About the Project
America was built on rivers. They fostered growth, facilitated commerce, built industry and created community and helped unite the States.
Rivers connect us with nature and through nature we connect to ourselves. American Rivers Tour is based upon one man’s thirst for discovery as he fishes his way across the country, exploring the tastes and sights along the way and shares the stories of people who are finding meaning in their endeavors.
“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after”
– Henry David Thoreau
Through photographs, videos shot by local filmmakers, blogposts, and recipes from local chefs, we will travel the river map of America—guided by host Colin Ambrose—as he lives his dream. For each river tour, he has chosen an expert guide who will share tips and secrets about fishing, as well as a chef who is passionate about his local fare, as well as fishing and cooking in the outdoors. Together as they fish and later dine on the chef’s creations, they will tell tales, share resources, and show us the beauty, history, creativity and ingenuity found along the rivers and people all across America.