Ernie surfs Venice Beach prior to his flight to Rio de Janeiro. As you will find, soccer is life in Brazil. And, you will experience an iconic part of the soccer world upon visiting Maracana Stadium. Hike up Mount Corcovado to the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, rappel Sugarloaf Mountain, and receive Brazilian jujitsu lessons from a jujitsu master. Also, hang-glide off Pedra Bonita, and Samba dance until dawn.
Travel down the Amazon River, the largest river in the world. Encounter young Amazonian boatmen, air-taxi pilots, and the fisherman who live along the water. Visit villages along the river such as Marajo, the cradle of one of the oldest indigenous Amazonian civilizations, and Manuas, called the “Paris of the Tropics.”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 >>
A riverboat cruise takes you westward to Santarem, a town that thrives on the Amazon River. Further west, experience the visually contrasting confluence of the Rio Negro and the Amazon River (or Rio Solimões). This leg of the journey ends in Manaus, once called the “Paris of the Tropics.”Watch Now >>