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 Mojave and Colorado Deserts meld together in the vast wilderness that is Joshua Tree National Park. Here is a land that is home to a vast array of plants, animals, and beautiful geologic features that have been sculpted over time by the rare, but strong, deluges of rain and strong winds.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 >>
Amador County is in the very heart of California’s Gold Country, where prospectors flocked to find their fortunes 150 years ago. Simon talks to folklorist Robert Richards about the area’s history, visits the Montevina Winery, and checks out the local accommodations and attractions. In Sutter Creek, it is always 1898 in the Monteverde Store MuseumWatch Now >>