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
Food Hour: The Story of Chocolate (Episode #1516H)
KQED World: Sun, Jul 24, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
For 4,000 million years, people the world over have turned to the delicacy of chocolate for rituals, medicine, romance and sheer pleasure. In this informative and entertaining documentary, Judith Jones reveals how our love affair with chocolate began in Mesoamerica, present-day Southern Mexico and Central America, where people living deep in the tropical rainforests discovered the edible properties of Theobroma cacao, referred to as the food of the gods. With fellow travellers from around the world, Judith discovers the extraordinary popularity behind the pleasure of chocolate.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jul 26, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, Jul 25, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
Delhi & Agra (Episode #1501H)
KQED World: Sun, Jul 17, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
Delhi is an incarnation of seven cities all born out of a bloody history. It's a city teeming with extraordinary life flowing through the 22 million+ Hindu and Muslim inhabitants who make India's capital one of the most vibrant in the world. It's also what attracts Globe Trekker Ian Wright to explore Delhi's old quarters, bargain bazaars, Imperial Mughai monuments, and last remaining outposts of British occupation. In this lively city guide, Ian takes in spectacular visits to the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the holy town of Haridwar in Uttarakhand.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 2:00 PM
- KQED Life: Tue, Jul 19, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
Food Hour: Deep South USA (Episode #1514H)
KQED World: Sun, Jul 10, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
Bobby Chinn samples Cajun and Creole cuisine in New Orleans and the surrounding Bayou country; discovers the local fare in Vicksburg and Natchez, MS; visits Elvis Presley's birthplace for a chat with The King's childhood buddies in Tupelo; and learns how to cook the perfect barbecue pork in Memphis after a stop at Graceland.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jul 12, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, Jul 11, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
Road Trip: Patagonia (Episode #1513H)
KQED World: Sun, Jul 3, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
Zay Harding takes a journey along Ruta 40 by climbing Volcan Lanin, the highest peak in the area. Traveling down the Seven Lakes Drive, he passes through the Lake District in San Carlos de Bariloche, heads next to the former hippie colony of El Bolson, boards the La Trochita steam train, searches for Butch Cassidy's hideout in Cholila and drives on to Trevelin, a town founded by Welsh immigrants that maintains that culture. Zay then makes the long trek to Cueva de las Manos to admire its incredible rock art, reaches El Chalten for the spectacular view of Mount Fitz Roy before the final leg that takes him to the Cabo Virgenes lighthouse, the last stop on Ruta 40.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jul 5, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, Jul 4, 2016 -- 10:00 PM