ALASKA BY SEA
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!
CALIFORNIA COAST, CULTURE & CUISINE
"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!
THE CALIFORNIA DESERT
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.
THE GRAND CANYON & SEDONA
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.
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!
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
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!