Coast across the dazzlingly diverse American West, and beyond. Begin your journey at one of the world’s favorite vacation destinations, the breathtaking Hawaiian Islands and idyllic beaches of Hawaii’s Kauai Island. Return to the mainland to experience one of the greatest wonders of the natural world, the humbling Grand Canyon. Cruise along the Pacific Coast on Route 1 in gorgeous Big Sur to the enchanting Yosemite National Park. As you head north, the road leads you to the heart and soul of the Pacific coast in the form of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Redwood National Park, Oregon’s serene Crater Lake, and Washington’s Mt. Rainier and Olympic National Parks. Much further north, rugged Seward Highway and Kenai Peninsula await you in Alaska, where you will motor through a blizzard of glorious landscapes, Alaskan wildlife, and views that will take your breath away and renew your spirit of the wild.
Simon goes beyond San Diego’s most obvious tourist stops to explore the city’s historical, cultural, and culinary attractions. Simon brushes up on area history at the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, then proceeds onward to Hillebrecht Avocado Farm, and Chino Farms where he finds the freshest market produce. Simon explores the bustling GaslampWatch Now >>
One of California’s original twenty-seven counties, El Dorado is the undisputed home of the Gold Rush, and, possibly the home of the American vineyard too, with vines dating back to 1849. Simon visits a number of historic sites in the county, including Marshall Gold Discovery Park, and the actual location where gold was first found.Watch Now >>
Sonoma County is one of the world’s top wine-growing regions. It is also a year-round haven for fine-dining, lodging, spas, and a flourishing arts community. Fifty-eight miles of Sonoma coast offer a magnificent display of natural beauty and wildlife. Stop in Bodega Bay, where Alfred Hitchcock filmed “The Birds,” and go behind the scenes ofWatch Now >>