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Austin Adventures – Recent Press

July 2012

Austin-Lehman Adventures is recognized as the #2 Tour Operator in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine

May 2012

A family adventure in the Canadian Rockies by Steve Jermanok

April 2012

Austin-Lehman Adventures has made National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime with their ground breaking Cuba tour. See the whole story > 2012 National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime

March 2012

2012 Outside Magazine Hall of Fame Travel Awards Recipient

Austin-Lehman Adventures is proud to be the recipient of the 2012 Outside Magazine Hall of Fame Travel Awards, recognized for being one of the first U.S. adventure travel companies to offer Cuba tours.

Feburary 2012

2012 World’s Best Value for “Tour Operator and Safari Outfitters by Travel + Leisure

The word is out and Austin-Lehman couldn’t be happier to hear that the readers of Travel+Leisure have recognized us as a 2012 World’s Best Value for “Tour Operator and Safari Outfitters” …the only multi-destination Tour and Safari Operator to earn this distinction.

December 2011

Spain: Take a spin through La Rioja’s wine country by The Los Angeles Times

Pedal to vineyards and medieval towns in northern Spain on a seven-day bicycle tour of La Rioja. The rural countryside, villages and castles in the foothills of the Pyrenees are the stars of this trip, which features easy hikes and five to 30 miles a day on a bike (easy to slightly difficult terrain).

November 2011

The Global Vision Awards winners, selected by our panel of expert judges, offer journeys that enrich the destinations you travel through.

Corporate Innovation winner Austin-Lehman Adventures – What to do with 120 used bikes in need of replacement? The lazy might trash them, and the thoughtful might donate them, but Austin-Lehman owner Dan Austin did something else entirely. He brought them to Ngoma, Namibia—where the company operates a luxury wildlife tour—and helped locals turn them into a rental and repair business, cleverly housing it in the bikes’ shipping container. The shop became self-sufficient within 10 months, inspiring Austin to create the nonprofit Wheels of Change. The benefits are significant: 10 million bikes are discarded annually in the United States, and each can give someone in the developing world vital access to water, schools, jobs, and medical facilities.

July 2011

2011 World’s Best Tour Operators and Safari Outfitters by Travel + Leisure

June 2011

Taming the Wild by Private Clubs

Hearing that Austin-Lehman Adventures had just resurrected its trip to Glacier spoke to the explorer in me, and the company’s promise of expert guides to show me the top spots, supply good food and bikes for the road, and wrangle scenic lodging every night sold me.

May 2011

Adventures, With Children by The Wall Street Journal

Good news for parents who start twitching at the first note of “It’s a Small World”: Adventure outfitters have been busy introducing new, family-friendly adventure outings and resurrecting similar itineraries they cut during the recession. From a rafting trip in Costa Rica to a campout on the Galapagos Islands, here’s a sampling of ways to keep your gang’s adrenaline going. And you thought your wild days were over.

It’s Play Time! by Celebrated Living

One of two new family-focused national-park trips from Austin-Lehman Adventures, the six-day Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks Adventure visits hoodoos, hanging gardens, and waterfalls in the company of guides known to surprise guests with fresh-churned ice cream on the trail. Their Yosemite trip offers rock climbing, rappelling, and hiking among sequoias

April 2011

Put the Groms on Belay by Outside Online and Outside Magazine

Want to explore Yosemite but have extra baggage? Take the kids and sample some of the park’s best adventures on Austin-Lehman Adventures’ new family-friendly trip. Kids as young as seven will learn the basics of climbing—how to tie figure-eight knots and rappel—in Yosemite Valley’s Curry Village.

Feburary 2011

Mild to Wild by Ken Alpine

Play in the Wilds of Chile and Argentina -Patagonia is wilderness at its best, and Austin-Lehman Adventures takes you through this land of alpine lakes, Andean peaks, sweeping vistas, surreal blue glaciers, and serene solitude over 10 days in multisport style — by foot, bike, horseback, kayak, and ice trek (over the Perito Moreno Glacier).

Bike Tour of Holland by USA Today

Explore Holland for five days from the seat of a bicycle with Austin-Lehman Adventures on the Netherlands Bike Tour. Travel from Amsterdam to Noordwijk and ride along coastal bike paths.

Exoctic Destinations for Baby Boomers by Today Show

Find out the top springbreak adventure travel destination recommended by Travel + Leisure International Editor Mark Orwoll

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