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.
The sky’s the limit in the glittering, trendsetting, and culturally diverse city of Los Angeles, a city that continually reinvents itself. Simon visits with world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck, creator of “Fusion-style” cuisine, and acts out his Oscar fantasies during a guided tour of the Kodak Theatre, home to the Academy Awards ceremony. Simon also goesWatch 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 >>
Explore a region affectionately known as “The American Riviera.” Filmed here, the Oscar-nominated film “Sideways” has invigorated interest in this thriving wine region. Host Simon Kane savors all the flavors of Santa Barbara, with its vibrant art scene, farmers markets, and specialty shops. A highlight of your visit here is meeting the legendary Fess ParkerWatch Now >>
Host Simon Kane is your guide to Calistoga’s picturesque hillside wineries, natural hot springs, accomodations, dining, and breathtaking scenic attractions. Sample the wines and chat with the owners of Graeser Winery and Storybrook Mountain Vineyards. Indulge yourself at the luxury spa resort, Calistoga Ranch, with its thermal pools and mud spas. Get a feel forWatch Now >>