Emmy Award-Winning filmmaker, Brian Wignall, teams up with his wife, Julie, and their daughter, Amelia, to explore ten natural wonders and mysteries of the American West beyond the Rocky Mountains. Here the Wignalls witness migrating snow geese, visit an ice cave hidden high in the desert, and help out an animal rehabilitation center. They also tour Bandelier National Monument, learn about Cochiti Pueblo culture, and catch fish in the rivers and streams in the Jemez Mountains.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>