|Austin-Lehman's Top 10 Trips as Chosen by You|
|Learn About Travel Photography and Meet ALA Guide Marcy Lee-McLellan!||June 9, 2008|
|Austin-Lehman's Top 10 Vacations|
|You spoke, we listened. Announcing the Top 10 Most Popular Austin-Lehman Adventures! |
1. Yellowstone Family - Geysers and Grizzlies
"The diversity of scenery, wildlife, hikes, adventure activities and history made for an incredibly rich and enjoyable trip. Top that off with good guides and travel companions and the trip could not be beat!"
~ Sharon Like, Austin-Lehman Adventures Alumni from Virginia
2. Yellowstone/Teton Family - Bull Moose to Bucking Broncos
"This was one of the most memorable family trips ever. The guides were a perfect match for our family and were wonderful and entertaining while interacting with the kids."
~ Lisa and Shawn Guertin, Austin-Lehman Adventures Alumni from Maryland
3. Montana - Big Sky Family - Cowboys, Canyons, & Campfires
"Wonderful experience, just what I was looking for... Created memories that will last a lifetime. And yes, the hardest part is going home. Thanks, Austin-Lehman!"
~ Stephen Scharr, Austin-Lehman Adventures Alumni from North Carolina
4. Havasupai: a Grand Canyon Oasis Adventure
"If we had gone to the Grand Canyon by ourselves, we would have seen it. By using Austin-Lehman, we experienced it."
~ Scott Boster, Austin-Lehman Adventures Alumni from Ohio
5. Yosemite Family - Domes, Rivers & Waterfalls
"This was our first father/daughter vacation and it was perfect. Erin truly was sad on the last day to have it end."
~ Harvey Lung, Austin-Lehman Adventures Alumni from Hawaii
6. Alaska Family - Glaciers & Wildlife
"My family loved the trip. My husband loved the activity, structure, and guides, and for the first time did not even call work. He was having a good time and relaxing so much he didn't want to ruin it. This was amazing and made it so worth it!"
~ Janice Brown, Austin-Lehman Adventures Alumni from New Jersey
7. Costa Rica Coastlines to Cloudforests Family Adventure
"The Costa Rica Family Adventure is a great trip. It was wonderful to see how much the kids got out of it. Once again the innovator, Austin-Lehman has done an excellent job of bringing adventure travel safely to the level of grade-school children."
Nancy Schretter, Editor, Family Travel Network – 2006 Family Adventure
8. Alaska - Best of the Greatland
"When my friends ask me what the best part of the Alaska trip was, I can't answer – the whole experience was wonderful!"
~ Barbara Monegan, Austin-Lehman Adventures Alumni from Pennsylvania
9. Costa Rica - Volcanoes & Jungles Multisport
"I cannot truly express how delightful this trip was. It was what I needed & it was first class. I look at my pictures everyday to remember how I felt while in Costa Rica "
~ Jenny Boon, Austin-Lehman Adventures Alumni from Illinois
10. Canadian Rockies - Rocky Mountain Multisport
"Your guides are top notch - they constantly surprised us with special treats and always paid such attention to detail - they are definitely the reason we would do another adventure trip with ALA in the future."
~ Richard and Linda Lopatka, Austin-Lehman Adventures Alumni from Massachusetts
|Photo Corner - Photography Tips from an Expert|
|Visit Austin-Lehman’s new Photo Corner, an on-line gathering place for all of us who love that happy intersection of fun photography and great travel, to read tips from Professional photographer Dennis Coello regarding how to take perfect portraits. He’ll also answer your questions when he is not jaunting around the world photographing exotic locals or biking events.|
|Meet ALA Guide Marcy Lee-McLellan|
|Our Featured Guide for June is Marcy Lee-McLellan. Marcy, a native of Calgary, grew up playing in the Canadian Rockies and majored in Outdoor Pursuits at the University of Calgary. |
For the past 7 years, Marcy has led trips to the Canadian Rockies, Okanagan Valley, Mexico, Bryce Zion, Belize and Napa. She likes to go the extra mile, taking care of subtle details and ensuring activities are safe and fun, while educating our guests about the area that they are discovering. Find out more about Marcy on her guide page »
|New from National Geographic Books:|
REDISCOVER THE FUN AND EXCITEMENT of traveling off the beaten path. In Riding the Hulahula to the Arctic Ocean: A Guide to 50 Extraordinary Adventures for the Seasoned Traveler, expert guides Don Mankin and Shannon Stowell offer both an inspiring collection of personal experiences and practical how-to advice, detailing some of the world’s best trips. In-depth narratives convey the rich allure of 26 destinations with lively anecdotes and specialized information.
An additional 26 amazing trips, selected by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), are highlighted as top choices for people over 40. One of ALA's adventures made the list! Author Shannon Stowell comments, "Austin-Lehman is a company I’ve known and respected for years. Between its leadership and its guides, they bring a genuine, down-to-earth approach to adventure travel. I was pleased when the team selected them as one of the best companies featuring authentic and truly unique trips for our book.”
WARNING: this book is guaranteed to put adventure-hungry boomers back on the road. Discover your next adventure! Order a copy of Riding the Hulahula to the Arctic Ocean: A Guide to Fifty Extraordinary Adventures for the Seasoned Traveler >>
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Custom Vacation Spotlight: Kauai Hawaii
Become intoxicated by the scent of thousands of species of flowers, snorkel in the translucent blue waters of the Pacific, and explore enchanted forests, canyons, cliffs and waterfalls. Time all but stands still on the white beaches of Kauai.
Austin-Lehman Adventures has been planning custom Hawaii vacations since 1985. We'll help you plan a perfect combination of "must-do's" and give you a chance to discover the Hawaii most tourists never see.
Our specialty is making your dream a reality.
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|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!|
|Local Bites: Parmesan Encrusted Trout Fillets|
Trip: Yellowstone - The Serengeti of the American West
- Place fish in a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish.
- In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, onion and salt; spread over fish.
- Sprinkle fish with paprika.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
- Serve with salad and pasta or rice.
|Click here for the whole Parmesan Encrusted Trout Fillets recipe.|
Recipe compliments of Austin-Lehman Adventures.
View all of our Local Bites recipes here!
- 1 pound trout fillets
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
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