Koloa was the site of the Hawaiian Island’s very first sugar plantation, as you and Rudy will explore. For a quiet, inspirational place to write your novel, rent out a home of a former sugar plantation worker at Waimea Plantation Cottages. Enjoy dinner and a luau at Smith’s Tropical Paradise (aka Smith Family Garden Luau). The McBryde Garden is nestled upon the south shore of Kauai in the Lawai Valley, and is designated as the National Tropical Botanical Garden of Hawaii.
Simon goes beyond San Diego’s most obvious tourist stops to explore the city’s historical, cultural, and culinary attractions. Simon brushes up on area history at the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, then proceeds onward to Hillebrecht Avocado Farm, and Chino Farms where he finds the freshest market produce. Simon explores the bustling GaslampWatch 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 >>
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 >>