We’ve rounded up some of our best hikes in the USA’s Southwestern National Parks, including five achievable day hikes, and one epic trail that offers the challenge of a lifetime…so prepare your walking boots, and get inspired!
Tucked away above the well-travelled beauty of British Columbia, Canada's Yukon territory is a lesser-explored but infinitely rewarding corner of the country.
The gateway to the Yukon territory, Whitehorse is the region’s only official city – despite Dawson City’s indicative name, it actually only has town status. Perched on the shore of the Yukon River, which snakes its way to the Bering Sea in Alaska, the city’s population is around 25,000.
Whether you’re a seasoned explorer, or you’re planning your first big trip, we know that travelling in your forties is an incredibly rewarding experience. From being more decisive about what you want from your travel experiences to more financial freedom, our forty-something travellers are among the most adventurous and outgoing – and here are just some of the reasons why.
There's something very special about winter in North America, and the season results in some incredibly beautiful images of cities and iconic landmarks transformed by the extreme weather. Here are ten of our favourite snow-dusted spots...
Anyone can see the Statue of Liberty or say they’ve been to the Grand Canyon. They’re most certainly fantastic spots that deserve their dues. However, we at Grand American Adventures know there’s a lot more to the Americas than guidebook sightseeing.
Britain doesn’t do winter very well. Yes, there’s the lure of an occasional country pub with a roaring log fire. I’ll give you that. And those long chilly nights are fine till Christmas. Come late February though and enough is enough. In general, over on this side of the Atlantic it’s just a bit too grey, drizzly, damp and way too…meh.
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?
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.)
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.