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The Spectacular Glacier National Park

Posted on 09-Mar-2018

 Glacier National Park has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world - and tour leader Ali is one of its biggest fans...

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Topics: National Parks, Tour Leaders, USA Northwest

6 of the Best Hikes In Southwest USA

Posted on 20-Feb-2018

We’ve rounded up some of our best hikes in the USA’s Southwestern National Parks, including five achievable day hikes, and one epic trail that offers the challenge of a lifetime…so prepare your walking boots, and get inspired! 

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Topics: USA, Walking, Active, National Parks

10 Amazing North American Winter Wonderlands

Posted on 04-Dec-2017

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...

 

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Topics: National Parks, USA, General

Staff Picks: Our Favourite Destinations

Posted on 27-Oct-2017

When it comes to our destinations, the biggest fans out there are the Grand American Adventures staff team. Seasoned travellers with a huge variety of interests, we've got our national park devotees and city slickers; East Coast explorers and West Coast wanderers; camping experts and hotel know-it-alls. So who better to let you in on some of THE best destinations to visit with us?

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Topics: National Parks, Cities, USA, Canada

15 Amazing Photos of Yellowstone in Winter

Posted on 21-Sep-2017

It's fair to say that Yellowstone National Park is, most certainly, a crowd-pleaser. And for good reason - the awe-inspiring scenery, charismatic wildlife and bubbling, spurting geysers are three of the most commonly photographed aspects of the park.

However - most will only see the park when the sun's shining and the shorts and flip-flops are out. For a truly unique experience of this well-known wilderness, why not visit Yellowstone in winter?

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Topics: National Parks

Highlights of Yellowstone National Park

Posted on 06-Jul-2017

Every year, visitors flock to Yellowstone, the world's first national park. And once you've visited, it's easy to see why this place is so well-loved with travellers and locals alike.

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Topics: National Parks

Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Alaska

Posted on 14-Jun-2017

Perhaps the most famous thing to come out of Alaska recently is the almost-vice president of the USA, Sarah Palin, who famously once said she was qualified for the job because she could see Russia from her backyard. Actually, it may have been comedian Tina Fey, doing an impersonation of her, who said that, but heck, why spoil a good story? But there is more, much more, to the 49th state of the USA – which was famously bought from Russia in 1867 for $7.2m – than the former governor and hockey mom supreme. 

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Topics: Alaska, National Parks

A New Perspective on America’s National Parks

Posted on 18-May-2017

Sure, you’ve seen the best pictures and videos of America’s incredible national parks – but have you seen them from above? For a truly breathtaking view over four amazing natural sites, click ‘play’ on the drone footage videos below and be bowled over by a whole new perspective on Yosemite, Bryce, the Grand Canyon and Zion!

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Topics: National Parks

Top 6 Most Beautiful Lakes in the Canadian Rockies

Posted on 02-May-2017

The Canadian Rockies region is one of the most stunning places on the planet. Full of jagged peaks and colorful lakes, wildflowers and glaciers, it is an area that never fails to awe and inspire my passengers. I have often been asked what my favorite photo spot is on our Western Canada tours and that is really hard to answer.

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Topics: Canada, National Parks

Our Top 5 Things to do in Alaska in Summer

Posted on 22-Feb-2017

Alaska sometimes feels like its own country rather than the 49th state of the USA. Situated in the far northwest of Northern America, Alaska is the largest state by area and shares its border with the Canadian Yukon Territory. A trip to Alaska will leave you captivated, with its rugged charm, unique culture and pristine wilderness and coastline. With a state so vast, we thought we would help you out with a few activities that are a must in this wild and wonderful state.

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Topics: Active, National Parks, Alaska

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