Introducing the United States of America

Paul Simon had such yearning in his voice when he sang, ‘I’ve gone to look for America,’ and anyone even vaguely familiar with this nostalgia-loving, future-obsessed, multiple-personality patchwork of a country can understand why.

When Encounter Expeditions goes looking for America, we start right here in the middle – in the heartland’s undulating fields of grain, among the soaring Rocky Mountains and under the endless sky of the Southwest desert, its vast expanse changing color with each subtle shift of the sun. From here we can go south, into the velvet heat of the Carolinas or Mississippi, toward the wondrous wetlands of the Florida Everglades or the dusty dream-catcher towns of New Mexico. We've been to the salty coasts. New Jersey, Maine or Oregon – lands of lighthouses and dune grass. And don’t forget the cities. Brash New York, surreal Las Vegas, earthy San Francisco, glamorous Los Angeles, windy Chicago, historic Washington D.C., dynamic Dallas, indie-rock Austin, strong-willed New Orleans – each like a microcountry of its own.

This land is hard to pin down. Filled with so many different worlds and subcultures and belief systems, it’s no wonder so many Americans experience an identity crisis at some point in their lives. Head off into the sunset with Encounter Expeditions as we drive these open roads, diving headlong into a thrumming big city and gorgeous countryside for days at a time. Join us as we trek the country and figure out what this American life is all about. Our travels are classic searches that are old, romantic notions, chronicled on the page by writers from Mark Twain to Jack Kerouac, and lived out, daily, among locals and visitors alike.

What you will find beyond the pulsing nightlife and awe inspiring landscapes is the story of the USA experience, and it's never simple. And this is certainly a wonderful place for a journey. Come and explore with us, see for yourself, this country will not disappoint.

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