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," charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.
Globe Trekker Previous Broadcasts
Puerto Rico (Episode #1103)
KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 11:00 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.
Turkey (Episode #1119)
KQED World: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Adela Ucar encounters whirling dervishes and tranquil tea gardens in Konya, treks along the Lycian Way, relaxes on the sun-kissed beaches of Myra, visits the Sabanci Mosque and samples exquisite cuisine in Adana, explores the bustling bazaars and cafe culture of Gaziantep and experiences Kurdish culture in the basalt-walled city of Divarbakr.
Holy Lands: Jerusalem & The West Bank (Episode #1127)
KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
Join Zay on a fascinating exploration of the region's religious, historical and political identity. He takes in the ancient city of Jerusalem, ventures into the Palestinian West Bank and explores one of the world's natural wonders, the Dead Sea.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
Globe Trekker Special: Planet of the Apes (Episode #1118)
KQED World: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Our Trekkers visit the last strongholds of many rare and sometimes endangered species of primates. Justine Shapiro heads to Thailand in search of the White-Handed Gibbon. Holly Morris, Ian Wright and Megan McCormick get up close and personal with the orangutan in Borneo and Sumatra, the chimpanzee in Tanzania and Zambia and the Mountain Gorilla in the remote mountains of Uganda. Ian glimpses the elusive Golden Bamboo Lemur on Madagascar, Eils Nevitt discovers the Black-Crowned Dwarf Marmoset - at six inches high, the world's second-smallest monkey - in the Amazon jungle and Zay Harding encounters two enormous and extremely rare apes in Africa: the Drill in Cameroon and the Mandrill, known as the world's largest monkey, in Gabon.
Eastern Canada (Episode #1126)
KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
The 3000km journey starts on the Avalon Peninsula, in Newfoundland & Labrador, the oldest and most easterly part of North America. Though it was the first province discovered by Europeans, it was the last to join Canada in 1949 - a testimony to its independent spirit. Next, GT travels south west to the maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick, known for their rugged coastlines, natural beauty and delicious fresh fish. GT then heads inland to say bonjour to Quebec's European culture and old-world charm and party at the New France Festival. Last is Ontario, where we experience the dizzying heights of Toronto's mega CN Tower and the thundering magnificence of the Niagara Falls.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
London City Guide 2 (Episode #1117)
KQED World: Sat, Jan 12, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Brianna embarks on her tour of London at Buckingham Palace, heads over to the National Gallery, check out the fashionable Spitalfields Market, tours the street art scene, visits the finest shops in to Mayfair and bikes from Regent's Park to the Olympic Stadium. She takes a daytrip to Oxford for a tour of Christchurch, the largest of all the Oxford colleges. Back in London, Brianna speeds off along the Thames River to Greenwich for a look at the Royal Naval College and the National Maritime Museum, then pops over to the Tate Modern, visits stately Cliveden House and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, home to the biggest botanical collection in the world before exploring the delights of Richmond Park on horseback. She concludes her stay in London by taking part in the annual Thames Festival.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 12, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
Paraguay and Uruguay (Episode #1125)
KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
Holly Morris discovers two South American countries that may share a similar name but couldn't be more different. Beginning her journey in Uruguay, Holly explores its beautiful coastline, often referred to as the Riviera of the Southern Hemisphere. Later, Holly boards a plane and heads northwest to the mysterious land locked nation of Paraguay. In contrast to Uruguay, Paraguay is one of the least visited countries on the South American continent
- KQED Plus: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
Madrid City Guide (Episode #1123)
KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
Adela visits exciting Madrid, taking in the artwork at the Prado, "El Rastro," the city's famous flea market, Spanish Civil War landmarks and samples the fabulous cuisine. She also takes excursions to nearby El Escorial, the Roman aqueducts of Segovia and the charming hillside town of Toledo.
- KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
Globe Trekker Special: World History-England (Episode #1116)
KQED World: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Justine Shapiro starts her historical journey dodging swords in a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings, then travels up the coast to visit the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. Passing through London, she takes a canal ride up to the Yorkshire Moors where she boards a double-decker bus/hotel. The next stop is Whitby, the eerie coastal town that inspired Bram Stoker to write "Dracula." Justine strolls along Hadrian's Wall, has a chance meeting with a centurion and rides a steam train before visiting Liverpool, home of The Beatles. Venturing south into England's West Country, Justine meets the very eccentric Marquess of Bath and joins a pagan celebration in Glastonbury before ending her journey in Ottery St. Mary, where the locals run through the narrow streets with huge, flaming tar barrels to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night.
Buenos Aires City Guide (Episode #1124)
KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 3, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
Sexy, passionate and sophisticated, Buenos Aires is one of South America's most alluring cities and the perfect place for Globe Trekker newcomer Judith Jones to find her feet...or should we say Tango heels!
- KQED Plus: Fri, Jan 4, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
Globe Trekker Food Hour: Israel & The Palestinian Territories (Episode #1105)
KQED 9: Tue, Jan 1, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
Angela May discovers the diverse and rich food traditions of Israel, with visits to Jaffa, Jerusalem, the coastal city of Acca and the hills of Judea. In the second half of this special, chef Bobby Chinn investigates whether or not there is an authentic Palestinian cuisine as he explores Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem and Ramallah.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jan 3, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED Life: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
- KQED 9: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
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