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6 reasons you should travel in your 40s

Posted on 04-Jan-2018

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.

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Topics: General

10 Amazing North American Winter Wonderlands

Posted on 04-Dec-2017

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...

 

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Topics: National Parks, USA, General

7 of the Best Americas Experiences for 2018

Posted on 02-Dec-2017

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.

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Topics: General

Where To Find The Best Winter Adventures

Posted on 30-Nov-2017

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.

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Topics: General

Staff Picks: Our Favourite Destinations

Posted on 27-Oct-2017

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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Topics: Canada, National Parks, Cities, USA

Ten Top Tips for Travelling in the USA

Posted on 27-Oct-2017

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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Topics: USA, General

How to Choose the Right Footwear for a Walking Holiday

Posted on 24-Oct-2017

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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Topics: Active, Walking

A Beginner's Guide to Hawaii

Posted on 25-Sep-2017

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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Topics: USA

The Best Winter Destinations in the Americas

Posted on 23-Sep-2017

 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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Topics: General

15 Amazing Photos of Yellowstone in Winter

Posted on 21-Sep-2017

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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Topics: National Parks

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