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How to Kick Start a Healthy New Lifestyle on an Adventure Tour

Posted on 22-Mar-2018

The standard new year's resolutions not quite working out as planned? Kickstarting a healthy new lifestyle is often easier said than done. If you just can’t quite scrap together the motivation, the good news is we know exactly where you’ll find it – on an adventure tour. 

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Topics: Active, Walking, General

Cycling California's Wine Country

Posted on 14-Mar-2018

With the launch of our brand new cycling tours in California, exploring on two wheels has never been more exciting. Will Hide takes a trip through wine country and discusses why padded bicycle shorts are an absolute must...

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Topics: Active, USA

6 of the Best Hikes In Southwest USA

Posted on 20-Feb-2018

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! 

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Topics: Active, Walking, National Parks, USA

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

QUIZ: Find Your Adventure

Posted on 14-Sep-2017

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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Topics: Active, Discovery

Hawaii: A Tropical Paradise for Adventure Lovers

Posted on 10-Jul-2017

For the first time, after huge passenger demand, Grand American Adventures are heading to Hawaii! Many visit the 50th state for its knockout scenery and tropical climates, which you’ll certainly get a big dose of if you visit. But if your idea of paradise is less ‘beach life’ and more ‘adrenaline rush’, there are also plenty of opportunities to induldge your sense of adventure, while truly getting under the skin of the fascinating Hawaiian islands.

 

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Topics: Active

15 Inspiring Photos from the Appalachian Trail

Posted on 14-Jun-2017

With the Western states perhaps being the more favoured locations for finding active adventures, the stunning East is often overlooked. But if hiking in incredible scenery is your thing, the Appalachian Trail offers some of the most rewarding sights in the United States. Combining quality backcountry hiking with vistas and foiliage that's a photographer's dream, we've rounded up 15 incredible shots that will have you packing your hiking boots (and camera!) for an Appalachian adventure.

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Topics: Active

Unexpected Adventures in and around Las Vegas

Posted on 31-May-2017

This month, regular guest blogger Will Hide explores how buzzing Las Vegas can be an unlikely springboard for active adventurers...

“A little bit of this town goes a very long way,” said author and journalist Hunter S Thompson once about Las Vegas. You may or may not agree. For every person who fears and loathes the city, there’s another who just can’t get enough and goes back year after year. Even my family is divided.

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Topics: Active, USA Southwest, USA

Top Adventure Activities in Colorado

Posted on 03-Apr-2017

Colorado has become known for its fantastic winter activities, making it one of the go-to destinations for thrill seekers throughout the cold season. However, it is worth remembering that there is also plenty to do in the state during the summer months.

 

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Topics: Active, USA

Our Top 5 Things to do in Alaska in Summer

Posted on 22-Feb-2017

Alaska sometimes feels like its own country rather than the 49th state of the USA. Situated in the far northwest of Northern America, Alaska is the largest state by area and shares its border with the Canadian Yukon Territory. A trip to Alaska will leave you captivated, with its rugged charm, unique culture and pristine wilderness and coastline. With a state so vast, we thought we would help you out with a few activities that are a must in this wild and wonderful state.

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Topics: Active, National Parks, Alaska

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