Learn about Peter the Great who, among other things, was responsible for the creation of St. Petersburg. The band Iva Nova will shed some light onto the city’s music scene, and Rudy will get a taste of the local cuisine at Kuznechny Market.
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 >>
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 goesWatch Now >>
Iguazu Falls are the most extensive waterfalls in the world. The water-world supports one of the most extraordinarily biodiverse reserves on the planet, feeding an astonishing variety of ecosystems. Further to the north, in the vastness of Brazil, is another focal point of the marriage between land and water – the Pantanal. The extensive diversityWatch 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 >>