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California Now Podcast

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California Now Podcast
California Now Podcast

California Now Podcast

Visit California

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The California Now Podcast explores the people and places that make California a unique travel experience. Host Soterios Johnson, veteran radio journalist and former host of NPR’s Morning Edition on WNYC in New York City, has recently moved to California and is using his journalism skills to learn every fascinating thing about his new home state. He interviews travel experts, chefs, local guides and many others on his journey of discovery. For more ideas on California travel, go to www.visitcalifornia.com

Latest Episodes

Whale Watching, Dog-Friendly Travel, Ironstone Vineyards

In episode 20 of the California Now Podcast, we set off with Patti Schick of Hornblower Cruises as she discusses whale watching during the Pacific gray whale migration with host Soterios Johnson. Next up, Erin Ballinger of BringFido.com shares quick tips for making the most of traveling with your pup. Then we head to Calaveras County with Stephen Kautz, President of Ironstone Vineyards. Kautz explains why the area in and around Murphys creates some of the country’s best grape-growing conditions.

30 MINMAR 25
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Whale Watching, Dog-Friendly Travel, Ironstone Vineyards

Spas, National Monuments, Mission San Juan Capistrano

Forbes Travel Guide recently released its Star Awards Winners, and CA spas landed at the top of the rankings. Amanda Frasier, EVP of Standards & Ratings, shares some of her top choices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more. Discover hidden gems like California’s “Serengeti” and a park with more than 700 caves with travel writer Ann Marie Brown. Then, Mechelle Lawrence Adams of Mission San Juan Capistrano, explains why March is the best time to visit. Hint: It involves some very famous songbirds.

32 MINMAR 11
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Spas, National Monuments, Mission San Juan Capistrano

Sunnylands, Oysters, Free Activities

It begins in the epicenter of Mid-Century Modern design: Sunnylands. The center’s director, Janice Lyle, guides us through a tour of the estate’s rich history. Then we break out the horseradish and lemon wedges for an oyster-themed lightning round with Hunter Lewis, Editor in Chief of Food & Wine. From picnic tables to high-end restaurants, Lewis dishes on the best spots to enjoy bivalves on the half shell. Travel insider Pauline Frommer highlights her favorite free—or nearly free—activities in CA.

31 MINFEB 19
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Sunnylands, Oysters, Free Activities

Latest Episodes

Whale Watching, Dog-Friendly Travel, Ironstone Vineyards

In episode 20 of the California Now Podcast, we set off with Patti Schick of Hornblower Cruises as she discusses whale watching during the Pacific gray whale migration with host Soterios Johnson. Next up, Erin Ballinger of BringFido.com shares quick tips for making the most of traveling with your pup. Then we head to Calaveras County with Stephen Kautz, President of Ironstone Vineyards. Kautz explains why the area in and around Murphys creates some of the country’s best grape-growing conditions.

30 MINMAR 25
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Whale Watching, Dog-Friendly Travel, Ironstone Vineyards

Spas, National Monuments, Mission San Juan Capistrano

Forbes Travel Guide recently released its Star Awards Winners, and CA spas landed at the top of the rankings. Amanda Frasier, EVP of Standards & Ratings, shares some of her top choices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more. Discover hidden gems like California’s “Serengeti” and a park with more than 700 caves with travel writer Ann Marie Brown. Then, Mechelle Lawrence Adams of Mission San Juan Capistrano, explains why March is the best time to visit. Hint: It involves some very famous songbirds.

32 MINMAR 11
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Spas, National Monuments, Mission San Juan Capistrano

Sunnylands, Oysters, Free Activities

It begins in the epicenter of Mid-Century Modern design: Sunnylands. The center’s director, Janice Lyle, guides us through a tour of the estate’s rich history. Then we break out the horseradish and lemon wedges for an oyster-themed lightning round with Hunter Lewis, Editor in Chief of Food & Wine. From picnic tables to high-end restaurants, Lewis dishes on the best spots to enjoy bivalves on the half shell. Travel insider Pauline Frommer highlights her favorite free—or nearly free—activities in CA.

31 MINFEB 19
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Sunnylands, Oysters, Free Activities
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