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 Bear Tavern, the oldest restaurant building on the lake. Challenge yourself by white-water rafting down the Truckee River, and ski or skate in Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Olympics. Finally, marvel at million-dollar views from the rooms at Ferrari’s Crown Motel.
Monterey, California is quite possibly the greatest meeting of land, sea, and sky on the entire planet. This visual feast encompasses breathtaking Pacific coastline, dramatic Big Sur, romantic Carmel, Pacific Grove, the world-famous 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, and Monterey’s very own wine country. Simon visits historic Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row, and tastes wine atWatch Now >>
Hot-air balloons and open-cockpit biplanes offer aerial tours of stunning Temecula Valley. Viticulturalist Ben Drake sheds light on what makes this region the perfect environment to grow premium wine grapes. Host Simon Kane visits an intoxicating variety of wineries, from intimate Hart Winery, to the lavish South Coast Winery. For the ultimate wine-tasting experience, visitorsWatch Now >>
Simon goes beyond San Diego’s most obvious tourist stops to explore the city’s historical, cultural, and culinary attractions. Simon brushes up on area history at the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, then proceeds onward to Hillebrecht Avocado Farm, and Chino Farms where he finds the freshest market produce. Simon explores the bustling GaslampWatch Now >>
As far back as 1795, Paso Robles has been spoken of, and written about, as California’s oldest place to go for springs and mud baths. Simon visits a number of its downtown establishments, including the Vinoteca wine bar with its weekly winemaker gatherings and tastings. Overall, Paso Robles boasts more than 100 wineries. E.O.S., whoseWatch Now >>