Railroading in the Canadian Rockies has never been so professionaly captured on film. Whether blasting through the drifting snowbanks during winter at its harshest, or sailing through picturesque meadows in full summer, the only way to fully appreciate the extremes of the Continental Divide is to experience it from onboard a train. Set against the astounding vistas of Lake Louise and Banff National Park, nature in all its awesome wonder and strength is dramatically portrayed. Ride across the Divide on VIA’s famous Canadian, or hop veteran FP9 diesel locomotives as they put their shoulders against the grindstones of North Canadian weather and topography. There are even film clips from the 1950s that provide a nostalgic look back at what was then considered state-of-the-art.
As far back as 1795, Paso Robles has been spoken of, and written about, as California’s oldest place to go for springs and mud baths. Simon visits a number of its downtown establishments, including the Vinoteca wine bar with its weekly winemaker gatherings and tastings. Overall, Paso Robles boasts more than 100 wineries. E.O.S., whoseWatch Now >>
Marin County is referred to as San Francisco’s playground. Simon visits historic and beautiful communities relatively undiscovered by tourists. Marvel at Muir Woods’ towering ancient redwoods in Mill Valley. Stroll the quaint Old Corte Madera Square. Dine at some of the San Francisco Bay area’s finest restaurants in San Anselmo, and discover the rich architecturalWatch Now >>
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 >>
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 >>