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4 Best Cycling Holidays in the USA for 2019

Posted on 15-Feb-2019
Cycling holidays in the USA are emerging into travellers’ consciousness as being an exciting and innovative way to unravel some of the States’ best places. The best cycling roads in the USA are generous hosts: you’ll see stunning scenery, meet great people, and have the joy of knowing you earned it all with your pedalling.

Cycling through Wine Country

From the saddle you can savour the very best of California wine country, with routes that link up fine vineyards with opportunities to enjoy the fruits of your labour with included wine tastings along the way. Your ride takes you on quiet roads through Napa Valley and Sonoma County, where the vineyards stretch to the horizon in aesthetically pleasing green lines. Along the way you’ll stop for indulgent moments that are well-deserved: enjoy a recovery hot spring spa and massage treatment, wine tastings, and a visit to the millennia old Redwood forests that California is known for. And if you’re more of a bikes and beers cyclist, then never fear – there’s craft beers at the Stone Brewing restaurant as well.

Cycling California Wine Country

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Topics: USA, Cycling

Dream Big: the Grandest Dreams in the USA

Posted on 10-Jan-2019

2019 is here, and a new year means a clean slate: a chance to dream, and to dream on a grand scale. That’s what we’ll be doing here at Grand American Adventures – and as a starting point we’ve put together just a few of our grandest dreams that we’re making sure come true for our travellers in 2019.

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Topics: USA, Wildlife

5 of the Grandest Views in North America

Posted on 19-Dec-2018

Unmissable. Iconic. So beautiful they stop you in your tracks – the grand vistas of North America are some of the best in the world. It’s the kind of scenery that delivers views that make your heart skip a beat at every conceivable opportunity.

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Topics: National Parks, USA, General

Unique and Unmissable Destinations: Your 2019 Americas Travel Guide

Posted on 12-Dec-2018

Exploring unique destinations and discovering authentic and memorable experiences in the Americas is something we like to think we’re pretty experienced in. The big sights are, of course, a must - but when it comes to delving deeper below the surface, this vast continent has so much more to explore.

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Topics: USA, Alaska, Canada, Central America

The UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the West

Posted on 12-Dec-2018

 

 The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a sought-after status, and in America’s vast and dramatic west, it protects a number of the USA’s open spaces and natural wonders.

From overawing canyons to the serenity of ancient forests, these world heritage sites represent the very best of the phenomenal landscapes of this vast and varied nation.

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Topics: USA, USA Northwest, USA Southwest

Top 10: America's Most Haunted Locations

Posted on 17-Oct-2018

With Halloween on the horizon, we're delving into the realms of the supernatural. So turn the lights down low, check your doors and windows are locked, and delight in the ghoulish stories from the USA's most haunted locations...

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Topics: USA

Fall Colours of Vermont

Posted on 02-Oct-2018

There are somethings Americans just do better than us. Pizza for one. Big glossy shoulder-padded TV soap operas for another. And Autumn too, or Fall, as they call it, which, when you think about it is a much more practical term. I mean leaves fall, they don’t…autumn.

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Topics: USA

5 Unusual Hikes in North America

Posted on 29-Aug-2018

There’s no shortage of incredible hikes in North America, as any traveller can tell you; the sheer scale and variety of this landscape is as mesmerising as it is rewarding.

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Topics: USA, Canada, Walking

America On Tap: five of our favourite beers and breweries

Posted on 01-Aug-2018

Raise a glass! Friday 3rd August is International Beer Day, and who are we to argue with such an important event?

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Topics: Our View, Tour Leaders, USA

6 of the Best Places to Visit On America's Historic Route 66

Posted on 21-May-2018

 

The term 'iconic' is often used with abandon to describe national landmarks; frequently, it does not quite fit with the reality. When it comes to Route 66, however, there are few other words that do it justice.

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Topics: USA

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