“Oscar Wilde said America has never been discovered, it’s merely been detected. For us, America is a dream waiting to be lived. And that’s what we help you do.”
The USA is not the largest nation, or the most populous, or the most historically complex. But it’s still a very difficult country to categorize, maybe because so much of its history is wrapped up in myth. It’s a place where people have traditionally come to reinvent themselves, and in doing so they’ve reinvented their surroundings as well. That’s why, when we help create a luxury vacation in the USA, we start with a simple question: What do you want your America to be?
Maybe you want to head out on the road, Jack Kerouac-style. You could craft a trip that retraces his wanderings with fellow beat Neal Cassady. Or follow Jack London’s journey as he pursued the call of the wild. Or recreate Woody Guthrie’s odyssey along America’s folkways – staying at far nicer places, of course (or at least more tastefully appointed boxcars). Want to ride a chopper out of Easy Rider, or a Corvette out of Route 66, or that wonderful Porsche Speedster Jane Fonda drove in Coming Home? We’ll make it happen. Or how about a Thelma and Louise tour of the Southwest, in an identical Thunderbird convertible – but with a different ending, naturally (and no promises of meeting a young Brad Pitt along the way)?
You could discover a corner of America through the eyes of one of its creative geniuses: Georgia O’Keefe’s New Mexico, William Faulkner’s Mississippi, John Ford’s Monument Valley, Martin Scorsese’s New York, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Illinois, Ansel Adams’ Yosemite…guided by a nature photographer to some of his favourite outlooks. You tell us whose world you want to explore, and we’ll get you to the most meaningful spots, find extraordinary places to stay and introduce you to experts on these creative icons’ work, as well as people who intersected with their lives.
America began as the fulfilment of a quest, and that spirit has never really died. So maybe you have your own New World dream that we can build a trip around: mountain biking the red-rock canyons of Utah; hiking the Gold Rush Trail in Alaska; biking among antebellum mansions to Civil War battlefields in the Old South; fly-fishing among the mountains of Montana (where a river runs through it); rafting through the Grand Canyon or down the Colorado River; learning from a Bikram yoga master at a California coastal retreat; exploring the heart of New Orleans jazz, from Bourbon Street to Tremé – and talking to Katrina survivors about what happened when the levees broke.
Whatever you’re looking for in the heart of America, whether it’s cultural or culinary, ecological or philosophical, we’ll build a travel experience that lives up to your personal American dream – with all of the deep local connections and gracious personal touches that are Brown + Hudson’s trademark…along with the flexibility, spontaneity and unexpected delights you expect from the Land of the Free.
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To discuss what interests you about this or any other destination, call us: +44 203 358 0110