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Get Fit For Your 2020 Adventures

Posted on 23-Jan-2020

Let’s see a show of hands of those who decided that ‘get fit’ should be a New Year’s resolution for 2020? Although it can be a particularly tricky resolution to keep, you’re far more likely to succeed with the right motivation. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our most active adventures that are worth getting fit for.

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Topics: Active, Canada, National Parks, Alaska, USA, Wildlife, grand canyon

America’s Top Deserts

Posted on 22-Jan-2020

As we’re coming to the end of dry January, we thought we’d take the opportunity to celebrate some of the driest deserts across the US that you can visit on your next Grand American Adventure. Far from being endless stretches into the abyss, America’s deserts dish out some of the country’s best hidden gems, from ancient aboriginal art to monolithic sandstone chimneys and sightings of desert-adapted wildlife, there’s plenty to see when you venture into these remote landscapes. Read on for some travel inspiration as we reveal our 5 must visit deserts in 2020.

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Topics: Active, USA Southwest, Walking, National Parks, Discovery, grand canyon

5 Must-See Blue Destinations

Posted on 17-Jan-2020

Blue Monday. Synonymous for post-Christmas blues, long, dark evenings and a general sense of gloom in the air, this National Awareness Day isn’t normally a cause for celebration. However, at Grand American Adventures we think this is a perfect opportunity to start planning your next year of unforgettable adventures across the Americas. In keeping with the blue theme, we’ve handpicked a couple of our favourite blue destinations to spark your spirit of wanderlust this January!

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Topics: Active, Canada, Alaska, Wildlife

5 top trips you must do in 2020

Posted on 18-Dec-2019

Whether you’re craving urban adventures or wilderness discoveries in 2020 (or perhaps a blend of both), the USA and Canada boast a rich variety that is bound to tick off your bucket list. Venture south for unparalleled hospitality and delicious flavours, or head north to see an abundance of interesting wildlife. To the east, the liveliest musical cities await. And in the west, cityscapes meet vast deserts. Which direction will you take this year?

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Topics: Active, Canada, National Parks, Alaska, Discovery, USA, Wildlife

Top 5 Most Christmassy Destinations in the USA

Posted on 18-Dec-2019

America has done more than most any other country to shape our view of the modern-day Christmas. Whether it’s the shiny red costume of Santa Claus, the abundant Christmas movies or even the iconic songs of Mariah Carey and Bing Crosby, when we celebrate the season, we’re indebted to American traditions. Perhaps that’s why we’re so drawn to these US destinations at Christmas time. Here are our top picks for the most Christmassy places in America…

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Topics: Active, National Parks, Discovery, Cities, USA, Wildlife, grand canyon

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

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

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