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.
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.
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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.
Globe Trekker Special: Great Natural Wonders (#1330) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Join the Globe Trekkers as they explore some of the world's Great Natural Wonders. Megan discovers erupting volcanoes in Hawaii and Java, Ian encounters the Arctic, Justine hikes the Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia, Eils treks deep into the Amazon rainforest, and Holly travels with the nomadic Tuareg tribe in the Sahara Desert. Other destinations include Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Victoria Falls and spectacular national parks around the world, from New Zealand and Botswana to Kenya and Ecuador.
London City Guide 2 (#1304) Duration: 56:14 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Brianna Barnes embarks on her tour of London at Buckingham Palace, heads over to the National Gallery, check out the fashionable Spitalfields Market, tours the street art scene, visits the finest shops in to Mayfair and bikes from Regent's Park to the Olympic Stadium. She takes a daytrip to Oxford for a tour of Christchurch, the largest of all the Oxford colleges. Back in London, Brianna speeds off along the Thames River to Greenwich for a look at the Royal Naval College and the National Maritime Museum, then pops over to the Tate Modern, visits stately Cliveden House and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, home to the biggest botanical collection in the world before exploring the delights of Richmond Park on horseback. She concludes her stay in London by taking part in the annual Thames Festival.
Great Australian Hikes (#1305) Duration: 55:20 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Zay embarks on five of Australia's greatest hikes including Mount Bishop and Clerk in Maria Island, the six foot track in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Mount Gower on Lord Howe Island and Lamington National Park in Queensland. Along the way he encounters the country's most exotic wildlife such as the spiny echidna and the wombat, experiences the most spectacular views and treks through the country's most historic regions.
Globe Trekker Food Hour: Ireland (#1327) Duration: 57:57 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.
Indonesia: Java & Sumatra (#1306) Duration: 57:38 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Megan explores two of the 11,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago. Starting in Jakarta, she learns about shadow puppets, Java's most famous art form, and visits the old Dutch trading schooners. From there she climbs the famous Krakatoa volcano and goes diving in the waters nearby. After visiting the world-famous Boroubudur Temple, Megan travels to Sumatra, learning the ancient art of batik from the people who invented it. She visits the island of Nias, home to ancient Stone-Age culture and some of the best surfing in the world. She ends her trip in the orangutan preserve of Gunung Lenser Park.
Globe Trekker Food Hour: Story of Tea (#1308) Duration: 56:42 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
Central Japan (#1307) Duration: 57:22 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Megan's journey begins in Kyoto, where she explores the city's best flea market, meditates with a Buddhist monk, is entertained by geishas at a banquet and visits both the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine and the Toji Buddhist Temple, a World Heritage site. Then it's off to Osaka, where she visits a Cat Cafe and the Kidzania theme park. Megan travels to the home of the Ninja at Iga-Ueno, visits the site of a famous Samurai battle in Sekigahara, sails to the remote island of Sado and witnesses the dramatic Nada Fighting Festival in Himeji.
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