Barnaby Findlay

USA Travel Expert

“The USA – the hospitality mecca of the world, where accommodationss do more than merely accommodate. Ranging from the quintessentially American farmhouse to the downtown digs that supply the best views of the iconic Las Vegas Strip, from the the luxury camping experience in Zion National Park to the bungalow that opens up onto the golden sands of Maui, we know a thing or two about where to stay on an epic American adventure.”

Barnaby Findlay

USA Travel Expert

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USA Highlights

From coast to coast, a holiday to the US can be just about anything you want it to be. From staggering natural beauty found in its National Parks to the bustling cities, you can find a place to escape or find a city that never sleeps.
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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.

WHERE EVERYTHING HAPPENS

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.

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 melting pot of culture, home to Wall Street, Central Park, 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.

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 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.

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 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.

Napa

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.

Humpback whales in Alaska

Alaska

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.

Jazz in New Orleans

New Orleans

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.

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 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

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.

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 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.

Blink

Blink luxury camping

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.

Southwest

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 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.

Miami Beach

Miami Beach, Florida

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, Washington State

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.

USA Highlights

From coast to coast, a holiday to the US can be just about anything you want it to be. From staggering natural beauty found in its National Parks to the bustling cities, you can find a place to escape or find a city that never sleeps.

WHERE TO STAY

Traveling from Los Angeles to New York City is like flying from one country to another. The culture is diverse and unique and so are the hotels. Ranging from boutique to well-known, under the stars to the top of a high-rise, all of our hotels and resorts in America are centered around luxury. A resort or a tent, a B&B or a penthouse, we’ve mapped out the best places to stay in the U.S. of A.

WEST COAST

From Seattle all the way to San Diego, the abundance of hotels is sometimes intimidating. That’s why we only work with the very best of the best. We want to ensure we’ve eliminated the mediocre and only offer the exclusive, the chic, and the legendary. For California first-timers, nothing says five-star like the Post Ranch Inn. A little further north, nowhere gets you closer to the mountains than a stay at the Thompson in Seattle.

SOUTHERN STATES

If Memphis is synonymous with Rock and Roll than Madri Gras it to New Orleans what cowboy culture is to Texas. By far and away the most vibrant region of the United States, the hotel options here are just as unique and historical as the cities they belong to. Follow the music to the Hutton Hotel in Nashville before experiencing a different pace of life at the Belmond Charleston Palace.

EAST COAST

For those hoping to combine a bustling subwaypolis with the untampered outdoors, New England is the place that delivers. Starting in the city of Boston and moving upwards through Vermont and Maine, a luxury vacation in the upper right USA can combine sprawling coastline, fresh seafood, a game at Fenway Park, and charismatic hotels. The Grace White Barn in small town Maine is your ticket to peace and solitude.

  • Population Population 316,000,000
  • Capital Capital Washington DC
  • Currency Currency Dollar
  • Language Language English
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT - 5 to - 8
  • Expert Tip Expert Tip

    "Ride out into the wilds of Colorado to herd bison with authentic cowboys"

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