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!”
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.
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…
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.
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
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.
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.
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.