Escape with Shari Belafonte to Mexico City and climb up the pyramids of Teotihuacan. Explore the Reforma, Zocolo, and the Zona Rosa, and appreciate the architecture of Guadalajara. Set off for the tranquill beaches of Puerto Vallarta, and while in Cuernavaca, visit glitzy Ixtapa. Remember the beach where Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman meet at the end of Shawshank Redemption? Well, Shari visits Zihuatanejo too. Marvel at the wealth of silver in Taxco, tour the Palace of Cortes, explore pre-Aztec pyramids in Xochicalco, and peruse the marketplaces of Oaxaca. Finally, after a well-traveled journey, relax and unwind in Puerto Escondido.
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 >>
To find the Giants of Tula, we must walk in the footsteps of the Toltecs. In 750 A.D., the Toltecs built unique monuments in their new capital Tollen, or Tula, in Central Mexico. Only a few of the ruins of this once great city survived the passage of time.Watch Now >>