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.
From rugged Wheeler Peak to the peaceful foothills, Great Basin National Park is a place where you can rest your spirit in the solitude of the wilderness while strolling through forests of ancient pines, relaxing under star-glinted night skies, or exploring mysterious subterranean passages.Watch Now >>
Marvel at the vast natural wonderland that John Muir called home, Teddy Roosevelt fought to preserve, and Ansel Adams relished by capturing its bold essence. Yosemite is an apple in the pie of America, located in the heart of the great state of California.Watch Now >>
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., whose…Watch Now >>