United States

American Stories

We are developing a collection of itineraries that tell the stories of America, past and present. The range will be wide. We are designing short itineraries that focus on historic events and people, on the varied cultures and artistic output that make up the patchwork of the United States, and take visitors to particular cities and regions of the country...

Aspen

  “There is a magic to the valley”, they say. I know it. Its seduction lies in the staggering natural beauty of its mountains, rivers, lakes and forests, and in the colorful history so well preserved in the neat and intimate town, the surrounding mines, the museums. There is also the lovely surrounding ranchland, the territory in to which this...

Big Bend

Big Bend and Marfa Day 1 – Arrive El Paso/ Drive to Ranch near Big Bend National Park   Arrive at El Paso Airport, gateway to the Texas Mountain Trail Region. Pick up your rental car upon arrival. Then drive the approximately 3½ hours from the airport through the West Texas hill country to your ranch-home base for the next five days. Enjoy a...

Brooklyn

A WEEKEND IN BROOKLYN   First of all, it is vast — more than three times the area of Manhattan. It’s got a lot more residents, too — a million more than Manhattan. And the number of artists, writers, musicians and other boho types living there outranks not only those of Manhattan but also of any city in the world. More than A Tree Grows in...

Charleston

AN ALLURING WEEKEND LIAISON WITH LOVELY CHARLESTON   Awe-inspiring in architecture, mouth-watering in cuisine, all-encompassing in ambiance, heart-melting in Southern charm—Charleston is one belle of a town. Beneath her gracious guise, though, is an unshrinking grande dame who has weathered wars (both the Revolutionary and the Civil), earthquake,...

Gettysburg

Gettysburg: An In-Depth Encounter With History   Luring curious visitors to its momentous battlefield just days after cannon smoke cleared, Gettysburg has long been a history buff’s objective. And for good reason: It presents an unparalleled rendezvous with the Civil War. Nowadays, Gettysburg accomplishes that mission as never before, thanks...

Harlem

Harlem: A Weekend of Discovery   Architectural showplace, culinary capital, music mecca—Harlem! Few localities evoke such fame, but few travelers—seasoned visitors to New York City and long-time residents alike—have ventured there. Now is the time. Not since the 1920s, when the famed Harlem Renaissance brought forth a rush of artistry and...

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

October 20, 2016 Dear Suzy, “There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm,” said Theodore Roosevelt—welcome to Wyoming! Jackson Hole, Wyoming is the gateway to Yellowstone National Park, the first National Park in the U.S. and also widely considered to be the first...

Lexington

Lexington, Kentucky: The Story of Bluegrass Country   Founded in 1775 and named for the first battleground of the Revolutionary War, Lexington, by 1820, was one of the largest, wealthiest and most cultured towns west of the Alleghenies.   Lexington’s blessing comes about naturally, from the rock up. Kentucky’s central bluegrass region...

Midwest Modernism

Modern Architectural Masterpieces of the Midwest   Think “Wow,” not plough. Sure, fields of corn, bluestem grass and wildflowers all grow on the American prairie, but Modern architecture has roots there, too…deep ones. Ever since Chicago became—after the great of 1971—the world’s laboratory for Modernism, its groundbreaking innovations...

Napa Valley, California

Day One – Napa Valley Dinner at leisure – Recommend dinner on property at The Restaurant at Meadowood.   3 Michelin Stars 2010 – The Restaurant at Meadowood offers a fine dining experience in the country where the best traditions of Napa Valley are wedded with a modern, enlightened approach to cuisine which is based on the innate goodness...

New Orleans

New Orleans: An Out-of-the-Ordinary Weekend in an Out-of-the-Ordinary City   While taking in Jackson Square, centerpiece of the French Quarter, Franklin Delano Roosevelt once remarked: “New Orleans makes it possible to go to Europe without ever leaving the United States.” FDR’s words are as true today. There simply is no other American city...

Philadelphia

Pivotal history, peerless art and powerful architecture converge during a long weekend in fabulous Philadelphia. The country’s first capital and the birthplace of our nation’s Constitution, Philadelphia is the historic hatchery of everything that we have come to know and esteem about the United States. It was here, in 1776, that the Declaration...

Savannah & Beaufort

A Southern sojourn in Savannah and low country. There’s simply no denying it: Savannah is the epitome of Squaresville, U.S.A. Not that Savannah isn’t hip (the 10,000 students at the Savannah College of Art and Design keep the place crackling with on-trend creativity). It’s because the defining feature of Savannah is squares, 22 of them, that checker...

Texas Hill Country

In Texas Hill Country   Of Texas-style cuisine – beef, bbq, soul food, TexMex; Texas-style accommodation – historic houses, hip, music-scene hotels, ranches; quintessential Texan experiences – Austin music , Civil Rights sights, back road, hill country drives Day 1 – Arrive Dallas / John F. Kennedy Museum Arrive at DFW Airport and pick...