Accessible only by boat or seaplane, Dry Tortugas National Park consists of seven small islands surrounded by 100 square miles of open water. The park is known for the magnificent Fort Jefferson, its azure-blue ocean waters and transcendent coral reefs that overflow with marine life, and its unique assortment of bird life.
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 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 >>