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.
Delhi & Rajasthan, India (#1323) Duration: 55:17 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
During her exploration of India, Holly visits the state of kings in Vrindavan, tours the majestic forts in the pink city of Jaipur, soaks in the relaxed atmosphere of Jodhpur and feasts on Rajasthani cuisine at the colorful Bundi Utsav Festival.
- KQED World: Sat, Oct 25, 2014 -- 8:00pm
Globe Trekker Special: Pirates, Galleons & Treasure (#1324) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Megan sets out in the footsteps of famous mariners and renegades of the Caribbean to learn firsthand about 250 years of perilous treasure hunting and brutal competition among the Spanish, English, Dutch, French and Portuguese. These pirates were vying for gold, silver and other riches. Galleons were sunk, thousands were killed and, for centuries after the New World was discovered in 1492, it was the pirates who ruled the waves. Megan explores the legend and lore to find out how far they went to lay their hands on these treasures, how hard it was to keep, and what still remains from that extraordinary era.
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 1, 2014 -- 8:00pm email reminder
Honduras and El Salvador (#1319) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Brianna explores Honduras and El Salvador, two of Central America's most rewarding destinations. In Honduras, she swims with dolphins, spends the day at a banana plantation, visits the Mayan ruins of Copan and learns how to roll cigars in Santa Rosa de Copan. Next she heads to El Salvador, where she climbs the Izalco volcano, treks through waterfalls in El Imposible National Park, visits with a former guerrilla commander at the Guazapa volcano, enjoys a rodeo fiesta in San Luis del Carmen and ascends the still-active Santa Ana volcano, the highest in the country.
Globe Trekker Special: Planet of the Apes (#1318) Duration: 56:24 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Our Trekkers visit the last strongholds of many rare and sometimes endangered species of primates. Justine heads to Thailand in search of the White-Handed Gibbon. Holly, Ian and Megan 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 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.
Globe Trekker Special: Art Trails of the French Riviera (#1325) Duration: 57:02 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Kate Comer searches out the refuges and favorite playgrounds of great artists like Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso and Chagall along the extraordinary art trail of the French Riviera. Exploring the towns of Arles, Aix, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Antibes, Vence, Biot and Nice, Kate takes in the sun and peerless blue skies, the rugged mountains and sublime coastline that attracted these iconoclasts to the Riviera.
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 8, 2014 -- 8:00pm email reminder
Globe Trekker Special: World War II (#1317) Duration: 57:01 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Our Trekkers visit many of the European sites that played a major role in World War II. From the forests of Compiegne in northern France to the island of Crete, where veterans and locals recount the first major airborne invasion by the Germans, this episode takes viewers on a haunting journey of discovery. Other locations include Nuremberg, Vienna, Dunkirk, the Italian town of Anzio, the Normandy beaches, Dresden, Berlin and Auschwitz.
Midwest U.S.A. (#1320) Duration: 56:56 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Justine travels to Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin, known as "America's Cereal Bowl." Here she finds a beautiful land of miles-long lakes and mountains, lumberjacks and Native American tribes; strange, experimental aircraft and Harley Davidsons; Mark Twain; and the world's first McDonald's. And that's all before she visits the metropolises of Chicago and Detroit with their fascinating history of gangsters, Motown music and automobiles.
Globe Trekker Food Hour: Sicily (#1326) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Rosie 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 is religious and spiritual life, Sicilian cuisine is above all a reflection of the island's cultural and historical events.
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 15, 2014 -- 8:00pm email reminder
Central America: Costa Rica & Nicaragua (#1321) Duration: 57:35 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Neil Gibson visits the Costa Rican capital of San Jose, where he gets caught up in election fever, samples traditional cuisine and visits volunteers trying to combat poverty in the city. He cruises to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and encounters tarantulas, deadly snakes and rare birds before arriving at Volcan Arenal, where he relaxes in the hot springs. In Liberia, he attends a bull fiesta where tries his hand at being a cowboy. He crosses the border into Nicaragua and stops at El Castillo, site of the only castle in Central America. Neil plays baseball on the island of Mancarron, rolls cigars in Granada and explores Managua, site of the devastating earthquake. He ends his trip at the Volcan Masaya, known by the Indians as the "land of the gods" and by the Spanish as "the mouth of Hell."
Globe Trekker Food Hour: Ireland (#1327) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Bobby samples oysters in Galway, fishes for salmon in Connemara, plays a tune or two with The Chieftains in Westport, visits the Nenagh Agricultural Show, judges a baking competition in Tipperary and learns the history of Guinness in Dublin.
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 22, 2014 -- 8:00pm email reminder
Switzerland (#1322) Duration: 57:29 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Brianna observes cutting-edge scientific discoveries in Geneva, visits Charlie Chaplin's house in the lakeside town of Vevey, golfs in Riederalp, hikes the gruelling 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 yodelling farmers in Appenzell.
Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia (#1328) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Merrilees takes a culinary tour around Scandinavia, a region infused with Viking history and heritage. She begins her travels at a Viking festival, learns how to smoke herring in a Swedish village, assists with the smorgasbord at the Midsummer Festival, prepares moose with Lars Backman - the inspiration for the Swedish Chef on "The Muppet Show" - and cooks with the Sami people at the Arctic Circle.
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 29, 2014 -- 8:00pm email reminder