Sail away with Laura McKenzie as she explores Auckland, New Zealand, the City of Sails. The America’s Cup sailing competition is held here, and you can get a taste of the sailing experience aboard one of the Pride of Auckland Company yachts. Journey away from the city proper to the Alexander Sheep Farm in the gorgeous New Zealand countryside. Within the farm’s territory you will find Hobbiton, depicted in the classic Lord of the Rings films. From Sky Tower, experience Sky Jump, IF you have the courage.
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 >>
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 >>
Join host Jeff Wilson and PBS award-winning photographers as they embark on a Swiss Alps train adventure. The wonders of the Alps exhilarate travelers as they travel through stunning scenic routes such as the iconic Matterhorn, a 14,600-foot peak that overlooks the charming town of Zermatt, Switzerland.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 >>