USA

beyond the beaten path

The great American experience is about so many things: bluegrass and beaches, snow-covered peaks and redwood forests, down-to-earth, folky culture, mixed with big open skies.
Alaska 1, Glennallen, United States by Bryan Goff
New England, USA by SoloTravelGoals

Featured Journeys

Extraordinary experiences beyond the tourist trails

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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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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TETest Expert
  • Argentina
  • Chile
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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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Lost Travel
  • USA
The only travel company that doesn't know where you're going. Unscripted adventures; nobody wins, everybody's lost.
JAJohn Annerino
  • USA
For 20 years I’ve made it my mission to go off the grid into the Great Southwest’s (United States, Mexico) and the Grand Canyon’s unknown lands in search of affable locals,enduring traditions, and rarely-seen earthscapes that I explored by foot, whitewater raft, rope, canoe, sea kayak, sea-going panga and, ill-advisedly, from the back of a ornery mule. I wanted to disappear into the landscape to photograph my journeys with the colors of the earth, note my perceptions, and compose evocative essays that have appeared in distinguished photography books. Oftentimes, those explorations necessitate
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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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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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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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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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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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Jorn Vangoidtsenhoven
  • Canada
  • Mexico
I was born and raised in Belgium. After I took several trips to the US, I’ve decided to move there permanently. I have been overlanding in the US, Canada,Mexico and Central America on and off and now I’m traveling these areas full-time.
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Scott Dickerson
  • USA
I’ve spent my life exploring the majestic wilderness of Alaska as a commercial fisherman, photographer, sea kayak instructor, surf guide and boat captain.Come explore the Last Frontier with me!
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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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Jill Robinson
  • USA
Jill Robinson is the owner of Mindful Nature Guides (MNG). She believes mindful time spent in nature restores the body and soul and fosters care for theenvironment and our fellow beings in the natural world. Mindful Nature Guides offer mmersive nature-nased meditations and Tai chi and QiGong practices.
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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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Bryan Hermannsson
  • Australia
  • Austria
I was raised camping and exploring the South west and US national parks. From this and spending 10 years as a cub and Boy Scout,I have developed a major appreciation for the natural world. For the past 12 years I have organized a rock climbing trip to the magical desert of Joshua Tree NP for 15-150 friends and friends of friends. From this spawned my love of guiding people through nature and up cliffs. I would love to join your team to support facilitating people connecting with nature and adventure. Thank so much! Cheers, Bryan
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Carrie Back
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
Carrie Ann Back is a part-time travel writer and full-time globetrotter based in Southeast Asia. She’s been to over 30 countries,including living in the Amazon jungle in Bolivia and working for elephant conservation in Thailand. I love anything off-the-beaten path! Carrie continues to be a sought-after travel expert for digital media, print materials & magazines, and conferences all over the world. Carrie is also a digital copywriter for hotels and restaurants worldwide. When not traveling, she can be found sampling new wines, planning her next trip, or trying to perfect her
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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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Jenna Matecki
  • Italy
  • Japan
Hi! I’m an independent environmental communications strategist and writer who works to reconnect people with nature. I build inventive, creative,and persuasive social impact initiatives, brand identities, and copy. My partners work in landscape architecture, climate, and experiential design. I live nomadically in different cities around the world and capture my life through Postcards from Jenna, a poetic book written postcard by postcard. People from 34 different countries receive limited edition, beautifully illustrated, story-driven postcards from me in their actual mailboxes.
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