This series transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of "living as the locals do," the charismatic hosts and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.
Globe Trekker Previous Broadcasts
Pacific Islands: Fiji, Vanuatu & Solomon (Episode #1315)
KQED World: Sat, Jul 19, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Ian Wright visits the Pacific Islands, once infamous among explorers because of head-hunting and cannibalism. In Fiji, he is welcomed with a local tribe's Kava-drinking ceremony. Later, he goes diving on the Astrolabe Reef, known as one of the finest dive destinations in the world. Visiting the Solomon Islands, he dives down to the Tao Maron, the most intact of the many World War II shipwrecks that now litter the seas around the islands.
- KQED World: Sun, Jul 20, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
Barcelona City Guide (Episode #1314)
KQED World: Sat, Jul 12, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
When you think of Barcelona, you think of the architect Gaud?, and Megan visits some of his most famous creations, including El Park Guell, Casa BatllO and the spectacular basilica, Sagrada Familia, still under construction more than 120 years after the first brick was laid. Megan also takes in the works of artists Picasso and MirO, enjoys the colorful atmosphere of Las Ramblas, shops at the Barr? Gotic, explores the mysterious magic shop known as El Rey de La Magia and takes day trips to Cadaques (home of Salvador Dal?) and Sitges, known as a favorite destination for gays from all over Europe.
- KQED World: Sun, Jul 13, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
Great Australian Hikes (Episode #1305)
KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 10, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
Zay embarks on five of Australia's greatest hikes including Mount Bishop and Clerk in Maria Island, the six foot track in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Mount Gower on Lord Howe Island and Lamington National Park in Queensland. Along the way he encounters the country's most exotic wildlife such as the spiny echidna and the wombat, experiences the most spectacular views and treks through the country's most historic regions.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 11, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New Caledonia (Episode #1313)
KQED World: Sat, Jul 5, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Zay's island-hopping escapades take him now to the independent Kingdom of Tonga and then on to multi-cultural Fiji, once home to cannibals and Indian plantation workers that were brought to the islands to harvest sugar cane. In Norfolk Island, we learn about its convict past while the hills of New Caledonia make a perfect setting for an island trek to the country's native inhabitants. Zay ends his journey in Noumea, where the Kanak people's culture is celebrated at the Tibijao Cultural Center, an architectural marvel that combines ancient knowledge with modern techniques.
- KQED World: Sun, Jul 6, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
Around The World - Panamericana: Conquistadors & Incas (Episode #1311)
KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
Brianna journeys to Peru, home of the legendary Incas, where she begins her trek in Cajamarca, where thousands of Incan soldiers were slaughtered by Pizarro's conquistadors. After visiting one of the world's largest gold mines, Brianna makes her way to Lima, the "City of Kings," once home to the Spanish Inquisition in South America. In Cusco, she learns about the golden Inca Empire before ending her journey on the volcano El Misti, where incredibly well-preserved ice mummies tell the story of the country's illustrious past.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 4, 2014 -- 5:00 AM