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.
Antarctica (#1406H) Duration: 57:46 STEREO TVG
Zay's epic adventure in Antarctica begins with sea kayaking and penguin watching in Paradise Harbor, sails to historic Port Lockrov where he observes the work of Ukrainian biologists, unsuccessfully attempts to climb the treacherous Mount Scott, meets with U.S. scientists at Palmer station as he learns about the effects of global warming and the plight of the Adelie penguin and finally crosses the perilous Drake Passage on his way back to the South American mainland.
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Tough Trains: Siberia (#1407H) Duration: 57:44 STEREO TVPG
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.
Globe Trekker Special: World War I In Europe (#1429) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Zay visits the Museum of The Great War in the French town of Meaux, tours the Confrecourt quarries that sheltered French troops, journeys to Ypres in Belgium where poison gas was first used as a weapon, explores the tunnels in Vauquois, discovers the site in Fromelles where Australian soldiers were buried in mass graves, observes a vintage tank near Cambrai, watches WWI-era planes in flight at a Paris airshow, visits the battlefield at the St. Quentin Canal where U.S. troops first broke through German lines and pays his respects at St. Symphorien Cemetery in Mons, Belgium where some of the last soldiers killed in the war are buried.
Globe Trekker Food Hour: The Story of Tea (#1426H) Duration: 56:34 STEREO TVPG
Trekkers Rosie Lovell, Peter Gordon, Bobby Chinn, Merrilees Parker, Megan McCormick, Holly Morris and Ben O'Donoghue uncover the story of how tea spread from China to capture the taste of the world. Visits to Southeast China, Japan, Taiwan, England, Bangladesh, India, Morocco and Myanmar provide historical context, a look at cultural traditions and rituals, and what the future holds for this popular beverage.
Switzerland (#1430) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Brianna observes cutting-edge scientific discoveries in Geneva, visits Charlie Chaplin's house in the lakeside town of Vevey, golfs in Riederalp, hikes the grueling Gemmi Pass, acts out the story of William Tell in Interlaken and tours the Einstein Museum in Bern. Other highlights include a tour of the military fortresses along Lake Lucerne, a trip through the Gotthard Pass, a journey on the Glacier Express, an alpine beard competition in Chur, a look at the banking industry in Zurich and herding cattle with the yodeling farmers in Appenzell.
Globe Trekker Road Trip: Andes (#1427H) Duration: 57:54 STEREO TVPG
Inspired by Che Guevara's "The Motorcycle Diaries," Zay begins the 3, 000 mile trip along Ruta 40 through the Andes. Starting his trek near the Argentina-Bolivia border, he crosses into the brilliant white salt flats of the Salinas Grandes, takes in the kaleidoscopic natural wonders of 7 Colors Hills, stops at the oldest continuously inhabited city of Tilcara, explores pre-Columbian ruins in Pucara, drives the hair-raising roads to the little town of Cachi and visits the National Park of Leoncito. Zay next makes his way to the green valleys of Mendoza Province where he fuels up at the ultra-modern O'Fournier bodega before ending his journey beneath Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the western and southern hemispheres.
Globe Trekker Food Hour: Deep South USA (#1408H) Duration: 57:58 STEREO TVPG
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.
Mumbai City Guide (#1401H) Duration: 57:46 STEREO TVPG
Zay Harding encounters a Bollywood artist in Bandra, explores Dharavi, India's largest slum made famous by the movie "Slumdog Millionaire" and takes in the fish market at Sassoon Docks. He checks in to the luxurious Taj Palace Hotel, tours the sea fort of Murud Janjira and visits the open-air laundromat. Zay also shops in the Chor Bazaar then flies to the World Heritage site of Ellora. Finally, he tries his hand at the ancient form of pole yoga and meets Mahatma Gandhi's grandson.
Globe Trekker Road Trip: Patagonia (#1428H) Duration: 57:22 STEREO TVPG
Zay continues his 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.
Poland (#1402H) Duration: 56:15 STEREO TVPG
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.
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Isolated Islands: St. Helena (#1409H) Duration: 57:05 STEREO TVPG
Zay voyages to the remote island of St. Helena, site of Napoleon's final years in exile after his defeat at Waterloo. He meets the friendly islanders known as "Saints," tours the historic settlement of Jamestown, and visits Longwood House where Napoleon was imprisoned as well as his tomb. Zay then encounters a 180-year-old giant tortoise, embarks on a boat trip off the spectacular coastline, speeds down the cliffside steps of Jacob's Ladder and climbs St. Helena's highest peak, which shelters numerous rare plant species.
Tough Trains: Vietnam (#1403H) Duration: 57:54 STEREO TVPG
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.
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 17, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
Globe Trekker Food Hour: Sicily (#1416H) Duration: 56:58 STEREO TVPG
Rosie Lovell discovers the cultural and historical influences that define contemporary Sicilian cuisine. Occupations by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, the French and the Spanish have all played their part by introducing techniques and ingredients that have created one of the most layered and intriguing global cuisines. Very closely related to its religious and spiritual life, Sicilian cuisine is above all a reflection of the island's cultural and historical events.
South Atlantic (#1404H) Duration: 57:49 STEREO TVPG
Zay Harding takes an epic adventure to the ends of the earth, voyaging to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Orkneys, South Shetland Islands, Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. Following in the footsteps of countless explorers, adventurers, naturalists and conservationists, from Captains Cook and Scott to Captains Amundsen, Shackleton and Darwin, Zay explores the South Atlantic's frozen, wind-swept, white wilderness.
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 24, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
Globe Trekker Food Hour: The Story of Cheese (#1425H) Duration: 57:32 STEREO TVPG
Rosie Lovell visits the Cheese Makers Market in Beaconsfield, England, a farm in the Cotswolds and the oldest cheese monger in London to observe British techniques. Justine Shapiro travels to northern France to unearth their secrets while Christina Chang heads to Roquefort in the south for a look at the aromatic caves where that eponymous cheese is aged. Megan McCormick takes us to Parma, Italy for a taste of Parmigiano Reggiano while Bobby Chinn tours Sicily and discovers what makes ricotta so special. Brianna Barnes visits Gruyere, Switzerland to enjoy their glorious cheese while Rosie explores Castilla La Mancha in Spain and samples Manchego. Other destinations include Athens, Lebanon and Istanbul.
Myanmar (#1405H) Duration: 58:04 STEREO TVG
Megan starts her journey in Yangon with a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Next she visits Inle Lake and then heads to the Shan Palace in the town of Hsipaw, where she uncovers a centuries-old tribal rivalry. Megan travels by train to Mandalay to visit the golden Mahamuni Buddha and to try her hand at puppetry. She makes her way to the Chin State and then on to Bagan, once the capital city. Megan's last stop is the Rahkine State where she boards a boat to Ngapali Beach, the ultimate beach destination.
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 31, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me