Two of the most unique and appealing cities in the world are just north of New England. You will find brie, pate, jewel-box patisseries, and “s’il vous plait” right along with bagels, maple syrup, hockey, delis, and bocce ball. A modern skyscraper might be cheek-by-jowl with a 17th-century stone nunnery. The people who forged Montreal and Quebec City 400 years ago braved frigid winters, war, and famine to create the foundation of these beautiful, multicultural cities.
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 >>
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 >>
Travel the Alaskan Highway from Vancouver Island to Alaska, taking in the dramatic and rugged coastline as you relish the freedom of the Great North. Witness abandoned ghost towns, and visit the Chilkoot Pass, a place that embodies the American spirit of adventure like no other.Watch Now >>