North America boasts some blockbuster wildlife, but which months are the ideal time of year to discover the best of it?
From the celebrated musical destinations of the Deep South to Route 66 – the most famous highway in the USA, our Grand American Adventures trips are a Walk of Fame, introducing you to incredible locations that are associated with some of the biggest names in America and beyond.
America’s contribution to music cannot be overstated. The USA is the birthplace of some of the world’s most popular music genres, from Rock’n’Roll to Hip hop, creating iconic artists like Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift... we could go on!
I think it’s rather unfair on the poor Americans – who I always find make very good travel companions – to sniffily shout “ooh, get to Cuba now before it changes”……. "it" being not-so-secret code for the Hawaiian-shirted hordes massing in Miami, ready to launch a hundred Starbucks and Subways in Havana before you can say “viva Fidel!”
This month, we’re shining a very special spotlight on one of our most magical and beguiling regions; the last frontier, the Alaskan wilderness. From wildlife spotting to unforgettable camping experiences, pure solitude and magnificent views – it’s a once in a lifetime destination that deserves to be on any traveller’s bucket list.
With over 70 itineraries and 40+ years’ experience, we know a thing or two about The Americas. But none of this is possible without our specialists, a team of passionate, knowledgable and adventure-hungry people. We’ve got our national park devotees and city slickers; East Coast explorers and West Coast wanderers; camping experts and hotel know-it-alls. Here are their favourite trips…
The Grand Canyon is huge. Carved over several millennia, this massive wonder of nature is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and over a mile deep. With such wonder on this scale, where do you start? Especially if you’ve got limited time?
Cycling through Wine Country
From the saddle you can savour the very best of California wine country, with routes that link up fine vineyards with opportunities to enjoy the fruits of your labour with included wine tastings along the way. Your ride takes you on quiet roads through Napa Valley and Sonoma County, where the vineyards stretch to the horizon in aesthetically pleasing green lines. Along the way you’ll stop for indulgent moments that are well-deserved: enjoy a recovery hot spring spa and massage treatment, wine tastings, and a visit to the millennia old Redwood forests that California is known for. And if you’re more of a bikes and beers cyclist, then never fear – there’s craft beers at the Stone Brewing restaurant as well.
Cycling California Wine Country