Down the slopes from the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora in Athens is a classic example of an ancient Greek agora. The Plaka is a fun way to explore Athens, and if you are looking for a great place to stay while in the city, look no further than the Andromeda Suites and Apartments and its restaurant Aristera Dexia.
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 and…Watch Now >>
Mark Twain made this Gold Rush town famous with his 1865 short story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” but the county’s treasures were discovered long before that. Join Simon as he seeks out this region’s “perfect places,” and basks in its awesome scenery. Marvel at Big Trees State Park, experience the thrills, chills,…Watch 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 >>
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 >>