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
Building England II (Episode #1414H)
KQED World: Sat, Jul 25, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
Judith 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 World: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Tough Trains: Siberia (Episode #1407H)
KQED World: Sun, Jul 19, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
Zay boards the infamous Ice Train for a wintry trip to the far north of Siberia, deep inside the Arctic Circle on the world's most northerly railway line. His journey takes him through Tobolksk to the gas fields of Novy Urengoy, follows the abandoned route of Stalin's "Railway of Death," visits a Communist gulag, camps overnight with the Nenet nomadic tribe, and finally crosses the wilderness to reach Labytnangi and the newly opened Bovanenkovo gas field.
Tough Trains: Vietnam (Episode #1403H)
KQED World: Sun, Jul 19, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
Zay discovers the checkered and often-dangerous history of the Vietnamese railway. His perilous journey takes him to Hanoi, Hue, the DMZ and Ho Chi Minh City where he meets a general who led the final attack on the Presidential Palace during the Vietnam War.
Building England I (Episode #1413H)
KQED World: Sat, Jul 18, 2015 -- 8:00 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 World: Sun, Jul 19, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Puerto Rico (Episode #1411)
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 -- 10:00 PM
Zay 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 Life: Tue, Jul 14, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
The Netherlands (Episode #1412H)
KQED World: Sat, Jul 11, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
Brianna Barnes cycles her way through the Netherlands as she learns about Dutch resistance to Spanish rule and enjoys modern art in The Hague, surfs the North Sea in Sheveningen, earns her witch's certificate in the medieval town of Oudewater, discovers the history of the tulip in Leiden, buys clogs and visits the cheese market in Alkmaar, explores a wind farm in Friesland and tests her skills in the canal jumping contest in Heidenskip.
- KQED World: Sun, Jul 12, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Poland (Episode #1402H)
KQED World: Sat, Jul 4, 2015 -- 8:00 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, and hunts for amber on the Pomeranian coast. She explores the baroque streets of Gdansk, boards a galleon along the River Motlawa and re-enacts the ancient battles in Gniew. She explores Hitler's command post in Ketzryn and kayaks through the Augustow canal to the Belarussian border.
- KQED World: Sun, Jul 5, 2015 -- 1:00 PM