Discover the real America through a classic of freedom and the West: the road trip.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
A Prelude to the Road
Arrival in Seattle. It is a modern, vibrant city with a character of its own. It is the perfect start for your adventure through the Pacific Coast. Cityxploring opens quite an appetite. You make your way with your personal chef-guide through Pike Place Market, where the freshest seafood and the finest ingredients are all in-stock. A delicious dinner and a seaplane exploration of the islands is just the preamble. Tomorrow, you hit the road.
The American Way
Driving through small farming towns, great expanses of wilderness, gives you a sense of just how huge America is. As you skirt the confines of Washington State and head for the Oregon trails, natural beauty seems without end. At Cannon Beach you enjoy the best of fresh seafood, head on an adventure over the sand on a fatbike and get inducted into the great American tradition of beach bonfires while toasting s’mores in flames. Come morning, the road calls again, and you discover the uniqueness of the Oregon Coastline, that boasts of landmarks with rather interesting names such as Devil’s Punchbowl and Thor’s Well. The Oregonian stretch of your journey ends with an ATV adventure in the Sand Dunes. Read more
The redwoods of northern California are awe-inspiring and set the mood for the rest of the trip. These giants reach skyward like the pillars of some sacred temple. The light that reaches the undergrowth is subdued and mellow. You drive leisurely through the rugged coast, and carve the curves with relish and poise. As you reach Mendocino and Sonoma, your palate is well attuned to the culinary delights that are on offer. It is a place where refinement and the outdoors seem to meet gracefully. You take a redwood canoe up the Big River with a naturalist as your companion, and learn the many subtleties of the landscape.
Visions of Frisco
Today you head to San Francisco, perhaps the most iconic road-trip destination. But as the most iconic road-traveller to ever live once said: “The best teacher is experience and not through someone's distorted point of view.” Jack Kerouac once went on a similar journey of discovery and San Francisco was its crown. As you drive towards the bay, there are many culinary gems to be enjoyed, and as nature begins to recede and the city becomes again your reality, you decide wholeheartedly that while you might have reached the end of the road, there are many journeys still ahead.