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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

Our View: Visiting Monument Valley with a Navajo Guide

Posted on 22-Jan-2015

Monument Valley is the heart of the Navajo Nation. In the dozens of times I have visited over the years, every single time has been an amazing experience. Of all of the destinations we visit in the desert southwest of the United States, Monument Valley is probably the one that will hold a special corner of your heart for the rest of your life. Today was a wonderful day because not only did we get to see the timeless beauty of this amazing place, but we also got a peek into an ancient culture on our guided tour of the valley with our Navajo guide, Cecil.

 

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Topics: USA Southwest, Discovery, Our View

Hiking & Horse Riding in Jackson, Wyoming

Posted on 13-Aug-2014

Jackson, Wyoming is a beautiful old west town located at the base of the Grand Teton mountain range. World renowned for its natural beauty, Jackson is also the base for dozens of interesting and exciting excursions. With so much to choose from, we had to get a jump on the day to make the most of our time there.

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Topics: Active, Discovery, Tour Leaders, USA Northwest

Our View: What to Expect When Visiting Cuba

Posted on 01-Jul-2014

Floating half way between the USA and Latin America, Cuba is a country that is rich in culture and heritage. The people, the architecture and the landscape will leave you feeling fascinated and eager to learn more about this wonderful country. Our sales expert Danielle visited Cuba along with her husband on The Taste of Cuba tour and I asked her what they thought...

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Topics: Discovery, Central America, Our View

Our View: A Cruise to the Heart of the Amazon

Posted on 25-Jun-2014

I have recently spent some time in Brazil and I can safely say that it was one of the best holidays I have ever been on. The people, the beaches, the food, the wildlife, the drinks (in particular the caipirinhas) all add up to make your trip truly amazing. I really wanted to get to the very heart of Brazil and I figured there was no better way to do it than join the Grand American Adventures tour on a Cruise through the Heart of the Amazon finishing with some downtime in Rio.

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Topics: Discovery, South America, Wildlife, Our View

Our View: A Visit to the Colourful Country of Costa Rica

Posted on 02-Jun-2014

Everyone always has that one place that they have always dreamt about visiting and for Grand American Adventures' graphic designer Aneesa, that place was Costa Rica. In her day to day life, Aneesa is often working out what looks good, using colours to make something that extra bit special, so it's no surprise that she was drawn to the vibrant and colourful country of Costa Rica. I spoke to Aneesa to find out what it was like finally visiting the emerald rainforests and seeing some of the worlds most unique species.

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Topics: Discovery, Central America, 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

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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