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Reasons Why You Should Visit Cuba

Posted on 20-May-2019

 

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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Topics: Discovery, Central America

Only In Alaska: Six Unique Perspectives on Alaska's Most Amazing Adventures

Posted on 09-May-2019

This month, we’re shining a very special spotlight on one of our most magical and beguiling regions; the last frontier, the Alaskan wilderness. From wildlife spotting to unforgettable camping experiences, pure solitude and magnificent views – it’s a once in a lifetime destination that deserves to be on any traveller’s bucket list.

 

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Our Specialists Favourites: Top trips from the experts

Posted on 15-Apr-2019

With over 70 itineraries and 40+ years’ experience, we know a thing or two about The Americas. But none of this is possible without our specialists, a team of passionate, knowledgable and adventure-hungry people. We’ve got our national park devotees and city slickers; East Coast explorers and West Coast wanderers; camping experts and hotel know-it-alls. Here are their favourite trips…

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Topics: General

Adventurous Overnighters: Unique Sleeps in the Americas

Posted on 14-Mar-2019

We’re celebrating the most exciting and adventurous sleeping spots in the Americas! 

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Ways to See the Grand Canyon

Posted on 27-Feb-2019

This week we're celebrating the centenary of the Grand Canyon! This week marks 100 years since the Grand Canyon was designated a protected national park.

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Topics: National Parks, USA, grand canyon

4 Best Cycling Holidays in the USA for 2019

Posted on 15-Feb-2019
Cycling holidays in the USA are emerging into travellers’ consciousness as being an exciting and innovative way to unravel some of the States’ best places. The best cycling roads in the USA are generous hosts: you’ll see stunning scenery, meet great people, and have the joy of knowing you earned it all with your pedalling.

Cycling through Wine Country

From the saddle you can savour the very best of California wine country, with routes that link up fine vineyards with opportunities to enjoy the fruits of your labour with included wine tastings along the way. Your ride takes you on quiet roads through Napa Valley and Sonoma County, where the vineyards stretch to the horizon in aesthetically pleasing green lines. Along the way you’ll stop for indulgent moments that are well-deserved: enjoy a recovery hot spring spa and massage treatment, wine tastings, and a visit to the millennia old Redwood forests that California is known for. And if you’re more of a bikes and beers cyclist, then never fear – there’s craft beers at the Stone Brewing restaurant as well.

Cycling California Wine Country

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Topics: USA, Cycling

One of the Giants of American Architecture: Frank Gehry

Posted on 01-Feb-2019

Frank Gehry celebrates his 90th birthday this month, and in honour of the person who designed some of North America’s – and the world’s – most iconic buildings, we run through five of his unmissable architectural wonders he created.

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Topics: Cities, General

Dream Big: the Grandest Dreams in the USA

Posted on 10-Jan-2019

2019 is here, and a new year means a clean slate: a chance to dream, and to dream on a grand scale. That’s what we’ll be doing here at Grand American Adventures – and as a starting point we’ve put together just a few of our grandest dreams that we’re making sure come true for our travellers in 2019.

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Topics: USA, Wildlife

America's Grand Wilderness

Posted on 08-Jan-2019

Wilderness is closer than you think. Embrace America’s wild side, and get ready to embody the spirit from its frontiersman history, the boldness and grit of gold rush prospectors and a long litany of explorers and naturalists, on these adventures into the wilderness.

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Topics: Wildlife

19 Grandest Experiences For 2019

Posted on 27-Dec-2018

Your comprehensive North American bucket list is here, with 19 grand experiences you can only have in this incredible part of the world.

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Topics: Active, National Parks, General

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