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North America as You've Never Seen it Before:

Close to Home, Yet a World Away

Our trips highlight North America’s finest natural and cultural destinations, from the must-see sites to the paths less traveled. Gleaning from 30 years of experience in adventure travel, we work with our expert guides, trusted partners and insightful locals to carefully craft itineraries to bring a place to life and create the most enriching experience possible.


We design our tours to stimulate mind, body and spirit. Most of our trips are active, providing opportunities to match your fitness level. Whether you choose a tough trail or an easy one, you can count on our support in finding your own physical thresholds and helping you meet your goals, while respecting your boundaries. In addition to physical activity, we believe every great expedition must also feed the minds of the curious, which is why we pack our trips with local experts, cultural excursions and less well-known historical sites. With plenty of “aha” moments throughout every journey we create, we believe a great Roadrunner trip should also leave your spirit refreshed and renewed.


Each one of our guests comes to us with different needs, budgets, and numbers of travel companions. To accommodate your requests, we offer several different ways to travel. Choose from one of our scheduled group departures and share your experience with other enthusiastic travelers, design a custom tour with the help of one of our travel experts, organize a departure for your alumni group or club, or elect for a legacy trip designed especially for your family.


New departure dates for open group trips are listed as they become available, listed on the pages for each individual tour. As much of our work is with custom and specialty travel groups, you won’t see dates listed for closed departures. However, if you have a group or a specific interest in a destination, just give us a call. We are always delighted to hear your ideas and make your dreams a reality!

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Mothership Sea Kayaking Adventure

Get up close and personal with marine wildlife on this extraordinary active adventure of Southeast Alaska! Based out of your own private ship, board your kayak and follow your guide along protected and otherwise inaccessible wild coastlines by day, seeing whales, puffins, and sea lions, among other amazing marine life. At night, return to your ship and share stories of the day over a hearty meal, then return to a comfortable bed, while the boat brings you to another exciting spot. Experience this coastal wilderness at its finest!


"The American Mediterranean"

Northern California’s natural and cultural diversity is sure to tempt any well-rounded traveler! Starting in San Francisco, hike beneath the redwoods of Muir Woods, explore the wild beaches of Point Reyes, then continue on to Sonoma, the heart of wine country, and California’s first capital. Cap off your adventure in Monterey Bay, a marine life paradise, and wander along Big Sur’s northern coast. With spectacular landscapes, delicious food and wine experiences, and fascinating history, you’ll be sure to satisfy all of your curiosity!

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Springtime in the
Mohave & Colorado Deserts

Join naturalist David Herlocker on this special annual springtime tour of Southern California’s diverse desert ecosystems—the best time to see them! Explore Joshua Tree National Park and Anza Borrego State Park, as well as the oases of Mara and Borrego Springs, to learn about plants, birds, reptiles and mammals. Unwind in charming accommodations and take it all in at a leisurely pace and on easy terrain, offering plenty of time to take photos and ask questions. This is the desert at its most beautiful.


Walking Through Time

Explore Northern Arizona’s crown jewels on this hiking and cultural adventure, complementing the must-see destinations of the Grand Canyon and Sedona with enriching and less well-known excursions and visits. Hike through the earth’s layers, visit the ancient sites of its native peoples, and marvel at all the information you never learned from the history books. Then relax and unwind in charming Southwestern hospitality and delicious cuisine by night. Curious minds are sure to leave with a new view of a very old America.

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Land of Enchantment,
Land of Many Cultures

This off-the-beaten path itinerary takes you to The Land of Enchantment. Begin in the colorful city of Santa Fe, discover its winding paths and visit its Spanish colonial monuments. Continue on to Taos, visit its 1000-year-old pueblo, and hike one of the park system’s newest protected lands. Head to Bandelier National Park, and hike among ancient native cave dwellings. Then, soak at a natural hot spring and hike the hills that inspired painter Georgia O’Keefe. Find out why a visit to New Mexico is a true getaway!


Whales, Bears & Ice

Southeast Alaska is one of the most majestic frontiers of North America—the perfect destination for nature lovers! Staying in a rustic bush town, take a cruise and witness the calving of tidewater glaciers. Learn about humpback whales and bears in their preferred habitats. Learn about climate change from local experts. Then, finish your adventure in Juneau with a hike in the high alpine and walk on a glacier. This is Wild America at its finest!

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Peak Wildlife Migration Weekend

This unique annual departure highlights North America’s largest animal migration, in Yellowstone National Park, offering some of the most incredible wildlife viewing on the planet. Witness the migration of bison, elk, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, and mule deer a as they settle in the Lamar Valley to give birth to their young. See grizzly bears emerging from hibernation, and wolf packs hunting for their young. This unique, immersive, American safari allows you the chance to see this brief natural phenomenon while taking in all the park's iconic hotspots. Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life for a quick but memorable four-day weekend!

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