Until brave men decided to set sail and explore the open ocean, the Dingle Peninsula was once the western-most edge of the known world. Dingle’s beautiful expanses, rugged cliffs, and large concentration of ancient sites makes it a fun and worthwhile place to visit and explore.
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 MuseumWatch Now >>
Stemming out from California, the Baja peninsula juts into the Pacific Ocean like an icicle. The dazzingly arid peninsula is a succession of sunset-kissed beaches and trickling creeks. Each year, millions of whales come to reproduce in the preserved waters of the peninsula that their ancestors knew so well.Watch Now >>
Host Simon Kane is your guide to Calistoga’s picturesque hillside wineries, natural hot springs, accomodations, dining, and breathtaking scenic attractions. Sample the wines and chat with the owners of Graeser Winery and Storybrook Mountain Vineyards. Indulge yourself at the luxury spa resort, Calistoga Ranch, with its thermal pools and mud spas. Get a feel forWatch Now >>