Named for the barometric winds that can be distinctly heard at Wind Cave’s entrance, Wind Cave National Park is one of America’s oldest parks. Above ground, bison, elk, and other local wildlife roam the prairie grasslands and forested hillsides, but below ground exists the subterranean depths and passages of Wind Cave, one of the longest and most complex cave systems in the world.
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 >>
Sonoma County is one of the world’s top wine-growing regions. It is also a year-round haven for fine-dining, lodging, spas, and a flourishing arts community. Fifty-eight miles of Sonoma coast offer a magnificent display of natural beauty and wildlife. Stop in Bodega Bay, where Alfred Hitchcock filmed “The Birds,” and go behind the scenes ofWatch Now >>