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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

Our Favourite National Parks in the Pacific Northwest USA

Posted on 03-Jun-2015

From the ancient trees in Yosemite and Redwood National Parks to the snowy mountain tops in Mount Rainier and Olympic National Park we’re about to take you on a journey through some of western America's most special and beautiful national parks… are you sitting comfortably?

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Topics: National Parks, Discovery, USA Northwest

Our View: Exploring Monument Valley With The Navajos

Posted on 05-May-2015

Monument Valley is a stop most of our tours make between Grand Canyon National Park and the adventure sport capital of America, Moab UT. Its iconic sandstone mesas, buttes and panicles have provided the setting for countless western movies over the past 75 years. The North and South Mittens are possibly the most recognizable rock formations in the whole of the United States. But the greatest treasure here, in my opinion is not the scenic beauty, which is amazing and breathtaking, but rather the people and the culture of the Navajo Tribe, who call Monument Valley home.

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Topics: National Parks, Discovery, Tour Leaders, Our View

Our View: A visit to New Orleans aka "The Big Easy"

Posted on 02-May-2015

New Orleans – aka “NOLA”, aka “The Big Easy” – seems different to the rest of America. You could almost not be in the USA. There’s a languid, tropical feeling in the air as soon as you land – on my visit the effect being enhanced by touching down in the middle of a monsoon.

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Topics: Discovery, Cities, USA Deep South, Our View

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