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
Around The World - Panamericana: Incas & Inquisitions (Episode #1203)
KQED 9: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
Brianna Barnes journeys to Peru, home of the legendary Incas, where she begins her trek in Cajamarca, where thousands of Incan soldiers were slaughtered by Pizarro's conquistadors. After visiting one of the world's largest gold mines, Brianna makes her way to Lima, the "City of Kings," once home to the Spanish Inquisition in South America. In Cusco, she learns about the golden Inca Empire before ending her journey on the volcano El Misti, where incredibly well-preserved ice mummies tell the story of the country's illustrious past.
- KQED World: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
- KQED 9: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
Around The World - Panamericana: Conquistadors, Aztecs & Revolutions (Episode #1202)
KQED 9: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
Judith Jones travels south to the lands of ancient empires. In Mexico, she explores the myths and treasures that once drew the Conquistadors to a country rich in natural resources. Following their trail, her first stop is colonial Chihuahua, where Pancho Villa started the Mexican Revolution. In Zacatecas, she visits one of Mexico's many Silver Mines and then travels along the colonial Silver Road to Mexico City, from where the Aztecs once ruled their bloodthirsty empire.
- KQED World: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
- KQED 9: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
Around The World: Across America: Route 66 & Beyond (Episode #1201)
KQED 9: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
Justine Shapiro kicks off the journey with a road trip west across the United States. Starting in Washington, DC she follows the Blue Ridge Parkway to Nashville and Memphis, birthplaces of American country and soul. After a brief countryside respite in Arkansas, Justine hits the legendary Route 66 from Oklahoma to Arizona, where she visits the world's best preserved meteor crater.
- KQED World: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
- KQED 9: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
Globe Trekker Food Hour: Israel & The Palestinian Territories (Episode #1105)
KQED World: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 8:00 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.