Why should you travel to the USA with us?

If trips were people, then ours are equal parts Bruce Springsteen and Scott F Fitzgerald.

You might know that Black Tomato are based not only in London but in New York. Each day our American crew – hi Brendan, Sunil, Amy and team – work within sight of the iconic Flatiron; planning trips for people from Kansas to Kerala. Many of these travelers end up in the US itself, whether exploring the blues of New Orleans or tasting the bourbon in Tenessee. The dramatic possibilities of the States are what excite us – from the moody coastlines of New England to the golden surf of Santa Monica. Our bespoke trips celebrate this adventurous difference; whether you want to hike to the peak of Hawaii’s Haleakala Crater or travel with a Navajo guide through Monument Valley. With a finger on the pulse of new hotel openings, freshly-awarded Michelin stars, and ancient trekking routes, call us today and discover your US.

Key facts

  • Population Population 316,000,000
  • Capital Capital Washington DC
  • Currency Currency Dollar
  • Language Language English
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT - 5 to - 8
  • Best time Best time Apr - Oct

Example Itineraries

These are simply suggestions for the kind of vacation you might have. Yours will be tailored, altered, and refined until it matches you completely.

Alaska & Hawaii: An Ice & Fire Adventure

One of the greatest joys of travelling through the United States is the variety of landscapes you encounter along the way - and the pace at which they change. We've travelled from north to south and east to west to take ...

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Yellowstone & Grand Teton: Wild West adventures in Wyoming

River rafting, hiking and horseback exploration through the heart of the Wild West Step back in time and experience true American history in Wyoming. Home to Yellowstone and the rugged mountains of Grand Teton National ...

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Alaska: An Adventurous Luxury Vacation in the Wilderness

No matter where you go in Alaska, you can guarantee it will be jaw-droppingly scenic. Towering mountain ranges, plunging river canyons and expansive ice fields; everything here is on a grander scale. And that extends to ...

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Maui and Kauai: A Luxury Vacation in Hawaii

The original island paradise, there's something just so enchanting about Hawaii. Peppering the Pacific Ocean with emerald-hued isles that simultaneously boast wild coastlines with fiery volcanoes and pristine beaches fri...

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Utah, Colorado & Wyoming: A Wild West Road Trip

Embark on the drive of a lifetime through the heart of Western USA with Black Tomato and discover the freedom of the open road and some of our favourite luxury lodges. You’ll start this epic 13 night trip in the iconic...

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Utah: A Luxury Adventure in the American Southwest

Contrary to their common perception, adventures need not require you to travel to far-flung places and take weeks off work. No, some of the best adventures are those that are that bit closer to home. Those that don't req...

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Kentucky & Tennessee: The Complete Deep South Experience

It’s time to unveil our take on an area of the USA full of hidden wonder and no-holds-barred-fun, the Deep South. To really get under the skin of Kentucky and Tennessee we’ve met with Bulleit Bourbon and George Dicke...

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Napa & Sonoma: A Luxurious Taste of the West Coast

Nothing says the weekend like indulging in some gourmet cuisine. Saturday night reservations at your favourite restaurant, what could be better? How about packing a bag and heading up to Northern California to the undisp...

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New Orleans to Charleston: A Luxury Musical Vacation in the South

For a taste of the true Deep South, immerse yourself in our 13-night musical road trip curated by our USA travel experts. On this luxury holiday packed full of fascinating experiences, you'll cruise from city to city wit...

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California to Hawaii: City Soul to Island Bliss

This luxury, action-packed 15 night holiday to California and Hawaii will take you from the rolling vineyards of Napa Valley to the urban hub of San Francisco and beyond to the dramatic volcanic peaks of Hawaii - all wit...

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Alaska: Explore the Last Frontier

Not for the faint hearted, our action-packed Alaskan adventure will show you the best of this wintry domain, as you scale icy titans and snowy summits, fly over pristine rivers and discover the state’s prolific wildlif...

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Charleston: a charming cultural journey

Discover the magic of South Carolina as we lead you on a five-night jaunt around Charleston. Rich in food, history, art and nature - around every corner Charleston has a story to discover. From horse-drawn carriages to s...

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L.A., Santa Barbara & Palm Springs: A Star Studded Road Trip

A patchwork quilt of neighbourhoods, beaches, highways and cities; as Jack Kerouac once said, LA is ‘a jungle’. As you’ll agree, it’s a jungle most people have traversed and one whose tourist hot spots are heavin...

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Oregon: Whales, Wine and Coastal Wanderings

A state famous for its dramatic coastal scenery and quirky cities, we cannot get enough of Oregon right now. Packed full of those extra-special, extra-exclusive Black Tomato experiences that you know and love, our US tra...

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California to Bora Bora: A Luxury Honeymoon

This dreamy trip takes you from the culture and natural wonders of California to pure island bliss in French Polynesia, checking in at a combination of our favourite luxury hotels along the way. Start your journey amongs...

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Utah & Arizona: Canyons & Cowboys in the Wild West

Embark on our all-American adventure to the heartland of the south-west. On your self drive sojourn you will have the opportunity to explore one of the remotest, most stunning corners of the US at your own pace. So hop i...

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California:The Ultimate Luxury West Coast Discovery

We’re big fans of iconic road trips, and when we think of California, we can’t help but picture ourselves cruising along Highway One, seeing the sunset in the wing-mirror, humming along to The Beach Boys. Sound like ...

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Hawaii & French Polynesia: A Luxury Honeymoon of Pacific Island Hopping

Perfectly formed, volcanic specks in the ocean, so remote you could easily skip over them on a scan of the map, the Pacific Islands embody escapism unlike anywhere else. Cut off from the rest of the world, there's no pla...

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EATER Journeys: East Village, NYC

As luxury travel experts, we know a thing or two about getting around the world in style. That's why we've combined our round-the-world travel expertise with the culinary insight of Eater. This slice-by-slice tour of Ne...

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New England: A Coastal Adventure for all the Family

From the gateway city of Boston to the mountains of Maine, the sugar-white sand beaches of Nantucket Island and the deep American history of Newport; New England has no shortage of charm. Six states, each with their ow...

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New England: A Gourmet-Fuelled Road Trip

In no other country but the US can you travel so extensively, and all without a passport. New England, tucked away up in the northeast of America, is our go-to getaway for the ultimate foodie road trip. Our in-house USA ...

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Miami: An Exclusive Escape to Soho Beach House

A city that swings to its own rhythm and never fails to make its way onto our summer holiday hot list, a visit to Miami promises to refresh and rejuvenate no matter how you spend your time. We've been refining our trips ...

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Twin Peaks: Washington State

We’re sure you’ve all heard the news by now – 90’s cult classic Twin Peaks is back. And what better way to celebrate than with an open-road adventure through the Evergreen State that the show calls home? Discover...

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Westworld: Utah

Here at Black Tomato, we were hooked on the sci-fi thriller Westworld and, if you've ever seen the show, we think you’ll agree that all that stunning scenery is enough to send your wanderlust into overdrive. Luckily, ...

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Florida: A Sun-Kissed Miami Road Trip

Road trips are quite the favourite here at Black Tomato, and our travel experts know exactly how to create the perfect one. You’ll start things off in glam Miami before cruising up the coast to the natural beauty of Fl...

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Scottsdale: Where Culture Meets the Ranch

Scottsdale is one of the USA’s hidden gems. A hot bed for the arts, a playground for the adventurous, and a haven for those in search of pampering and culinary excellence, it really hits the mark as an indulgent getawa...

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Texas: Ranches and Rock'n'Roll

Naturally, we want you to see the very best of this fiercely independent destination, so we've put together an all-encompassing itinerary to ensure you get right under the skin of one of the most diverse states in Americ...

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Aspen: A Winter Family Getaway

Touch town at Denver’s International Airport, and allow yourself to be whisked off into the mountains for the first three nights of your family winter adventure, starting at The Little Nell. It’s one of our ultimate ...

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San Francisco, Oakland & Sonoma: A Gourmet Escape

Gateway to Northern California (call it 'NorCal' if you want to blend in), San Francisco is the perfect starting point to your road trip up to wine country. You'll be enamoured by the charm of this diverse city and, with...

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Breaking Bad: New Mexico

At a cultural crossroads, New Mexico is fast becoming a must-visit destination in the south west of the USA, thanks to its Hispanic influences, outlawed and rugged landscapes, and of course home of the Grammy-award winni...

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Mad Men: New York

Transport yourself back to the sleek and intriguing world of 1960’s New York, portrayed with pure style and seduction in the scenes of Mad Men. Black Tomato’s bespoke holiday will guide you round the hidden gems of t...

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Alaska: Experience the Iditarod

Far from being a just a barren, frozen wilderness, Alaska’s snow-strewn winter plains are the perfect location for an unforgettable luxury adventure holiday. The frozen rivers that snake through the Alaska Range and th...

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Palm Springs: A Hollywood Weekender

A few days in Palm Springs and it’s as if you are caught in a time warp between '70s retro chic and old Hollywood glamour, which leaves it all too easy to fall in love with. So here's our five night trip which showcase...

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Washington State: Natural Beauty & City Slicking

Hear that? It’s the Emerald City calling your name. The entirety of Seattle and its surrounding areas are filled with greenery, giving it its well-deserved nickname. 6,000 acres of parks are found within the city limit...

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Colorado: Cowboys and Rolling Mountains

Think Colorado, think rolling mountains and colonial cowboy culture. As the locals themselves confess, if an invitation says dress smart they iron their jeans and scrape the mud off their boots, which says it all about t...

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California: Learn to Surf Like a Pro

Surfing is so synonymous with California that it’s hard not to hum a Beach Boys track when you picture those rolling Pacific waves. For the ultimate salty adventure, who better to take your cue from than Johnny Utah? F...

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Hollywood: A Luxury Escape Fit for the Stars

West Hollywood is a city of glamour, class and fun. It exudes the perfect combination of exclusivity and let-your-hair-down vibes, so whichever trip you’re looking for, chances are WeHo will be able to provide it. Just...

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New York, Chicago & L.A.: City Hopping Across the USA

For years, popular culture has celebrated the cities of the US as some of the most iconic and magical metropolises in the world, and for good reason. From the soaring skyscrapers of New York, to the gourmet greats of Chi...

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Ski 3 countries in the Northern Hemisphere

We asked our travel experts what their ultimate bucket-list ski experience would be, and decided that sometimes one country just simply isn't enough. On this intrepid ski adventure we'll take you to some of our team's fa...

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What to see & do in USA

If you can’t see it here then we can still plan it for you.

Family travel to USA

Experience American culture

From Arizona’s scorching cinematic canyons to Alaska’s towering freezing glaciers, a thousand trips to the USA could...

From Arizona’s scorching cinematic canyons to Alaska’s towering freezing glaciers, a thousand trips to the USA couldn’t capture all of its diverse landscapes, culture, and food. Soak up the musical heritage of Memphis on a tour of its famous studios and stages, broaden your palate in Charleston’s world-beating seafood joints at a one-off chef’s table, or slip away by private jet to your own slice of Hawaiian island paradise. Embark on your personal American adventure thanks to our travel experts.

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WHERE EVERYTHING HAPPENS

There are soaring skyscrapers and there is New York City. There are dramatic landscapes and there is the Grand Canyon. T...

There are soaring skyscrapers and there is New York City. There are dramatic landscapes and there is the Grand Canyon. There are lively beaches and there is Miami. Point being, you haven’t experienced opulence and extravagance until you’ve walked the streets of Hollywood or gawked at the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. We think the best way to see America is through a completely tailor-made vacation, combining bespoke experiences with the classic landmarks, so take out your U.S.A. bucket list and get clicking.

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MARVEL AT TIMES SQUARE

New York City, one of the world’s greatest playgrounds, has many different faces. It’s a city that never sleeps, a m...

New York City, one of the world’s greatest playgrounds, has many different faces. It’s a city that never sleeps, a melting pot of culture, home to Wall Street, Central Park, some of the best restaurants in the world, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building, just to name a few. Since there is so much to see and do, let our Travel Experts tailor an itinerary teeming with luxury hotels and immersive tours.

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Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park

EXPLORE THE NATIONAL PARKS

There are 58 National Parks in the USA and every single one brings something different to the table. Some are famous for...

There are 58 National Parks in the USA and every single one brings something different to the table. Some are famous for their towering mountain peaks while others protect stunning coastline. No matter the reason, there is a National Park for every kind of traveler. Opt for a once in a lifetime experience like a helicopter ride in Yosemite or head north to witness the ‘Big Five’ (moose, caribou, grizzly bears, sheep, and wolf) in Denali, Alaska.

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California Coast, USA

CRUISE THE CALIFORNIA COAST

We never thought we’d be in the business of ranking highways, but we must say: Highway 1 has got to be our favorite on...

We never thought we’d be in the business of ranking highways, but we must say: Highway 1 has got to be our favorite on the planet. Passing through forests, zooming by cities, and stopping for beach breaks, this iconic stretch of coastline is vast and beautiful. Just a few of our favorite highlights include crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, whale watching in Carmel, and soaking up the rays in Santa Barbara.

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Napa Valley, USA

VINEYARDS OF NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

Enjoy simple pleasures done differently. You don’t need to visit Napa Valley to drink its legendary Cabernet Sauvignon...

Enjoy simple pleasures done differently. You don’t need to visit Napa Valley to drink its legendary Cabernet Sauvignon, but it does taste better when sipped amongst its sweeping vineyards with your own personal sommelier. Jump the waiting list to score the best seat in the house at Yountville’s celebrated three-Michelin-starred restaurant, The French Laundry, where Thomas Keller’s signature oysters and pearls will take you to gastronomical paradise.

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Humpback whales in Alaska

EXPLORE THE WILDERNESS OF ALASKA

Immerse yourself in the rawness of Alaska where wilderness means uncharted territory and mountains with no name. Feel re...

Immerse yourself in the rawness of Alaska where wilderness means uncharted territory and mountains with no name. Feel reborn as you hike the mysterious terrain surrounding Ultima Thule Lodge with a local expert. Marvel the neon green aurora from a bespoke luxury Blink campsite or take in the world-class view of the Don Sheldon Amphitheater from the exclusive Sheldon Chalet which can accommodate just 10 people at a time. Our Alaska experience will fuel conversation for a lifetime of dinner parties.

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Jazz show in New Orleans

JAZZ IN NEW ORLEANS

Find your groove in New Orleans, where a civilized stroll through the picturesque French Quarter can soon lead to jazz a...

Find your groove in New Orleans, where a civilized stroll through the picturesque French Quarter can soon lead to jazz and debauchery at a specially arranged Bourbon Street bar lock-in. Think of the nocturnal city they call the Big Easy as one big jukebox where you get to curate your very own soundtrack that’s all killer and no filler. The birthplace of the hot jazz sounds of Dixieland and artists ranging from Fats Domino to DJ Jubilee has certainly paid its musical dues.

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Stay at Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley

Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley

The line between outdoors and inside blurs at Calistoga Ranch, where you can relax with views of the creek and mighty oa...

The line between outdoors and inside blurs at Calistoga Ranch, where you can relax with views of the creek and mighty oak trees from your deluxe wooden lodge. Enjoy a spot of stargazing from your private outdoor terrace, where the fireplace can be cranked up on chillier nights as you sip a glass of vintage pinot from the on-site wine cave.

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Sheldon Chalet, Alaska

Sheldon Chalet, Alaska

Privacy is taken to new heights at the 6,000ft high Sheldon Chalet in Alaska. Sitting pretty above the snow-capped panor...

Privacy is taken to new heights at the 6,000ft high Sheldon Chalet in Alaska. Sitting pretty above the snow-capped panorama of Denali National Park, this luxury chalet features just five guest rooms, all geared towards first-class service. Whether you seek adventure or disconnection, you’ll find it all amongst the pristine wilderness. Once back, expect gourmet dinners comprising of locally sourced produce and world-beating wines, before retiring to the comforts of your room where fur throws and contemplative views of the vast snowy tundra come as standard.

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Royal Sonesta, New Orleans

The Royal Sonesta, New Orleans

Timeless and authentic, The Royal Sonesta is located centrally to all the French Quarter action and is brimming with New...

Timeless and authentic, The Royal Sonesta is located centrally to all the French Quarter action and is brimming with New Orleans charm. Unwind in the elegant confines of your room, enjoy cocktail hour on the terrace, or dip your toe into the legendary nightlife. You don’t need to venture very far for some action, as this bustling hotel is right on Bourbon Street.

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Luxury camping with Black Tomato

Blink luxury camping

Enjoy overnight stays in destinations too remote for hotels with our award-winning Blink luxury glamping. Whether you wa...

Enjoy overnight stays in destinations too remote for hotels with our award-winning Blink luxury glamping. Whether you want to sleep under the stars in the heart of the Wild West or go deep into the wilderness of Colorado, we’ll transport and build you a luxury-laden campsite. Watch the sunset and sunrise from a perspective no one ever has – or will again.

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Zion National Park, USA

Zion National Park, Utah

A private car direct to Zion National Park will be waiting after your private hot air balloon tour to learn about the cu...

A private car direct to Zion National Park will be waiting after your private hot air balloon tour to learn about the culture of the Navajo Native American tribes that once populated South Utah and beyond. Hear about their rituals, beliefs in nature, and see the valleys and plains they were the first to call home from the ideal vantage point. When you’ve had suitable time to reflect, we’ll help you feel the adrenaline rush as you white-water raft down the Virgin River. End your day sipping Champagne by the fire before retiring to your very own luxury campsite courtesy of Blink.

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Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach, Florida

With its pastel-coloured art deco buildings and air of old glamor, Miami Beach oozes vintage Americana in the best possi...

With its pastel-coloured art deco buildings and air of old glamor, Miami Beach oozes vintage Americana in the best possible way. Feel the sand in your toes as you kick back and relax for some epic people-watching from the decadent Setai Hotel. Once your VIP tour guide has taken you backstage around Miami’s infamous nightlife and gator spotting in the Everglades, we can whisk you away to the private paradise of Little Palm Island for the kind of exclusivity usually reserved for royalty.

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Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls, Washington State

Forever immortalised in the Twin Peaks series, if you don’t get your ‘90s TV kicks from Snoqualmie Falls then its na...

Forever immortalised in the Twin Peaks series, if you don’t get your ‘90s TV kicks from Snoqualmie Falls then its natural beauty and potential for adventure should do the trick. The setting for the iconic TV show is a playground for outdoor pursuits, be it a bespoke fly-fishing trip or hiking session. Move onto nearby Seattle and let your personal tour guide take you to all the secret hotspots in the so-hip-it-hurts Capitol Hill area, before being whisked away to a local island where a “damn fine” candlelit dinner for two awaits.

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When I started with Black Tomato, my very first task was to chart a brand new road trip across the Californian West; trialling, checking and assessing each and every component of that experience before we offered it to clients. This is the same for each and every one of our US journeys. Totally trustworthy, and properly immersive.

Barnaby Findlay, USA Travel Expert

Top Locations in USA

If we were asked to choose our top three places in the USA, we’d go for these.
Napa Valley, California

California

Live it up in Hollywood. Pair things down in Napa.

The Golden Coast will never not be popular among our Travel Experts – or our clients. We’re talking wineries, lakes and spas in the Napa Valley. Or the Inns, hikes and Pacific panoramas of striking Sonoma. Come back to earth in the bustling cities of LA and San Francisco, or strike out for nature at Yosemite and Big Sur. Don’t miss out on iconic Shutters on the Beach. In a word: glamorous.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

The Mid-West

Lose yourself in the wilds between the coasts.

East Coast and West. They get all of the attention, it seems. But it’s the Mid-West we’ve fallen for. The states of Utah and Colorado are the scenes for some of our most adventurous global itineraries; with Navajo-guided tours of Monument Valley, a sun-buggy across the dunes of the Valley of Fire, and training with the cowboys of Red Rock County (with its towering rock monoliths). In a word: rugged.

Colonial street in Charleston

Charleston

Explore the quaint old heart of new America.

Charleston’s 18th-century atmosphere of canon, cemeteries, and carriage-rides evoke a certain predisposition toward the past. And this is certainly a lure. But it also plays host to a growing social and dining scene, bringing together its peculiar landscapes (like the Magnolia Plantation, founded in 1676) of the ocean, gardens, and historic city neighborhoods. Battery park is a must. In a word: charming.

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