This collection takes you doen the American roads lesstraveled to discover the pulse of the Heartland: the scenicsplendor of the country's most treasured national parks, thepeople and communities created far from major cities, andthe distinctive charm that is uniquely American. #1) Alaska-View giant glaciers up close while cruising the waters ofKenaji National Park. Stop off at the Crow Creek Mine to trypan for gold. River-raft at the base of Mt. McKinley.Explore the riches of Fairbanks, just 150 miles south of theArctic Circle. #2) Blue Ridge- Fox hunt in Moorland Parkbefore taking in the breathtaking vistas of the ShenandoahValley via Skyline Drive or the lush Appalachian Trail. Headto Roanoke's art scene, and the relive a Civil War clash atNew Market Battlefield. #3) California- Head north toboonville. Explore the fortress of Redwood trees in HumboldtState Park. From Mendecino County to the Calistoga HotSprings, you'll work up a thirst for the wines of NapaValley. #4) Hawaii- Watch a veteran lei maker in action.Step into the solitude of the Place of Refuge, built forancient lawbreakers. Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Parkto catch mighty explosions before your eyes. #5) Idaho andWyoming- Travel to Golden Spike, where the Central Pacificand Union Pacific meet. See Ketchum, where Hemingway lived,wrote and died. Taste the Idaho potatoes, and then crossinto Wyoming to experience Yellowstone and Grand TetonNational Parks. #6) Michigan- Head north to see the UpperPeninsula. Charter a boat on Lake Superior and see cliffsthat rival the oceans' coasts. Stop off for a quiet visit inBig Bay and meet the colorful locals, like the Benedictinemonks who run a jam shop. #7) Montana- Begin your trip inMissoula's thriving art community. Visit a cattle ranchwhere the cowboy tradition is still very much alive. Partakein some of the country's best fishing in Great Falls, andenjoy the sights amid the tranquil beauty of GlacierNational Park. #8) Natchez Trace- Journey the historic trailfrom Nashville, Tennessee to Natchez, Mississippi. Stop atthe Country Music Hall of Fame. See Elvis Presley'shometown. View antebellum plantations around Vicksburg,along the way hearing legends that surround the NatchezTrace Trail. #9) Northern New Mexico- Ski in Taos, the townthat has captivated artists such as Ansel Adams and GeorgiaO'Keefe. Watch seasoned artisans spin their creations, thentake an architectural tour of Santa Fe. Float high aboveAlbuquerque while taking part in a hot air balloon rally.#10) Red Rock Rim- See the storied western frontier. Stopoff in Sedona and meet a cowboy poet. See the Grand Canyonriding atop amule, or high above from a helicopter. DiscoverMonument Valley, immortalized in movies, and meet thoseresponsible for its fame. #11) Vermont- Begin with a visitto the Ben & Jerry's Factory and an apple cider mill. Visitthe Shelbourne Museum and its esoteric art collection.Detour to Stockbridge, Massachesetts where Norman Rockwellpainted, and be sure to stay the night in a charming countryinn. #12) Washington- Begin at Seattle's Farmer's Market,serving fresh food 365 days a year. Ferry to the San JuanIslands to join a whale-watching expedition. Explore thebase of Mt. St. Helens, where the remains of the 1980explosion have been preserved as a National Monument. EachEpisode is approximately 50 minutes.