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 (#1521H) Duration: 57:45 STEREO TVPG
Zay Harding 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.
Antarctica (#1522H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Zay Harding'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.
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 4, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
Poland (#1520H) Duration: 56:16 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, hunts for amber on the Pomeranian coast, explores the baroque streets of Gdansk, boards a galleon along the River Motlawa, re-enacts ancient battles in Gniew, explores Hitler's command post in Ketzryn, and kayaks through the Augustow canal to the Belarussian border.
Wild West USA (#1502H) Duration: 57:42 STEREO TVPG
Zay Harding, Sami Sabiti, Holly Morris, Justine Shapiro and Ian Wright explore the extraordinary history of America's spectacular Wild West. Sami starts the journey by following Lewis & Clark's 3700 mile journey of exploration from 1804, Zay visits the location of the most famous siege in the history of the Wild West - the Alamo, Justine visits the site of the first discovery of the California Gold Rush, Holly joins the annual re-ride of the 2000 mile Pony Express route, and Ian heads to the Little Bighorn battlefield in Montana, the site of Custer's famous Last Stand in 1876.
Delhi & Agra (#1501H) Duration: 57:15 STEREO TVPG
Delhi is an incarnation of seven cities all born out of a bloody history. It's a city teeming with extraordinary life flowing through the 22 million+ Hindu and Muslim inhabitants who make India's capital one of the most vibrant in the world. It's also what attracts Globe Trekker Ian Wright to explore Delhi's old quarters, bargain bazaars, Imperial Mughai monuments, and last remaining outposts of British occupation. In this lively city guide, Ian takes in spectacular visits to the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the holy town of Haridwar in Uttarakhand.
- KQED 9: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Road Trip: Rust Belt Highway, USA (#1523H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Globe Trekker Holly Morris takes to the road to explore the industrial heartland of America. This atmospheric and evocative road trip goes through some of America's most underrated regions and beautiful country-sides. Holly takes us through the cities of Pittsburgh, Detroit and Flint, Michigan, along the famous Highway 61 before we skirt the shores of the Great Lakes. In Ohio, she visits Cleveland, Toledo and Akron, the former Rubber Capital of the World. This episode looks at what remains of the industries that made America great, and how the Rust Belt is transforming itself, and looking to the future in the 21st Century.
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
Food Hour: Sicily (#1503H) Duration: 56:59 STEREO TVPG
Bobby Chinn 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.
Food Hour: The Story of Tea (#1524H) Duration: 56:46 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.
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
East Texas (#1510H) Duration: 57:39 STEREO TVPG
Zay Harding takes roping lessons and experiences the famous Gun Show in Ft. Worth, visits the Book Depository with an eyewitness to the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, travels to the oil fields in Kilgore, stops at the Huntsville State Penitentiary, tours the Johnson Space Center with Alan Bean in Houston and celebrates the 4th of July in Chappell Hill.
Road Trip: Andes (#1504H) Duration: 57:39 STEREO TVPG
Inspired by Che Guevara's "The Motorcycle Diaries," Zay Harding 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.
Hawaii (#1525H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Hawaii is the sacred kingdom of Polynesians and America's sunny 50th state. It is the quintessential destination for paradise-seeking honeymooners from all over the world. No other group of islands on earth fascinates the common traveler more than this lush archipelago of volcanic isles positioned so beautifully in the Pacific. With this in mind, Globe Trekker Zoe D'Amato sets out on a grand adventure to explore four of Hawaii's mounds of beauty: the Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Kauai.
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
Eastern Canada (#1511H) Duration: 57:58 STEREO TVPG
Zoe D'Amato begins her travels in Newfoundland and Labrador, then heads to the maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. She makes her way to Quebec to soak in its old-world, European culture and concludes her trip in Ontario, where she experiences the dizzying heights of Toronto's CN Tower and the thundering magnificence of Niagara Falls.
Food Hour: Ireland (#1505H) Duration: 56:34 STEREO TVPG
Globe Trekker Bobby Chinn 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.