With temperatures in the 80’s all weekend here in Austin it is official, spring is finally upon us. Now to fully utilize this new season and the opportunities that it brings with it, you are going to have get up, get out and try new things. In order to help you do so, here’s a guide to making the most of your spring in Austin, Travaasa style.

Cooking with spring ingredients. Tired of all those winter ingredients you’ve been using for the past 5 months? Well lucky for you it’s spring and time to get to cooking with some new ingredients. Use spring as the opportunity to learn a few new recipes including ingredients such as fennel, artichokes and asparagus. If you are not sure where to begin with this, call 512-258-7243 to learn about Travaasa Austin’s “Spring Vegetables Culinary Demonstration.”

Geocaching. Now that the weather is warm and the sun is shining, it’s time to get out exploring. To do so, consider the outdoor sporting activity, often described as a “game of high-tech hide & seek,” called geocaching. To “geocache” you will use a Global Positioning System (GPS) to seek out hidden containers called “caches.” This activity is ideal for you and a group of friends to get together and take your skills out to the field.

Ecological hikes. Austin is home to a wide array of beautiful and vast hiking areas such as the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. In these areas, you will find a series of spectacular native flora and fauna as well as insects including birds and butterflies. By combining your hikes with the joy of exploring the ecology of your surroundings, you will be able to enjoy a healthy workout and a fun activity all at once. Explore the world of ecological hikes in Austin further, here.

A core conditioning class. Conquer the world one muscle group at a time this spring with a core conditioning class. Core conditioning is typically a 30-minute intense workout that will help to tone your abs, lower back and glutes. In addition to this, it’ll improve your strength, balance and overall body function. As the weather continues to warm up and with summer on the horizon a toned, fit body will be just what you’re looking for this spring season.

Meditation. Just in time for the new opportunities that spring may present, the art of meditation will allow you to decompress and guide you into a calming state of mind. We suggest three different types of meditation to best achieve inner peace and strength which include; Wake-up meditation, Chakra meditation and Guided meditation. To learn more about each of these forms of meditation please continue to read more here.