Oberammergau is a picturesque town nestled in the Bavarian Alps, and aside from its very peaceful setting, it is well-known for its Oberammergau Passion Play, a commitment the town made centuries ago, and which is performed every ten years. Another charming Bavarian town with striking views of the Alps is Mittenwald. The beauty of this town is incredible. Expert violin makers, such as Matthias Klotz (17th and 18th Centuries), and in modern times Anton Sprenger Geigenbaumeister, call this inspiring town home.
Haleakala National Park resonates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture. The park is home to endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else on Earth. Hiking through Haleakala’s stark volcanic landscapes, sub-tropical rainforest, and backcountry will reinvigorate your spirit.Watch Now >>
Surrounded on three sides by ocean, Margaret River in Western Australia is a small peninsula nestled in a corner of paradise. Its thousands of miles of coastline and beaches hug coastal waters colored in endless shades of green and blue, and overall the region contains magical, deserted, primeval places just waiting to be explored.Watch 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 >>