O’Connell Street represents the commercial center of Dublin, and was once the site of a major stand by the Irish against the British. The British eventually took those who took part in the uprising to Kilmainham Jail (now Kilmainham Gaol Museum), where Ireland’s first President, Eamon De Valera, also served time as Ireland’s last prisoner. Rudy also visits O’Donoghue’s Pub where the band The Dubliners got their start.
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 >>
The grandeur of Mt. Rainier, still an active volcano, is overwhelming. Hear the crunch beneath your boots as you hike the area’s challenging trailheads. Replenish your soul as you walk amongst ancient forests, and behold the wondrous splendor of Mt. Rainier’s glorious sub-alpine wildflower meadows.Watch Now >>
The Mojave and Colorado Deserts meld together in the vast wilderness that is Joshua Tree National Park. Here is a land that is home to a vast array of plants, animals, and beautiful geologic features that have been sculpted over time by the rare, but strong, deluges of rain and strong winds.Watch Now >>