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Staff Picks: Our Favourite Destinations

[fa icon="calendar'] 27-Oct-2017 10:27:44 posted in Canada, National Parks, Cities, USA

When it comes to our destinations, the biggest fans out there are the Grand American Adventures staff team. Seasoned travellers with a huge variety of interests, we've got our national park devotees and city slickers; East Coast explorers and West Coast wanderers; camping experts and hotel know-it-alls. So who better to let you in on some of THE best destinations to visit with us?

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Ten Top Tips for Travelling in the USA

[fa icon="calendar'] 27-Oct-2017 10:13:14 posted in USA, General

America: it’s a lot like the rest of the English-speaking world. Except when it’s not. The good thing, if you’re travelling there for the first time, is that you’ll probably have watched a fair amount of US TV. So you won’t giggle too much when you hear the words 'fanny pack' or if a man introduces himself to you and says “Hi, I’m Randy”. (OK, that last one isn’t true: you know you’re going to chortle. Just a bit. But try and be discreet.)

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How to Choose the Right Footwear for a Walking Holiday

[fa icon="calendar'] 24-Oct-2017 10:00:00 posted in Active, Walking

The run-up to any walking holiday - or any break that features walking, for that matter - is an exciting tangle of anticipation and preparation. When it comes to the latter, one of the most important things to consider is footwear.

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A Beginner's Guide to Hawaii

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Sep-2017 15:58:04 posted in USA

Looking for some travel inspiration? You're in the right place! This month, Will Hide makes his way to Grand American Adventures' newest destination - Hawaii...

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The Best Winter Destinations in the Americas

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-Sep-2017 17:16:00 posted in General

 Whether you’re seeking winter sun or want to experience the Americas in their festive glory – the winter months offer a different perspective in terms of travel in the USA, Canada, Central and South America.

 

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15 Amazing Photos of Yellowstone in Winter

[fa icon="calendar'] 21-Sep-2017 13:18:00 posted in National Parks

It's fair to say that Yellowstone National Park is, most certainly, a crowd-pleaser. And for good reason - the awe-inspiring scenery, charismatic wildlife and bubbling, spurting geysers are three of the most commonly photographed aspects of the park.

However - most will only see the park when the sun's shining and the shorts and flip-flops are out. For a truly unique experience of this well-known wilderness, why not visit Yellowstone in winter?

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QUIZ: Find Your Adventure

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Sep-2017 11:16:56 posted in Active, Discovery

With over 80 excitement-packed Grand American Adventures itineraries on offer, sometimes it’s hard to narrow down your holiday plans. We offer a variety of tour styles suited to your individual tastes and know that the perfect adventure is out there waiting for you – and with the help of our handy quiz, we can help you find it!

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Experiencing the 2017 Solar Eclipse

[fa icon="calendar'] 30-Aug-2017 13:55:12 posted in General

On August 21st 2017, the USA went dark.

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Reasons Why You Should Visit Cuba

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-Aug-2017 10:07:57 posted in Discovery, Central America

 

I think it’s rather unfair on the poor Americans – who I always find make very good travel companions – to sniffily shout “ooh, get to Cuba now before it changes”……. "it" being not-so-secret code for the Hawaiian-shirted hordes massing in Miami, ready to launch a hundred Starbucks and Subways in Havana before you can say “viva Fidel!”

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Central America’s Mayan Highlights

[fa icon="calendar'] 22-Aug-2017 15:50:42 posted in Central America

When you think of classical civilizations, chances are the Mayans will be one of the first to spring to mind. Originating in the Yucatan and dominating Central America for 1200 years, they’re known for their architecture, art and hieroglyphs.

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