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An evening with the American travel experts

Filed in Alaska, Southwest, The USA by on October 16, 2014 0 Comments
An evening with the American travel experts

On Wednesday 5th November we’re giving you the opportunity to hear from some of America’s leading travel experts, for an evening of travel inspiration. Hear from our very own Grand American Adventure tour leader, Tommy McNamara and find out what it is like leading tours around this incredible continent. Leading experts from Utah and Alaska […]

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Uncover the Real America’s with Mighty Utah and Wild Alaska!

Filed in Alaska, Southwest, Wildlife by on October 16, 2014 0 Comments
Uncover the Real America’s with Mighty Utah and Wild Alaska!

Date: Wednesday 5th November 2014 Time: 18.45 -21.00 (Talks will begin at 19.00) Where: Grange St Paul’s Hotel, London Price: FREE Get your FREE tickets here Join us for an evening of American inspiration on 5th November at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel in central London. The evening will be hosted by Grand American Adventures […]

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Family Friendly America

Filed in Family travel, General musings by on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
Family Friendly America

When my Godson, Toby, came back from his holiday in California this summer, everything was “awesome”. The flight over? Definitely awesome. Driving through the desert? Really awesome. The food? Cheeseburgers were really, really awesome and so were S’mores – ie biscuits with marshmallow and chocolate that are so yummy, you always want “some more”. And […]

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Searching for autumn in North America

Filed in Eastern USA, Western USA by on September 29, 2014 0 Comments
Searching for autumn in North America

As the crisp chill of autumn mornings are fast approaching, summer is beginning to feel like a distant memory, but that is nothing to be disappointed about. Despite the shorter days we are greeted with a rather enjoyable crunch underfoot and a display of nature in all its golden glory as the leaves change from […]

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The crown jewel of America’s national parks

Filed in Northwest USA by on September 29, 2014 0 Comments
The crown jewel of America’s national parks

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, […]

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Finding adventure down the Colorado River

Filed in Western USA by on September 23, 2014 0 Comments
Finding adventure down the Colorado River

In today’s world full of technology, stress and mod cons our adventurous spirit has gone into hiding. It can probably be found hiding under a blanket of spreadsheets and to-do-lists, the most adventurous we get is trying to cross the road during rush hour. So when our E-Commerce Executive, Simon swapped coding for the Colorado […]

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A Californian lunchtime surprise

Filed in Western USA by on September 12, 2014 0 Comments
A Californian lunchtime surprise

Day 3 of our Western Explorer trip has us departing the granite walls, towering sequoias and now blooming meadows of Yosemite National Park, heading across the nearly 10,000ft Tioga Pass, and descending down into the lowest point below sea level, Death Valley. As far as travel days go, this one will compete with any with […]

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The weird & wonderful rock formations of Craters of the Moon National Monument

Filed in Northwest USA by on September 8, 2014 0 Comments
The weird & wonderful rock formations of Craters of the Moon National Monument

When American President Calvin Coolidge signed the legislation protecting Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho in 1924, he called it “a weird and scenic landscape peculiar to itself”. In all of my travels to our national parks and monuments, I have never seen the word “weird” used to describe any of them other […]

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A day trip to Brooklyn

Filed in Eastern USA by on September 1, 2014 0 Comments
A day trip to Brooklyn

You’re heading to New York City, one of the world’s greatest cities. So, you start making a list of places to visit, things to do; Times Square, The Empire State Building, and The Statue of Liberty they all make it on there, but what about Brooklyn? Brooklyn the understated yet incredible neighbour of Manhattan and […]

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From sunrise to sunset Lake Tahoe is beautiful

Filed in Western USA by on August 26, 2014 0 Comments
From sunrise to sunset Lake Tahoe is beautiful

At 35km long and 19km wide, Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in the United States. It is also our second deepest lake at right around 500 meters deep. It contains enough water to provide every man, woman and child in the country with 200 liters of water a day, every day, for 5 […]

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