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Your 2017 travel resolutions

Filed in General by on December 8, 2016
Your 2017 travel resolutions

Once those final boxes of chocolates have been polished off and entire box sets devoured, your thoughts might well turn to the year ahead. You might be resolving that 2017 is your year to get fit, enjoy more family time, or simply relax more. And we know for sure that travel will be on a […]

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Polar Bear spotting in Churchill

Filed in Canada by on December 7, 2016
Polar Bear spotting in Churchill

The Polar Bear is perhaps one of the most fascinating of the bear species, only to be found in the far Northern hemisphere. Grand American Adventures’ Product Manager Iain Shiels lived out a boyhood dream of sighting these amazing creatures in their natural habit – a breathtaking experience. Here, he shares some of his favourite […]

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Top travel trends for 2017

Filed in Canada, The USA by on December 7, 2016
Top travel trends for 2017

If you had a crystal ball, what would be your predictions for 2017? A reality TV star will become president of the USA? Personally, I’m putting a tenner on Inverness Caledonian Thistle to win the UEFA Champions League and a fiver on Mongolia winning the Eurovision Song Contest…well, it seems that anything can happen these […]

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The gift of travel for all the family

Filed in Family Adventures by on November 11, 2016
The gift of travel for all the family

It’s coming up to that that time of year again. The not-so-subtle nagging from the kids about getting a bike or a new iPhone under the tree is getting stronger (bad news kids: Father Christmas’ back isn’t what it was and the elves are demanding minimum wage with full benefits, so don’t expect Santa to […]

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10 breathtaking North American panoramas

Filed in Canada, The USA by on November 10, 2016
10 breathtaking North American panoramas

Sometimes, when you visit somewhere incredible and want to take a photographic reminder, a simple frame just doesn’t do it justice. We know the Grand American Adventures team always struggle to work out which direction to point their camera in; what amazing sights to showcase through the lens? However, a panoramic shot can capture so […]

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14 amazing family experiences in the Americas

Filed in Family Adventures by on November 7, 2016
14 amazing family experiences in the Americas

Whatever your age, there’s plenty of fun to be found in the Americas. If you’re considering heading off on a holiday of a lifetime with your loved ones, here are some of our top activities to excite young minds and create family memories that will last a lifetime. Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley For […]

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See Western America’s natural wonders

Filed in Discovery, National Parks, Nature, Walking, Western USA, Wildlife by on October 13, 2016
See Western America’s natural wonders

The mention of the west of America conjures up images of mountains, deserts, cacti, cowboys, horses and saloon bars – well, that’s probably the depiction you’ve seen in famous western films. In fact, the reality is not too different – you may not see men in checked shirts and brown leather boots riding across the […]

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Where to see the Northern Lights in North America

Filed in Alaska, Canada, Nature by on October 13, 2016 0 Comments
Where to see the Northern Lights in North America

The Northern Lights are one of nature’s greatest displays. Dancing hues of green, purple and pink transform the sky into a spectacular light show – but one that is typically only visible in certain parts of the world, and at certain times of year. The autumn and winter months in North America provide particularly picturesque […]

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Will Hide explores the appeal of Cuba and Central America

Filed in Central America, South America by on September 22, 2016
Will Hide explores the appeal of Cuba and Central America

There’s one question I get asked over and over again. No, not: “why haven’t you written coffee down on the shopping list?” but “where’s hot right now?” And I have a simple answer for you: Cuba. Cuba is changing. It’s almost, but not quite, a cliche just to utter those words. President Obama has normalised […]

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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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