Join John Holod and Jodie Ginter as they capture the resilient heart and spirit of America’s Gulf Coast on their 1,700-mile trip from Sanibel Island, FL to Padre Island, TX. Holod and Ginter visit the places where the locals go, including the Dollar Bill Bar at the Cabbage Key Inn, where, legend has it, Jimmy Buffett was inspired to write his hit song “Cheesburgers in Paradise.” The J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, the Gulf Islands National Seashore, and the Atchafalaya Swamp are just a few of the precious opportunities you will have to glimpse an amazing array of wildlife and flora and fauna. Along the way, Holod and Ginter share invaluable travel planning tips that will save you time and money. This program visits: Mote Aquarium, Florida; St. George Island, Florida; Tarpon Springs, Florida; Pansacola Aviation Museum, Florida; Bellingrath Gardens, Alabama; New Orleans, Louisiana; Lafayette, Lousiana; Locassine National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana; Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Texas; Port Arthur, Texas; Padre Island National Seashore, Texas; and more.
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 >>
Haleakala National Park resonates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture. The park is home to endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else on Earth. Hiking through Haleakala’s stark volcanic landscapes, sub-tropical rainforest, and backcountry will reinvigorate your spirit.Watch Now >>