The diversity of the US is too great to describe, from the iconic cities to the tropical south to the vast tracts of scenic wilderness. You can find any adventure you like here. Make your trip meaningful and get to know the people of New Orleans and hear their stories, as you help refurbish houses destroyed by the flooding after Hurricane Katrina. Or help prepare meals and serve them to needy folk in New York or San Francisco.
From the desert panorama of Utah to the vast tracts of beautiful scenery in the National Parks, America has a landscape for everyone, with the wildlife, flora and backdrops that are deservedly world famous.
For over 1,200 square miles, this beautiful Californian National Park stretches as far as the eye can see and is rightly a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mountains and sequoia groves are the backdrop to numerous hiking trails, and visitors [read more]
Take to the bayous of the south and get up close and personal to some of the swamps most interesting residents. As you zip under Spanish Moss, you’ll catch a glimpse of the large alligators that live here, and some [read more]
Though the US has a wealth of ski resorts, head to Alaska for a truly memorable experience. Fly in by prop plane and stay at a luxury lodge while hitting the slopes – most of which are relatively undiscovered. Our [read more]
The bohemian hub of the West Coast has the better things in life in droves. A thriving foodie scene is backed by micro-breweries and of course, some of the best wines in the country. Take in the world class sights, [read more]
Louisiana has a wealth of historic plantations, and seeing them makes for a perfect day trip from New Orleans. Take in the serene grounds and the wonderful antebellum architecture – each one has a fascinating story to tell.
Oregon is a coastal U.S. state in the Pacific Northwest region known for its diverse landscape of farms, forests, mountains and beaches. Metro Portland is famous for its quirky, avant-garde culture and is home to iconic coffee shops, boutiques, farm-to-table [read more]
The Pacific Northwest, sometimes referred to as Cascadia, is a region in western North America bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and, loosely, by the Rocky Mountains on the east.
The most fertile and scenic wine country in the US is rightly famous and popular. Over 4 million people a year visit the region to sample and buy the wines produced by small bespoke wines and some of the biggest [read more]
Home to the Empire State Building, Times Square, Statue of Liberty and other iconic sites, New York City is a fast-paced, globally influential center of art, culture, fashion and finance. The city’s 5 boroughs sit where the Hudson River meets [read more]
Nicknamed the "Big Easy, "New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. It's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, Creole cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, [read more]
Another quaint tourist stop-off, the boutiques and theme restaurants draw visitors all year round. A former fishing hub, the Fisherman’s Wharf is now replete with seafood restaurants, and Monterey Bay Aquarium is especially highly regarded.
The gateway to wine country lies just beyond the suburbs of San Francisco. It’s a haven of good living and fine dining, with gourmet restaurants and of course some of the most sensational cellars in all of California.
Set against the majestic peaks of the Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe affords some of the most breathtaking views to be had in the US. It’s a destination for soft adventure, with boating, kayaking, horse riding and ballooning just a few [read more]
This iconic historic district is known for its architecture and its entertainment. By day wander amid the wrought iron balconies and decorous homes that the Spanish (not the French) inspired. By night there are countless bars, restaurants and clubs, not [read more]
Carmel-by-Sea – which once famously had one Clint Eastwood for a mayor – is a picturesque spot to explore. It has something of European feel, with quaint cottages, continental bistros and lush gold courses. The coastline is rugged and dramatic [read more]
Alaska, northwest of Canada, is the largest and most sparsely populated U.S. state. It's known for its dramatic, diverse terrain of wide-open spaces, mountains and forests, with abundant wildlife and many small towns. It’s a destination for outdoor activities including [read more]
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