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Our View: Wolf Tracking in Yellowstone National Park

Posted on 10-Jun-2016


Without a doubt the Yellowstone Wildlife Walks tour has one of the best itineraries of any Grand American Adventures tours. With three nights in the towering peaks and rugged wilderness of Glacier National Park, two nights in Jackson Hole Wyoming, allowing ample time to wander the breathtaking scenery of Grand Tetons National Park. Bear, elk, moose, big horn sheep, mountain goat and a seemingly endless variety of birds are plentiful.

But it is Yellowstone this tour is named after and you're given four days to explore the 2.2 million acres of wilderness; bison become an ordinary sight in the vast meadows, elk walk beside humans in the historic Mammoth village, and as we experienced recently, sometimes the grizzlies and black bears seem to go on parade and offer once in a lifetime experiences seeing these awesome predators.

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Topics: National Parks, Tour Leaders, Wildlife, USA Northwest, Our View

Top 5 National Parks in Costa Rica

Posted on 14-Apr-2016

Costa Rica is an incredible country, there's no doubt about it! From their 'Pura Vida' living to stunning scenery everywhere you look, and all the wildlife you could hope to see on one trip. Any time spent in this awe-inspiring place will blow you away!

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Topics: National Parks, Central America

Our View: Grand Canyon White Water Rafting Trip

Posted on 11-Mar-2016

The Grand Canyon sparks ideas of a vast expanse going on as far as the eye can see, barren, dry and lacking mercy in a harsh environment; yet blessed with incredible vistas and chameleon colours, which change with the rise and fall of the sun.

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Topics: Active, USA Southwest, National Parks

Top 5 Unexpected Wonders of the Canadian Rockies

Posted on 15-Feb-2016

It’s well known that the Canadian Rockies is a pretty picture-perfect place, but I don’t think I was quite prepared for the incredible beauty which awaited me on my recent visit to the region.

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Topics: Canada, National Parks

Wildlife Watching in Yellowstone National Park

Posted on 26-Nov-2015

The beauty of travel is that every day is its own mini adventure, you go places you’ve only read about, see things you hardly knew existed. But on every trip there’s that one special day, a thing I like to call THE BEST DAY EVER. Today was that day.

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Topics: National Parks, Tour Leaders, Wildlife, USA Northwest

Best Places to See Wildlife in North America

Posted on 19-Oct-2015

There is no greater experience than getting out into the national parks of North America and seeing some of the world’s most incredible wildlife. The array of different species from one state to the next is phenomenal, but it is the ‘big 3’ that every intrepid traveller is just dying to spot, and capture on camera; wolves, bears and whales! This year we have some amazing wildlife tours that will give you a greater opportunity of spotting these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.

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Topics: Canada, National Parks, Alaska, Wildlife

Best Sunrises and Sunsets in the Desert Southwest

Posted on 06-Oct-2015

Travelling through red rock desert is something which brings millions of people to the Southwestern United States every year. It is truly a spectacular place to visit, and as varied as any region in the country. I don’t think I have ever run a trip through this region which didn’t leave people in awe. Until you have been here it's hard to understand just how diverse the desert can be. A complex geologic history, differences in elevation and the amazing forces of erosion have created vastly different landscapes all within a few hours of one another. We celebrate these different places by designating many of these areas as national parks and many more as state parks. These levels of protection are there to preserve these areas for generations to come.

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Topics: USA Southwest, National Parks, USA, General

Our View: A Day Hiking in Yellowstone National Park

Posted on 28-Sep-2015

By all accounts, Yellowstone National Park is an amazing place. It is one of the three “crown jewels” of our national park system, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has half of all the world’s thermal features, over 10,000 in all, within its borders. Add to that North America’s highest concentration of large mammals, and we were all very excited for our visit.

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Topics: National Parks, Tour Leaders, USA Northwest, Our View

Responsible Hiking On the Appalachian Trail

Posted on 08-Sep-2015

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Topics: Walking, National Parks

How to Have Your Own "Walk in the Woods" on the Appalachian Trail

Posted on 08-Sep-2015

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Topics: Walking, National Parks, USA East

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