Millennials enjoy a spontaneous adventure—which makes California a particularly great fit for Ctrl Alt Delete Podcast host and British author Emma Gannon. Hailed as the “spokesperson for the Internet generation,” Gannon is a big fan of jumping in a car and exploring the Golden State. On this episode of California Now, she regales host Soterios Johnson with tales of her latest road trip down Highway One from San Francisco to Huntington Beach.
Johnson is next joined by travel blogger Jessica Wright, who struck the motherlode of road trips when she decided to explore Gold Country by car. From the farm-to-fork capital Sacramento to the heart of the state's “golden” history in Coloma to the vineyards of Amador County, Wright shares with Johnson some of the hidden gems she unearthed in the region.
The episode also features a conversation with author Richard Senate, whose combined love of ghost-hunting and the state of California makes him a bona fide expert on all the haunted haunts in the state. He gives Johnson a few recommendations for those bold travelers who are seeking a little scare.
- Emma Gannon, author and host of Ctrl Alt Delete podcast
- Jessica Wright, travel blogger Bon Traveler
- Richard Senate, author and tour guide
Ctrl Alt Delete podcast host and author Emma Gannon highlights her favorite spots on a recent road trip from San Francisco to Huntington Beach.
- San Francisco
- El Techo
- Huntington Beach
- Newport Beach
- The Crab Cooker
- Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
- Robert Renzoni Vineyards
- Sandbar Sports Bar & Grill
- Mission Beach
Bon Traveler Jessica Wright discovered hidden gems all over Gold Country.
- Gold Country
- Old Sacramento
- California State Railroad Museum
- Beast + Bounty
- Johnny Cash Trail
- Flower Farm Inn
- High Hand Cafe
- Sutter’s Creek
- Bee Love Farms
- The Farm Table
- Midnight Kin
- Iron Hub Winery
Ghost hunter and tour guide Richard Senate shares his favorite haunted haunts.
- Ghosts of Santa Barbara
- Ghost Stalker’s Guide to Haunted California
- Old Mission San Antonio de Padua
- Old Town San Diego
- The Whaley House Museum
- Queen Mary in Long Beach
- Winchester Mystery House
- La Purisima Mission State Park
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.