California podcasts

California podcasts

Meet the local people who want to share their love of California

Activities:
Cave kayaking - Cocktail making - Elephant seals - Green tourism - River rafting - Rock climbing

Destinations:
Apple Hill - Catalina Island - Mission District - Joshua Tree National Park - Mendocino County - Napa Valley - North Beach - Santa Barbara - Santa Rosa and Novato - San Francisco

Activities


Grant on the sea
Sea cave kayaking
Grant from the Santa Barbara Adventure Company talks about the unusual sea caves around Santa Cruz Island and seeing huge pods of dolphins. [01:53]

Making organic cocktails & spirits
Making organic cocktails & spirits
Melkon from Greenbar talks about the farmers market ingredients that have inspired their organic cocktails & spirits. [02:06]

Elephant seals
Elephant seals
Jim, volunteer with the Friends of the Elephant Seal, talks about when you can see these amazing creatures at Piedras Blancas rookery, near San Simeon. [04:32]

Napa Valley, green train
Green train
Ryan, from the Napa Valley Wine Train, explains their pioneering and award winning green practices, from engines to food. [00:59]

River rafting in the Gold Country
River rafting in the Gold Country
Nate, owner of Adventure Connection, talks about combining river rafting with exploring the area's history, wildlife and vineyards. [02:29]

Rock climbing
Rock climbing
Sabra, owner of Cliffhanger Guides rock climbing tours talks about climbing in the Sierras and El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. [02:07]


Destinations


Apple Hill's ranches and nature trails
Apple Hill's ranches and nature trails
Robyn, from the Apple Hill Growers Association, talks about Apple Hill's history & nature trails - an apple lover's paradise! [03:23]

Catalina Island
Catalina Island
Tobey, who runs Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour, talks about the landscape, wildlife and adventure on Catalina Island, off the coast near Los Angeles. [02:37]

Mission District murals
Mission District & murals
Patricia, a muralist with Precita Eyes walking tours, talks about this artistic and historic area of San Francisco. [03:29]

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Sabra, owner of Cliffhanger Guides climbing tours, talks about the bohemian spirit, climbing and wildlife in Joshua Tree National Park and the desert. [02:02]

Jake, Mendocino County
Mendocino county
Jake from EverGreen Escapes talks about why he loves the people, outdoor activities, vineyards and local food of Mendocino County. [00:52]

Napa Valley
Napa Valley Wine Train
Ryan, from the Napa Valley Wine Train, talks about Napa Valley's wine, history and scenery, and the Wine Train experience. [02:38]

Lisa in North Beach
North Beach, San Francisco
Lisa, who runs Genius Loci Tours, talks about beat poets and the literary history of the North Beach neighbourhood in San Francisco. [01:30]

Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
Grant from the Santa Barbara Adventure Company talks about why Santa Barbara is the "perfect little town". [00:34]

Santa Rosa and Novato
Santa Rosa and Novato
Kris from Inn Marin talks about her favourite things to do in Santa Rosa and Novato, from walking her dogs on the beach to fine dining. [01:37]

The spirit of San Francisco
The spirit of San Francisco
Lisa, who runs Genius Loci Tours, talks about the spirit of San Francisco and its innovators and natural beauty. [00:39]

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Interviews by Katie Cook
Responsible Travel would like to thank the California Tourist Board for their sponsorship of this guide
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