North America

beyond the beaten path

The heart of North America beats through towering forests, undulating fields, high-plain deserts, pulsating metropolises and offbeat oases.
Glennallen, Alaska by Bryan Goff
Alberta, Canada by Matt Tomason

Featured Destinations

Featured Stories

Extraordinary and enlightening stories

Featured Experts

Remarkable destination specialists with insider access

Justin Randolph
  • Argentina
  • Chile
I was born with a passion for the map's blank spaces. Exploring them is where I feel most alive and am filled with the greatest sense of wonder and intrigue for the world around.As Nabokov once said..."nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.” Shall we go forth?
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Owen Gaddis
  • Argentina
  • Belize
We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate.We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again—to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.
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Brophy Tyree
  • Argentina
  • Canada
I'm committed to building journeys and experiences that contribute to the regeneration of our natural environment and which spark stewardship for thenatural world.
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Earthtones Journeys
  • Chile
  • Colombia
At Earthtones, we believe that tourism — when implemented thoughtfully and intentionally — can be a force for regeneration in the world: regenerative to local economic,social, and ecological systems. Partnering with individuals, guides, and communities rich in natural capital — from farmers to community land trusts and ranches — we're co-creating a network of local-powered, immersive nature experiences.
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RILEY SMITH
  • USA
Travelling to a new place requires you to find locals and immerse yourself in their experiences. As a hiker/backpacker and urban explorer,I pride myself in finding unique experiences that aren't publicly broadcasted 100x over on Yelp and TripAdvisor. You are traveling and you deserve a unique experience.
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carolyn calfee
  • USA
We believe that travel should be an adventure, and the best travel are those destinations that offer remote, cultural and spectacular destinations.We love the night skies, the hiking, the history and the blending of cultures. We have been hosting travelers on Abiquiu Lake for over ten years, and hope to share this amazing spot with you, too!
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Frank Castro
  • Argentina
  • Bhutan
I grew up in Malibu, California and have spent much of my life traveling in search of perfect waves, beautiful peaks, and inspiring wildlife safaris.I have spent over a decade running lodges & camps and curating adventure programs in Africa. I have spent many years traversing the Himalayas and curating trips in that region. After becoming a father, I have highly focused on Central & South America. My focus is on sustainable and ethical travel, with top notch services and guiding. Adventure travel is vital for local economies and also the greatest connection to nature and the human essence.
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Spirit Bear Lodge
  • Canada
Located in the Heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, Spirit Bear Lodge offers world class Wildlife Tours and Indigenous Cultural experiences.Search for grizzly bears, black bears, and spirit bears in pristine river valleys. Spot whales, porpoise, sea lions, while exploring the Great Bear Sea. Learn about the Kitasoo Xai’xais people who have called the Great Bear Rainforest home for thousands of years. Find a transformative experience while local staff share their intimate knowledge of this complex ecosystem and guide your adventure into the untouched wilderness of the Great Bear Rainforest
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Jennifer Spatz
  • India
  • USA
A cultural anthropologist at heart, Jennifer Spatz is Founder and CEO of Seattle-area Global Family Travels, whose mission is to “Learn,Serve and Immerse,” using travel as a means to build cultural bridges and to foster global citizens. Using sustainable tourism principles and many United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Jennifer develops community-based, family-friendly trips which features a unique mix of cultural and educational activities, as well as community engagement to help make a positive impact on the lives of people and natural habitats where we visit.
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Max nelson
  • Colombia
  • Cuba
A habitual globetrotter has a passion for immersing himself in foreign cultures and working with emerging markets.He has traveled to nearly every Latin American country and some travel highlights include: hItchhiking across Eastern Europe, celebrating the Khmer New Year in Cambodia & volunteering with a surfing community in Peru. He founded Hastacuba 3 years ago and has become a member of the Cuban community and loves exploring the local landscape and developing exciting, new programs a.nd sharing them
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Kellie Okonek
  • Albania
  • Antarctica
Kellie lives in Alaska, USA and is in love with the state. An active explorer, she's adventured around the state on skis, bikes, foot, packraft,and small planes. She believes Alaskan nature has the power to transform and wants to help adventurous travelers experience the 'real' Alaska. It doesn't take a cruise ship or expensive excursions to enjoy the grandeur of this place
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Ian Stone
  • Canada
With a passion for sustainable tourism experiences, we combine the top hiking, culture and culinary experiences in Gros Morne National Park to curate avariety of tailor-made multi-day vacations and interactive day excursions.
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Sigurdur 'Siggy' Jonsson
  • Greenland
  • Iceland
Sigurdur “Siggi” Jonsson has been immersed in the mountains and oceans around his native Ísafjörður all his life.He is a Naval Architect and Ocean Yachtmaster and has been skippering Aurora since 2006 and Arktika since 2016. His work and play has taken him all over the world – from skiing in Canada and climbing in the Alps, to kayaking in Greenland and sailing in Antarctica. His passion for the lands and cultures of the Arctic and North Atlantic is second only to his enthusiasm about sharing them with new friends.
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Natalie Nicklett
  • USA
Wild Abundance offers classes and consultations in off-grid living, organic gardening, natural building, permaculture, primitive skills,and eco-homesteading in a community setting on a real, functioning and breathtaking homestead. Our instructors and consultants bring deep knowledge, vast experience and unbridled passion to make learning and reconnecting a joy.
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John Muir
  • Canada
  • USA
I'm an avid naturalist with a deep love and appreciation for wilderness and the outdoors. I've spent countless years getting to the know the soul of theNorth American mountains — from Baja up the spine of California to the glacier lands of Alaska. It's my delight to share my knowledge, expertise, and insights in hopes of sparking a new and meaningful conservation movement.
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Guido Frosini
  • USA
True Grass Farms primary goal is to regenerate landscapes and restore water cycles by increasing diversity of plants and biological communities.We use participatory ecology and animal impact as tools to stimulate ecosystems beneficially. We seek partnerships and collaborations with individuals and organizations interested in learning and being active participnts in the long-term health and function of their bio-region. We believe wilderness and food production areas can co-exist and be symbiotic. Here at True Grass Farms we value Human-animal and Human-soil relationships.
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Valentyn Syenin
  • Canada
  • Indonesia
I’ve been traveling to connect further with myself and nature for the past 2-3 years as a film maker and photographer.It has opened doors for me and expanded my horizons beyond measures. Travel has been a source of inspiration of ephemeral beauty I can capture and share with others. I have never done a group trip but have always desired to drive so. This sounds like an interesting opportunity to make it happen and share some experiences with my audience.
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RCRick Carassai
  • Mexico
  • Peru
With over 15 years of experience in Mexico & Peru, we aim to develop amazing travel experiences that allow the traveller to meet,interact and learn from the local communities they visit. We provide original experiences even when travelling beaten routes thanks to an ever-growing database of local partners. In Peru, we are hiking expert for Machu Picchu as well as the Rainforest, with our own amazing guides, we are able to provide personalised experiences all over the country. In Mexico we are expert in all sort of cultural and adventurous activities, from budget to high-range.
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  • Argentina
  • Chile
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Siggi Jonsson
  • Greenland
  • Iceland
Aurora Arktika was born out of a longing to share nature’s wonders in a way that preserves the environment and respects local cultures.Our journeys offer unparalleled access to pristine beauty, with the safety and comfort of an arctic sailboat as basecamp. I've been immersed in the mountains and oceans around his native Ísafjörður all my life. I'm a Naval Architect and Ocean Yachtmaster and have been skippering the Aurora since 2006. My work and play have taken me all over the world – from skiing in Canada and climbing in the Alps, to kayaking in Greenland and sailing in Antarctica.
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Olga Roldán
  • Mexico
Sierra Gorda Ecotours offers custom and private tours in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve. Located in the heart of Mexico,Sierra Gorda is a natural protected area that covers a third of Querétaro state. Its inhabitants include various species which are in danger of extinction, such as the jaguar and the military macaw. It is the seventh largest Reserve in Mexico and the most diverse in terms of ecosystems.
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Randy Mitson
  • Canada
Established in 1961, Algonquin Outfitters has grown to include a family of stores in the Algonquin Park, Muskoka and Haliburton Highlands regions.While the core of the business has always been Algonquin Park wilderness canoe trips, our product lines and services have grown to include mountain and road bikes, canoe, kayak, wakeboard and waterski sales, as well as winter sports equipment like snowboards, alpine and nordic skis and snowshoes.
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Lost Travel
  • USA
The only travel company that doesn't know where you're going. Unscripted adventures; nobody wins, everybody's lost.

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