Journey through the ever-changing American Heartland, crossing the romantic bridges of Madison County in Iowa. Travel across a landscape of lush green Missouri hills through the Ozark Mountains. Glide through Montana’s Big Sky Country, and stream past Texas’ languid and storied Rio Grande River. Traverse Route 170E and loop through Big Bend National Park. Enjoy one of the greatest scenic drives of the American Southwest at Four Corners: navigating through Bryce Canyon and Arches National Parks, Monument Valley, and Mesa Verde National Park, taking in some of the most dramatic landscapes the United States has to offer. Follow Route 160E towards Durango, Colorado for an Old West adventure, and cruise through the natural and manmade wonders of the Badlands and historic Mount Rushmore. Conclude with stops at gorgeous Glacier National Park and the national treasure of Yellowstone National Park.
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 >>
The grandeur of Mt. Rainier, still an active volcano, is overwhelming. Hear the crunch beneath your boots as you hike the area’s challenging trailheads. Replenish your soul as you walk amongst ancient forests, and behold the wondrous splendor of Mt. Rainier’s glorious sub-alpine wildflower meadows.Watch 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 >>
Mark Twain made this Gold Rush town famous with his 1865 short story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” but the county’s treasures were discovered long before that. Join Simon as he seeks out this region’s “perfect places,” and basks in its awesome scenery. Marvel at Big Trees State Park, experience the thrills, chills,Watch Now >>