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Press release date: 1st September 2010

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  • If university is not on the agenda (or, at least, not this year!) and you are planning to take some time off, TrekAmerica can help you make the most of your gap year travel.

    With over 50 incredible tour itineraries to choose from, up to 64 days in length, TrekAmerica's epic adventures are perfect for those looking to get to the real heart of the Land of Liberty. Specifically aimed at 18-38 year olds, TrekAmerica lets you enjoy the great American road trip experience, making it a popular choice for school leavers and young people on gap years or extended travels.

    From the canyon lands of the Southwest to the mean streets of New York, from the beaches of Florida to the mountains of Alaska, TrekAmerica has the USA covered. By joining a TrekAmerica tour, you leave the organisation in the hands of an expert guide, ensuring you make the most of every moment and meet some great new friends along the way.

    In addition, TrekAmerica's new online community platform www.trekamericalive.com, lets you find out what travelling with TrekAmerica is really like. TrekAmerica Live lets you see real Trekkers on tour right now and check out their recently uploaded photos, videos and blogs. It's a useful tool to help you keep in touch with friends and family, with an interactive map displaying your progress while on tour.

    Below are some of TrekAmerica's most popular gap year travel USA options:
  • Southern Sun: Eastern energy, slow-paced Deep South, laid-back West Coast (21 days) The Southern Sun slots in extremely well as a leg of a round the world trip whichever way you're travelling - and at just 3 weeks in length, it's an extremely cost-effective option for travelling across the States! Combine eastern energy with the slower pace of the Deep South and the laid-back West Coast, on a tour that's been TrekAmerica's most popular for over 37 years.
  • Trailblazer: Two months dedicated to all things stateside! (64 days) The Trailblazer is so extensive and packed full of experiences that it feels like a gap year even though it is only 64 days long! The most extensive tour offered by any American tour operator, this epic journey starts and ends in either New York or Los Angeles, after crossing 33 US states, the Canadian and Mexican borders plus a series of major cities from Las Vegas to Chicago, and spectacular national parks including Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.
  • The Grand Trek: America to its fullest! (42 days) From mountains to beaches, from the top of skyscrapers to the bottom of canyons, this tour highlights the best of America. Circumnavigating the continental United States, this tour spends three weeks travelling coast to coast through the southern states, then traverses back with three weeks in the north. Covering 26 states in total, it's the perfect option for anyone wanting to experience the best of the USA.

    For more information and reservations visit www.trekamerica.co.uk or call 0844 576 1405. All trips include services of a TrekAmerica tour leader, transportation by private adventure vehicle, night camping and equipment (except sleeping bag). Flights are not included but can be arranged upon request.

    Since 1972, TrekAmerica has been tempting young, independent travellers away from the "package" holiday approach and into the world of active and exciting adventure holidays throughout the USA, Canada, Alaska and Latin America. Specifically created for young, international travellers aged 18-38, TrekAmerica lets you choose from over 50 unique itineraries, from three-day Mini Adventures to epic nine-week road trips. Winners of the silver award for Best Special Interest/Adventure Tour Operator at the British Travel Awards in 2010, TrekAmerica are continuing with their pioneering ways with the recent launch of their new online media platform, TrekAmerica Live www.trekamericalive.com

  • To book a tour call TrekAmerica on +44 (0) 208 682 8920 or book online at www.trekamerica.co.uk

    TrekAmerica's adventure tours of USA, Canada and Mexico are aimed at travellers aged 18-38. TrekAmerica's Grand American Adventures offers similar trips aimed at travellers of all ages, including families.
  • For Media and Press Enquiries please contact:

    Michelle Smithson, Senior Account Manager
    Tel: 01482 227227
    Email: michelle@fredquarters.co.uk

    Amy Jackson, Account Manager
    Tel: 01482 227227
    Email: amy@fredquarters.co.uk

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