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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 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

The Grand American Adventures Walk of Fame

Posted on 14-Aug-2019

From the celebrated musical destinations of the Deep South to Route 66 – the most famous highway in the USA, our Grand American Adventures trips are a Walk of Fame, introducing you to incredible locations that are associated with some of the biggest names in America and beyond.

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Topics: Discovery, Cities, USA

Reasons Why You Should Visit Cuba

Posted on 20-May-2019

 

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!”

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Topics: Discovery, Central America

From the Water: Our Favourite Adventures

Posted on 02-Nov-2018

Adventures abound in North America. There’s never a shortage of inspiring views to keep you to going around the next bend or up to the top of the next hill, but what about a vantage point many never get to see?

Seeing the Americas from the water gives you a whole new perspective. These are some of our favourite experiences on the water. 

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Topics: Discovery

A Musical Journey through the Deep South | Deep South Holidays

Posted on 27-Mar-2018

I've often heard the Deep South described as a 'musical landscape', so when I chose to go on the Deep South & Delta Blues tour I knew I was about to embark on a musical journey. I chose to do the special departure of this trip as it was timed to be in town for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Being a music lover, and a bit of a food lover too, I was looking forward to experiencing what the Deep South had to offer! And I have to say it delighted me on all counts.

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Topics: Discovery, USA Deep South

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

8 Once-in-a-Lifetime Travel Experiences

Posted on 25-Jul-2017

When it comes to travel, everyone has a different mindset. Some are happy with an easy, relaxed week abroad, while others seek out adventure and new thrills. However, we think you'd be hard pushed to find anyone who'd turn down an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Topics: Canada, Discovery, USA, South America

Our View: A Journey Through Texas, the Lone Star State

Posted on 08-Jul-2015

When you think of taking a holiday to the USA your mind probably wanders to the clear blue waters of Florida or the incredible national parks on the West Coast, and we don't blame you, they make for an amazing adventure. But, have you ever thought about a road trip through America's second largest state, Texas?

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Topics: Discovery, USA Deep South, Our View

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