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.
There is the San Francisco that the tourists flock to, and there is the San Francisco that only the locals know. See it all with host Simon Kane. Beginning with a unique sightseeing expedition aboard the Urban Safari, Simon serves up a tantalizing sampling of the City by the Bay’s diverse attractions, from its roller-coaster…Watch Now >>
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 >>
When Mark Twain first saw Lake Tahoe, he described it as “surely the fairest picture the whole earth affords.” Host Simon Kane shows us the beauty of the region and the wealth of accommodations, restaurants, and activities available around its seventy-two-mile shoreline. Share the invigorating pure experience of hang-gliding over Tahoe. Dine at the Black…Watch Now >>