Join The Art Explorers as they travel to a new, rejuvenated South Africa, and explore the cultural mosaic of this extraordinary country. Visit the major cities of Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg, and walk through historically important museums and galleries. Meet artists, designers, musicians, everyday people in their homes, and relish the opportunity to visit a Zulu village of doll makers.
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 >>
On the east coast of Australia, beyond the suburbs of the big cities and bounded by the Pacific Ocean, you can find some of the wildest national parks on the planet. Blue Mountains National Park, the immense eucalyptus forests, the magnificent deep gorges, Fraser Island, Lake McKenzie — all will show you how amazing andWatch 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 >>