The days of the great logging railroads are relived in the rustic forests of the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Hear the call of steam whistles drifting on the crystal mountain air as some of the most rarely seen locomotives in existence make their annual Spring Photo Run on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad in Washington State. History mingles with a sense of nostalgia as you watch these geared steam locomotives muscle their way past the breathtaking scenery of the Cascades. Witness the Heisler No. 91, a three-truck West Coast Special. Rock along a tree-lined rail bed on a 1929 Pacific Coast Shay. Join the salute to the Mt. Rainier Climax, the next-to-the-last of its type ever made, and the first locomotive restored at the Mt. Rainier shops. Here you will catch an unforgettable glimpse into America’s storied past as you ride the rails on rolling museums of steam and steel.
Marin County is referred to as San Francisco’s playground. Simon visits historic and beautiful communities relatively undiscovered by tourists. Marvel at Muir Woods’ towering ancient redwoods in Mill Valley. Stroll the quaint Old Corte Madera Square. Dine at some of the San Francisco Bay area’s finest restaurants in San Anselmo, and discover the rich architectural…Watch Now >>
Explore a region affectionately known as “The American Riviera.” Filmed here, the Oscar-nominated film “Sideways” has invigorated interest in this thriving wine region. Host Simon Kane savors all the flavors of Santa Barbara, with its vibrant art scene, farmers markets, and specialty shops. A highlight of your visit here is meeting the legendary Fess Parker…Watch Now >>
Sonoma County is one of the world’s top wine-growing regions. It is also a year-round haven for fine-dining, lodging, spas, and a flourishing arts community. Fifty-eight miles of Sonoma coast offer a magnificent display of natural beauty and wildlife. Stop in Bodega Bay, where Alfred Hitchcock filmed “The Birds,” and go behind the scenes of…Watch 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 >>