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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Globe Trekker Special: World War I In Europe (#1429H) Duration: 57:29 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.
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.
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.
Switzerland (#1430H) Duration: 56:56 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.
Nigeria (#1410) Duration: 57:43 STEREO TVPG
Adela Ucar kicks off her visit in the capital of Lagos, an anarchic and electric city with a vital night life. Next she journeys to Yoruba Land in the southwest, thought to be the site of the Queen of Sheba's tomb. Adela later meets witch doctors in Oyo, travels to the historic walled cities in the north, hunts for bargains in the ancient Kurmi Market, visits the traditional Fulani village of Chafe and encounters a rare mountain gorilla in Nigeria's eastern highlands.
- KQED World: Sun, Mar 6, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
Puerto Rico (#1411H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
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.
- KQED World: Sun, Mar 13, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
Turkey (#1423H) Duration: 56:42 STEREO TVPG
Adela 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.
The Netherlands (#1412H) Duration: 57:51 STEREO TVPG
Brianna Barnes cycles her way through the Netherlands as she learns about Dutch resistance to Spanish rule and enjoys modern art in The Hague, surfs the North Sea in Sheveningen, earns her witch's certificate in the medieval town of Oudewater, discovers the history of the tulip in Leiden, buys clogs and visits the cheese market in Alkmaar, explores a wind farm in Friesland and tests her skills in the canal jumping contest in Heidenskip.
- KQED World: Sun, Mar 20, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
Building England I (#1413H) Duration: 57:33 STEREO TVPG
Judith Jones walks viewers through the story of the English building from the earliest days of Christianity, the creation of the baroque mansion in the 17th century, how a Romanesque church became a cathedral and how a castle became the Englishman's home. Among the locations she visits are the Roman edifices in Lindisfarne, Durham Cathedral, Fountains Abbey and the minster in Yorkshire, Warkworth Castle in Northumberland, Kentwell Hall in Suffolk, Burghley House in Lincolnshire, and Castle Howard.
Building England II (#1414H) Duration: 57:27 STEREO TVPG
Judith continues her exploration of English architecture with a look at the Georgian and Victorian styles. She tours Queen's House in Greenwich, Christopher Wren's Church of Magnus the Martyr and St. Paul's Cathedral in London, the urban townhomes of Bath, Osterley House in Middlesex, Hammerwood Lodge in East Sussex, Saltaire in Yorkshire, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace, and the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.