Alaska is a remote state with vast areas of stunning wilderness, some of the world's best whale and bear-watching and extremely friendly…
Everything is big in America – especially the welcome you’ll get on arrival. The warmth and kindness extended to foreign visitors can be overwhelming but the beauty of a USA holiday is not just in the hospitality but in the sheer variety of options that exist for the curious traveller.
The cities are a great source of cultural interest with excellent museums and art galleries. Move beyond the cities and you find a vast country of mountains, deserts, canyons and grasslands sweeping towards a striking coastline. There are 59 national parks which offer the opportunity to fish, ride horses, go river rafting, track grizzly bears, drive motorbikes, play cowboys or lie on a beach. Travelling around the USA is easy. The plethora of internal airlines makes moving from place to place stress-free. There are hotels of every conceivable standard and style, delicious food and the English accent never fails to win friends.
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Grab a plateful of New Orleans’ legendary beignets, deep fried nuggets of dough coated in layers of fluffy powdered sugar, and a hot cup of dark-roasted chicory coffee – we recommend that you visit this 24-hour establishment outside of busy hours so as to savour every mouthful in peace and quiet.
Head in to the Great Smoky Mountains, a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, for a day of hiking under its transcendent natural fog.
Visit Graceland, Elvis’s private estate in Memphis, to peruse an exhibition of kitsch artefacts, see his collection of cars and private jets and taste his beloved fried peanut butter and banana sandwich.
Explore the celebrated French Quarter in New Orleans to absorb Louisiana’s strong Creole culture, stopping to listen to a busking brass band while sipping on an iced tea.
Voyage around Georgia in search of the three P’s – peaches, pecans and peanuts – perhaps stopping in at one of the many acclaimed family restaurants to sample a scrumptious peach cobbler.
Discover the ancestral stories and hunter-gatherer culture of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, and see their heraldic crests and ancestral demi-gods carved in totems.
Walk atop the ash flow in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a landscape created by a volcanic eruption in 1912.
Walk part of the Pacific Crest Trail, an iconic 2,650 miles trek through California, Oregon and Washington.
Head out with an expert naturalist guide and tracker in search of the swimming moose, black or grizzly bears, elusive grey wolves and roaming caribou that inhabit the park.
Head off the beaten track with an expert guide to discover Lake Powell, looking out for peaceful areas to absorb the atmosphere and appreciate the beauty.
Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.
Featuring custom Airstreams with spa-inspired bathrooms, thoughtfully designed tents with wood-burning stoves, and contemporary cabins with stylish interiors and kitchens, this camp offers wanderlusting travellers a new type of well-appointed outdoor lodging experience at the gateway to Yosemite National Park. With private patios and campfires at all sites, as well as a communal freshwater pond and heated pool, Airstream Yosemite Camp effortlessly blends high-end indulgences with traditional camping traditions, all set amongst one of the world’s most sought-after natural landscapes just half-an-hour away from the park.
Located on the hillside in Santa Barbara, between the lush green mountains and the Pacific Ocean. El Encanto is a beautiful hideaway with Spanish design, fantastic views over the ocean and close to the buzzing town of Santa Barbara. The elegant boutique hotel has undertaken a seven-year restoration period to rejuvenate the historic building which dates back to 1913. Expansive swimming pools and a beautiful spa offers the opportunity to relax, and with the town of Santa Barbara on the doorstep, there is plenty to explore.
Tucked away in the forests of Big Sky Montana, historic Lone Mountain Ranch was established in 1915 as a working cattle ranch. The ranch now offers a great year-round base to explore the Montana wilderness, with dramatic peaks and towering forests of spruce and aspen, to the endless streams and rivers that meander through this range.
Based in the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Woodstock Inn & Resort is a historical building set in the heart of the pre-revolutionary town of Woodstock. The property features 142 rooms and suites adorned with wood-beam bed frames and luxurious linens. The town of Woodstock is a post-card worthy destination, adorned with historical buildings, a quintessential wood covered bridge and outstanding autumnal foliage. The property offers modern amenities including a spa, golf course and fitness facilities while maintaining its traditional values through handmade furnishing by local artisans.
A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.
Roxy has had many adventures throughout the USA, and has a passion for exploring the spectacular National Parks. Roxy’s tip is to invest in a private guides that take you off the grid, transforming your experience of these epic landscapes.
In his travel to the USA, New York has remained at the top of Paul’s list. It is certainly not a one-stop destination, and Paul knows the little-visited hot spots and behind-the-scenes experiences that make a visit to this bustling city truly memorable.
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