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
Scotland (Episode #1216)
KQED World: Sat, Oct 26, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Megan journeys to Glasgow, where she visits the Macintosh Museum and takes a bagpipe lesson. Next she travels to Stirling, site of a major victory by William "Braveheart" Wallace, Scotland's national hero. Megan samples the whiskey on the island of Islay, explores the mountainous region of Oben, goes fishing off the Isle of Skye, tours the battlefield of Culloden and pursues the myth of the Loch Ness Monster. She then travels to Strathdon for the Clanloddoch Highland games, witnesses an Orkadian wedding in Skara Brae, hits the links at St. Andrews and revels in the performances at the Edinburgh Festival.
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Globe Trekker Food Hour: Lebanon (Episode #1219)
KQED World: Sat, Oct 19, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
The rich soil and varied history of Lebanon have resulted in a world-class cuisine. Merrilees Parker travels to the capital of Beirut and then in to the countryside of Lebanon to learn more about its people, their culture and their cuisine.
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 20, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails (Episode #1215)
KQED 9: Thu, Oct 10, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
Merrilees Parker, Padma Lakshmi, Tyler Florence and Peter Gordon travel the world to see how control of the spice trails has made great cities and destroyed ancient civilizations. Our guides travel from the Molucca Islands of Indonesia, the original home of cloves and nutmeg, to the Indian province of Kerala, with its native pepper and cardamom. Leaving behind Sri Lanka's sublime cinnamon, they cross the oceans on Arab dhows, Chinese treasure junks and Portuguese caravels, in search of the world's flavor. Other stops along the trail include Venice, Beirut, Cairo, China, Spain and the Caribbean. Viewers will discover the secret spice blends that define the great cuisines of the world, including Jamaican jerk seasoning, Indian garam masala, Chinese 5-spice powder and Middle Eastern harissa.
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 13, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Oct 12, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
- KQED 9: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
Food Hour: Vietnam (Episode #1213)
KQED World: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Megan starts her culinary tour of Vietnam in the Mekong Delta. Her first stop is Ho Chi Minh City where she visits the Pho Binh noodle shop, which also served as a resistance headquarters during the Vietnam War. Next it's off to Hue in central Vietnam where Megan samples the region's "Imperial" cuisine and then travels to Hanoi. She treks further north to Bac Ha, attends a traditional banquet hosted by the Flower H'mong tribe and ends her journey with a seafood feast in the scenic Ha Long Bay.
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 6, 2013 -- 2:00 PM