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
Tough Trains: Cuba's Sugar Railroads (Episode #1508H)
KQED Life: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
Cuba was one of the first countries in the world to build a railway, starting all the way back in 1837. At the time, Cuba was the world's largest sugar producer, and its early railways were designed not with passengers in mind, but to transport sugarcane to the mills, and refined sugar to the ports. In this episode, host Ian Wright goes on an eye-opening and hair-raising train journey across the Caribbean island of Cuba. The Communist country's railway network is dilapidated and very unreliable, but it ends up being a fantastically enjoyable trip.
- KQED World: Sun, May 29, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED Life: Tue, May 24, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
Top 10 South American Adventures (Episode #1507H)
KQED Life: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
In this Globe Trekker special, Ian Wright, Holly Morris, Elis Nevitt, Matt Young, Megan McCormick and Zay Harding travel all across South America - to Guyana, Venezuela, Columbia, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil - in search of the continent's Top 10 adventures, which include white water rafting in untamed waters, searching for giant anaconda snakes, trekking to the world's highest waterfalls, and climbing to the snow-capped summit of the Lanin Volcano in the Andes Mountains.
- KQED World: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED Life: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
Puerto Rico (Episode #1506H)
KQED Life: Mon, May 9, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
Zay Harding visits San Juan, the El Yunque National Forest, the Camuy River Caves National Park and the coffee-producing central highlands. Along the way he discovers why Puerto Rico is known as the "island of enchantment," boasting sun-kissed beaches, dramatic mountains, a rich colonial history, and great music.
- KQED World: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED Life: Tue, May 10, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
Food Hour: Ireland (Episode #1505H)
KQED Life: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
Globe Trekker Bobby Chinn samples oysters in Galway, fishes for salmon in Connemara, plays a tune or two with The Chieftains in Westport, visits the Nenagh Agricultural Show, judges a baking competition in Tipperary, and learns the history of Guinness in Dublin.
- KQED World: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED Life: Tue, May 3, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
Road Trip: Andes (Episode #1504H)
KQED World: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
Inspired by Che Guevara's "The Motorcycle Diaries," Zay Harding begins the 3,000-mile trip along Ruta 40 through the Andes. Starting his trek near the Argentina-Bolivia border, he crosses into the brilliant white salt flats of the Salinas Grandes, takes in the kaleidoscopic natural wonders of 7 Colors Hills, stops at the oldest continuously inhabited city of Tilcara, explores pre-Columbian ruins in Pucara, drives the hair-raising roads to the little town of Cachi and visits the National Park of Leoncito. Zay next makes his way to the green valleys of Mendoza Province where he fuels up at the ultra-modern O'Fournier bodega before ending his journey beneath Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the western and southern hemispheres.