This episode of California Now kicks off with a conversation with Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras, who specializes in surfacing curious and wondrous travel destinations. The Atlas Obscura website lists around 13,500 unique—and some might say odd—destinations around the globe, and California is favourably represented on the site with nearly 1,000 listings. Thuras shares insights on a few of his must-see places to visit, including several stops in Sacramento and a small museum in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, which houses artefacts gathered by the man rumoured to be the inspiration for Indiana Jones.
After that, Pauline Frommer offers up a few packing tricks she has assembled over a lifetime of travel as co-president of Frommer’s—including her absolute favourite item to bring whenever she leaves home. And then acclaimed wine writer Jon Bonné talks about his latest book on wine culture, The New Wine Rules, before sharing some of his favourite destinations in the Golden State.
Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras shared some of his favourite hidden wonders in California
Pauline Frommer offered some tips on packing your bags
Jon Bonné, Senior Contributing Editor of the online magazine Punch, discussed wine culture and the California wine scene
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.