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    Alaska

    Alaska Family | Kenai Peninsula

    6 days/5 nights

    Alaska Family Vacation Package Thundering waterfalls. Creaking icebergs. Breaching orcas. Join us in exploring Alaska’s endless offerings of magnificent, pristine…
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    • North America Vacations
    • Biking
    • Family
    • Hiking
    • Paddling/Rafting
    • Small Ship

    Activity Level: Moderate (3)

    Departure dates

    • Jun 9, 2019
    • Jun 23, 2019
    • Jun 30, 2019
    • Jul 7, 2019
    • Jul 21, 2019
    • Jul 28, 2019
    • Aug 4, 2019
    • Aug 11, 2019

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    Austria

    Austria Family | Alps to Salzburg

    7 days/6 nights

    Austria Family Vacation Whether cycling, hiking, kayaking, riding a chair lift, paragliding from a hilltop, or rafting down a river,…
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    • Europe Vacations
    • Biking
    • Family
    • Hiking
    • Paddling/Rafting
    • Gourmet Dining
    • Cultural/History

    Activity Level: Moderately Easy (2)

    Departure dates

    • Jun 23, 2019
    • Jul 21, 2019
    • Aug 4, 2019

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    Alberta

    Alberta Family | Banff to Jasper

    6 days/5 nights

    Banff Family Vacation Package Pack your kids and sense of adventure for this nonstop-action family journey through the Canadian Rockies…

    From$3,098 / person$2,478 to $2,788 / child

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    • North America Vacations
    • Biking
    • Family
    • Hiking
    • Paddling/Rafting
    • Horseback

    Activity Level: Moderate (3)

    Departure dates

    • Jun 23, 2019
    • Jun 30, 2019
    • Jul 7, 2019
    • Jul 21, 2019
    • Aug 4, 2019
    • Aug 11, 2019
    • Aug 18, 2019

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    Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone National Park Family Vacation

    6 days/5 nights

    Yellowstone Family Vacation Package Saddle up, pardner’s! You’re invited to explore our backyard on an action-packed, family adventure through Yellowstone…

    From$2,898 / person$2,318 to $2,608 / child

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    • North America Vacations
    • Hiking
    • Paddling/Rafting
    • Horseback
    • Ziplining
    • Safari/Wildlife

    Activity Level: Moderately Easy (2)

    Departure dates

    • Jun 9, 2019
    • Jun 16, 2019
    • Jun 23, 2019
    • Jun 30, 2019
    • Jul 7, 2019
    • Jul 14, 2019
    • Jul 21, 2019
    • Jul 28, 2019
    • Aug 4, 2019
    • Aug 11, 2019
    • Aug 18, 2019

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    Wyoming

    Wyoming Family | Yellowstone & Grand Teton

    6 days/5 nights

    Wyoming Family Vacation Package Discover Wyoming’s wild side with your curious buckaroos in the dynamic-duo National Parks of Grand Teton and…

    From$3,298 / person$2,638 to $2,968 / child

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    • North America Vacations
    • Biking
    • Family
    • Hiking
    • Paddling/Rafting

    Activity Level: Moderately Easy (2)

    Departure dates

    • Jun 16, 2019
    • Jun 23, 2019
    • Jun 30, 2019
    • Jul 14, 2019
    • Jul 21, 2019
    • Aug 4, 2019
    • Aug 11, 2019
    • Aug 18, 2019

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    Austria

    Austria/Czech Republic | Vienna to Prague

    7 days/6 nights

    Austria/Czech Republic: Vienna to Prague The Czech Republic vibrates with charm and optimism…a mix of old and new, where peaceful…
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    • New Trips of 2019!
    • Europe Vacations
    • Adult only
    • Biking
    • Hiking
    • Paddling/Rafting
    • Snorkeling/Swimming
    • Gourmet Dining
    • Cultural/History

    Activity Level: Moderately Easy (2)

    Departure dates

    • Jun 23, 2019
    • Jul 28, 2019
    • Aug 18, 2019
    • Sep 15, 2019

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    Myanmar

    Myanmar | Burma

    12 days/11 nights

    Explore Myanmar in style! Immerse yourself in a land of gentle people and ancient tradition on this enchanting, small group…
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    • Asia & Pacific Vacations
    • Adult only
    • Biking
    • Hiking
    • Paddling/Rafting
    • Cultural/History

    Activity Level: Moderately Easy (2)

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    Departs Weekly

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  Planning a trip that the whole family will love isn’t always a walk in the park. We recently asked a handful of experienced travel bloggers for their best tips for successful family vacations in Yellowstone. From what to pack to where to stay, take it from moms who know:   Where to stay   Whether you prefer camping, RV travel, or would rather stay in a cozy lodge, options… Continued

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Top Ten Family Destinations

Our Top 10 Family Destinations of 2016 Family vacations provide an opportunity to spend uninterrupted quality time with family members, while being a source of energy and relaxation. Take your family to one of our Top 10 Family Destinations for an unforgettable 2016. Our family adventure activities are planned for each age group so everyone can hike, bike, kayak, ski or try something new. We encourage families to experience new… Continued

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Vienna to Prague

Bringing Back the Bike Austin Adventures is Re-Introducing 4 Guest Favorite Europe Cycling Adventures We are incredibly excited to share the news that we are bringing back four of our favorite dedicated cycling adventures in Europe: Denmark, Belgium/Holland, Burgundy, and Vienna to Prague. All of these trips will have limited departures and will be guided by Ron van Dijk. Whether you are a seasoned Europe traveler, have just starting thinking… Continued

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Don’t worry if you’re still looking for the perfect place to take the kids this summer! We have all sorts of family adventures that both you and the kids will love. Explore with us and feel the chilly glacial water on your face as you raft the Yellowstone River, or hop on horseback and discover Montana’s picturesque Paradise Valley with some real true blue cowboys. Check out our Canadian Rockies… Continued

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A Banff vacation that brings your family together for hiking, rafting, biking and rock climbing, with unique surprises in between.… Continued

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Montana family vacations in Big Sky, Yellowstone and Paradise Valley featuring hiking, biking, horseback riding and rafting. Enjoy nights under the stars in the most beautiful lands on earth.… Continued

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How to Plan the Perfect Family Adventure Vacation By Dan Austin Fact is a week doesn’t go by where someone doesn’t ask me: “how to I plan the perfect family adventure vacation?” Seems after 20 plus years in the adventure travel business I just take it for granted that everyone just “knows”. Over the years we have published a lot of good help and planning resources for finding the perfect… Continued

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Top Five Reasons to Take a Crater Lake Adventure with your Family

1. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. Formed by a volcano that collapsed over 7,000 years ago, Crater Lake is almost 1,950 feet deep at its deepest point! You’ll see the lake for the first time from the caldera rim. As you stare into the stunningly blue waters, you’ll understand why this lake is world renowned as a scenic wonder. 2. Your kids can become Junior Rangers. Sign your… Continued

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Southwestern U.S. Family Adventure Exploring Arches to Moab

Glorious red sandstone arches, vast views of cloudless skies, and moments to create memories with your family. These are all perks of enjoying a Southwestern US Adventure Vacation with Austin-Lehman Adventures. You will be visiting the states of Colorado and Utah viewing the grand monuments of the Wild West. With fascinating histories and beautiful natural sculptures this family vacation will be like none other. Also with experienced guides, perfected tour… Continued

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Any family with kids knows that vacations can create a lot of stress and exhaustion. Some families end up at the same old theme parks or campgrounds each year simply because these locations provide a one stop vacation that doesn’t require a lot of thought or planning to undertake. And while amusement parks and camps do provide some thrilling action, they cannot compare to family adventure vacations Austin Lehman style.… Continued

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Montana Vacations for Family Adventures

Take your family on an adventure trip filled with various activities to suit everyone’s interests. Montana vacations give you ample number of choices from biking, hiking, campfires, rafting to camping and much more. You can spend some quality time with your family having fun and relaxing in the lap of nature. Experience the thrill of skiing on the snowcapped Big Sky Mountains where the gigantic Lone Mountain towers over the… Continued

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How to Plan the Perfect Family Adventure Vacation

Fact is a week doesn’t go by where someone doesn’t ask me: “how to I plan the perfect family adventure vacation?” Seems after 20 plus years in the adventure travel business I just take it for granted that everyone just “knows”. Over the years we have published a lot of good help and planning resources for finding the perfect adventure vacation, well this time I am going to really try and… Continued

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Going Dutch: Haarlem to Odoorn Biking Tour

Canal in Harlem Today I met up with Anneke (one of our European guides) and our guest in Haarlem (located in western Holland) to check out the tulips on our Haarlem to Odoorn tour. Holland is a breathtaking country, where biking is the standard mode of transportation. There are almost as many bikes as there are people in Holland, 16 million and counting! Everyone bikes here and since the country is… Continued

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Grand Canyon Stars

As wintry weather moves across the country, find motivation to explore and stay fit by booking a spring vacation you’ll never forget. Adventure travel during March, April and May to the following select destinations guarantees fewer crowds, cheaper travel rates, and the added bonus of wildflowers. From cycling betwixt fields of tulips in Holland to hiking through canyon country in Utah, action-packed days are just a click away. Holland Bike… Continued

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Austin Adventures Invites Women Only On Three Multisport Vacations in 2019 BILLINGS, MT – Jan. 14, 2019 – The active tour company that pioneered multisport and family adventure travel announces two domestic and one international itinerary designed by women, led by women and for women only.Steering this effort is Austin Adventures’ own second generation of family leadership, Kasey Austin, Vice President of Operations and the daughter of Dan Austin, Founder and… Continued

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Bump up your shutter speed to capture fierljeppen, an entertaining Dutch sport that features people pole vaulting over waterways. Saturate your photos with the colorful costumes, elaborate parade floats, and joyous dancing at the Dutch Carnival held each winter. And while the Netherlands don’t bring images of beaches to mind, photographers will find stunning coastlines on which to explore with camera in hand. Tulips and windmills are likely already on… Continued

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Austin Adventures Yellowstone

Your timing is perfect to book the best National Park adventure ever! If you’d absolutely love for your family to experience one of our majestic National Parks but think it’s too late in the season to make your plans, Austin Adventures has great news: the time to book your trip is right now! Why? Because at Austin Adventures we have the long-term connections along with unrivaled experience and all the… Continued

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Five Unbeatable Reasons to Travel in September

When September rolls around, it typically signifies the end of the busy summer travel season. The school year begins and folks transition back to the grind of the typical work week. Fall is the season of change; the leaves start to turn colors, the weather shifts from summertime heat to crisp autumn mornings, and thoughts tend to shift from sunscreen and shorts to sweater weather and pumpkin spice, but there… Continued

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Ali

Ali grew up in Clarksburg, WV. Although her family often spent time outdoors throughout her childhood doing things such as boating and skiing, it wasn’t until she attended WVU that she fell in love with the true outdoors. Throughout her undergraduate years studying Environmental Geoscience and International Studies, she worked leading outdoor trips throughout WV and various places throughout the U.S. She also facilitated for the WVU Challenge Course and… Continued

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Kaila Guide

Where I grew up… My history begins in Fort Polk Louisiana, we then moved to South Korea where my family was stationed in the Army. We lived about 30 miles north of Seoul and very close to my Korean grandmother. Although I was very young and don’t remember much I’m sure that’s where my sense of adventure began. My mother is from Montana and once the excitement of the Army… Continued

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Liza grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts where both the mountains and the ocean were always within reach. Her family owns and operates a Christmas tree farm, the fields of which were where she first developed a love for the great outdoors. She went to college at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she studied psychology and creative writing. During this time, she began to develop a… Continued

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Kristin grew up as the youngest of six in southern New Jersey and survived, albeit with a minimal east coast accent. Trained in classical ballet and tap from a young age, Kristin spent a majority of her early years performing and then teaching tap all over the New York City/Philadelphia area. After attending Rutgers University, she made the decision to move westward for a summer in an attempt to broaden… Continued

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Crater Lake National Park

Nearly 100 countries–the U.S. included–have lands classified as “National Parks.” National parks are designed to protect the natural heritage, history, beauty, and wildlife of millions of acres across the globe. Writer and historian Wallace Stegner once referred to our national park system as the “best idea we ever had.” And he may be right. For one week each April, America’s National Park Foundation celebrates the nation’s “best idea” with National… Continued

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A new trend is afoot. What was for many years the standard in the world of adventure travel–namely tours focused on hiking, and biking alone–is changing to meet the needs of active travelers. Tours that can offer a variety of activities and experiences are now the hot ticket. Decades ago, Austin Adventures helped pioneer the concept of multi-sport travel in North America. And today what was once a new concept… Continued

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What meals are included? We include all meals from time of pick-up to time of drop-off, except for one dinner during a night on your own (international trips may offer several lunches or dinners on your own depending on destination). Most breakfasts and dinners will be eaten at your hotel or a local restaurant. Most lunches are prepared freshly and expertly by your guides (who also just happen to be… Continued

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Austin Adventures Glacier National Park Morning

In the United States there are 58 national parks–millions of acres of majestic backcountry–to explore and discover! The Grand Canyon and Yellowstone national park are certainly bucket-list-trips, but many of America’s lesser-known national parks are breathtakingly beautiful and loaded with plenty activities for all ages. This year, escape the big crowds and discover these hidden gems in our national park system. Our guests love these vacation spots and we’re sure… Continued

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Extend your adventure outside of Yellowstone’s boundaries. Hey, it’s Kasey Austin, bringing you some expert tips on my favorite national park on this planet: Yellowstone! While Yellowstone’s wonders (Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, Grand Prismatic Spring, Grand Canyon, Mammoth Hot Springs, etc.) are AMAZING, I actually want to talk about what’s outside our world’s first national park that makes it so special. There is so much more to Yellowstone than what… Continued

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Twenty reasons traveling with a tour operator makes your life better. We get the question all the time: why should I travel with Austin Adventures? Why would I spend my hard-earned cash on someone else planning my vacation? What they’re really asking is what is the value of working with a tour operator? To begin answering that question, we compiled a list of twenty reasons why we think a tour… Continued

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  BILLINGS, MT – Jan. 4, 2018 – Staying flexible is a good strategy for life – and travel. For example, your heart is set on experiencing the sights, tastes and sounds of Cuba. But after considerable thought, perhaps now just isn’t the right time to visit. Because imposed tour regulations and travel limitations are the last thing anyone wants when planning a vacation, one active tour company has put… Continued

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  BILLINGS, MT – Jan. 4, 2018 – Staying flexible is a good strategy for life – and travel. For example, your heart is set on experiencing the sights, tastes and sounds of Cuba. But after considerable thought, perhaps now just isn’t the right time to visit. Because imposed tour regulations and travel limitations are the last thing anyone wants when planning a vacation, one active tour company has put… Continued

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Cuba may be a hot destination right now, but with so much uncertainty about travel to the island nation, it’s time to think about alternatives. By: Kasey Austin Cuba is one of those unique, once-in-a-lifetime trips that can’t be matched by any other experience out there. We also know that there is a lot of uncertainty regarding travel to Cuba at the moment and this makes some American travelers nervous.… Continued

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European Bike Tours

Picking the right tool for the job is easy with this guide to the different bicycles and their applications. by: Europe Guide Adam Beecham While living in Europe, I had a chance to listen to a presentation from Ronald Tamse, a Dutch urban planner from the city of Utrecht, which was just voted the second friendliest city in the world for cyclists. When he saw a tattoo of a bicycle… Continued

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BILLINGS, MT – Oct. 5, 2017 – An award-winning adventure company, Austin Adventures, is pairing a nationally recognized, award-winning female guide to facilitate and lead three brand-new action-packed itineraries created for women-only in 2018.   These journeys through wild and challenging landscapes of national parks in North America and in Costa Rica are designed to address a growing demand for women-only adventure travel, said Kasey Austin, Lead Guide and Vice… Continued

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Plan the Ultimate European Vacation Europe’s many must-see destinations are inspiring, educational and life-changing. All of which make for the best adventures. But how to choose? We understand the complexities behind picking a destination, causing you to settle for a destination closer to home. We get it! That’s why we’ve created this guide to get you out of that rut and on your way to your European adventure. The Gold… Continued

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Machu Picchu

In 2016, over half of working Americans didn’t use their paid vacation time, according to recent studies. It’s time to buck the trend and make sure travel is a priority for you and your family in 2017. Whether you love planning a year in advance or thrive on the adrenaline rush of booking a last-minute trip, Austin Adventures is here to help transform your adventure daydreams into unforgettable memories. Looking… Continued

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  From wildflower blooms animating Death Valley to sharp greens contrasting with the red rock country of Southern Utah, springtime in the desert Southwest is an adventurer’s paradise. Before the heat and summer crowds arrive, checkout our carefully-crafted itineraries featuring Utah adventures, South Rim sunsets, Havasupai hikes and Death Valley cycling dreams. Death Valley Adventures The greatest surprise in the West awaits, and there’s no livelier time than March to experience… Continued

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Croatia: Small and Mighty (with a side of fresh mussels, please) It’s never too early to start planning your next trip-of-a-lifetime, and we think Croatia is the place to be in 2017. If you love a mix of culture, history, cuisine and adventure, then consider this small and mighty Pearl of the Mediterranean for that perfect vacation the whole family (or not!) will relish forever. History & Mystery Built on… Continued

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Yosemite

Will – Austin Adventure’s Canadian Rockies Leader It’s no secret that our guests LOVE our guides. And our guides love our guests and their jobs!  Will has guided for Austin Adventures for five seasons and after living, working, and playing in the Rockies he definitely knows his stuff. Whether it’s calling his wife, a physician, to soothe a guest’s injury woes or participating in a Game of Thrones costume contest, he knows… Continued

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Driving the Alaska Highway…The Ultimate Road Trip to begin your Alaska Family Kenai Peninsula Adventure! by Adventure Guide Sheri For the past years, I have had the honor of blogging fun extensions to your Austin Adventures Alaskan holiday. This year, I thought I’d expand on the idea of road-tripping to The Great Land and give you a play by play of the drive to Alaska, in hopes that you may… Continued

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AA’s 20 Most Popular Destinations of 2016 From the turquoise-blue waters of Havasupai to Denmark’s salty sea breezes, travelers hiked, biked, swam, and soaked in the best of our 2016 itinerary offerings. The numbers are in, and we’re excited to share this year’s top-selling trips both domestically and internationally. We’ve also noted which ones you loved taking the whole family on and which ones you simply cherished solo or with… Continued

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Top 5 Fall Destination

“A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.” ~ Edward Abbey Cooler temperatures, fewer tourists, leaf peeping, harvest season, cheaper airline tickets and hotel prices…what’s not to love about traveling in the fall? As if these weren’t reasons enough to start planning your next big autumn adventure, it turns out… Continued

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Austin Adventures Shows Travel Advisor Appreciation – Agents Booking 2016 Trips Earn Generous Commission Plus $100 per Person Bonus BILLINGS, MT – May 10, 2016 – Travel agents who introduce their clients to some of the world’s best travel experiences can now pocket more than customer satisfaction. Think $100 per person (man, woman or child) booked on a 2016 vacation – in addition to a generous 12 percent commission. This is Austin… Continued

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Why the National Parks Should Be Your 2016 Vacation Destination (Teaser: Fourth Graders Travel Free!) “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” – John Muir, Our National Parks (1901) Born in Scotland and raised in the Midwest US, John Muir, the Father of the National Parks, first worked as an engineer. Coming of… Continued

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Don’t Miss Our Webinar!Five Ways To Do Peru! Dan and Kasey Austin explore all the different ways you can experience the Land of the Incas with Austin Adventures. Register here! Machu Picchu is the driving force that attracts travelers from all corners of the world to the Sacred Valley and the land of the Incas. It is an incredible place and an experience you will never forget, but we like… Continued

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Here it is, folks! The top 10 list of Austin’s most beloved trips! Peruse and choose from these superlative family or sans-children adventures, and prepare to be inspired by a terrific selection spanning from Asia to Alaska, canyons to mountains and a delicious selection of beaches and islands to boot. Happy day-dreaming! Austin’s Top Five Family Trips for 2016: Costa Rica Multisport Action-packed days are the name of the game… Continued

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  Justin Burr grew up outside Madison, Wisconsin where he spent much of his childhood running around the woods and annoying his sister.  He attended college in Minnesota and England, graduating in 2004 with degrees in Archaeology and History. During his time at university, he participated in several field schools in Belize, Spain and Guatemala, which helped foster a love for world travel, meeting new people, and trying the weirdest… Continued

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Meet Sergio Sinesi!

I live in Rome, my wonderful city. I work part-time as a computer programmer, a masseur (particularly with Shiatsu), and as a spinning instructor. I  started working as a Tour Leader with Austin Adventures four years ago and I love it! I use the bike for everything: to get around, to work out, and to see the world. In the past, I did MTB competitions but now just Time Trials.… Continued

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Did You Know? You can visit a different national site each day of the year and STILL not see them all. That’s right; there are more than 400 national sites in the National Park Service. While some of these sites are smaller parks or even structures, a handful of them are huge expanses of some of the most beautiful acreage on earth. Obviously, we’re a bit biased since Yellowstone, Grand… Continued

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Sure, Alberta is home to some pretty stunning scenery and wildlife. But there’s a lot more to do in this Canadian province than just sit back and enjoy the nature show. As pioneers in the field of multisport vacations, nothing gets us more excited than helping guests experience destinations in active and meaningful ways. While it can be challenging to design group travel itineraries that cater to a range of… Continued

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Canada: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 5 Reasons to Visit Canada in 2015 1) Value – The strong American dollar means now is the time to go to Canada if you want to get the most bang for your buck. As of March 3, 2015, 1 USD = 1.24 CAD.2) Glaciers – Alberta is famous for its Columbia Icefield which is home to Athabasca Glacier, the most-visited glacier in North America. But… Continued

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First of all, I should explain that Austin Adventures, based in Billings, MT, sits just a few short hours from our world’s first national park: Yellowstone. Because of our close location, connections and local knowledge, we feature three amazing trips that revolve around Yellowstone National Park: 1) Yellowstone Adult Only Vacation (Yellowstone) 2) Montana Family Vacation (Montana) 3) Wyoming Adult Only Vacation (Wyoming) Because these three summer-time adventures feature Yellowstone National Park, I’m sure you can… Continued

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We’re already in the thick of summer. Have you decided on this year’s vacation yet? Europe is always an incredible experience for you and your friends or for the whole family. Whether you’re taking in Italy’s rolling vineyards and delectable dining or Spain’s world class museums and famously beautiful Costa Brava there is an adventure and new memory around every corner. Enjoy biking through the mesmerizing lavender fields of Provence… Continued

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My name is Marko Polich, I was born 1976 and raised in a quiet little town Ogulin in mountain part of Croatia. Since childhood I was outdoors hiking, skiing, making tree houses, you know kids stuff. After I graduated high school, I went to Zagreb University to Faculty of Forestry to become Forest Engineer. Then I started became a raft guide for a local company and became a travel outdoor… Continued

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Will was born in Calgary, Alberta Canada, in the shadow of the Canadian Rockies. He spent a large amount of time playing in the mountains with his family growing up and decided to turn his love of adventuring outside with people into a profession. He graduated from Mount Royal College in Calgary with an Bachelors of Applied Eco-Tourism and Outdoor Leadership. He is also a proud member of the Association… Continued

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Andy Austin was born in Anchorage, Alaska and raised in Billings, Montana. Andy grew up in the travel industry being the son of Austin Adventure’s founder and president, Dan Austin. He attended Montana State University in Bozeman and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2013. While at Montana State Andy played football for the Bobcats and helped the team to three Big Sky Conference championships. In 2009 Andy… Continued

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Alaska family vacations ”“ Soak up the midnight sun while hiking, biking and kayaking in beautiful Alaskan destinations that will take your breath away.… Continued

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Utah is a mecca for adventurers – from world class hiking and biking trails through the red rock, hoodoo-filled valleys to top tier, white water rafting on the canyon-carving Colorado and Green rivers. At Austin Adventures, we like to show off the country’s best, which is why all of our North America adventures tour national parks. We explore four of Utah’s five national parks and each is unique but equally… Continued

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European Bike Tours with ALA                                                                                              01.19.2013 Celebrate 35 years of cycling in the Loire Valley with Ron! Ron Van Dijk, our European Director, has been leading… Continued

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Dreaming of Summer                                                                                              02.23.2013 It’s time to vote!Vote for your favorite Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter in Travel + Leisure’s annual World’s Best Awards Survey!  What’s… Continued

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Sinking into Summer  03.23.2013 You know we’re on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, but did you also know we’re on…LinkedInGoogle+ Instagram Flickr Blog Despite the persistent cold weather, spring really is upon us, which means that summer is just around the corner! If you haven’t started planning your summer getaway, now is the time! Perhaps biking through France’s pastoral country side has always been on your bucket list, or hiking in… Continued

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How much commission does AA pay to Travel Agents? We pay 12% commission to travel agents with a 1% override for Signature Agents. Some trips are an exception to this so always be sure to ask your sales person for details. Does AA offer FAM trips for Travel Agents? AA will offer a 50% discount on a FAM trip for a Travel Agent and a 25% discount for their travel… Continued

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After moving to a new neighborhood at age five, Adam took off on his bike in search of new friends in Minnesota. More than thirty years later Adam still enjoys making friends on his bike while cycling around Europe. Adam has lived the life of a nomad, having taught English in China for two years, managed a beach resort in Mexico for three years and now lives in Holland with his… Continued

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Heather McKaig

Heather lives in Columbia Falls, MT, just miles away from the mountains, lakes, and rivers of NW Montana and Glacier National Park. She spent an extensive amount of time in the Northwest, including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Montana. She has also traveled to all 50 states, New Zealand, and Antarctica, and is always looking for opportunities to explore new adventures. Growing up in a family that encouraged a healthy relationship… Continued

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Bryan was born and raised in the tiniest of towns, Virginville, PA (you can look it up).   In 2000 he moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder and helped found the CU Alpine Club. Subsequently, he honed his passion for guiding while leading underclassmen on rock climbing, mountain biking and rafting trips across the American West.   After graduating in 2004 with a degree in Archaeology he moved… Continued

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Kasey was born in Alaska and raised in Billings, Montana. She graduated in 2011 as a Presidential Leadership Scholar at the University of Montana in Missoula with a degree in Education. Growing up in the world of adventure travel, it was only natural for Kasey to jump in to the family business upon entering “the real world”. Currently, Kasey works full time at Austin Adventures as the Vice President of… Continued

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How to Plan the Perfect Europe Bike Tour By Ron van Dijk Cycling is truly a journey of the senses. And there is no better place than Europe, where the villages, castles, cathedrals and museums are unrivaled and the reward of breezing along under your own power is an exhilarating experience. What you see, what you feel, what you encounter is sharper and more relaxed, more complete, when the warm… Continued

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How to Plan the Perfect Custom Adventure Vacation By Carol Austin Over the past 13 seasons I have had the pleasure of working with many guests, helping them choose the adventure that is just right for them. That said, my favorite trips to plan are custom vacations and/or exclusive adventures. I love going from A-Z, start to finish with the group, family, or friends getting together for that special adventure vacation… Continued

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10 Tips for Choosing the Right Tour Operator When it comes to your precious vacation time and dollars, a little time and energy spent on the front end will help ensure the vacation of your dreams. Plus, the whole process can and should be a fun part of the overall experience. Following are Ten Tips to take you from research to R&R. Our assumption is that you have chosen to… Continued

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Austin Adventures P.O. Box 81025 Billings, Montana 59108-1025 Telephone: 406-655-4591 [email protected] www.austinadventures.com Toll-free Reservations: 800-575-1540 Fact Sheet Company Name Austin Adventures Headquartered in Billings, Montana USA Founder/President Dan Austin – [email protected] Company Profile The choice provider of active vacations, AA specializes in multi-sport, hiking, biking and family travel experiences that are immersed in history, wildlife, culture and geography. The company has built a reputation for exclusive, small-group active travel (limited… Continued

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Company Background In pursuit of a dream – building a world-class adventure travel company. The history of Austin Adventures is really the history of founder Dan Austin’s passion to create the world’s best travel company. Dan wasn’t born into travel. In fact, he got his start in construction management in places like Alaska and Hawaii. But along the way he became enamored with global travel and the personal transformation it brings.… Continued

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Company FAQs Contact Details Q. How do I contact Austin Adventures? A. By phone for immediate response. By email for a quick response. By snail mail for a timely response: Toll Free Phone: (800)575-1540 Local Phone: (406)655-4591 FAX: (406)651-9236 Email: PR: [email protected] Dan Austin: [email protected] General Consumer Information: [email protected] Austin Adventures P.O. Box 81025 Billings, MT 59108-1025 USA Q. How can I get a copy of your latest catalog? A.… Continued

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Austin Adventures – Recent Press Highlights October 2017 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/travel/tours-for-women.html– nytimes May 2017 This Week in Travel News: Soon You’ll Be Able to Bike More Easily Around Jordan, Thanks to Charity – Outpost Collaboration of Travel Industry Visionaries Brings Donated Bicycles and Community Development to Jordan – Adventure Travel News Industry Q&A: Dan Austin, Founder, and President of Austin Adventures – Travel Age West January 2017 A Costa Rica Family Tour:… Continued

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The best bike rides by Ron, a guy who knows bike rides. 1. Dordogne Valley between Argentat and Beynac (110 miles), France: One of my favorite regions of France, for its authenticity, the peace, the great food, the old Romanesque churches, the castles and the history (such as the Hundred Years War between France and England). Make sure to divert from the valley every now and then to visit villages… Continued

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Top Ten AA Best Sellers Christy lists the best of the best. 1. Yellowstone: Our world’s first national park is the perfect place to explore with your family. With something for everyone from wildlife viewing to soaking in the Boiling River, you’ll want to keep coming back year after year to explore this gem of our national park system. 2. France: France literally has it all: mountains (Alps, Pyrenees), beaches… Continued

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10 Tips for Choosing the Right Tour Operator When it comes to your precious vacation time and dollars, a little time and energy spent on the front end will help ensure the vacation of your dreams. Plus, the whole process can and should be a fun part of the overall experience. Following are Ten Tips to take you from research to R&R. Our assumption is that you have chosen to… Continued

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The How To’s to Planning an Adventure Vacation With more than 40 years of planning adventure vacations, we decided to build this page to cover any questions you had about “how to” plan your next adventure vacation. We combined our travel experiences to make a “how to” on each of our travel package options. Whether you’re planning a family adventure, a custom trip or traveling solo; we have some helpful… Continued

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Frequently Asked Questions If you don’t find the question or answer you’re looking for below, don’t hesitate to call one of our Adventure Consultants at any time at 800.575.1540 or send us an email at [email protected] What’s included in the price? Apart from the freedom of one meal on your own, we design our trips to be all-inclusive. Typically, the price covers: Double occupancy rooms with private baths All meals… Continued

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What Our Guests Are Saying About Us -the folks who have ‘been there, done it.’ In fact, if you’d like to speak with one of our alumni about their adventures, we’d be happy to put you in touch. Just give us a call and we’ll provide references for the specific trip you’re interested in. In their own words, here are some guest reviews from this season that we thought you’d… Continued

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Top-of-the-Line Equipment We use high quality, expertly maintained adventure gear and equipment on all Austin Adventures trips. Our equipment meets strict performance and durability standards. Each piece is meticulously cleaned and inspected during and between trips. From top-notch bikes to spotless vans and specially designed trailers, we provide top-of-the-line adventure gear from the leaders within the industry. Vans & Trailers Our vans are expertly maintained and inspected to ensure your… Continued

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About Dan Austin Dan Austin, Founder and President of Austin Adventures Born and bred into the outdoor life in the hills of California, Dan ignited his passion for adventure travel in 1976 as a partner of a rafting company in the Pacific Northwest. His travels soon took him to Alaska, where he owned and operated a mid-size construction company. Here he gained valuable experience working out difficult logistics and long-distance… Continued

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Welcome to the World of Adventure Travel At Austin Adventures, our approach to planning the perfect vacation is simple. It begins with the understanding that for every destination we visit, there is a way to experience it in the most immersive, energizing, and inspiring way possible. With over 40 years of experience in the adventure travel business, we are committed to offering our guests unparalleled and impossible-to-replicate encounters with the… Continued

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WHY AUSTIN ADVENTURES? THE AUSTIN ADVANTAGES 100% Money Back Guarantee With decades of experience, impeccable service, and unmatched access to national parks and the world’s natural wonders, we guarantee you’ll love every moment with Austin Adventures. EVEN MORE REASONS TO TRAVEL WITH US              Explore the most popular adventure travel vacation packages from Austin Adventures and start planning your next adventure.… Continued

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Why Travel with a Tour Operator?

Swakopmund, Namibia – have you heard of it? I hadn’t either until I learned that the Adventure Travel World Summit would be taking place there earlier this year. I was fortunate enough to attend the Summit just this past week for my second time (it’s been running for ten years now), and I met some wonderful and interesting people (imagine 700 high-energy adventure travel enthusiasts networking in one common area) and… Continued

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This past week, my family experienced a remarkable journey with new friends from Texas, North Carolina and D.C. It was remarkable due to the knowledgeable and nurturing guidance of Toby and Blair, simply fantastic tour guides who were as pleasant as they were informative. The tour itself was filled with outdoor adventure, from kayaking to hiking to biking, raising our heart rates as well as our appreciation for the true… Continued

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Tagging Along to “Tag, You’re It”

  Growing up in the adventure travel business has its perks. My father, Dan Austin, director of Austin-Lehman Adventures bought into Backcountry Bicycle Tours after taking a biking adventure in the Tetons himself, when I was six years old. From there, I led a life in Montana that was a bit different from that of my peers, although the realization of that fact didn’t hit me until I grew older.… Continued

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Europe Guide Training: An American Perspective

  Exiting out of Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam early Wednesday morning, I was met by the blowing wind and light snow of a not-so-spring-like day in the blustery Netherlands. At the end of March, the weather seems just not able to make up its mind, just as its doing back home in Montana right about now. I search the rows of taxis and busses for my friend and Austin-Lehman’s… Continued

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Bike Tours in France

  Enjoy the delights of the past from ruins and medieval streets, historic churches, and famous artists, to the wonders of the present day from fashions, farms, and delectable wines. If you cannot decide which style of vacation you want to enjoy, why choose? With an Austin Adventures France Bike Tour you get the story telling and time travel to ancient eras, along with the beauties and wonders that locals today… Continued

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