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Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation

Filed in Canada by on March 10, 2017
Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation

This year is a pretty special one for Canada, and the country is celebrating, big time. The 150th anniversary celebrations of Canada’s confederation are taking place all over – but what is it that residents and visitors alike are excited about? On July 1st 1867, Canada was officially named as the Dominion of Canada, a […]

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Quebec: A province with prominence

Filed in Canada by on March 8, 2017
Quebec: A province with prominence

On Monday 5th February 1923, a temperature of minus 54.4 centigrade was recorded at Doucet, Quebec. Such a brain-warpingly cold figure shouldn’t put you off visiting Canada’s fascinating Francophone province though. In fact, quite the opposite, because there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. So wrap up and get out there. […]

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Our top 10 places to visit in Canada

Filed in Canada, Discovery, General by on March 7, 2017 0 Comments
Our top 10 places to visit in Canada

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 making up a country so large, it has six time zones! Heading out to Canada this year for the 150th anniversary celebrations? […]

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My top 5 places to see wildlife in America & Canada

Filed in Canada, Discovery, The USA, Wildlife by on March 3, 2017 0 Comments
My top 5 places to see wildlife in America & Canada

North America is the third largest continent in the world and has an array of weird and wonderful wildlife. With an overwhelming amount of National Parks and vast open spaces, our travel expert Iain Shiels, picks his top 5 places that are perfect for spotting North American and Canadian wildlife. 5. Grand Teton National Park/Jackson– […]

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My Deep South Delta Blues alphabet

Filed in Deep South by on February 28, 2017
My Deep South Delta Blues alphabet

Here at Grand American Adventures, we love hearing the great feedback our passengers have. And we especially love it when our travellers are happy to write all about their trip experience! Which is why we feature guest posts from real travellers who’ve joined our tours. Laura Waters, who joined us on the Deep South and […]

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Essential Denver: 7 Things to do in ‘The Mile High City’

Filed in The USA by on February 14, 2017
Essential Denver: 7 Things to do in ‘The Mile High City’

Known as the ‘The Mile High City’, Denver is located at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains and provides the perfect place to indulge in city life before or after adventuring your way through Colorado state. The brilliant blue skies and 300 days of sunshine inspire urban adventures for all ages year-round, and the […]

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Adrenaline-pumping adventures on the Colorado Multi Active tour

Filed in The USA by on February 13, 2017
Adrenaline-pumping adventures on the Colorado Multi Active tour

If you’re looking to get in some serious active adventure time, Colorado’s the destination you want to head for. We chatted to Joseph Wynes, who headed out on the Colorado Multi Active tour recently, about some of his favourite experiences during his active Colorado adventure. What inspired you to take the Colorado Multi Active trip? […]

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From snowshoes to horseshoes and two wheels – exploring America differently

Filed in Active by on February 10, 2017
From snowshoes to horseshoes and two wheels – exploring America differently

In the rear-view mirror I saw the blue light flashing before I heard the siren. We pulled over and a large police officer, with an even larger hat, sauntered over to us. I prepared to put on my best Hugh Grant accent, bluff it out as a British tourist, and rolled down the window. But […]

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Top 10 adventure activities in North America

Filed in Active, Alaska, Canada, National Parks, The USA, Uncategorized by on February 8, 2017 1 Comment
Top 10 adventure activities in North America

Ever had the urge to get away and do something totally out of the ordinary? To swap your drive to work with sandboarding down colossal dunes, or your time in the office with rafting through the wilderness? Your knee-jerk reaction those thoughts might be disregard them as flights of fancy – but do you really […]

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A new perspective on America’s national parks

Filed in National Parks by on January 13, 2017
A new perspective on America’s national parks

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 videos below and be bowled over by a whole new perspective on Yosemite, Bryce, the Grand Canyon and Zion! Yosemite […]

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