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Follow in the footsteps of the Royal visit to Canada

Filed in Canada by on September 19, 2016
Follow in the footsteps of the Royal visit to Canada

Prince William and Kate Middleton are big fans of visiting Canada, and for good reason. This autumn, they’ll be heading out to visit some of their favourite spots in British Columbia and the Yukon territory, with Prince George and Princess Charlotte in tow. If you fancy following in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess […]

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Why Alaska should be on your travel bucket list

Filed in Alaska, Wildlife by on September 13, 2016 1 Comment
Why Alaska should be on your travel bucket list

If you’re planning an American adventure in 2017, chances are, you will have already weighed up the usual suspects. The Grand Canyon, the Deep South, the Rockies. But if you’re after something a little different, a legitimate once-in-a-lifetime trip that you’ll remember forever, why not consider Alaska? It may be cold, but it’s one of […]

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Interview with a wolf tracker

Filed in Wildlife by on September 6, 2016
Interview with a wolf tracker

Originally from Maine, Evan Stout is a former Grand American Adventures tour leader, who now works for The Wildside as a wolf tracking guide. His role involves taking visitors including Grand American Adventures passengers on an amazing expedition seeing wild wolves in their natural habitat, as well as a whole host of other wildlife. Evan […]

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Ten things you didn’t know about bears

Filed in Wildlife by on September 4, 2016
Ten things you didn’t know about bears

1. Grizzly Bears have a bite force of over 8 million pascals (the scale used to measure bite force) That’s enough strength to crush a bowling ball. 2. The bear’s closest living relative is a pinniped A category that includes walruses, seals and sea lions. image credit: Shutterstock 3. The earliest known bear is the […]

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Where to spot our favourite wildlife in the US

Filed in Wildlife by on September 1, 2016
Where to spot our favourite wildlife in the US

Want to have a close encounter with some of the amazing wildlife to be found in the US? Here are our top spots to up your chances of seeing incredible animals in the wild! Bears Black, Brown, Grizzly? Even Polar! There’s no shortage of bears in America’s wild lands, but for the best chance of […]

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Triathlon training on the National Parks Walk

Filed in Active by on August 4, 2016
Triathlon training on the National Parks Walk

This weekend, three of the Grand American Adventures team will be participating in this year’s Olympic distance London Triathlon (1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run). Iain Shiels (Product Manager), Toby Baxter (Business Development Manager) and myself, Matt Newman (Sales and Reservations Manager), will be swimming in Royal Victoria Dock, biking through the streets of London […]

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Getting Active in the great outdoors

Filed in Active, Americana, Canada by on August 1, 2016
Getting Active in the great outdoors

I’d love to tell you more details about white water rafting, but I have to be honest, my eyes were closed a lot of the time. Periodically our 6ft4 instructor and helmsman would scream “paddle” at the top of his lungs, which I took to be a secret code for me to hold for dear […]

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Walking through wonder – Yellowstone Wildlife Walk

Filed in Active, National Parks, Northwest USA by on July 26, 2016
Walking through wonder – Yellowstone Wildlife Walk

The Yellowstone Wildlife Walk encompasses three of the USA’s most beautiful national parks, offering the chance to see the country’s wildlife up close and personal. With plenty of walking and hiking opportunities, it’s the perfect trip for active nature lovers. We spoke to Sarah Carter, who recently embarked on the Yellowstone Wildlife Walk, about her […]

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Pennies for Parks

Filed in National Parks, The USA by on July 13, 2016
Pennies for Parks

You might know by now that in 2016 the National Park Service (NPS) turns 100 years old; a huge milestone for this pioneering organisation. The service is instrumental in maintaining America’s many incredible parks so that adventurers like us can continue to experience these amazing places up close, year after year. Celebrate the centenary! Of […]

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Discovering the Incas on a trek to Machu Picchu

Filed in Discovery, South America by on July 7, 2016
Discovering the Incas on a trek to Machu Picchu

We spoke to traveller Louis Millington who recently returned from a journey of discovery in Peru. It was on this trip where he uncovered the fascinating history of the Inca people in the most incredible setting of Machu Picchu. We sat down with him to find out about this time there… Sunbeams slant through the […]

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