This episode of California Now features veteran travel writer Patricia Schultz, who talks about bucket list travel and then offers up some Golden State destinations that travelers should consider. Her first recommendation may come as a surprise to some: She proposes a road trip along the California Missions Trail and says it’s a great way to experience California’s history and architecture as well as its diverse landscapes.
Documentary filmmaker Jeff Smith also talks about road trips but his is organized around some of his favorite craft breweries in the state. Starting in San Diego and working north, he builds out a detailed itinerary that will no doubt appeal to lager lovers everywhere. Lastly, Bob Schneider from Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours discusses his company’s San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour, an award-winning experience that transports visitors into a world of geological marvels in Greater Palm Springs.
Jeff Smith, writer/director of Craft: The California Beer Documentary
Bob Schneider, owner of Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours
Travel writer Patricia Schultz highlights some California destinations that belong on your bucket list
Filmmaker Jeff Smith builds an itinerary for the ultimate craft beer road trip
Bob Schneider gives us the inside scoop on his company’s San Andreas Fault tour
About the Host
Soterios Johnson, formerly the local host of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition on radio station WNYC, moved from New York City to Davis, Calif., in 2016 and is just getting to know his surroundings. By combining his journalistic instincts with his personal curiosity, Johnson will use the California Now platform to develop a deeper understanding of his adopted home.