|3 Reasons to Plan a European Adventure Today!||March 18, 2010|
|European Vacations: What's New in 2010||800.575.1540 | Email Us|
|1. New Trips!|
Sun-DrenchedCyclades: This 10-day adventure begins and ends in Athensand hops between six of Greece’s most spectacular Cycladic Islands. Ridehorseback along a chalky beach in Naxos. Paddle the azure waters aroundSantorini by kayak. Navigate the back roads of Tinos by bike. By night, savor adelectable local meal and a postcard-perfect sunset over the Aegean Sea as youtoast the day over a prized VinSanto wine.
LaProvence Complète: Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh onthis 8-day walking tour of Provence, a region steeped in rustic elegance, richhistory and world-renowned cuisine. From Avignon to Ménerbes, soak up a vibranttapestry of fertile vineyards, ancient ruins, colorful markets and theubiquitous fragrance of honey, lavender and thyme. There’s simply no betterplace to explore on foot (and not to mention work up an appetite!) than la Provence. Visit our website or give us a call for details on our Holland,France,Germanyand Austriafamily vacations.
|2. New State-of-The-Art Gear|
|As written directions begin to feel a “thing ofthe past,” we’re excited to offer GarminGPS rental on select European adventures. Each GPS comes pre-programmedwith the week’s routes, so reading directions has never been easier – simplyfollow the arrow! The Garmin will even tell you how far ahead you need to makeyour next turn. We recommend one GPS per small group. Order yours early, assupply is limited. |
We’re also thrilled to offer the option of electric bicycle rental in 2010.If you’ve never ridden an “e-bike,”imagine pedaling along a gentle downhill with a constant tailwind. The bikeshave four speeds ranging from Economy to Turbo, making riding a breeze! And thebest part? Because the battery is built into the bike’s frame, you’d never knowit’s electronic. If you’ve got the itch for a little more oomph, if you’re worried about keeping up with a speedy companion,or if the idea of a biking vacation sounds fun but a little too challenging,renting an e-bike may be your perfect solution.
|3. We've Raised the Bar on Service|
|While fighting to defend our Bestin the World status in 2010, ALA is committed now more than ever to raisingthe bar even higher when it comes to customer service and guest satisfaction.We’ve got a reputation to uphold, so expect nothing but the best from ALA in2010! |
Thinkingabout a custom trip for a group or family reunion? Overwhelmed with options?Don’t hesitate to give one of our Custom Trip Experts a call (800.575.1540) orsend Ron van Dijk, our European Operations Manager, an email with questions.
Withthe dollar finally gaining in strength and with so many exciting new trips tochoose from, there’s no better time to start planning your Spring/SummerEuropean vacation than now.
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ALA Travelogue 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!|
Pannekoeken (Dutch Pancakes)
Trip: Highlights of Holland
- Beat eggs to a froth; add milk and salt. Slowly stir in flour.
- Cook in very thin layers on griddle.
- Roll up with butter and brown sugar or serve with maple syrup.
Note: Pancakes are served for dinner or dessert in The Netherlands.
|View all of our Local Bites recipes here!|
|- 2 eggs|
|- 1 cup milk|
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup flour
The toughest part is going home.