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The Narrows

This infamous hike in Zion National Park is no ordinary hiking vacation; the trail is actually the Virginia River, the same river that has carved this unique canyon.   Pack your water shoes and dry bags as you embark into this narrow slot canyon, for one third of the hike the river extends canyon wall to canyon wall.  The sheer vertical red walls stretch for the heavens as you traverse through… Continued

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Angel’s Landing

If you’re looking for a thrilling hike with amazing views of the surrounding landscape, look no further than Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park. Formerly known as the Temple of Aeolous, this famous hike draws beginning and expert hikers for its challenging terrain, spectacular views, and ability to push hikers just a little bit above their normal comfort zone. Does this sound like fun to you? Read on! Angel’s Landing… Continued

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Hiking to Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch is probably what most people picture when they think of Arches National Park and for good reason! This 65-foot freestanding natural arch is formed of Entrada Sandstone and has been worn away by weathering and erosion. Hiking to this landmark is a pretty decent hike, but is only about 1.5mi from the trailhead. From the trail head you can see the remains of the John Welsey Wolfe Ranch,… Continued

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Spain Bike Tours

Places to Visit in Spain While You Are On Your Spain Bike Tour Barcellona, Madrid, Seville, and Granada; all cities you thought you would miss on your upcoming adventure tour through Spain.  Just to name a few of the gorgeous and breathtaking cities that the historic Country of Spain has become famous for.  As you plan your dream adventure vacation of a lifetime to visit La Rioja and the Navarra… Continued

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Things to do in Bozeman, Montana

On all the Austin-Lehman trips that I have led, I encounter a multitude of questions; from the size of the park, to what time are the animals released from their cage (however, this one is not often asked). But without fail one question that is always brought up is, “What can I do around Bozeman before or after my awesome vacation?” My recommendation would first include rephrasing the question to… Continued

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Top 5 Tricks for Surviving the Dry Desert Heat

Let’s be honest, no one is a fan of extreme temperatures!  But harsh weather should not keep you from your adventures. There is a trick to braving the punishing cold temperatures of the Montana winter and exploring in the sweltering heat of an Arizona summer.  On my recent trip to Havasupai Falls, this fair-skinned Montana girl learned a few things about staying cool in the heat.  Here are my top… Continued

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Insight from a young adventurer

Greetings travelers I am Josh Fried and I live in Los Angeles, California. I love travelling and have been doing it ever since i was a little pipsqueak. I am now 15 years old and have been all around the country (not the world….yet). I thought traveling was just an activity where you visit a destination and meet people and experience attractions. For me that all changed last year! About… Continued

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Host City Spotlight: Trier, Germany

   As the Seat of Government for the Western Roman Empire, “holy city”, catholic stronghold, and university town, Trier has played many roles in its long history.  Dating back to 5000 BC, this small medieval village is located in the Mosel region of Germany, nestled in between the borders of Germany, France and Liechtenstein.  This area has suffered through wars and conquests, triumphed with modernization, survived bombings during its term… Continued

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Exploring South Dakota on Two Wheels Adventure Style

When most people think of “riding” in South Dakota an image of a Harley Davidson comes to mind. On  South Dakota cycling tours you’ll explore the “Badlands” by pedaling on two wheels! Rapid City is often called the “Gateway to the Black Hills” and the “City of Presidents”. Your adventure begins and ends in Rapid City. Named after the creek that runs nearby Rapid Creek. What can I do on my South Dakota… Continued

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Welcome Go South Adventures

Austin-Lehman Adventures is proud to announce through a strategic acquisition,  Go South Adventures is joining the Austin-Lehman family. Troy Glennon, founder of Go South Adventures will be the new Director of Latin American Sales. For the last decade plus, Troy has traveled extensively throughout Central and South America. His insider knowledge and regional contacts are sure to help increase and expand our presence in Central and South America. More about Troy and Go South Adventures: For… Continued

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The Emerald City

  What is better than an adventure vacation on the San Juan Islands in Washington?  Spending a few days in Seattle before heading out on your trip!  Seattle, Washington is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States and it is the largest city on the west coast north of San Francisco.  It is an adventurous city at heart, perfectly situated near pristine rivers, lush forests, plenty of… Continued

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Zell am See – A Must See

So you’ve never been to Zell am See, Austria? If you’re anything like I was before my Austria Adventure, you wouldn’t know what you were missing out on! Zell am See is the host city of ALA’s Austria Family Adventure. Getting into this town a day or two early will not disappoint (and will allow you to adjust to the significant time zone difference!) A very safe, somewhat touristy town,… Continued

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Host City Spotlight: Calgary

With all of the great Adventures that we offer, and the cool places we get to see, sometimes the host city (the city you fly into or out of) can get overlooked!  These cities are often great destination, and when you are looking into Alberta adventure travel, Calgary is no different! As for what to do, the possibilities are endless!  First, there is the Heritage Park, which is a living… Continued

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Things to do in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Today I wanted to talk about and share one of my favorite towns in the world, Jackson, Wyoming. With a population just under 10,000 and located just outside Grand Teton National it is prime time for adventurers. I was lucky enough to guide our Wyoming Family- Yellowstone/Teton adventure this past week, which starts and ends in the beautiful town of Jackson. Some History on Jackson: As part of the Hayden… Continued

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Thank you!

I just had to share some of the amazing responses we’ve had from our latest newsletter. All of the congratulations and thank you’s have made all of us at ALA really proud to share our love for adventure with all of you. Our recent ranking of #2 in the world for top tour operator by Travel + Leisure was 100% based on feedback and scoring by past travelers. Don’t forget that… Continued

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3 Places to Visit in Southwest Utah

Considering a Southwest Adventure? Seek out nature’s playground of red rock formations, open amphithaters, and forests of green everywhere you turn. Bryce Canyon National park is a photographers paradise with wind swept rock formations and river carved slot canyons, with the sun setting on the rich red terrain you will be sure to capture photos of a life time.  Years of wind and water erosion have made this park spectacular… Continued

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Le Cyclisme en France

France is such a diverse country from the chic metropolitan city of Paris to the windswept dunes of the Normandy beaches to the lavender fields of Provence to the wineries of Burgundy to the picturesque castles of the Loire Valley.  France truly has something to offer everyone and it is the perfect country for your European cycling tours.  There is no better way to experience all that this beautiful country… Continued

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Couples in the Canyonlands

Looking for the perfect vacation for you and your sweetie? Why not head over to the land of the red rocks on our Utah: Arches to Moab Adventure? From hiking and biking through looming, crimson rock formations to relaxing in a beautiful lodge overlooking the best rapids of the Colorado River, you can’t go wrong with this couples retreat! Picture you and your significant other descending through the depths of… Continued

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Checking in from Old Faithful

Jonathan here checking in from Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park! Today we had an amazing start to our Yellowstone/Teton Family Adventure. We started our morning bright and early in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, then we drove up to Antelope Flats and had a gorgeous bike ride in front of the Grand Tetons. (photo below) We also stopped at the T.A Moulton Barn “the most photographed barn in America” and of… Continued

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Twas the Night Before Grand Teton National Park

This week I will be guiding our Yellowstone/Teton Family Adventure and I couldn’t be more excited about it. First of all I will be guiding with two other amazing guides, Eric and Nikki Keely; two of the funnest people I know. Second I’m ecstatic about guiding a family trip in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park, because I remember when I was young and got to visit these amazing National Parks.… Continued

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End of Summer Trips, Think South Dakota!

As the end of summer is quickly approaching, what better time then now to plan a great American journey through South Dakota.  South Dakota is home to two National Parks, laden with pine, spruce, birch and aspen.  Great hiking and biking trails flood the prairie lands with celebrated destinations including the Crazy Horse Monument, Wind Cave National Park, Deadwood, the Mickelson Trail, and of course the worlds greatest mountain carving,… Continued

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Havasupai A Desert Oasis

When I think about the Grand Canyon, many iconic images come to mind: red rocks, dry desert heat and the Colorado River snaking along the canyon floor.  However, on my recent trip to the area not only did I find red rocks and dry desert heat but I was lucky enough to experience a little pocket of Eden in Havasu Canyon just off the main Grand Canyon.  It was incredible! … Continued

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From a Guide’s Perspective: Top 5 Reasons to Go to Yellowstone & the Tetons

After guiding ALA’s Yellowstone-Tetons Adventure for ten weeks straight last summer, I feel that I have some insider knowledge as to why this trip is one of Austin-Lehman’s best products. Read on for some reasons why YOU should look into Yellowstone National Park Vacations with Austin-Lehman! Two National Parks in One Many people all over the world want to see Yellowstone National Park, after all it is the world’s first… Continued

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Gourmet and Culinary Vacations this summer with Austin-Lehman Adventures

Looking to plan your next dream vacation?  Perhaps you are one of those travelers that want nothing on the agenda for the day, just  a nice relaxing retreat on a white sandy beach with a piña colada in hand.  Maybe your sense of adventure is only perked up when you think about experiencing an adrenline pumping activity like rafting or mountain biking. On the other hand, maybe you are the… Continued

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Cycling Yellowstone-Tetons

To help you get inspired to bike it up this summer, I thought I’d share with you some of my past biking adventures that you can experience yourself by jumping on one of our cycling tours in the Yellowstone-Tetons area! Here we go! Antelope Flats As the name implies, this bike ride is pretty darn flat which allows you to take in the scenery AND the wildlife as you coast… Continued

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