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.
From vibrant cities teeming with culture to awe-inspiring landscapes cloaked in near-silence, North America is awash with exciting stories waiting to be discovered.
Whether you’re a seasoned explorer, or you’re planning your first big trip, we know that travelling in your forties is an incredibly rewarding experience. From being more decisive about what you want from your travel experiences to more financial freedom, our forty-something travellers are among the most adventurous and outgoing – and here are just some of the reasons why.
There's something very special about winter in North America, and the season results in some incredibly beautiful images of cities and iconic landmarks transformed by the extreme weather. Here are ten of our favourite snow-dusted spots...
Anyone can see the Statue of Liberty or say they’ve been to the Grand Canyon. They’re most certainly fantastic spots that deserve their dues. However, we at Grand American Adventures know there’s a lot more to the Americas than guidebook sightseeing.
Britain doesn’t do winter very well. Yes, there’s the lure of an occasional country pub with a roaring log fire. I’ll give you that. And those long chilly nights are fine till Christmas. Come late February though and enough is enough. In general, over on this side of the Atlantic it’s just a bit too grey, drizzly, damp and way too…meh.
America: it’s a lot like the rest of the English-speaking world. Except when it’s not. The good thing, if you’re travelling there for the first time, is that you’ll probably have watched a fair amount of US TV. So you won’t giggle too much when you hear the words 'fanny pack' or if a man introduces himself to you and says “Hi, I’m Randy”. (OK, that last one isn’t true: you know you’re going to chortle. Just a bit. But try and be discreet.)
Whether you’re seeking winter sun or want to experience the Americas in their festive glory – the winter months offer a different perspective in terms of travel in the USA, Canada, Central and South America.
A cornerstone of American culture and one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the USA's annual calendar, Thanksgiving is a time of feasting and family celebration. For travellers, it presents an opportunity to see one of the country's most colourful and cosy events, marked as it is with a mixture of family-centred meals and grand parades.