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
Poland (Episode #1520H)
KQED World: Sun, Aug 21, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
Megan McCormick discovers the rich folklore and history of Poland. She visits the humble church where Pope John Paul II served as a young priest, discovers anti-Communist sculptures in Wroclaw, hunts for amber on the Pomeranian coast, explores the baroque streets of Gdansk, boards a galleon along the River Motlawa, re-enacts ancient battles in Gniew, explores Hitler's command post in Ketzryn, and kayaks through the Augustow canal to the Belarussian border.
North East England (Episode #1519H)
KQED World: Sun, Aug 14, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
Incomprehensible dialects, terrible weather, a grim industrial backwater - these are phrases traditionally used to describe the Northern stretches of England. This Globe Trekker puts an end to the myth, as we follow traveller Judith Jones through Yorkshire and Northumberland. Her journey begins in rural Suffolk, continues on to the university city of Cambridge, Sheffield, Bradford and York. Her journey concludes on a boat to the Farne Island, the ancient sanctuary of the monk Saint Cuthbert and a present sanctuary to the puffin.
- KQED Life: Tue, Aug 16, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 15, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
Building England II (Episode #1518H)
KQED World: Sun, Aug 7, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
Judith Jones continues her exploration of English architecture with a look at the Georgian and Victorian styles. She tours Queen's House in Greenwich, Christopher Wren's Church of Magnus the Martyr and St. Paul's Cathedral in London, the urban townhomes of Bath, Osterley House in Middlesex, Hammerwood Lodge in East Sussex, Saltaire in Yorkshire, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace, and the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.
- KQED Life: Tue, Aug 9, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 8, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
Building England I (Episode #1517H)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 1, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
Judith Jones walks viewers through the story of the English building from the earliest days of Christianity, the creation of the baroque mansion in the 17th century, how a Romanesque church became a cathedral and how a castle became the Englishman's home. Among the locations she visits are the Roman edifices in Lindisfarne, Durham Cathedral, Fountains Abbey and the minster in Yorkshire, Warkworth Castle in Northumberland, Kentwell Hall in Suffolk, Burghley House in Lincolnshire, and Castle Howard.
- KQED Life: Tue, Aug 2, 2016 -- 4:00 AM