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Our View: Highlights from Cape Breton Highlands

Posted on 15-Dec-2014

Our day in Cape Breton Highlands National Park began with an amazing drive along the spectacularly scenic Cabot Trail Highway. Named after early explorer John Cabot, this road twists and turns its way along beautiful coastal cliffs and through gorgeous mountain scenery. Even as someone who drives every day, it would be hard not to get excited by this beautiful drive.

 

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Topics: Walking, Canada, Tour Leaders

Top Place to Visit in North America this Autumn

Posted on 29-Sep-2014

As the crisp chill of autumn mornings are fast approaching, summer is beginning to feel like a distant memory, but that is nothing to be disappointed about. Despite the shorter days we are greeted with a rather enjoyable crunch underfoot and a display of nature in all its golden glory as the leaves change from vibrant green to an amalgamation of gold, yellow and orange, we’re sure you’ll agree it’s a simply beautiful time of year!

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Topics: Canada, National Parks, Alaska, USA

Our View: Plain of Six Glaciers Trail at Lake Louise

Posted on 28-Jul-2014

I remember vividly looking at various magazine advertisements for outdoor gear as a kid. You know, the picture of the perfect couple – standing on the edge of a cliff in awe of the scenery that appears just too perfect to be real? Their bodies erected tall, each with one leg bent, chins up and hiking poles held at a perfect angle. To this you can add their hair which usually flowed gently into the wind as they stood so proudly into the foreground of a spotless sky – a view that could inspire entire generations to boycott western civilization as if it were obsolete.

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Topics: Canada, Tour Leaders, Our View

Top 10 Cultural Hotspots in North America

Posted on 06-May-2014

Our tours depart from some really exciting and interesting cities, but more often than not you'll only have a day or two to really get to the heart of what these cities have to offer. So how do you know where to head for a really authentic cultural experience? Our travel experts have chosen some of our favourite cultural hotspots in cities across America for your viewing pleasure, all of which can be experienced before or after your Grand American Adventures tour.

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Topics: Canada, USA, General

Our Top 10 Hiking Trails in North America

Posted on 27-Feb-2014

To really get to the heart of a country it’s always best to pull on the walking boots and explore by foot. America and Canada have some incredible walking trails in some of the most beautiful parts of the world. Walk through wild wonderlands, across ancient icy glaciers and reach peaks that overlook these vast and varied lands. The team at Grand American Adventures have chosen their favourite hikes around the U.S and Canada, let us know what you think below.

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Topics: Walking, Canada, Alaska, USA

Our View: Canadian Rockies & Vancouver Island

Posted on 29-Jan-2014

With most jobs you have the odd perk, but working for a travel company, the perks can be utterly amazing! Every year, depending on availability the Grand American Adventures team have the opportunity to join a tour group on an adventure of a lifetime.

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Topics: Active, Canada, Wildlife, Our View

Top 10 Places to Visit in Canada

Posted on 27-Jan-2014

If America is known as the ‘land of opportunity’ then Canada should be known as the ‘land of great contrasts’. The majestic landscapes, the modern cities, the longest coastline in the world, all make up a country that is so large, it is comprised of six time zones!

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Topics: Canada, Discovery

Meet our Tailor Made Groups Expert

Posted on 10-Jan-2014

We pride ourselves on having a passionate and dedicated team here at Grand American Adventures. Aisling has recently joined our team as Groups Executive. Aisling works with our customers to help them put together private trips for friends and families for a special birthday or anniversary and bespoke adventures for special interest groups. With a passion for all things travel, I spent an afternoon getting to know the real Aisling.

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Topics: Canada, USA, General

Top 5 Places to See Wildlife in America & Canada

Posted on 10-Jan-2014

North America is the third largest continent in the world and has an array of weird and wonderful wildlife. With an overwhelming amount of National Parks and vast open spaces, our travel expert, Iain Shiels, picks his top 5 places that are perfect for spotting North American and Canadian wildlife.

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Topics: Canada, USA, Wildlife

Our Top 10 Natural Wonders in North America

Posted on 26-Nov-2013

North America has a vast array of natural wonders from breath-taking mountain ranges, to lakes, deserts, canyons and beautiful beaches.

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Topics: Canada, National Parks, Discovery, USA

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