Marienplatz is the center of Munich. Nearby, the Glockenspiel attracts travelers who wait for it to chime and come to life. Explore the vast Munich Residenz, once the Palace of the Wittelsbach dynasty. Within Frauenkirche (Cathedral Church of Our Lady), Rudy unwinds an interesting story behind a certain footprint that is cemented into the floor of a very specific location within the cathedral.
Stemming out from California, the Baja peninsula juts into the Pacific Ocean like an icicle. The dazzingly arid peninsula is a succession of sunset-kissed beaches and trickling creeks. Each year, millions of whales come to reproduce in the preserved waters of the peninsula that their ancestors knew so well.Watch 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 >>
Iguazu Falls are the most extensive waterfalls in the world. The water-world supports one of the most extraordinarily biodiverse reserves on the planet, feeding an astonishing variety of ecosystems. Further to the north, in the vastness of Brazil, is another focal point of the marriage between land and water – the Pantanal. The extensive diversityWatch 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 >>