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.
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 Museum…Watch Now >>
The sky’s the limit in the glittering, trendsetting, and culturally diverse city of Los Angeles, a city that continually reinvents itself. Simon visits with world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck, creator of “Fusion-style” cuisine, and acts out his Oscar fantasies during a guided tour of the Kodak Theatre, home to the Academy Awards ceremony. Simon also goes…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 for…Watch Now >>
Join host Jeff Wilson and PBS award-winning photographers as they embark on a Swiss Alps train adventure. The wonders of the Alps exhilarate travelers as they travel through stunning scenic routes such as the iconic Matterhorn, a 14,600-foot peak that overlooks the charming town of Zermatt, Switzerland.Watch Now >>