Many of the world’s greatest destinations are close to home.
San Francisco & Wine Country
Although a mere 49 square miles, San Francisco is wealthy in attractions: Golden Gate Park, the Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Presidio. Imagine standing in the shadow of the bridge (or crossing it on foot!), riding a cable car, sampling dim sum in America's oldest Chinatown, and taking a ferry to the Rock. Words can’t do this city justice.
The Napa and Sonoma Valleys north of San Francisco are defined by wine culture, innovative cuisine, historic sites, and hot air ballooning. A winery tour engages all the senses. See how grapes are picked, crushed, blended, and bottled. Then sample the finished product - aged in an oak barrel in a cool, fragrant cellar.
Montréal & Québec City
An ambiance of warmth and charm make Montréal unique. The Old City (Le Vieux-Montréal) is the site of the original colony, with historic homes, museums, churches, restaurants, and cobblestone streets. Look beyond the Old City to the modern Casino de Montréal, as well as fabulous shopping and dining. When the sun goes down, experience Montréal’s vibrant cabarets, bars, and nightclubs.
Québec City’s well-preserved old town, Vieux-Québec, is steeped in four centuries of history. The city’s defensive ramparts, as well as many 17th and 18th century buildings, have been lovingly preserved. Explore the Citadel fortress in Upper Town and the Naval Museum of Québec in Lower Town. Ride the funicular down to the Petit Champlain Quarter and browse the antique shops, boutiques, and markets in the Place Royale.
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Located in Alberta's Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park is a vast untamed territory, where eagles soar over snow-capped peaks and pure water flows into rivers from 1,000 glaciers. At the heart of the park is the charming town of Banff. Take an easy stroll through an alpine meadow or test your limits climbing to the roof of the Rocky Mountains. Backpack across rock ridges formed by undersea oceans over 45 million years ago, or tee-off at a five-star golf course. Lake Louise has become symbolic of the quintessential Canadian mountain scene. Known for its sparkling blue waters, the lake offers a surreal paddling experience in the summer months, and one of the most scenic skating rinks in the world in winter.
Sedona & The Grand Canyon
Arriving in Sedona for the first time, you understand why so many travelers fall in love with this place. Crimson pinnacles tower over the high desert floor creating a vivid, mesmerizing setting that changes hourly with the sunlight. Surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land, you have access to trails for hiking and biking, bouncy jeep tracks, and forests bristling with spires, buttes, and domes, yet you're never far from town. The Grand Canyon was carved over millennia out of the Colorado Plateau. The views are awe-inspiring and the vast space casts an unearthly quiet over all. You may just catch the roar of the rapids far below.
Colorado Ski Country
In addition to warm hospitality and world class skiing, Keystone offers an abundance of activities for non-skiers, from ice-skating, snow tubing, snowmobiling, and sleigh rides to snowshoeing and ice fishing. A seven-month ski season and 11.5 hour-long ski days adds to its appeal. The slopes provide various challenges, serviced by 26 ski lifts and 121 trails. Keystone is known for wide groomed trails and designated slow skiing area for beginners, as well as over 3,000 acres of features for experienced skiers. Add to that a moonlit gondola ride to a fondue dinner and a sip of award-winning wine by the hearth to warm up on a chilly night.
New York City
Even if you think you know New York City, there is always more to explore. Take the famous elevator to the top of The Empire State Building for amazing views of the city and view the Picassos at the Museum of Modern Art. Explore Central Park, catch a Broadway show or two, and visit the 911 Memorial Museum. A dinner cruise on the Hudson River is the perfect way to view Lady Liberty with her torch aglow as the sun sets.
Jackson Hole & Yellowstone N.P.
Jackson Hole is the commonly used name for a valley that lies between two mountain ranges, the Tetons and the Gros Ventres. The town of Jackson is a piece of the Old West, where cowboys stroll the boardwalks, and bars serve the best steak and game in the world. Jackson is the gateway to both Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. The area offer fly-fishing, river rafting, wildlife viewing, and hiking. Yellowstone boasts two million acres of geologic wonders and protected bison, elk, bear, moose, and eagles. The star of Yellowstone is still Old Faithful, a geyser that puts on a spectacular show every 60 to 110 minutes.
Vancouver & Whistler
Vancouver has been called "New York's cool sibling." The city's diverse neighborhoods are best explored on foot. Take a guided foodie tour, or simply drift from boutique to brew pub - from one neighborhood to the next. Embark on a whale-watching cruise, stroll the waterfront at Stanley Park and shop First Nations and other B.C. arts and crafts on Granville Island.
Whistler is a two-hour drive from Vancouver, but another world entirely. A one-of-a-kind, glass-bottom gondola system links Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, soaring a mile above glacial Fitzsimmons Creek. World renowned spa treatments, the Rocky Mountaineer Train, zip-lining, golf, white-water rafting, ATV tours, horseback riding, jet boating, and summer bobsleigh tours are all available.