for 2010, large or small, we’d be willing to bet our biking shorts we can meet them. Give one of our adventure consultants a call today to get a head start on checking off a few of your must-do’s.
|Tackling the tetons|
Dan Austin on how adventure vacations offer the perfect motivation to get fit.
When I signed up to climb Grand Teton,the highest mountain in Wyoming’s Grand Teton NationalPark
, I committed to reaching two of my New Year’s goals: 1) to make itthe daunting 13,775 feet to the top, and 2) to get in shape, and to stay inshape in order to make the climb as easy (and fun!) as possible.
Running an adventure travel company, I get askedall the time: “How fit do I need to be totake one of your trips?” For over 20 years my answer has been thesame: “It’s really up to you – ALAvacations are as active as you want them to be. That said, the better preparedor in shape you are, the more enjoyable the trip will be.”
|raising the bar in 2010|
Lastyear, Austin-Lehman was awarded #1Travel Operator in the World by the readers of Travel + Leisure, thanks to YOU, our fans! This yearwe’re committed to raising the bar even higher. Our Alumni, friends andassociates have made it clear – we’ve got a good thing going, and we’re goingto continue to work hard to improve it!
Help us retain our Best inthe World status by voting today: http://tlworldsbest.com.The survey takes only a few minutes to complete and automatically enters you to win one of severalprizes, including a$10,000 dream trip from Travel + Leisure!
Newto Austin-Lehman? Join us on one of our biking, hiking ormultisport adventures and experience for yourself why we are consistentlyranked as one of the best tour operators in the world!
Travel + Leisure Award
In 2009, ALA was recognized as the #1 Tour Operator in the World by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. To view the press release...click here >>Planning a Family Reunion?
Call an Austin-Lehman Custom Trip Expert today: 800.575.1540
In our next issue...
Take a sneak peak at our two-wheeled vacations for 2010!
AUSTIN-LEHMAN ADVENTURES FEATURED RECIPE
|There's a reason why our guests rave about our food. Whether served campfire-side or at a 5-star restaurant, our artfully prepared local eats are sinfully delicious!|
|Horchata with Cactus Fruit|
- Soak rice in 3 cups water for 3 hours. Strain rice and discard water.
- In a blender, combine in batches 1/4 cup rice, 1/4 cinnamon, and 2 cups cold water. Process from low to high speed.
- Pour liquid through a medium strainer into a large jug or small bucket. Repeat blending process until all rice and cinnamon are ground.
- Cut cactus fruit in half and scoop out pulp. Mash with a fork or potato masher.
- Mix rice mixture with remaining cold water. Add fruit and sugar. Add 1 tablespoon chopped pecans to each glass before serving.
* Recipe compliments of Casa Sagrada
|View all of our Local Bites recipes here!|
|- 3 cups water|
|- 1 cup rice|
- 1 Mexican cinnamon stick
- 2 large ripe red cactus fruits
- 2 quarts cold water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup chopped toasted pecans
The toughest part is going home.