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Why Travel Makes Us Happy The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things • April 1, 2009 800.575.1540 • contact us Top 10 Unforgettable Travel Moments Everyone’s got an experience or two they’ll never forget. We asked some of our guests, as well as a handful of staff, owners and guides, what those experiences were. We’ve created a list of Top 10 Unforgettable Travel Moments – to read moments #8-1 please visit our blog:
Unforgettable Travel Moments with ALA click here
#10 Kristi Scott, Guide – Alaska
It was day 2 of our Kenai Peninsula tour. Aboard our private cruise ship, we headed to our normal whale watching spot, expecting to see an occasional pod of Orca. Instead we found ourselves in the middle of a MEGA-pod – there must have been 30 of them! We lowered a microphone into the water to hear the whales communicating and watched with amazement as they showed off for one and other – or maybe for us – jumping into the air, raising fins, slapping the water’s surface. I don’t think there was a single dry eye on the ship.
#9 Carol Austin, Family Expert – Havasupai
After a few hours of hiking in the hot morning sun, our group stopped at the base of Havasu Falls, where blue-green water tumbled 100 feet from soaring red rocks into a perfect travertine pool below. We took off our shoes and waded knee deep into the cool water. Standing there at the base of the Falls in the heart of the Grand Canyon, the roar of the water vibrating the earth under our feet, mist cooling our cheeks, a clear blue sky overhead…it all came together in perfect harmony. My daughter Kasey and I looked at each other and smiled – this was Mother Nature at her best!
#8 Christy Hamill, Staff – Glacier National Park click here
#7 Vince and Julie Auletta, Alumni – Machu Picchuclick here
#6 Charlie Kress, Guide – Yellowstoneclick here
#5 Paul Lehman, Owner – Africaclick here
#4 Paul Roye, Guest – Provenceclick here
#3 Mark Francis, Staff – Okanagan Valley click here
#2 Ryan Sagare, Guide – Glacier National Parkclick here
#1 Dan Austin, Owner – Germany click here
Submit Your Favorite Travel Moment and Win! What’s one travel experience YOU will never forget? We’d love to hear it! Click Here to share one of your most Unforgettable Travel Moments and you just may find it on our Top Ten list! Not only that, you’ll be entered to win a $250 Eagle Creek Luggage gift certificate – just what you need for your next Austin-Lehman adventure!
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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: Baja Grilled Wild Alaska Salmon With Blue Mango Salsa & Nopales
Method: To Prepare Grilled Salmon & Nopales: Mix lime juice, adobo sauce & cilantro in a bowl and fire the grill on high.For an extra kick and smokey flavor puree the chipotle from the can and add.
Baste salmon with marinade and place on grill face down. Place diamond grill marks on all sides of salmon and baste lavishly with marinade until done. Place Nopales on grill and mark all sides.
To Serve: Serve salmon on top of 1 Nopales, add Blue Mango Salsa on top and place another Nopales on top. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and serve.
Click here for the whole Wild Alaska Salmon With Blue Mango Salsa & Nopales recipe.
Recipe compliments of Recipe compliments of Executive Chef Erik Slater of the Resurrection Roadhouse - Seward Windsong Lodge.
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Key Ingredients •
6 each- Salmon cut into 5 oz. filets •
1 cup- Lime Juice •
1 tsp.- salt •
1 can- Chipotle in Adobo Sauce •
1/2 cup- Cilantro chopped •
12 each- Nopales (Cactus paddle ) Inspiring Active Bodies and Minds Since 1985