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.
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.
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Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia (#1328) Duration: 57:32 STEREO TVPG (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.
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Globe Trekker Food Hour: Mexico (#1329) Duration: 57:05 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Tyler kicks off his culinary adventure in Mexico City, where he explores the vibrant markets and discovers the potent chilies of the region. He travels next to Oaxaca, the heartland of cactus and mescal, the sister drink of tequila. Later Tyler samples chocolate in Puebla and whips up mole, the national dish. He celebrates at a festival devoted to vanilla and ends his journey on the east coast, where Mexican and Caribbean flavors combine to influence the local cuisine.
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.
Myanmar (#1301) Duration: 58:04 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Megan McCormick 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: 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.
Globe Trekker Special: Art Trails of the French Riviera (#1325) Duration: 57:02 STEREO TVPG (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.
Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails (#1302) Duration: 57:32 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
Around The World: Across America: Route 66 & Beyond (#1309) Duration: 56:05 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
Around The World - Panamericana: Conquistadors & Aztecs (#1310) Duration: 56:54 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
Around The World - Panamericana: Conquistadors & Incas (#1311) Duration: 56:07 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Brianna 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.
Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New Caledonia (#1313) Duration: 56:42 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Zay's island-hopping escapades take him now to the independent Kingdom of Tonga and then on to multi-cultural Fiji, once home to cannibals and Indian plantation workers that were brought to the islands to harvest sugar cane. In Norfolk Island, we learn about its convict past while the hills of New Caledonia make a perfect setting for an island trek to the country's native inhabitants. Zay ends his journey in Noumea, where the Kanak people's culture is celebrated at the Tibijao Cultural Center, an architectural marvel that combines ancient knowledge with modern techniques.