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Globe Trekker

Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Santiago to Pitcairn (#1204)

Journey to Santiago de Chile, the gateway to the culturally unique Easter Island, and Tahiti. [55 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning Descriptive Video Service

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Series Description: GLOBE TREKKER 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," charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.

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  • Tahiti and Samoa (#101)

    Island-hopping in the South Pacific includes a Mr. Tahiti contest and a shark dive off Bora Bora. [58 minutes]

  • Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands (#102)

    Justine visits Banos, a spa town that lies on the edge of the Andean foothills and the Amazon jungle, where she bathes in thermal baths heated by the nearby volcanoes and goes biking and hiking in the Pastaza Valley. She climbs the snow-capped Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano on earth and journeys to Ottovalo, Ecuador's most famous market. Here, the local Ottovalo Indians invite Justine to sample a great delicacy of Andean cuisine that dates back to pre-Inca time - guinea pig. [57 minutes]

  • Southwest China (#103)

    Justine visits four of the 21 provinces in China - Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan and Sichuan. In Guangxi province, she heads to Moon Hill, a wondrous limestone pinnacle that the Chinese consider to be the most beautiful area in the whole world. She then travels to Guizhou and the isolated mountain village of Lung Ga, home to the Long Horn Miao tribe, and to the spectacular Huangguoshu Waterfalls. In Sichuan province, she cuddles with a six-week-old baby panda at the Giant Panda Research Base. [58 minutes]

  • New England (#104)

    Enjoy Historic sites in Boston, fall hiking in Vermont, rafting in Maine and a trip to Rhode Island. [58 minutes]

  • Morocco (#105)

    Ian travels to this country of stark desert, high mountain ranges and richly cultured cities [57 minutes]

  • Rome City Guide (#106)

    Estelle visits the Eternal City of Rome, taking in awe-inspiring sites like the Forum, Coliseum and Pantheon, before trying on the latest in clerical fashions. She takes in the treasures of the famous Villa Borghese galleries, Michelangelo's beautiful Capitoline museum, and Bernini's gorgeous statues along the Bridge of Angels. After a day trip to the World War II site, Anzio, Estelle takes another to the charming Tuscan countryside for a duck derby. She ends her visit to Rome with a lunch with one of Fellini's leading ladies. [57 minutes]

  • Central Asia (#107)

    Ian travels to the heart of Central Asia to the former Soviet Republics of Uzbekistan and Kirghizstan, an area of vast inaccessible wilderness, surrounded by harsh desert and high mountains. Once the site of the ancient caravan routes, towns in this area were oases on the Great Silk Road of the East. Ian meets an eagle trainer, joins in evening entertainments, which include ram butting and wrestling, hitches a ride on an old Red Army helicopter, goes on a horse trek and shares a meal with nomadic shepherds. [56 minutes]

  • Pacific Islands: Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands (#108)

    Ian visits the Pacific Islands, once infamous among explorers because of headhunting and cannibalism. In Fiji, he is welcomed with a local tribe's Kava-drinking ceremony. Later, he goes diving on the Astrolabe Reef, known as one of the finest dive destinations in the world. Visiting the Solomon Islands, he dives down to the Tao Maron, the most intact of the many World War II shipwrecks that now litter the seas around the islands. [57 minutes]

  • Africa: Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia (#109)

    Andrew begins his journey at Victoria Falls and the tranquil serenity of the upper Zambezi River. He takes a safari at the wildlife sanctuary, Chobe National Park, observing a variety of African big game - elephant, buffalo, antelope, zebra and giraffes browsing in the acacia trees, as well as hippos and crocodiles wallowing in the lakebeds. With a professional game guide, he explores the shifting web of crystal-clear channels, lagoons and palm-studded islands of the Okavango Delta. In southern Namibia, he visits Kolsmanskop, a ruined diamond-mining town, which is gradually returning to desert. [58 minutes]

  • Southeast Australia (#110)

    Ian's antipodean adventure begins at the huge international country and western festival in Tamworth, New South Wales. After sampling the music, dancing and rodeos, he hitches to Byron Bay on the North coast of the province, where he hang-glides high above miles of golden beaches. He also runs into some bikers and comes away with the ultimate souvenir of his trip - a tattoo. [57 minutes]

  • Vietnam (#111)

    Ho Chi Minh City, the New Year' s Tet festival, Hanoi, Nha Trang and Halong Bay are showcased. [57 minutes]

  • La Ruta Maya: The Yucatan, Guatemala and Belize (#112)

    Justine unravels the mystery of the great Mayan culture on this journey, traveling from Mrida via the Mayan cities of Chichen Itz? and Tulum, along Belize's coast, up to the vast Mayan ruins of Caracol and Tikal, then south to explore Guatemala's southern highlands. Along the way, she goes scuba diving in perfectly clear water full of dolphins and travels a river to see the famous howler monkeys. She ends the trip climbing the spectacular active volcano of Pacaya. [58 minutes]

  • Kenya (#113)

    Estelle starts her journey cycling through Hell's Gate before heading north to meet a Mau Mau freedom fighter. Continuing into the tribal lands of the Northern Frontier, she visits some Samburu tribesmen, tracks lions in Laikipia and participates in a young Pokot boy's initiation ceremony into manhood. Next, Estelle takes a beautiful flight over the Rift Valley to the famous Masai Mara game reserve. She makes a quick trip through Nairobi, where she has a wonderful visit with some baby elephants at Daphne Seldrick's elephant orphanage. She ends her journey on the coast in the remote Arab trading port of Lamu. [58 minutes]

  • Istanbul City Guide (#114)

    Estelle explores this exotic city, visiting the famous Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the ancient church, Aya Sofia. She shops the Grand Bazaar, gets a massage in a traditional hammam and has a belly-dancing lesson. Her adventure continues with day trips to Gallipoli, the famous World War I battle site, and Edirne where Estelle witnesses the famous oiled wrestling festival. She ends her visit watching the famous Sufi whirling dervishes. [58 minutes]

  • Chile and Easter Island (#115)

    Ian's journey down the length of Chile, which encompasses nearly 3, 000 miles of stunning countryside, takes him from the driest desert in the world to the southernmost point before the Antarctic Ocean. In Temuco, he visits the Mapuche Indians who still struggle to retain their language and identity. He enters Patagonia - penguin country-with its brutal chill factor and astounding natural beauty. Two thousand miles west of Santiago, Ian's journey ends on Easter Island, the most remote inhabited place on earth. [56 minutes]

  • South of France (#116)

    Christina wines and dines her way through the South of France where she visits the ancient cave paintings and a wine spa in Bordeaux before canoeing along the beautiful Dordogne River. From there she heads south into the Basque region of Bayonne and over to Van Gogh's favorite town of Arles, also home to a great Roman coliseum. Next, Christina heads over to Marseilles, before visiting the perfume center of Grasse and joining in the medieval wine festival at Chateau-Neuf-du-Papes. She has a whirlwind visit to glamorous Monaco, before ending her trip on the sunny beaches of the Cote d'Azur. [57 minutes]

  • Israel and the Sinai Desert (#117)

    Justine's journey through the Holy Land begins in Tel Aviv where she joins in celebrating the start of Shabbat. Traditionally, Friday night would be spent with the family, but Justine finds there's a thriving club scene in Israel's capital. She heads north to the holy city of Safed, where she learns about Jewish mysticism and spends time working with other travelers on a kibbutz near the Golan Heights. In the Sinai desert, Justine buys bedouin veils in the market at Al-Arish. She ends her trip at Mount Sinai, revered as the place where God delivered the Ten Commandments to Moses. [57 minutes]

  • Southern Mexico (#118)

    The Day of the Dead festival in Pazcuaro and the old colonial town of Guanajuato are highlighted. [57 minutes]

  • West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali (#119)

    Justine travels to the three former French colonies where Arab, black African and French cultures meet. In Benin, she finds many reminders of its slave-trading history. Here she attends a voodoo ceremony complete with sacrifices to honor voodoo spirits and sees participants fall into trances. Near the end of her journey, Justine visits a mosque in Djenne, which is a classic example of the mud architecture for which the region is renowned. [58 minutes]

  • Baja, California (#120)

    Ian begins his journey down the peninsula in the border town of Tijuana, hitching south on Baja's only highway. After miles of uninterrupted cacti, Ian experiences a sea-spray shower at one of the world's best blowholes. In San Quintin, a typical one-horse town, he finds the only accommodation available is a faded hotel originally built for Hollywood stars. With two local fishermen in Mulege, Ian enjoys a whale-watching trip with friendly whales that come close enough to be touched. Ian is privy to an ancient ceremony in Mexico with the cave-dwelling Tarahumara Indians. [56 minutes]

  • Japan: Tokyo to Taiwan (#121)

    Ian travels to the southern islands of Japan, whizzing out of Tokyo at 200 mph on the bullet train to the ski resort of Zao Onsen. Here he tries that peculiar Japanese tradition of skiing after nightfall. After this exercise, he takes an open-air bath surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Ian hears World War II history in Nagasaki and Okinawa. In Beppu, he experiences a therapeutic sand bath in which heat rising from hot springs creates a boiling beach. With the locals, he lies down in a shallow sand trench to be buried up to his neck. In the Yaeyama Islands, Ian treks through the jungle and finds the beautiful Binai waterfalls. [57 minutes]

  • Turkey (#122)

    Justine begins her journey in Ephesus, home of impressive ruins dating back to 700 B.C. Then she travels south to the coastal town of Fethiye where she boards a yacht for Olympos, visiting the secret coves and sandy beaches of the Turquoise Coast. She camps overnight in a tree house at the well-known travelers' hangout Kadir's, then heads out to see the mythical natural wonder Chimera - the eternal flames. In the Ottoman town, Safronbolu, Justine has a Turkish bath, where her bones are cracked and muscles pummeled. She learns the finer points of buying quality Turkish rugs from a friendly carpet seller in Goreme. [58 minutes]

  • Iceland and Greenland (#123)

    Ian's journey to the Arctic takes him through the volcanic landscapes of Iceland and the frozen wilderness of Greenland. Beginning in Reykjav?k, the capital of Iceland, Ian joins the crew of a replica Viking ship to learn about Iceland's history and Viking ancestry. Then, Ian hitches a lift to the natural wonders of the Gulfoss, a 32-meter waterfall, and Geysir, where boiling water shoots 20 meters into the air every three minutes. In Greenland, Ian visits a reindeer farm, a primary source of food for the area. On an Arctic safari, he spends the night in an icehole and ends his journey on a massive iceberg above the top of the Arctic Circle. [57 minutes]

  • Indonesia: The Eastern Islands (#124)

    Mark starts his journey in Bali and takes a ferry from the port of Padangbai to Lombok. He attends a stick fight or Peresehan, a traditional form of combat. He climbs Mount Rinjani to the crater lake just below the summit, where people of all religions come to pray and meditate. Later, Mark takes a boat ride to the island of Komodo to see the famous Komodo dragon, the world's largest lizard. [56 minutes]

  • The American Rockies (#125)

    Ian sets out on a journey to find out how the West was really won. He begins in the badlands of South Dakota, learning the history and culture of the Lakota Indians on the Pine Ridge reservation. After spending a night in a teepee, Ian heads for the Black Hills to explore the endless caverns that make up the Wind Caves. Near Wyoming, he hears Wild West stories from a local cowboy before joining a group of Harley Davidson bikers - who stop at Little Bighorn where General Custer fell - on the road to Jackson Hole, Montana. Ian's travels also take him to Yellowstone and Glacier national parks. [57 minutes]

  • North India: Varanasi to the Himalayas (#126)

    Andrew begins his intense journey with a dawn boat trip on the holy river Ganges. He witnesses pilgrims bathing in the ghats along the river and bodies being cremated. An overnight train takes Andrew to Agra, home to the Taj Mahal. In Corbett National Park, he goes on an elephant safari, and he attends his first yoga lesson at an ashram in Rishikesh. On a train, Andrew climbs high into the Himalayas and finds himself in Leh, a lost city populated by Tibetan refugees isolated from the world most of the year. [56 minutes]

  • Trekking In Uganda and Congo (#127)

    Nikki's trek in Central Africa takes her through dramatic landscapes to Bwindi National Park, also known as the Impenetrable Forest. Bwindi is one of the last remaining habitats of mountain gorillas, and its current gorilla population is estimated at 320. With the help of guides, Nikki tracks a gorilla family for hours through difficult terrain. Nikki treks into the Rwenzori Mountains, also known as Mountains of the Moon, because glaciers at the summit are glimpsed through a veil of clouds. In Beni, inside the Congo, Nikki is diagnosed with malaria and stops a few days for treatment. She ends her journey with a Mbuti pygmy community and joins the children collecting caterpillars and crabs for the evening meal. [56 minutes]

  • Northeast Brazil (#128)

    Ian starts his journey in Salvador where he samples the famous Brazilian coffee and participates in Capoeira, a traditional African martial art evolved by slaves into a combination of dance and acrobatics. In the interior of the country, Ian attends a Candomble ceremony, illustrative of the fastest-growing religious cult in Brazil. Ian flies to Recife, where he is invited to join in the wedding festivities of the great Brazilian football legend, Pel. Finally, at the mouth of the Amazon, Ian samples local foods in the thriving market of Belem. [57 minutes]

  • Beijing City Guide (#129)

    Megan visits the famous Forbidden City, a Tibetan lama monastery and Tiananmen Square, home to Mao's mausoleum and the Great Hall of the People (as well as the site of the famous student uprising). She visits the underground city of restaurants and clubs and goes shopping in the famous antique market. Megan's day trips will be to the Great Wall and to Marco Polo's Bridge and the site where Peking Man bones were found. [58 minutes]

  • South India (#130)

    Justine begins her trip to this traditional backpacker's haven in Madras, venturing into a restaurant where 3,000 local people eat lunch every day. She then heads to the state of Kerala, through a land of Hindu temples, hill forts and pigeon English. Here, she enjoys a sun-drenched coast, bathes elephants in an elephant sanctuary and visits one of India's few female gurus in an ashram. Heading west of mainland India, Justine explores the idyllic Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea. [57 minutes]

  • Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily (#131)

    Ian begins his journey on the French island of Corsica, throwing himself into every water sport imaginable before heading for the cooler mountain climes. Going south to Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon, Ian notes the prominent Napoleon theme in most cafes and shops. Moving along to the Italian island of Sardinia, Ian rents an old Fiat to explore Orgosola, a former bandit town now famous for its powerful political murals. In Palermo, Sicily, Ian cooks with a local pasta chef, then attends the Festival of Santa Rosalia, enjoying its operatic music, flying angels and fireworks. [57 minutes]

  • Alaska (#132)

    Ian's journey begins in the town of Eagle on the banks of the Yukon River, home to the Athabascan natives who live on salmon in the summer and moose in the winter. Traveling to the town of Chicken ( population 25), which has no running water, electricity or telephones, he goes gold dredging in the Fortymile River. In Homer, Ian goes sky trekking in a Cessna 185 and watches grizzly bears catching salmon in waterfalls. [57 minutes]

  • Indonesia: Java and Sumatra (#133)

    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. [50 minutes]

  • East Africa: Tanzania and Zanzibar (#134)

    On the historic island of Zanzibar, Ian learns about slave trading and the work of anti-slavery campaigners like Dr. David Livingstone. In Tanzania, he explores the wildlife sanctuaries of the Selous Game Reserve and the Gome Stream Chimpanzee colony run by famed anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall. He takes hot-air balloon ride over Tanzania's most famous game park, the Serengeti, populated by over 1. 5 million wild animals. Ian ends his journey with a weeklong climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest elevation. [57 minutes]

  • East India (#135)

    Holly starts her journey in the mad, bustling city of Calcutta, the intellectual and cultural center of India. Fleeing the madness, she goes to the bathing festival at the mouth of the Ganges, then heads south for some sun and sand in the remote Andaman Islands, where she swims with elephants. Fully rested, Holly heads back to Calcutta to take the night train north to the Himalayan town of Darjeeling. After sampling some of its famous teas, she treks into the mountains. From there she heads to the remote, little visited state of Arunachal Pradesh, a region full of hill tribes. After an arduous journey crossing the Bhramaputra River, she ends her journey at a festival with the Adi tribe. [57 minutes]

  • Jamaica (#136)

    Ian begins his journey in the once-famous hippie hangout and renowned beach resort of Negril. Later, he travels through the swamps with a crocodile expert and feeds a crocodile. He heads to Treasure Beach, a hideaway paradise, and then catches a bus to Bob Marley's mausoleum. Ian arrives in Hope Bay, where he stays with rastas who run a guest house and a school for orphaned kids. Visiting the area where Jamaican jerk chicken originated, Ian learns about Maroon culture, which is more African than Caribbean. On Blue Mountain, he watches the sunrise and gets a glimpse of Cuba. [57 minutes]

  • Korea (#137)

    Ian starts his trip in the modern capital of Seoul. From there he will head to the Kyongju province, home of the ancient Shilla dynasty that ruled Korea for over 1000 years. He sees the famous Pulguska temple, one of the great sites in Asia. He continues south to the volcanic island of Cheju, a favorite spot for honeymooners and home to the famous sea-diving women, aged women who free-dive for abalone and sea urchins. While there, Ian climbs the extinct volcano and explores the world's longest lava tube. He takes in the Korean War site of Inchon, has a quick visit to the eerie DMZ and ends his journey trekking and paragliding in Songsan National Park. [57 minutes]

  • Vienna (#138)

    Ian explores the home of Mozart, Freud, the Hapsburgs and of course the nation that brought you the sausage! At the center of Europe, Vienna flaunts some of the best and most varied architecture on the continent, and the Hofburg Palace is no exception. Ian explores the Hapsburg crypt and marvels at the bizarre collection of relics including the tooth of John the Baptist. After taking a look around the Freud Museum and sitting in his old waiting room, Ian travels to Mauthausen, a Nazi concentration camp, where he speaks to a survivor of the camp. Ian concludes his trip with a jaunt to Salzburg and the Danube before enjoying his final night back in Vienna at one of the capital's stunning balls. [57 minutes]

  • Asian Cities: Shanghai, Jakarta, Calcutta and Bangkok (#139)

    Danielle takes in the many delights of Shanghai, from the opera to gymnasts, shopping in the Yu Yuan bazaar, swing dancing on the historic Bund and eating many delicious meals. Megan visits the historic Dutch sites in Jakarta, takes in a puppet show, samples an Indonesian rice banquet, enjoys the wild nightlife and has a batik lesson. Holly takes in the crowds and noise of Calcutta while visiting the famous temple to Kali that gave the city its name, takes in the British colonial sights and spends a day working with street kids through the Don Bosco charity. She shops in the famous bazaars and enjoys some great meals. In Bangkok, Ian visits the huge temple of the Emerald Buddha (over 100 buildings!), goes shopping on famous Khao Sang Road and eats delicious food in the famous floating markets. [58 minutes]

  • Ethiopia (#202)

    Ian explores the northern highlands of Axum where he visits the oldest church in Ethiopia and the supposed resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. He then heads south to Lalibela for Timkat, the most important festival in the country. Ian travels to Bahar Dar, visiting the spectacular Blue Nile Falls and sampling the delicious local cuisine. He journeys to the capital Addis Ababa where he drinks coffee with the locals, goes bargain hunting in the largest outdoor market in Africa and is pampered in a hydrotherapy center. His trip ends in the southern town of Arba Minch, taking part in the macho ritual of cow jumping and engaging in a stick fight with the Mursi, one of Africa's fiercest tribes. [57 minutes]

  • South Africa and Lesotho (#203)

    Justine visits the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, where she explores a township and consults a "sanoma," a South African faith healer. She then stops at Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and speaks to one of his former cell mates. Justine boards the Trans Karoo Express for a trek through the lush wine regions north of Cape Town and then heads into the arid landscape known as the Great Karoo. She explores the city of Durban, home to a wide variety of cultures, and journeys on to the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Justine ends her trip in Soweto, Johannesburg, where she has a tearful reunion with her childhood nanny. [56 minutes]

  • Pakistan (#204)

    Neil begins his trip in Karachi, Pakistan's most bustling metropolis. He takes a horse and cart to the Saddar Bazaar, the city's main shopping area, and pays a visit to one of Karachi's leprosy hospitals. Neil journeys by train to the ancient valley civilization of the Multan, where he has his fortune told by a bird, stuffs his turban with onions and rides by camelback to the spectacular Derawar Fort in the Cholistan desert. He visits the Khyber Pass and the exotic valley of Chitral, the birthplace of polo. He stays with the Kalash people, believed to have descended from Alexander the Great. Neil then takes a three-day trek through the Hunza Valley, crossing two incredible glaciers and ending with a view from the magnificent Rush Peak. [56 minutes]

  • Southwest USA (#205)

    Justine begins her trip in Gallup, New Mexico, where she attends a Native American rodeo and enjoys amazing tribal dances. Traveling by train to Santa Fe, she then takes a motorcycle to Taos, where she investigates the Earthships - homes constructed entirely with recycled materials. Her journey continues into Arizona with adventures in Tucson, Sedona and Peach Springs for a whitewater-rafting trip on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Justine ends her trip with a taste of the weird and wonderful in Las Vegas and the Black Rock Desert. [56 minutes]

  • Northern Spain (#206)

    In Barcelona, Shilpa explores the city's rich architecture, tries Flamenco dancing and watches the Catalan tradition of building human castles. She runs with the bulls in Pamplona, samples tapas in the Basque region of San Sebastian and visits a school for young bullfighters in Madrid. In the northwest, Shilpa later joins the Pilgrim Trail, arriving in the picturesque city of Santiago in time to celebrate the anniversary of the death of Spain's patron Saint James. Her journey ends at Cabo Finisterre, literally meaning "the end of the earth," a virtually unpopulated expanse on the Atlantic coast. [57 minutes]

  • Argentina (#207)

    Justine begins her trip at the incredible Iguazu Falls and travels west to Jujuy, the most traditional region of Argentina. In Salta, she catches "The Train to the Clouds," which takes her on a spectacular three-day journey. Justine spends a day with the gauchos and attends a religious festival in honor of the Virgin of the Valley. Next she heads to Buenos Aires, where she visits Eva Peron's grave, learns to tango and parties away the night. The journey's final leg finds her in El Calafate, where she visits the mystic caves and discovers the beautiful scenery of Parque Los Glacials, where the glacier caps meet the grassy plains. [56 minutes]

  • Cuba and Haiti (#208)

    Ian explores the bustling street markets in Havana and discovers the lure of the rumba. He then travels west to the Pinar del Rio, where he lends a hand to the locals, visits a cigar factory and tours the site of the Bay of Pigs invasion. In Camaguey, the wild West of Cuba, Ian tries his hand at rodeo and later swims with the dolphins outside Holguin. Next, he journeys to Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, and Jacmel, where Ian takes part in a peasant festival and joins the Rara bands. He ends his trip with a voodoo festival in Souvenance and a visit to a spectacular citadel in Cap Haitien. [56 minutes]

  • Beijing City Guide (#209)

    Megan visits the famous Forbidden City, a Tibetan lama monastery and Tiananmen Square, home to Mao's mausoleum and the Great Hall of the People, as well as the site of the 1989 student uprising. She visits the underground city of restaurants and clubs and goes shopping in the famous antique market. Megan's day trips include the Great Wall, Marco Polo's Bridge and the site where Peking Man bones were found. ~ [57 minutes]

  • Syria, Jordan and Lebanon (#210)

    In Jordan's Wadi Rum desert Ian joins guests at a Bedouin wedding before traveling to the spectacular ruins of Petra, the "red city." Journeying next to Lebanon, he rides with a motorcycle brigade in Beirut, heads south into the occupied zone and visits Baalbeck, one of the most spectacular Roman temples in the world. Ian then heads to Syria, where he observes "jumping" Sufis experiencing religious ecstasy in a Damascus mosque and later relaxes in a Turkish bath. In Aleppo, he is introduced to the "whirling dervishes," one of Islam's most important mystical orders dating back to the 13th century. He ends his trip in a quiet desert monastery in the ancient Roman town of Palmyra. [55 minutes]

  • Peru (#211)

    Neil starts his trek in Lima, then travels by coach to the Andean city of Huaraz, the center for trekking and mountaineering in Peru. He journeys on the Amazon River to the jungle city of Iquitos where he explores the rain-forest wildlife. He then flies over Nazca to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and he celebrates the potato harvest on the island of Taquile. Neil ends his trip in Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital, enjoys the summer solstice festival of Inti Raymi and treks the famous Inca trail to Macchu Picchu. [57 minutes]

  • Turkey (#212)

    Justine begins her journey in Ephesus, home of impressive ruins dating back to 700 B.C. She travels south to the coastal town of Fethiye where she boards a yacht for Olympos, visiting the secret coves and sandy beaches of the Turquoise Coast. She camps overnight in a tree house at the well-known travelers' hangout Kadir's, then heads out to see the mythical natural wonder Chimera - the eternal flames. In the Ottoman town, Safronbolu, Justine has a Turkish bath, where her bones are cracked and muscles pummeled. She learns the finer points of buying quality Turkish rugs from a friendly carpet seller in Goreme. [58 minutes]

  • Chile and Easter Island (#213)

    Ian's trip down the length of Chile, which encompasses nearly 3,000 miles of stunning countryside, takes him from the driest desert in the world to the southernmost point before the Antarctic Ocean. In Temuco, he visits the Mapuche Indians who still struggle to retain their language and identity. He enters Patagonia - penguin country -with its brutal chill factor and astounding natural beauty. Two thousand miles west of Santiago, Ian's journey ends on Easter Island, the most remote, inhabited place on earth. [56 minutes]

  • Iceland and Greenland (#214)

    Ian's journey to the Arctic takes him through the volcanic landscapes of Iceland and the frozen wilderness of Greenland. Beginning in Reykjav?k, the capital of Iceland, Ian joins the crew of a replica Viking ship to learn about Iceland's history and Viking ancestry. Then Ian hitches a lift to the natural wonders of the Gulfoss, a 32-meter waterfall, and Geysir, where boiling water shoots 60 feet into the air every three minutes. In Greenland, Ian visits a reindeer farm, a primary source of food for the area. On an Arctic safari, he spends the night in an icehole and ends his journey on a massive iceberg on the top of the Arctic Circle. [57 minutes]

  • Arab Gulf States (#215)

    Megan discovers the stark war memorials in Kuwait and dives for pearls in the Arabian Gulf. She explores the world's first women-only supermarket in Dubai, treks in Oman's Hajar Mountains and unearths the ancient city of Ubar, dubbed the "Atlantis of the Sands." [57 minutes]

  • Globe Shopper (#216)

    The "Globe Trekker" travelers experience some of the best shopping on the planet. They explore Sri Lanka's largest gem market, dig for gold in Ghana, meet silversmiths in Mexico and dive for the famous Black Pearl, the most coveted jewel in Tahiti. The hosts uncover treasures from the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, the world's largest market, buy Egyptian cotton in Cairo, enjoy the street theater of Marrakech's Djemna el Fna and sniff out spices in Ethiopia's enormous outdoor market in Addis Ababa. [57 minutes]

  • Best Beaches (#217)

    Justine and the other "Globe Trekker" travelers take a month-by-month tour of the world's top hot spots and chill-out destinations. Their visits include the ancient Mayan city of Tulum in Mexico, the fishing village of Montezuma in Costa Rica and the beaches of Brazil, Corsica, Zanzibar and southern Thailand. [57 minutes]

  • Hungary and Romania (#218)

    Ian's journey begins in Budapest, where he samples the traditional Hungarian sausage, luxuriates at the thermal baths and steps into the past as he visits a communist theme park. He hitches a ride to Eger, where he visits a refuge for zoo animals, checks out the Baroque architecture and goes grape picking at a vineyard. Ian crosses the border into Romania, where his first stop is Transylvania's medieval town Sighisoara, the birthplace of the legendary Dracula. He then crosses the Fagaras peaks, enjoys a gypsy festival in Bistrita and tours the Romanian capital of Bucharest. [57 minutes]

  • Great Festivals (#219)

    Great cultures from around the globe know how to throw a soiree. From ancient tribal rituals to pagan parties, Justine, Neil, Ian and Shilpa take viewers from New Orleans to Sydney, from Canada's Northwest Territories to Antigua and from Poland to India for the world's most flamboyant and spectacular festivals. [56 minutes]

  • American Rockies (#220)

    Ian sets out on a journey to find out how the West was really won. He begins in the badlands of South Dakota, learning the history and culture of the Lakota Sioux Indians on the Pine Ridge reservation. After spending a night in a teepee, Ian heads for the Black Hills to explore the endless caverns that make up the Wind Caves. Near Wyoming, he hears wild West stories from a local cowboy before joining a group of Harley Davidson bikers - who stop at Little Bighorn where General Custer fell - on the road to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Ian's travels also take him to Yellowstone and Glacier national parks. [57 minutes]

  • Southern Mexico (#221)

    Ian starts his journey at the unique Day of the Dead festival in Pazcuaro. After reveling late into the night, he goes to the old colonial town of Guanajuato, where he spends time with some Mexican cowboys and enjoys delicious Mexican food. From there, Ian goes to Acapulco where he takes in the glitzy nightlife before watching the famous cliff divers. Continuing his search for the perfect beach, he heads to Puerto Escondido for the annual surfing festival. He then travels to the Mayan ruins of Palenque, before visiting the Zapatista stronghold of San Cristobal and ending his journey with an amazing trek through the Lancondon jungle. [57 minutes]

  • North India: Varanasi to the Himalayas (#223)

    Andrew begins his intense journey with a dawn boat trip on the holy river Ganges. He witnesses pilgrims bathing in the ghats along the river and bodies being cremated. An overnight train takes Andrew to Agra, home to the Taj Mahal. In Corbett National Park, he goes on an elephant safari, and he attends his first yoga lesson at an ashram in Rishikesh. On a train, Andrew climbs high into the Himalayas and finds himself in Leh, a lost city populated by Tibetan refugees isolated from the world most of the year. [56 minutes]

  • Spiritual Journeys (#224)

    Justine and the other "Globe Trekker" travelers experience spiritual journeys around the world. They visit such temples as Varanasi, venture high into the Himalayas to meet monks in rural Buddhist monasteries and explore majestic mosques like Istanbul's famous Blue Mosque. The travelers encounter the three pivotal religions of Jerusalem, join in the dramatic Easter celebrations in Guatemala, witness a reenactment of the crucifixion in the Philippines and celebrate with Inca worshipers in the Peruvian Andes. [57 minutes]

  • Philippines (#225)

    Shilpa visits Luzon, one of the Philippines' 7,000 islands, where she discovers what life was like under the reign of Ferdinand Marcos. She journeys through the beautiful Filipino countryside to Sagada, home of the famous "hanging coffins" and the amazing rice terraces, often considered the eighth wonder of the world. Shilpa then treks south to Manila, where she meets a karaoke-singing taxi driver and enjoys one of the popular ballroom dancing nightclubs. Her next stop is the island of Negros, the sugarland of the Philippines, where she travels by vintage steam engine. Shilpa's final visit is to the jungle of El Nido, home of the last-discovered Filipino tribe, the Tau't Batu. [56 minutes]

  • Ultimate Indochina (#226)

    Justine, Ian, Zay and Megan journey to three of the most culturally rich countries in Southeast Asia - Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. They discover the region's political and cultural history, experience the importance of religion in the lives of Indochina's people, and sample the delectable delights of the region's cuisine. The travelers visit the ancient royal city of Angkor Wat in Cambodia; the mountain homes of the Akah people in Laos; and the Hmong village in Vietnam, whose tribes have managed to maintain centuries-old traditional cultures. [57 minutes]

  • Baja, California (#227)

    Ian begins his journey down the peninsula in the border town of Tijuana, hitching south on Baja's only highway. After miles of uninterrupted cacti, Ian experiences a sea-spray shower at one of the world's best blowholes. In San Quintin, a typical one-horse town, he finds the only accommodation available is a faded hotel originally built for Hollywood stars. With two local fishermen in Mulege, Ian enjoys a whale-watching trip with friendly whales that come close enough to be touched. Ian is privy to an ancient ceremony in Mexico with the cave-dwelling Tarahumara Indians. [56 minutes]

  • Tahiti and Samoa (#228)

    Ian takes a trip to paradise, island-hopping in the South Pacific where he helps judge the Mr. Tahiti contest and dives among sharks and manta rays off Bora Bora. He goes diving for black pearls in the Tuamotu islands, sees what inspired artist Paul Gauguin in Tahiti and visits the remote island of Tubuai, where the "Mutiny on the Bounty" crew stopped over. Ian ends his journey with a trek up Tahiti's Mount Aorai. [58 minutes]

  • Trekking In Austria and Switzerland (#229)

    Zay's trek takes him on a journey from the countryside of Salzburg to the vast mountain peaks of the Alps and to the fascinating little town of Hallstatt, where divers have found relics of the old Nazi regime. In Neustift, he climbs the 8,000-foot glacial peaks and investigates the inside of an ice crevice, rewarded by stunning alpine views. Crossing the Swiss border, Zay makes a 700-foot bungee jump in the valley of Locarno, one of the locations for the James Bond film "Goldeneye." He then joins a sledding team in Flims and, dressed in tinsel, plummets down the snowy course. Zay makes his way to the Emmental region; experiences the horn-making and yodeling traditions of Switzerland; and meets the lifesaving St. Bernard dogs in Bourg St. Pierre, a charming town on the Italian border. [55 minutes]

  • New York City Guide (#230)

    Ian's New York experience begins at the city's most enduring and evocative symbol - The Statue of Liberty. From there, he goes shopping for sneakers in preparation for a basketball game in Washington Square Park. In Central Park, he has a go at the ultimate New York exercise - roller-blading. He then has a night out on the town to experience New York's hectic nightlife. Ian hangs with the locals in Harlem and the Bronx before moving onto Brooklyn where he plays dominoes in a Puerto Rican cassita. He finally heads to Coney Island beach, best known for its gruesome freak shows and fairground rides. Before leaving New York Ian takes a helicopter ride over Manhattan - by all accounts the world's most spectacular skyline and the perfect way to end a hectic week in this incredible city. [56 minutes]

  • Israel and the Sinai Desert (#231)

    Justine's journey through the Holy Land begins in Tel Aviv where she joins in celebrating the start of Shabbat. Traditionally, Friday night would be spent with the family, but Justine finds a thriving club scene in Israel's capital. She heads north to the holy city of Safed where she learns about Jewish mysticism and spends time working with other travelers on a kibbutz near the Golan Heights. In the Sinai desert, Justine buys bedouin veils in the market at Al-Arish. She ends her trip at Mount Sinai, revered as the place where God delivered the Ten Commandments to Moses. [57 minutes]

  • Tuscany (#232)

    Megan visits the Tuscan capital of Florence, home of the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo. Away from Florence, she witnesses the Palio in Siena and the Leaning Tower in Pisa, goes wine tasting in the Tuscan vineyards and parties until dawn in the jet-set resort of Viareggio. [56 minutes]

  • Trekking In Vietnam and Laos (#233)

    Zay starts his trip through the rice fields of Hanoi and then travels by boat to the stunning Ba Be Lake National Park, participating in a corn-throwing contest and catching a goat blindfolded in his bid to find a wife. In the volcano surrounding Dalat, he goes on the war trail of the 1970s and ends up in the ancient culture of the elephant tamer. Heading into Laos, Zay passes through the caves of Xam Neua, glimpses the French architecture and ancient temples of Luang Praboug, and hops on a cargo boat to Luang Namtha. He seeks out the Acke tribe, who build him the ceremonial "love shack" for a young male and treat him to a celebratory feast of rat and dog, considered to be tribal delicacies. [56 minutes]

  • Vienna City Guide (#234)

    Ian explores the homeland of Mozart, Freud, the royal Habsburg family and, of course, the nation that brought us the sausage. In the center of Europe, Vienna, Austria, flaunts some of the best and most varied architecture on the continent, and the Hofburg Palace is no exception. Ian explores the Habsburg crypt and marvels at the bizarre collection of relics, including the tooth of John the Baptist. After taking a look around the Freud Museum and sitting in the psychoanalyst's old waiting room, Ian travels to Mauthausen, a Nazi concentration camp, where he speaks to a survivor of the camp. Ian concludes his trip with a jaunt to Salzburg and the Danube before enjoying his final night back in Vienna at one of the capital's stunning balls. [57 minutes]

  • Northern France (#235)

    Justine visits Northern France, where she explores the densest Neolithic site in the world at Carnac, the beautiful walled city of San Malo, the forests of King Arthur and the city of Rouen where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. She then travels from the solemn battlefields of the Somme and the D-Day beaches to the bubbly region of Champagne. [57 minutes]

  • Morocco II (#236)

    Ian journeys to some of the towns that he missed on his first visit to Morocco including Rabat, where he visits the beautiful Kasbah des Oudaias overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In Casablanca, Ian explores the ancient quarter, discovers Moorish architecture and tours the incredible Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest in the world. He ends his travels in Tangier, the real model for the film "Casablanca." [56 minutes]

  • London City Guide 2 (#237)

    Jonathan begins his exploration of London with a double-decker bus tour of the city's famous sites, including the Tower of London, St. James's Palace and the British Museum. He later strolls through Hyde Park, pays a whirlwind visit to trendy Camden Market, shops at the world-renowned Harrods in exclusive Knightsbridge and pays tribute to the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios. He then takes a boat trip down the Thames to the Cockney heartland of the East End, where he meets a genuine cockney who invites him to sample a good, old East End snack - jellied eels. Jonathan ends his stay with a stop in Brixton, the black capital of Europe, visiting a traditional Caribbean barber. [56 minutes]

  • Hong Kong and Taiwan (#238)

    In Hong Kong, Megan practices early-morning tai chi with the locals, eats fantastic seafood on Repulse Bay, visits the songbird market and meets a giant panda named An. Megan then travels to Taiwan, beginning her journey in the capital of Taipei and exploring the island's amazing temples and remote aboriginal villages. [57 minutes]

  • Washington, D.C. City Guide (#301)

    Justine enters the hallowed halls of the capital of the United States of America, a city where a quarter of the population changes with every new administration, and where the history of the nation is encapsulated in great museums, monuments, memorials and architecture. She attends the massive re-enactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek, is captured by CIA agents and interrogates the former agency chief. She meets politicians on both sides of the divide and explores Washington's huge African-American community. And she travels out into Virginia and Maryland to uncover the capital's rural hinterland. [56 minutes]

  • Northern Thailand and Laos (#302)

    Ian begins his trip in Bangkok, where he tries his skills at the popular sport of Thai boxing and explores the many fashion shops. He next ventures to the Damnoen Saduak floating market to sample local cuisine and haggle with the fruit vendors. From Bangkok, Ian heads to Surin, stopping briefly at the ancient Khmer ruins where he takes part in a tug-of-war with an elephant. Ian visits Chiang Mai, trekking toward the Burmese border and participating in a festival honoring monkeys. He journeys to Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of Laos, discovering the art of paper-making and cooling off in the Taat Sae Falls. Ian explores Phonsavan, an area of Central Laos devastated during the Vietnam War. His last stop is Vientiane, the modern Laotian capital, where he celebrates at the Full Moon Festival. [57 minutes]

  • Paris City Guide (#303)

    Justine attends a cooking class at the famous Cordon Bleu, where she learns a little about haute cuisine. Later that evening she joins over 3,000 rollerbladers and a police escort in their weekly nighttime skate through the city. She visits the outdoor markets that cater to Paris' ethnically diverse populations and finds some bargains along the way. Later she tours the Picasso Museum in the fashionable Marais district and glimpses the Mona Lisa in the Louvre. Justine concludes her sojourn with a side trip to Disneyland Paris, the most popular tourist attraction in Europe. [57 minutes]

  • Indonesia: Bali and Sulawesi (#304)

    Shilpa starts her trek in Bali, arriving in Kuta, where she surfs before relaxing with a massage from the village's world famous masseuses. She travels to Ubud, visiting the rice terraces and trying her hand at mask making. Shilpa climbs the volcano of Gunung Batur, cooking breakfast in a geyser along the way. She attends the New Year's festival before leaving Bali for the island of Sulawesi. She takes a bus to Rantepao, where she discovers spectacular scenery and the noisy marketplace, a marked contrast to the tranquility of Bali. Shilpa visits the boat-shaped houses of the Torajans and attends a traditional funeral. [57 minutes]

  • Norway (#305)

    Ian begins his Nordic journey high on a cliff in Stavanger, where he witnesses the extreme sport of base jumping. He takes the ferry to Bergen and then travels by train to Voss. Upon arrival, he camps under the stars by a crystal clear lake and takes a lesson in river boarding. Ian treks to Stryn, one of Norway's summer ski resorts. Along the way he views the spectacular mountainscapes and takes a short trip in a Viking boat replica. Ian pays a visit to Lapland, the land of the Midnight Sun, where he helps a reindeer farmer erect a labu, or tent. As thanks, he is invited to a colorful wedding and feast - made up of 18 reindeer! His last destination is Spitzbergen, the northernmost part of Norway, where there are more polar beers than humans. Ian goes ice diving to harvest seaweed and travels by husky-driven sled into the wilderness. [57 minutes]

  • Nepal (#306)

    Ian's first stop is the bustling modern-day capital city Kathmandu. He visits Pashupatinath Temple, the most sacred Hindu temple in Nepal, and meets the young princess goddess. Ian next travels to Royal Badia National Park, where he searches for Bengal tigers. His next stop is the Lukla in the eastern Himalayas, where he treks along a section of the Everest Highway and visits the Buddhist monasteries of Pangboche and Tengpoche. Ian concludes his trip in Pumla, an extremely remote region of Nepal. There he attends a most unusual and festive wedding involving five grooms and one bride. [56 minutes]

  • Southern Italy (#307)

    In Rome, Justine visits the Coliseum and Vatican City. From there she travels south, stopping at the fishing village of Terracina, where she and the townspeople take part in the festival of the Madonna del Carmine. She ventures to the village of Bonito, where she consults Uncle Vincent, a man who is reputed for performing miracles. Unfortunately she is unaware that he is a corpse found in the remains of the church over 100 years ago! Continuing to Naples, Justine samples authentic Neapolitan pizza and then heads to Pompeii to explore the excavated frescoes. She next drives along the Amalfi Coast to the picturesque town of Positano and on to Alberobello, a town best known for its rustic, conical-shaped homes called rulli. Joining local fishermen, she catches sea urchins and samples a few. Justine concludes her travels at the tip of Italy's toe in the Aspromonte National Park and the remote village of Galiciano, where she is treated to a rendition of the tarantella, a folkdance named after the tarantula spider. [57 minutes]

  • Iran (#308)

    Ian explores Tehran, the busy capital city, and visits the last resting-place of Ayatollah Khomeini, considered Iran's holiest site of worship. After taking part in the "House of Strength," an ancient Iranian sport, Ian checks out the local nightlife and treats himself to a dish of sheep's brains. He goes skiing in Dizin and then travels to Bandare-E Torkaman on the Caspian coast, where he goes sturgeon fishing and visits a caviar processing plant. Ian wrestles a descendant of Genghis Khan before journeying to Esfahan, site of a magnificent blue-domed mosque. He flies to Shiraz to see the Islamic festival of Ashura, spends a day with the Qashqai Nomads and then visits Persepolis, a city built at the height of the Persian Empire. [57 minutes]

  • Amsterdam City Guide (#309)

    Jonathan arrives in Amsterdam, a city renowned for its liberal attitudes to drugs, sex and hedonism. His trip starts with the annual gay parade, which is attended by 300,000 gay men and women from around the world. Jonathan is also intent on discovering the less infamous sides of the city, so he visits some of its many museums, including the impressive Rijksmuseum. He rents a bicycle to explore his surroundings and later turns to the canals to transport him. He samples some Dutch liqueurs at a 17th-century pub and visits a squat, one of the many empty properties that people live in due to the city'ssevere housing shortage. Jonathan shops at the Albert Cuyp Market, famous for its global range of food and goods. He later visits a coffee house that sells marijuana, where he gets a swift induction into the complexities of pot production. His last evening is spent attending a mass gay wedding. [56 minutes]

  • Mongolia (#310)

    Ian travels through the varied landscapes of Mongolia. His first stop is the modern-day capital of Ulaan Bataar where he visits the Gandan Monastery, one of a few to survive the Stalinist purges of the 1930s. Ian heads to Karakorum, once the magnificent center of Genghis Khan's empire but now in ruins. He samples mutton, the national dish, and enjoys a throat-singing performance. He journeys across the plains where he encounters nomads who live in a traditional ger and joins them on horseback to hunt marmots. Ian's next destination is the Gobi Desert, the least populated area of the country, where he spies the rare two-humped Mongolian camel and explores the Valley of the Dinosaurs. He arrives back in Ulaan Bataar to celebrate the Naadam Festival, a huge contest of the "Three Manly Sports" - archery, wrestling and horseracing. [57 minutes]

  • Marrakech and Dubai City Guides (#311)

    From the far west of north Africa to the heart of the Persian Gulf, Megan sees the extremes of Muslim Middle Eastern culture in the two cities of Marrakech and Dubai. Marrakech is an ancient city with incredible heritage - the delights of the night food market in the Jemaa el Fna; the maze of passages and myriad of craftsmen in the Medina's great souk; beautiful hotels and extraordinary restaurants, art, history and, most of all, wonderful people. Dubai, on the other hand, personifies glamour and glitz with the world's only seven-star hotel and millionaire cities built on the sea. But most of all, there is shopping, shopping and more shopping from traditional costumes to cheap gold to bizarre spices. [56 minutes]

  • Southwest USA (#312)

    Justine begins her trip in Gallup, New Mexico, where she attends a Native American rodeo and enjoys amazing tribal dances. Traveling by train to Santa Fe, she then takes a motorcycle to Taos, where she investigates the Earthships - homes constructed entirely with recycled materials. Her journey continues into Arizona with adventures in Tucson, Sedona and Peach Springs for a whitewater-rafting trip on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Justine ends her trip with a taste of the weird and wonderful in Las Vegas and the Black Rock Desert. [56 minutes]

  • Czech Republic and Southern Poland (#313)

    Justine visits Prague Castle, the city's most famous landmark and the seat of power since the 9th century. She relaxes in the Globe Bookshop Cafe with its regular readings and homemade brownies. Justine travels by skoda, the Czech car, to attend a rave in Teplice. She then spends a day in nearby Karlovy Vary, a 500 year-old spa town with 12 natural springs. Justine canoes to her next destination, Ceske Budejovice, where she catches a train into Poland. Her first stop is Czestochowa, the home of Poland's most important religious icon - the Black Madonna. She travels to Krakow, the ancient royal capital and Poland's modern-day cultural center. Justine pays an emotional and personal journey to Oswiecim, or Auschwitz, the notorious concentration camp. She finally heads into the Tatra Mountain Range and the town of Zakopane, where she glimpses the traditional, rural way of life. [57 minutes]

  • Papua New Guinea (#314)

    Jonathan explores the capital of Port Moresby, infamous as a hive of crime and corruption. He safely finds his way to the local markets, where he samples local delicacies of lime, beetle and mustard. In Garoka, he attends a show staged by 30 tribes honoring the traditions of the island. He travels up the 700-mile Sepik River, takes part in a nighttime crocodile hunt and celebrates Independence Day with a boat race. In Konogogo, Jonathan goes shark hunting and hikes up a mountain near Asiki to a famous burial ground. [57 minutes]

  • Tuscany (#315)

    Ian Wright makes the cultural pilgrimage to the extraordinary Italian region of Tuscany: a finely made combination of cultural wealth, beautiful landscapes, quality food, fashion and passion. He starts his trip in the birthplace of the Renaissance, the stunning city of Florence, where he marvels at its wealth of art and architecture before journeying north to the small town of Carrara. It's here that Italy's best quality marble is quarried and it's been a magnet for sculptors for centuries. Then it's south to Vinci, birthplace of the ultimate Renaissance man, Leonardo, to take a look at the designs of one of history's greatest minds. Then it's off to the Chianti region for wine sampling and a stay in an agritourismo farmhouse before a visit to one of Tuscany's biggest tourist draws, the Medieval hilltop town of San Gimingiano. He takes the train south to the wonderful medieval city of Siena where he witnesses the amazing Palio horserace around the main square. Then it's south again to the wild region of Maremma, across the water to the popular island resort of Elba and north on the final leg of his trip to Pisa where he finds leaning towers, regattas and chariot-tugging locals. [55 minutes]

  • Hong Kong and Taiwan (#316)

    In Hong Kong, Megan practices early-morning tai chi with the locals, eats fantastic seafood on Repulse Bay, visits the songbird market and meets a giant panda named An. Megan then travels to Taiwan, beginning her journey in the capital of Taipei and exploring the island's amazing temples and remote aboriginal villages. [57 minutes]

  • Northern Spain (#317)

    In Barcelona, Shilpa explores the city's rich architecture, tries Flamenco dancing and watches the Catalan tradition of building human castles. She runs with the bulls in Pamplona, samples tapas in the Basque region of San Sebastian and visits a school for young bullfighters in Madrid. In the northwest, Shilpa later joins the Pilgrim Trail, arriving in the picturesque city of Santiago in time to celebrate the anniversary of the death of Spain's patron Saint James. Her journey ends at Cabo Finisterre, literally meaning "the end of the earth," a virtually unpopulated expanse on the Atlantic coast. [57 minutes]

  • Peru (#318)

    Neil starts his trek in Lima then travels by coach to the Andean city of Huaraz, the center for trekking and mountaineering in Peru. He journeys on the Amazon River to the jungle city of Iquitos where he explores the rain-forest wildlife. He then flies over Nazca to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and he celebrates the potato harvest on the island of Taquile. Neil ends his trip in Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital, enjoys the summer solstice festival of Inti Raymi and treks the famous Inca trail to Macchu Picchu. [57 minutes]

  • Argentina (#319)

    Justine begins her trip at the incredible Iguazu Falls and travels west to Jujuy, the most traditional region of Argentina. In Salta, she catches "The Train to the Clouds," which takes her on a spectacular three-day journey. Justine spends a day with the gauchos and attends a religious festival in honor of the Virgin of the Valley. Next she heads to Buenos Aires, where she visits Eva Peron's grave, learns to tango and parties away the night. The journey's final leg finds her in El Calafate, where she visits the mystic caves and discovers the beautiful scenery of Parque Los Glacials, where the glacier caps meet the grassy plains. [56 minutes]

  • Central America: Costa Rica and Nicaragua (#320)

    Neil 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." [57 minutes]

  • Cuba and Haiti (#321)

    Ian explores the bustling street markets in Havana and discovers the lure of the rumba. He then travels west to the Pinar del Rio, where he lends a hand to the locals, visits a cigar factory and tours the site of the Bay of Pigs invasion. In Camaguey, the "Wild West" of Cuba, Ian tries his hand at rodeo and later swims with the dolphins outside Holguin. Next, he journeys to Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, and Jacmel, where Ian takes part in a peasant festival and joins the Rara bands. He ends his trip with a voodoo festival in Souvenance and a visit to a spectacular citadel in Cap Haitien. [56 minutes]

  • Arab Gulf States (#322)

    Megan discovers the stark war memorials in Kuwait and dives for pearls in the Arabian Gulf. She explores the world's first women-only supermarket in Dubai, treks in Oman's Hajar Mountains and unearths the ancient city of Ubar, dubbed the "Atlantis of the Sands." [57 minutes]

  • World History: Middle East (#323)

    Ian Wright, Estelle Bingham, Megan McCormick and Ian Wright explore the "cradle of civilization" in search of the major empires, religions and conflicts that have, and continue to, shape the Middle East. Estelle visits the Giza plateau in Egypt, home to the pyramid of Khufu. Megan travels down the Nile to the Valley of the Kings and cycles around this working archaeological site. In the ruined city of Persepolis, Ian investigates the Tombs of Nasghsh-e-Rostam, where the four greatest shahs of the Persian Empire are buried. Justine searches for Ephesus in Turkey, a stunning site full of frescoes and mosaics. Ian visits the Temple of Bacchus in Baalbek, an ancient Roman temple in eastern Lebanon. The hosts also take in the modern-day Middle East, with sojourns to Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Tel Aviv and Oman. [57 minutes]

  • Ultimate France (#324)

    Justine Shapiro, Ian Wright and Christina Chang travel to the four corners of France to taste the food, the wine and the culture. Ian climbs the mountains of Corsica, only to be rescued by helicopter. Christina dons a medieval costume to enter the spirit of the wine festival of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and Justine attempts to impress with her cordon bleu cooking. From Roman amphitheatres to science fiction towers, France remains the most charming, perplexing, varied and fascinating of countries. Christina helps make Roquefort and perfume, the two extremes of olfactory pleasure. Ian debates Corsican claims for independence, and Justine reaches dizzying heights on the Eiffel Tower. [55 minutes]

  • Ultimate Italy (#325)

    Is there anywhere crazier than Italy? Megan McCormick, Ian Wright, Estelle Bingham and Justine Shapiro scatter across the length of the Italian "boot" and find it full of wild characters, exotic and rather shocking food and extraordinary festivals. Megan skis, Justine fishes for sea urchins, Estelle cooks the world's worst pizza, and everyone looks out for love in the land of romance. Nowhere else is history so much a part of daily life, from the Etruscans, Romans and the Renaissance artists whose legacy is all around. Justine is clearly moved to tears by the ruins of Pompeii, and Ian teeters on the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. [57 minutes]

  • Tokyo City Guide (#326)

    Ian starts at the Shrine for Establishing Peace in the Empire to find out what makes it the most controversial monument in Japan. He parties Tokyo-style in the neon paradise of Shinjuku, where he takes in the karaoke booths and pachinko halls, breakfasts on the freshest sushi in the world at the Tsukji fish market, visits the Parasite Museum and stays in a "capsule" hotel. Ian ends his travels with a jaunt outside the city to visit the breathtaking Mount Fuji and experiences the bizarre Naked Man Festival of Inazawa. [57 minutes]

  • Great Festivals II (#327)

    From Mardi Gras to the Oktoberfest, the Globe Trekker hosts take viewers on an exhilarating trip around the world in search of the most amazing celebrations the planet has to offer. Global revelries include Trinidad Carnivale, the Semana Santa in Seville, the Battle of the Oranges in Italy, the Clanloddoch Games in Scotland and the Day of the Dead in Mexico. [58 minutes]

  • Best Dives (#328)

    The Trekkers visit the top 15 dive sites worldwide. Each location is more exotic than the last, from the turquoise waters of Dominica and Turks & Caicos in the Caribbean, to the spectacular seas in Fiji, Micronesia and the Great Barrier Reef. The diving escapades conclude with the #1 spot - Borneo - where Holly Morris is surrounded by a hugeschool of barracuda. [56 minutes]

  • Ultimate India (#329)

    Thousands of years of civilization have given India a wealth of historic sites - the Rajput city of Jaisalmer in the desert; the monument to love, the Taj Mahal in Agra; and Udaipur, home of the maharajas. Exploring the stunning sub-continent's landmarks and its culture and cuisine are Megan McCormick, who blows herself away with the hot, native cuisine; Holly Morris, who gets a close-up view of Indian sanitation; Andrew Daddo, who tries his hand (and the rest of his body) at the ancient practice of yoga; and Justine Shapiro, who hugs her way to spiritual enlightenment. [57 minutes]

  • Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands (#330)

    Justine visits Banos, a spa town that lies on the edge of the Andean foothills and the Amazon jungle, where she bathes in thermal baths heated by the nearby volcanoes and goes biking and hiking in the Pastaza Valley. She climbs the snow-capped Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano on earth and journeys to Ottovalo, Ecuador's most famous market. Here, the local Ottovalo Indians invite Justine to sample a great delicacy of Andean cuisine that dates back to pre-Inca time, guinea pig. [57 minutes]

  • Western Canada (#401)

    Zay Harding visits western Canada, a vast landmass that is home to a mere nine million people. He starts in Saskatchewan, where he canoes through the Prince Albert National Park, takes a train across the Great Plains to Saskatoon, then flies to Edmonton in Alberta. Here he checks out the province's biggest tourist attraction: the West Edmonton Mall, which is the size of New York's Central Park! Instead of shopping, Zay goes bungee jumping, swims and walks with the penguins. He hitches a ride to Calgary for the world's greatest outdoor event: the Calgary Stampede, and then heads to Lake Louise, known as the "Jewel of the Rockies," where he participates in a grizzly bear study in Jasper National Park. Zay takes a day trip to Whistler, a world-renowned ski resort, where he goes "ziptrekking," a unique way of seeing Whistler's old forest. His last leg takes him to the beautiful but isolated province of Yukon, where he rides the rapids on the Tatshenshini River. [57 minutes]

  • Pacific Northwest (#402)

    Sami Sabiti sets off through the sparsely populated Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon - an area of immense, awe-inspiring natural beauty and high-tech cities. He begins in Seattle, where he samples its markets, conquers his vertigo on the Space Needle and visits the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He ventures to the westernmost point of the United States, where he meets Native Americans at La Push and cooks a traditional salmon barbecue. Then it's south to the logging town of Hoquiam for the annual Loggers Play Day, as Sami competes in timber-sawing and log-rolling. He visits the town of Astoria, last stop for the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and then heads to the Oregon Dunes for a dune-buggy ride. Sami drops in on the Pendleton Round-Up, where the highlight is Native American bareback racing, before heading over to Mount Hood. He explores the eco city of Portland by bike, and pops into Mount Angel's Oktoberfest celebration. Sami's last stop is a climb to the snow-capped top of Mount St. Helens. [57 minutes]

  • Egypt (#403)

    Megan McCormick begins her journey in the sprawling city of Cairo at the bazaar of Khan al-Khalili, open for business since the Middle Ages. From here she visits the mosque at Ibn Tulun, the legendary spot where Noah's Ark came to rest. Megan's next stop is Giza and the Great Pyramids, built as tombs for three pharaohs. She arrives in the oasis town of Siwa, famous for its olives and dates; then stops off in Bahariyya, where she is greeted by the mayor; and treks to Luxor for a hot-air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings. Her final destination is Abu Simbel, the gateway to southern Egypt and home to the massive Sun Temple of Ramses. [56 minutes]

  • Sydney City Guide (#404)

    Justine Shapiro takes a ferry tour of Sydney, the gateway to Australia and the first port of call for the convict ships of the 1800s. She scales the Sydney Harbour Bridge and explores the city's history at The Rocks, an early settlement, and at the Colonial House Museum. Next it's off to Bondi Beach, the place to flaunt the body beautiful, as well as Tamarama Beach and Bronte Beach, two more spectacular sites. Justine tours the suburb of Cabramatta, populated by the Vietnamese community, and learns about the cultural aspects of aboriginal life. She ventures outside the city to Katoomba, gateway to the Blue Mountains, where she tours the rainforest region and communes with kangaroos. Back in town, Justine attends a performance at the world-famous Sydney Opera House, inspired by the architect's childhood memories of billowing sails in Danish shipyards. She makes a day trip to Bundeena, a calm backwater away from the urban sprawl, and joins in Sydney's annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. [57 minutes]

  • New Zealand (#405)

    Ian Wright discovers that New Zealand is a land of wonderful landscapes, ancient Maori culture and extreme sports. He arrives in Auckland and gets to know the city in true Kiwi style - "rack jumping"down 13 stories of a skyscraper. Ian travels through the city by scooter, samples possum in a Chinese restaurant and takes in the nightlife. Heading north to the diving spot of Matauri Bay, Ian hitches a ride on an old house truck to the final resting spot of the "Rainbow Warrior," the Greenpeace ship blown up by the French in 1985. The Maori community in Raffaty invites Ian to undergo the pofori ceremony to determine if he's friend or foe. He next arrives in Rotura, where he experiences "zorb," or rolling through the countryside in a giant, transparent sphere. Ian works on an emu farm near Wellington, visits Queenstown for more extreme sports and ends his visit with a hike to the top of Fox Glacier. [57 minutes]

  • Hawaii (#406)

    Megan McCormick begins her journey on Kauai, one of the least explored Hawaiian islands. She takes part in a hula ceremony, lends a hand with the harvest and kayaks down the Wailua River to the rainforest. Megan's next stop is Oahu, where she takes a surfing lesson, visits the Honolulu fish market and attends a ceremony commemorating the Pearl Harbor attack. She flies to Maui and drives to the Haleakala Crater, where she witnesses a stunning sunrise before heading into the crater's desolate landscape. From there she's off to Hawaii, the "Big Island," where she goes hula pipi, rounding up cattle with the paniolas, or cowboys. Megan finds some peace after a long day at the nearby Buddhist bed and breakfast before hiking to Halimaumau, an active crater. There she sees the spectacular work of Pelli, the fire goddess and legendary creator of the islands. [57 minutes]

  • Beijing City Guide (#407)

    Megan McCormick tours the famous Forbidden City, a Tibetan lama monastery and Tiananmen Square, home to Mao Zedong's mausoleum and the Great Hall of the People (as well as the site of the 1989 student uprising). She visits the underground city of restaurants and clubs and goes shopping in the city's famous antique market. Megan's day trips take her to the Great Wall and to Marco Polo's Bridge and the site where Peking Man bones were found. [57 minutes]

  • Tahiti and Samoa (#408)

    Ian Wright goes island hopping in the South Pacific, where he helps judge the Mr. Tahiti contest and dives among sharks and manta rays off Bora Bora. He goes diving for black pearls in the Tuamotu islands, sees what inspired artist Paul Gauguin in Tahiti and visits the remote island of Tubuai, where the "Mutiny on the Bounty" crew stopped over. Ian ends his journey to paradise with a trek up Tahiti'sMount Aorai. [57 minutes]

  • New Orleans City Guide (#409)

    Justine Shapiro tours the French Quarter and the Garden District, where she pays her respects at the Creole cemetery. She witnesses a voodoo wedding ceremony, flies over Jean Lafitte National Park and paddles through Bearer Terrier Park, a wildlife sanctuary. Driving along the Mississippi River toward Vacherie, Justine visits Oak Alley and Laura plantations. The latter has been run by female family members for 84 years. Back in the French Quarter, Justine celebrates Lundi Gras, the day before Mardi Gras, and pays a visit to one of the many floats. She then marks Mardi Gras in another part of town with festivities organized by black New Orleansians, who revel in a very different manner than the rest of the city does. [57 minutes]

  • Rio De Janeiro City Guide (#410)

    Ian Wright travels to Rio de Janeiro, the Carnivale capital of the world and the home of samba and soccer. He checks out the beach at Copacabana and treks to the top of Corcovado, the 2,200-foot mountain that is home to the statue of Christ the Redeemer, the most enduring postcard image of Rio. Ian takes in Taguca National Park, a tropical rainforest in the heart of the city, and then hang glides off the edge of Pedro Bonita for a breathtaking aerial view. He ventures into the favellas, or shanty towns; visits the open-air markets to samples de sharta, a 40-proof sugar cane liqueur; and attends a soccer match at Maracana Stadium. Ian treks to the colonial town of Parati, renowned for its coffee though nowadays better known for cachaca, a potent alcoholic beverage. Back in Rio, Ian learns how to samba in preparation for Carnivale celebrations. His last stops are the Copacabana Palace Ball, where the elite party the night away, and the Scala Gay Ball. [56 minutes]

  • Rome City Guide (#411)

    Estelle Bingham visits the Eternal City of Rome, taking in awe-inspiring sites like the Forum, Coliseum and Pantheon, before trying on the latest in clerical fashions. She takes in the treasures of the famous Villa Borghese galleries, Michelangelo's beautiful Capitoline museum, and Bernini's gorgeous statues along the Bridge of Angels. After a day trip to the World War II site, Anzio, Estelle visits the charming Tuscan countryside for a duck derby. She ends her trip to Rome by lunching with one of Fellini's leading ladies. [57 minutes]

  • Southeast China (#412)

    Zay Harding starts in Guanzhou - China's fourth largest city - where he visits a Buddhist temple, learns about the Opium War and tours the Qingping market to sample the unusual fare. Zay flies to the province of Hunan, where he hikes through the Wulingyuan National Park and climbs one of its many rock pinnacles. Later it's off to Shaoshan, the birthplace of Mao Zedong, and then to Nanchang, the historic revolutionary city, where Zay learns about the infamous chairman. Next he travels to Ruijin, the city where the Communist army started the Long March and where Zay meets a surviving marcher. He tours the extraordinary houses of the Hakka people near Yongding, inspects the world's biggest tea market in Anxi and discovers incredible ceramics in Dehua. In the ancient port of Quanzhou, Zay observes the Mazu Festival and then finally it's on to the stunning beaches of Hainan Dao, a tourist resort and home to the minority Li group. [57 minutes]

  • San Francisco City Guide (#413)

    Justine Shapiro travels by cable car to Chinatown and then it's on to the Italian Quarter, hangout of the beat poets and still a thriving literary scene. She visits the infamous Alcatraz prison and joins the Space Walk - an underground art event that stages guerilla-style art attacks. Justine takes a day trip to Muir Woods, home to the Giant Redwoods; and she cruises the gay neighborhood of Castro, which includes a poignant visit to the Names Project. Exploring the city by bicycle, she finds herself in the midst of Critical Mass, a monthly cycling protest designed to snarl traffic and infuriate motorists. In the Mission District, Justine witnesses the Day of the Dead, a festival during which Mexicans connect with their ancestors, remember the dead and parade through the streets in ghoulish guise. Finally, Justine heads for Pacifica, the beach for surfing beginners, and catches a wave. [56 minutes]

  • Washington, D.C. City Guide (#414)

    Justine Shapiro enters the hallowed halls of the capital of the United States of America, a city where the population changes with every new administration and where the history of the nation is encapsulated in great museums, monuments, memorials and architecture. She meets politicians on both sides of the aisle and explores Washington's African-American community. Justine then travels out into Virginia and Maryland to uncover the capital area's rural beauty and living history as well as to attend the massive reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek. [56 minutes]

  • Central America (#415)

    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, Neil 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 a 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." [57 minutes]

  • Ultimate Caribbean (#416)

    Hosts Justine Shapiro, Ian Wright and Megan McCormick explore the islands of Trinidad, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, among others. They experience the region' s history, the widely varied cuisine, its challenging transportation systems and the paradisiacal landscapes and seascapes. [57 minutes]

  • Mozambique (#417)

    Ian Wright travels to one of the world's poorest nations, a country wiped off the tourist trail for 20 years by war but now on the rise again. Ian starts his journey in its capital Maputo, where he meets artists working to heal the wounds of war, views its colonial relics, lives it up in one of Africa's most luxurious hotels, and shops at a local market for a real taste of Africa. In Chimoio, Ian discovers how the central region of the country is dealing with the terrible landmine legacy of its civil war. From here, Ian crosses the mighty Zambezi River and continues his journey to Quelimane, where he stops at Africa's biggest coconut plantation before learning about how locals are dealing with the lethal spread of AIDS in Mocuba. Ian then travels to the first European settlement in East Africa, magical Mozambique Island, which was built as a replica of Lisbon in Portugal. Finally, he travels to the village of Mueba, famous for a massacre of its people by the Portuguese in 1960. [56 minutes]

  • Mexico City Guide (#418)

    Justine Shapiro ventures to Mexico City - a melee of modern skyscrapers, Indian markets and Spanish churches - where most of Mexico's political, cultural and economic life has been centered for thousands of years. She visits the colorful food markets, learns about the city's archaeological treasures, samples numerous varieties of tequila and takes in lucha libre or masked wrestling. Justine joins the devotional throng for the Virgin of Guadalupe Festival, witnesses her first bullfight and explores the lush, secluded mountains of El Rosario, where billions of monarch butterflies migrate from Canada each year. [56 minutes]

  • The Yucatan, Belize and Guatemala: La Ruta Maya (#419)

    Justine Shapiro unravels the mystery of the great Mayan culture, traveling from Merida via the Mayan cities of Chichen Itza and Tulum, along Belize's coast, up to the vast Mayan ruins of Caracol and Tikal, then south to explore Guatemala's southern highlands. Along the way, Justine goes scuba diving in perfectly clear water full of dolphins and travels a river to see the famous howler monkeys. She ends the trip climbing the spectacular active volcano of Pacaya. [58 minutes]

  • Peru (#420)

    Neil Gibson starts his trek in Lima then travels by coach to the Andean city of Huaraz, the center for trekking and mountaineering in Peru. He journeys on the Amazon River to the jungle city of Iquitos, where he explores the rain-forest wildlife. He then flies over Nazca to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and he celebrates the potato harvest on the island of Taquile. Neil ends his trip in Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital, enjoys the summer solstice festival of Inti Raymi and treks the famous Inca trail to Macchu Picchu. [57 minutes]

  • West India (#421)

    Megan McCormick travels to the holy town of Pushkar, where she takes part in its annual religious festival and drives a hard bargain with camel traders. She visits the Karnimassar Temple in Bikaner, a remote desert city, and then treks to the golden fortress town of Jaisalmer. Megan is fitted for a traditional Punjabi suit in Udaipur, tours the famous Bollywood Studios in Mumbai, meditates in Puna and scours the markets of Goa, a popular holiday resort. [56 minutes]

  • Arctic Canada (#422)

    Ian Wright begins his trip in Montreal, the heart of Quebec, where he samples gourmet delights both in town and at a "sugar shack," origin of Canada's renowned maple syrup. He visits the Madeline Islands and frolics with the seal pups, ventures to Yellowknife, parties at the Caribou Carnival and ventures to Baffin Island, where he hears the ancient Inuit tradition of throat singing. Later it's off by dog sled to Kimmirut across the Meta Incognita or "dreaded unknown" and takes aday trip to Broughton Island in hopes of glimpsing a polar bear. [56 minutes]

  • Belgium and Luxembourg (#423)

    Katy Haswell begins her trip in Belgium at the stunning Antwerp home of painter Peter Paul Rubens before giving in to her sweet tooth at the ubiquitous chocolate shops. She's lured into Antwerp's diamond district, tries her hand at lace-making in Bruges, goes shrimp-fishing on horseback in Oostduinkirke and tours the World War I battlefields near Ypres. Katy journeys to Brussels and discovers art nouveau, sea snail street food and the European Union headquarters before visiting the beautiful caves of the Ardennes. Her last stop is Luxembourg, where she learns about the Battle of the Bulge and enjoys one of the country's many festivals. [57 minutes]

  • West Africa: Ghana and Ivory Coast (#424)

    Megan McCormick's tour starts in Accra, the capital of Ghana, where she visits an intriguing coffin shop and attends the funeral of a mason. Later in Kokrobite, she learns the basics of talking drums, a centuries-old means of communication between tribes and villages. Megan explores the Mole Game Reserve, learns about weaving in Kumasi and mines for gold in Obuasi. She heads to the Ivory Coast and journeys by bus along the unspoiled coast to the fishing town of Sassandra. Megan's last stop is the Man region where she witnesses a wedding ceremony in the village of Neana. [57 minutes]

  • Alaska (#425)

    Ian Wright's journey begins in the town of Eagle on the banks of the Yukon River, home to the Athabascan natives who live on salmon in the summer and moose in the winter. Travelling to the town of Chicken (population 25), which has no running water, electricity or telephoneshe goes gold dredging in the Fortymile River. In Homer, Ian goes sky trekking in a Cessna 185 and watches grizzly bears catching salmon in waterfalls. [57 minutes]

  • Finland and Baltic States (#426)

    Neil Gibson visits Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, where he explores the Garunai Flea Market. In Kernave, he celebrates Midsummer's Night - the biggest event in the pagan calendar - before stopping in Siauliai, famous for its hill covered with a million crosses. While in Latvia, Neil bobsleds on an Olympic track, visits a former concentration camp in Salaspils and tours Riga, the capital. After sightseeing in Helsinki, he ventures north to Karelia to explore its beautiful forest and lakes. Neil's journey ends in Sonkarjarvi, where he participates in a wife-carrying competition hoping to win a mobile phone and the biggest prize of all - his "wife's" weight in beer! [57 minutes]

  • Malaysia and South Thailand (#427)

    Justine Shapiro explores modern Malaysia, with its ancient forests and vibrant mix of cultures, and the beaches of Southern Thailand just across the border. Her first stop is Kuala Lumpur and a visit to Chinatown; then she heads north to Temengorr Dam, home to ancient rainforests and tribes. She arrives in the Islamic state of Kelantan and celebrates the festival of Hari Raya to mark the end of Ramadan. Justine spends a day on the unspoiled Perhentian Islands, driving along the coastline and exploring the palm-lined, white-sand beaches. She's back in Kuala Lumpur to mark the Hindu festival of Taipusam. Taking a train to Thailand, Justine makes her way to the resort of Phuket and next it's on to Patong, a sanctuary for gibbons who are rescued from abuse and gradually reintroduced to the wilds. Her final adventure takes her to Krabi, where she embarks on a sea canoe trek back to Phuket and visits the island's spectacular cave formations. [57 minutes]

  • South Africa II (#428)

    Justine Shapiro and Sami Sabiti travel to South Africa to see how much the rainbow nation has changed in the decade since the end of apartheid. They start their journey in Cape Town exploring its beaches and gay district before heading to Robben Island - where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned - and experiencing a healing sangoma ceremony. Sami heads north to Thohoyandou where he hooks up with the Venda people, renowned as the country's most skillful artists. He helps them paint huts and make drums while Justine goes on safari in Kruger National Park - home to the largest variety of animals in Africa. They reconvene in Johannesburg and meet Winnie Mombasso, who runs a kitchen for AIDS orphans, and they visit the Apartheid Museum, a lasting monument to the new South Africa. They finish their journey in the Soweto township, home to the only street in the world on which two Nobel Prize winners lived; and Justine visits the nanny she had as a child growing up in South Africa. [56 minutes]

  • Cameroon (#429)

    Zay Harding veers off the tourist trail to explore the Central African country of Cameroon. Here he meets many different ethnic groups - from the Kirdi of the north who predict his fortune using crabs and the hunter-gatherer pygmies of Djoum to the chiefdom of Oudjilla where he meets not only the king but also his 50 wives. In Cameroon, Zay attempts to complete the grueling and steep Mount Cameroon marathon, tries his hand at Bakweri wrestling, visits a vibrant market in Torou and comes face to face with all sorts of wildlife including hippos and gorillas. [57 minutes]

  • Ultimate China (#430)

    Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and Justine Shapiro visit this land of 1. 3 billion citizens. Megan starts out in the old capital, Xianyang, which was established more than 2000 years ago and is the home of Emperor Qin's mausoleum with its army of terra cotta warriors. Megan, Justine and Zay visit the forbidden city of Beijing and learn about the centuries of Imperial reign, which was brought to an end by the Opium wars with Britain and the series of revolutions that followed, culminating in the Communist revolution under Mao Zedong. As China begins to open up, religion and traditional practices and philosophies are returning. The hosts visit Buddhist and Taoist temples, mosques and churches and see a stunning festival to the Goddess of the sea, Mazu. Away from the cities, Justine visits the beautiful Miao people of the southwest and sees the swinging festival of the Akka people; and Zay sees the extraordinary Tolou, mud homes of the Hakka people of Fujian. [56 minutes]

  • Florida and the Bahamas (#501)

    Lavina explores South Beach's architecture, scuba dives in the Florida Keys & visits the Everglades. [56 minutes]

  • England and Wales (#502)

    Visit historic Canterbury Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Eton College & the Glastonbury Music Festival. [57 minutes]

  • Ultimate Mexico (#503)

    Trek into the mountains and jungles. Climb pyramids searching for remains of pre-colonial cultures. [56 minutes]

  • Arab Gulf States (#504)

    Discover the stark war memorials in Kuwait, dives for pearls and trek in Oman's Hajar Mountains. [57 minutes]

  • Ultimate Uk (#505)

    Explore Soho, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Notting Hill Carnival and the Edinburgh Arts Festival. [56 minutes]

  • Venice City Guide (#506)

    Visit the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and walk the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival. [57 minutes]

  • Midwest USA (#507)

    Visit Chicago and Detroit, with their fascinating history of gangsters, Motown music & automobiles. [57 minutes]

  • Hong Kong and Taiwan (#508)

    Visit the songbird market, meet a giant panda and explore amazing temples and aboriginal villages. [57 minutes]

  • Southeast USA (#509)

    Visit this area full of antebellum history, African-American culture & varied natural environments. [56 minutes]

  • Tokyo City Guide (#510)

    Visit the Shrine for Establishing Peace in the Empire, the Parasite Museum, Mount Fuji & Shinjuku. [57 minutes]

  • Pacific Northwest (#511)

    Explore the eco-city of Portland, See the sights in Seattle and visit a logging town and sand dunes. [56 minutes]

  • Northern France (#512)

    Visit the solemn battlefields of the Somme, the D-Day beaches and the bubbly region of Champagne. [56 minutes]

  • Chinatown (#513)

    Learn the motivations & histories of the people who left China and their impact on their new homes. [56 minutes]

  • Indian Ocean Islands (#514)

    Travel to Mauritius, the Seychelles and Reunion, known as playgrounds of the wealthy. [57 minutes]

  • New Zealand II (#515)

    A look at Maori warriors, canoe races and the stunning locations of the "Lord of the Rings" films. [56 minutes]

  • Great Festivals III (#516)

    The Up Helly Aa Viking Festival in the Shetland Isles and bronco bashing at the Calgary Stampede. [56 minutes]

  • U.S. Civil War Sites (#517)

    Examines the origins of the war and visits a plantation house, Gettysburg, Richmond and Appomattox. [56 minutes]

  • The Good and Bad Food Guide (#518)

    Finding food that's tasty and safe isn't always easy when you are far from home. When on the road with "Globe Trekker," you'll find some incredible foods along the way. Ian Wright's guide to the world's good and bad food is invaluable advice on tasty morsels not to be missed as well as offerings to decline whenever possible. Find out if these -- and plenty of other -- local foods are "good" or "bad": Thailand's breakfast of fried peanuts, Jamaica's Akka fruit, Iran's Caspian Sea caviar, Mongolia's Marmot rodent and the Philippine delicacy of swallow's saliva. [57 minutes]

  • South Africa II (#519)

    Explore how much the rainbow nation has changed in the decade since the end of apartheid. [56 minutes]

  • Argentina (#520)

    Visit the incredible Iguazu Falls, traditional Jujuy, Buenos Aires and mystic caves in El Calafate. [56 minutes]

  • Central America (#521)

    Visit Grenada, Managua, San Jose in Costa Rica, a bull fiesta in Liberaia and a castle in Nicaragua. [56 minutes]

  • "Globe Trekker" Special: Best Hikes USA (#522)

    Explore the Appalachian Trail, King's Canyon in California and the Hawaiian island of Molokai. [56 minutes]

  • "Globe Trekker" Special: Best Cycling Trips USA (#523)

    Great destinations include the Alaskan Golden Circle & the Continental Divide & the Kokopelli Trail. [56 minutes]

  • Malaysia: Penang, Malacca & Borneo (#524)

    Enjoy Wesak Day, celebrating life of Buddha and the wonderful delights of an infamous hawker market [57 minutes]

  • Beirut and Cyprus (#525)

    Megan visits the Lebanese capital to find out about its future, 2 weeks before the latest conflict. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Best American Water Treks 1 (#526)

    Paddle down the Na Pali Coast in Hawaii, Alaska's Prince William Sound and the Rio Grande. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Best American Treks (#527)

    Explore the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, Mount Rainier in Washington and the Sangre de Cristo mountains. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Great Journeys (#528)

    Hop aboard for the most spectacular and adventurous ways to travel around the world. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Best American Water Treks 2 (#529)

    Currently in production; description coming soon. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Globe Shopper 2 (#530)

    Travelers are in hot pursuit of the world's latest, rarest, cheapest and most expensive gifts. [56 minutes]

  • Sweden & Denmark (#601)

    Explore Copenhagen, a Viking festival in Aarhus, the free state of Christiania and the Nobel Museum. [56 minutes]

  • Deep South U.S.A. (#602)

    Explore the Smoky Mountains, a music festival in North Carolina and the Freedom Walk in Atlanta. [57 minutes]

  • Cuba & Haiti (#603)

    Explore the bustling street markets in Havana and take part in a peasant festival in Port-au-Prince. [56 minutes]

  • Mainland Greece (#604)

    Explore the picturesque streets near the Acropolis and the mountain-top monasteries of Meteora. [57 minutes]

  • Sri Lanka and The Maldives (#605)

    Megan tastes exotic cuisine, tries stilt fishing & visits a Buddhist temple & an elephant orphanage. [56 minutes]

  • Cambodia (#606)

    Ian celebrates Buddha Day in Phonm Da and feasts on seafood on the island of Koh Rong. [57 minutes]

  • Paris City Guide 2 (#607)

    Stroll through the Luxembourg Gardens, discover eclectic artwork and uncover culinary secrets. [57 minutes]

  • Las Vegas City Guide (#608)

    Ian visits the fantastical hotels and casinos on the "strip" and hikes into the Grand Canyon. [56 minutes]

  • Argentina (#609)

    Visit the incredible Iguazu Falls and travel to Jujuy, the most traditional region of the country. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Great Natural Wonders (#610)

    Discover erupting volcanoes, hike the Perito Moreno glacier & trek deep into the Amazon rainforest. [56 minutes]

  • Washington, D.C. City Guide (#611)

    Meet politicians on both sides of the divide & explore the city's huge African-American community. [56 minutes]

  • Micronesia (#612)

    Explore this chain of over 2,000 islands. Hike to the Kepirohi waterfall on the island of Pohnpei. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: World History: England (#613)

    Visit a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings and travel up the coast to the Royal Pavilion. [57 minutes]

  • Russia: Moscow, St Petersburg & Murmansk (#614)

    Visit the Kremlin, Red Square and Lenin's Tomb. Tour the city's palaces, churches and bell towers. [56 minutes]

  • Spanish Islands (#615)

    Explore the Balearics off the coast of Spain and the Canary Islands. Hike up the Tiede volcano. [56 minutes]

  • Madagascar (#616)

    Travels to Antananarivo, learn about the culture of the Malagasy & visit Ranomafana National Park. [57 minutes]

  • Ireland (#617)

    Ian explores Belfast, samples the music scene in Dublin and visits the seaside town of Cobh. [57 minutes]

  • Egypt (#618)

    Visit the sprawling city of Cairo at the bazaar of Khan al-Khalili and the Great Pyramids in Giza. [56 minutes]

  • Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands (#619)

    Justine bathes in thermal baths heated by volcanoes and climbs the snow-capped Cotopaxi volcano. [56 minutes]

  • Alaska (#620)

    Visit Athabascan natives on the Yukon River and watch grizzly bears catch salmon in the waterfalls. [56 minutes]

  • Central America: Costa Rica & Nicaragua (#621)

    Neil Gibson samples traditional cuisine in San Jose and visits the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. [57 minutes]

  • Southern Spain (#622)

    Christina explores the town of Ronda, windsurfs at Tarifa and celebrates Easter in Seville. [56 minutes]

  • Panama & Colombia (#623)

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  • Eastern Caribbean (#624)

    Explore a festival on Trinidad and the rainforest in Dominica. Swim near the Soufriere volcano. [57 minutes]

  • Ice Trekking The Alps (#625)

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  • Bolivia (#626)

    Ian visits Lake Titicaca, a Witches Market in La Paz and explores the silver mines in Potosi. [57 minutes]

  • Cyprus & Crete (#627)

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  • Globe Trekker Special: Galleons, Pirates & Treasure (#628)

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  • Globe Trekker Special: Best Treks: Caribbean Islands & New Zealand (#629)

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  • Globe Trekker Special: World Food: Vietnam (#630)

    Megan visits Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Bac Ha and samples the region's "Imperial" cuisine. [57 minutes]

  • Malawi & Zambia (#701)

    Retraces explorer Dr. David Livingstone's epic journeys to discover Lake Malawi and Victoria Falls. [56 minutes]

  • Los Angeles City Guide (#702)

    Megan seeks out the homes of stars and visits Paramount Studios, Venice Beach and Rodeo Drive. [56 minutes]

  • Pakistan (#703)

    Neil visits the bustling metropolis of Karachi and the ancient valley civilization of the Multan. [56 minutes]

  • Iran (#704)

    Ian Wright explores Tehran, the busy capital city, and Bandare-E Torkaman on the Caspian coast. [57 minutes]

  • Venice City Guide (#705)

    Landmarks on the Grand Canal include the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Square. [57 minutes]

  • Kenya & Niger (#706)

    Track the endangered rhino at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and visit the Wodabe Gerewhol Festival. [57 minutes]

  • Scotland (#707)

    Megan visits the Macintosh Museum and takes a bagpipe lesson in Glasgow and travels to Stirling. [56 minutes]

  • El Salvador & Honduras (#708)

    Brianna visits a banana plantation, the Mayan ruins of Copan and the Izalco and Guazapa volcanoes. [56 minutes]

  • Tunisia & Libya (#709)

    Ian tours lively markets, an enormous coliseum, magnificent Roman ruins and the Akakus Mountains. [56 minutes]

  • England & Wales (#710)

    Ian visits historic Canterbury Cathedral and Windsor Castle and takes in the beauty of Cornwall. [57 minutes]

  • Germany (#711)

    Admire the paintings on the East Side Gallery in Berlin and celebrate Oktoberfest in Munich. [57 minutes]

  • Alps & Lapland (#712)

    Holly travels by dogsleds to an Easter Festival celebration and scales the awe-inspiring Matterhorn. [56 minutes]

  • Peru & Amazon (#713)

    Travel the path of the Incas, trek to glacial Ausangate Mountain and fish for deadly black piranha. [56 minutes]

  • Greek Islands (#714)

    Megan samples the nightlife on Mykonos, hikes the Samaria Gorge and explores the city of Akrotiri. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Southern Spain and Italy (#715)

    Padma tours tapas bars and olive groves and tries flamenco dancing in between sips of Sangria. [56 minutes]

  • Central China (#716)

    Megan learns about contortionism from famous acrobats in Shanghai and the silk trade in Suzhou. [57 minutes]

  • Beijing City Guide (#717)

    Megan tours the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, a Tibetan lama monastery and Tiananmen Square. [56 minutes]

  • Chinatown (#718)

    The motivations of those who left China and the impact they've had on their new homes are explored. [56 minutes]

  • New Zealand 2 (#719)

    The glacial Mount Cook National Park and stunning locations of "The Lord of the Rings" are visited. [56 minutes]

  • Sweden & Denmark (#720)

    Megan experiences a Viking festival in Aarhus, explores Copenhagen and tours the Nobel Museum. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Southern India & Goa (#721)

    Padma discovers delightful street food in Mumbai and explores the exotic bazaars in Hyderabad. [56 minutes]

  • Indian Ocean Islands (#722)

    Mauritius, the Seychelles and Reunion are holiday destinations known as playground of the wealthy. [57 minutes]

  • Southern Mexico (#723)

    The Day of the Dead festival in Pazcuaro, Mayan ruins in Palenque and Acapulco nightlife are shown. [56 minutes]

  • Venezuela (#724)

    Ian paraglides into the Andean city of Meridas & takes part in a fire-dancing ceremony in Chivacoa. [56 minutes]

  • Southwest Australia (#725)

    Estelle Bingham races in Goolwa's boat festival and enjoys the food and wine festival in Adelaide. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Hour: Turks & Caicos and Dominican Republic (#726)

    Zay attempts to scale Mount Trikora, one of Asia's highest peaks. The climb soon becomes a personal adventure with a more serious twist. Then Megan McCormick visits Turks & Caicos for some of the top diving in the Caribbean. Megan also visits the local fishermen, who still free dive for conch, a major food staple and a tradition that dates back to the 19th century. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Hour: Borneo & Papua (#727)

    Trek through the jungles of Mulu National Park and visit Irian Jaya, Indonesia's final frontier. [56 minutes]

  • Sri Lanka & The Maldives (#728)

    Sample exotic cuisine, tours an elephant orphanage and discover tropical fish and lush foliage. [56 minutes]

  • Northern France (#729)

    Justine visits the beautiful walled city of San Malo and the solemn battlefields of the D-Day beaches. [56 minutes]

  • Deep South U.S.A. (#730)

    Ian Wright visits the Smoky Mountains, the Freedom Walk in Atlanta and Memphis during Elvis week. [57 minutes]

  • The Balkans (#801)

    Zay Harding travels to Kosovo where he dances with a local Albanian band and visits Gazimestan, [56 minutes]

  • Utah & Colorado (#802)

    Holly visits Denver, the U.S. Mint, the Great Salt Lake and Arches, Zion and Bryce Canyon Parks. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Globe Shopper 2 (#803)

    Discover tribal handicrafts in Mozambique, Victorian-inspired street fashions in Japan and more. [56 minutes]

  • Micronesia (#804)

    The chain of over 2,000 islands is explored, including Guam, Pohnpei and the Kepirohi waterfall. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Planet of the Apes (#805)

    Orangutans, marmosets, chimpanzees and gorillas are found in Thailand, Tanzania, Zambia and Uganda. [56 minutes]

  • South Korea (#806)

    Ian Wright explores the modern capital of Seoul, Pulguska temple and the volcanic island of Cheju. [57 minutes]

  • Food Hour: Mexico (#807)

    Tyler explores vibrant markets and potent chilies in Mexico City and makes mole, the national dish. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Volcanoes, Ring of Fire (#808)

    Spectacular explosive sites are visited, including Pompeii, Krakatoa, Mt. Fuji and Mount St. Helens. [56 minutes]

  • Greece (#809)

    Explore the picturesque streets near the Acropolis in Athens, the island of Chios and Dragon Lake. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Great Natural Wonders (#810)

    Erupting volcanoes in Hawaii, the Arctic, the Amazon rainforest and the Sahara Desert are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Morocco (#811)

    Ian Wright explores this country of stark desert, high mountain ranges and richly cultured cities. [57 minutes]

  • Spanish Islands (#812)

    Discover the ancient caves of the Canary Islands and the Tiede volcano and swim alongside a whale. [56 minutes]

  • Pakistan (#813)

    The Saddar Bazaar and a trek through the Hunza Valley to the magnificent Rush Peak are showcased. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Best American Water Treks 1 (#814)

    Kayak along the rugged Na Pali Coast in Hawaii and paddle through Alaska's Prince William Sound. [56 minutes]

  • Ice Trekking The Alps (#815)

    A ski tours through France, Italy and Switzerland features a look at Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Galleons, Pirates & Treasure (#816)

    Sheds light on the real renegades of the Caribbean and 250 years of perilous treasure hunting. [56 minutes]

  • California (#817)

    This adventure showcases Joshua Tree National Park, Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Santa Monica. [56 minutes]

  • Mozambique (#818)

    Artists working to heal the wounds of war and Africa's biggest coconut plantation are highlighted. [56 minutes]

  • Western Canada (#819)

    Highlights include the Prince Albert National Park, West Edmonton Mall and the Calgary Stampede. [56 minutes]

  • East Africa: Tanzania & Zanzibar (#820)

    Explore the wildlife sanctuaries of the Selous Game Reserve and the Gome Stream Chimpanzee colony. [57 minutes]

  • Best American Hikes (#821)

    The Grand Tetons, Mount Rainier and the Sangre de Cristo mountains are climbed by the team. [56 minutes]

  • Portugal & The Azores (#822)

    Megan explores Douro Valley, Peneda Geres National Park, the pilgrim city of Fatima and Santarem. [56 minutes]

  • Panama & Colombia (#823)

    Highlights include the Panama Canal, the Caribbean coast and the historic city of Cartagena. [56 minutes]

  • Queensland & The Great Barrier Reef (#824)

    The Gold Coast and Noosa in Queensland, the Whitsunday Islands and coral in Cairns are explored. [57 minutes]

  • Los Angeles City Guide (#825)

    Megan experiences the quirky Venice Beach and visits Paramount Studios and the fabulous Rodeo Drive. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: World War II In Europe (#826)

    Explore the forests of Compiegne in northern France, the Normandy beaches and the island of Crete. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Slavery (#827)

    The Trekkers journey across four continents to learn about the origins and consequences of slavery. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Best Dives (#828)

    The waters of Dominica, Turks and Caicos, Fiji, Micronesia and the Great Barrier Reef are visited. [56 minutes]

  • Ethiopia (#829)

    Ian explores the northern highlands of Axum, the Timkat festival and Blue Nile Falls in Bahar Dar. [57 minutes]

  • Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands (#830)

    Justine visits Banos, a spa town on the edge of the Amazon jungle, and climbs the Cotopaxi volcano. [56 minutes]

  • Holy Lands: Jerusalem & The West Bank (#901)

    Zay Harding explores the ancient city of Jerusalem, the Palestinian West Bank and the Dead Sea. [57 minutes]

  • Senegal & Cape Verde (#902)

    The colorful markets in Dakar, Senegal's capital, and the Muslim holy city of Touba are explored. [57 minutes]

  • Madrid City Guide (#903)

    The art at the Prado, El Rastro the city's flea market and Spanish Civil War landmarks are visited. [56 minutes]

  • Las Vegas City Guide (#904)

    The fantastical hotels and casinos on the Vegas strip and a hike in the Grand Canyon are featured. [56 minutes]

  • Indonesia: Java & Sumatra (#905)

    Explore the Krakatoa volcano, Boroubudur Temple and the orangutan preserve of Gunung Lenser Park. [49 minutes]

  • Pacific Islands: Fiji, Vanuatu & Solomon (#906)

    Ian attends a Kava-drinking ceremony, dives on Astrolabe Reef and explores a World War II shipwreck. [57 minutes]

  • Nepal (#907)

    The bustling capital city Kathmandu, Royal Badia National Park and the Everest Highway are visited. [56 minutes]

  • Mongolia (#908)

    Ian celebrates the Naadam Festival in the capital of Ulaan Bataar and visits the Gobi Desert. [56 minutes]

  • Hong Kong & Taiwan (#909)

    Megan eats great seafood on Repulse Bay, meets a giant panda and explores Taiwan's capital Taipei. [57 minutes]

  • South Africa 2 (#910)

    Explore the beaches of Cape Town, go on safari at Kruger National Park and visit Johannesburg. [56 minutes]

  • Belgium & Luxembourg (#911)

    Antwerp's diamond district, lace-making in Bruges and shrimp-fishing on horseback in Oostduinkirke. [56 minutes]

  • Iran (#912)

    Ian explores Tehran, goes skiing in Dizin and visits Bandare-E Torkaman on the Caspian coast. [57 minutes]

  • Georgia & Armenia (#913)

    Ian visits the cities of Yerevan and Tbilisi and explores the Caucasus Mountains and Mount Kazbek. [57 minutes]

  • Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef (#914)

    Explore Surfers' Paradise on the Gold Coast and Noosa and a shipwreck in the Magnetic Islands. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Lebanon (#915)

    Travel to Beirut and the countryside to learn more about the Lebonese people, culture and cuisine. [56 minutes]

  • Caribbean Islands: St. Lucia, Martinique & Montserrat (#916)

    These beautiful islands are surrounded by stunning rainforests, mountains and volcanoes. [56 minutes]

  • Midwest U.S.A. (#917)

    Explore the cities of Chicago and Detroit and the lakes and mountains of Minnesota and Wisconsin. [56 minutes]

  • Malawi & Zambia (#918)

    Explore Lake Malawi and the Victoria Falls and encounter stunning wildlife and vibrant markets. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia (#919)

    Features a Viking festival, moose preparation and cooking with the Sami people at the Arctic Circle. [57 minutes]

  • El Salvador & Honduras (#920)

    Visit a banana plantation, the Mayan ruins of Copan, the Izalco volcano, El Imposible National Park. [56 minutes]

  • Costa Rica and Nicaragua (#921)

    Experience cuisine in Costa Rican, a bull fiesta in Liberia and baseball on the island of Mancarron. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Mexico (#922)

    Tyler Florence explores Mexico City's vibrant markets and finds the potent chilies of the region. [57 minutes]

  • Utah & Colorado (#923)

    Holly Morris visits the U.S. Mint in Denver and enjoys the city's many outdoor pursuits. [57 minutes]

  • South Atlantic (#924)

    TBA [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Slavery (#925)

    Explore the origins and consequences of slavery in London, Lisbon, Cape Verde, Brazil and the US. [57 minutes]

  • The Balkans (#926)

    Zay Harding begins his travels in Kosovo and participates in a moustache competition in Serbia. [56 minutes]

  • Syria (#927)

    Explore the labyrinthine souk, delectable cuisine and exquisite ancient treasures in Damascus. [57 minutes]

  • Germany 2 (#928)

    Visit one of the last remaining sections of the Wall in Berlin and Bavaria's Neuschwanstein Castle. [56 minutes]

  • Paris City Guide 2 (#929)

    Stroll through the Luxembourg Garden, tour the Palace of Versailles and visit the Cordon Bleu. [57 minutes]

  • Finland & The Baltic States (#930)

    Neil visits Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, where he explores the Garunai Flea Market. [56 minutes]

  • Antarctica (#1001)

    Showcases sea kayaking and penguin watching in Paradise Harbor, Mount Scott and the Drake Passage. [57 minutes]

  • Barcelona City Guide (#1002)

    Megan shops at the BarrĂ­ Gotic and visits El Park Guell and the spectacular Sagrada Familia. [56 minutes]

  • Nigeria (#1003)

    Adela Ucar explores the capital of Lagos, an anarchic and electric city with a vital night life. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Pirates, Galleons & Treasure (#1004)

    The lore of the renegades of the Caribbean and 250 years of perilous treasure hunting are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Tunisia & Libya (#1005)

    Lively markets in Tunis and the magnificent Roman ruins at Leptis Magna in Libya are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Central China (#1006)

    Megan explores Shanghai, travels by train through the Yellow Mountains and fishes the Yangtze River. [57 minutes]

  • Micronesia (#1007)

    Megan hikes to the Kepirohi waterfall on Pohnpei and dives among sunken Japanese warships at Chuuk. [56 minutes]

  • Sri Lanka & Maldives (#1008)

    Megan begins her visit in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, where she samples the exotic cuisine. [58 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: World War II In Europe (#1009)

    The forests of Compiegne in France, the island of Crete and the Normandy beaches are visited. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Best American Hikes (#1010)

    Highlighted climbs include the Grand Tetons, Mount Rainier and the Sangre de Cristo mountains. [56 minutes]

  • Arab Gulf States (#1011)

    Megan McCormick discovers stark war memorials in Kuwait and dives for pearls in the Arabian Gulf. [57 minutes]

  • Venice City Guide (#1012)

    The Bridge of Sighs, Basilica and more landmarks nestled along the Grand Canal are visited. [57 minutes]

  • South Atlantic (#1013)

    Voyage to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. [57 minutes]

  • The Netherlands (#1014)

    Brianna Barnes enjoys modern art in The Hague and surfs the North Sea in Sheveningen. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Morocco (#1015)

    Ben O'Donoghue starts his culinary adventures with lunch at the camel market in Casablanca, learns to cook "harira" (the soup that breaks the Ramadan fast) in the imperial city of Fes, lives with a nomadic family in the high dunes of the Western Sahara, scours the markets in Marrakesh for ingredients to make the classic "tagine," samples Berber delicacies in the High Atlas mountains and fishes for his dinner in the port of Essaouira. [57 minutes]

  • Turkey 2 (#1016)

    Adela discovers whirling dervishes and tranquil tea gardens in Konya and treks along the Lycian Way. [56 minutes]

  • Ukraine (#1017)

    Holly Morris visits a shaman in the Carpathian Mountains, explores Kiev and ventures to Chernobyl. [57 minutes]

  • Deep South U.S.A. (#1018)

    Ian hikes through the Smoky Mountains, attends a reunion of the Tuskegee Airmen and much more. [57 minutes]

  • Peru & Amazon (#1019)

    Bradley Cooper travels the path of the Incas, heading from Cuzco to Ollyantaytambo. [56 minutes]

  • Amsterdam City Guide 2 (#1020)

    The Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House and the Gay Parade are featured. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Brazil (#1021)

    Merrilees visits the coastal city of Salvador and searches for exotic fruits in the rainforest. [57 minutes]

  • Southern Mexico (#1022)

    The Day of the Dead festival in Pazcuaro and the old colonial town of Guanajuato are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Central America: Costa Rica & Nicaragua (#1023)

    The Costa Rican capital of San Jose, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and Mancarron are visited. [57 minutes]

  • Bolivia (#1024)

    Ian visits Lake Titicaca, explores a fiesta in Uncia and ascends the Andean peaks of Huayana Potosi. [58 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Great Natural Wonders (#1025)

    The Amazon rainforest, Sahara Desert, the Great Barrier Reef and volcanoes in Hawaii are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Egypt (#1026)

    Megan McCormick starts her journey in the sprawling city of Cairo at the bazaar of Khan al-Khalili. [56 minutes]

  • New Zealand 2 (#1027)

    Check out extreme sports in Queenstown. Visit Mount Cook National Park and the Great Barrier Island [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: World War II in the Pacific Islands (#1028)

    Key World War II locations including Pearl Harbor, Micronesia, Bikini Island and Japan are visited. [57 minutes]

  • Puerto Rico (#1029)

    Zay discovers San Juan, the El Yunque National Forest, the Camuy River Caves National Park and more. [56 minutes]

  • Papua New Guinea (#1030)

    New Britain Island, the largest in the Bismarck Archipelago of Papua New Guinea, is explored. [56 minutes]

  • Mid-Atlantic States (#1101)

    Highlights include Atlantic City, the Chesapeake Bay, the Philadelphia Art Museum and Monticello. [55 minutes]

  • West Texas (#1102)

    Highlights include a visit to Austin, the Alamo in San Antonio and the stunning Palo Duro Canyon. [57 minutes]

  • Puerto Rico (#1103)

    San Juan, the El Yunque National Forest and the Camuy River Caves National Park are visited. [56 minutes]

  • Caribbean Island: St. Lucia, Martinique & Montserrat (#1104)

    Explore rainforests, mountains and volcanoes on the islands of St Lucia, Martinique and Montserrat. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Israel & The Palestinian Territories (#1105)

    Discovers diverse and rich food traditions with visits to Jaffa, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Ramallah. [55 minutes]

  • Bangladesh (#1106)

    Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, Sunderban National Park, Chittagong and Cox's Bazaar are visited. [57 minutes]

  • East Texas (#1107)

    Zay experiences the famous Gun Show in Ft. Worth and tours the Johnson Space Center in Houston. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Morocco (#1108)

    The camel market in Casablanca and delicacies in the High Atlas Mountains are highlighted. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: World War II in the Pacific (#1109)

    Key locations in the Pacific, including Pearl Harbor, Micronesia and Bikini Island are explored. [57 minutes]

  • Amsterdam City Guide 2 (#1110)

    The Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House and a replica of an East India cargo are visited. [56 minutes]

  • Spanish Islands (#1111)

    Alex Riley visits the Balearics off the coast of Spain and the Canary Islands near Africa. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia (#1112)

    Merrilees Parker visits a Viking festival and learns how to smoke herring in a Swedish village. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Volcanoes, Ring of Fire (#1113)

    Pompeii, Stromboli and Santorini in Italy, Krakatoa in Greece to and Mt. Fuji Japan are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: The Making of Globe Trekker (#1114)

    Go behind the scenes to discover out how the world's most popular travel series is made. [54 minutes]

  • London City Guide 1 (#1115)

    A double-decker bus tour includes the Tower, St. James's Palace and the British Museum. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: World History-England (#1116)

    A visit to the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and a canal ride up to the Yorkshire Moors are featured. [57 minutes]

  • London City Guide 2 (#1117)

    Buckingham Palace, the National Gallery and a bike ride to the Olympic Stadium are highlighted. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: Planet of the Apes (#1118)

    Chimpanzees in Tanzania, the White-Handed Gibbon in Thailand and Gorillas in Uganda are highlighted. [56 minutes]

  • Turkey (#1119)

    The sun-kissed beaches of Myra, the Lycian Way and the bustling bazaars of Gaziantep are showcased. [56 minutes]

  • Papua New Guinea (#1120)

    New Britain Island, the township of Rabaul and the beautiful island of Bougainville are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Brazil (#1121)

    Merrilees cooks a spiny lobster and a fish "moqueca," tries feijoada and enjoys a festive barbecue. [57 minutes]

  • Panama & Colombia (#1122)

    The Panama Canal, Bogota's police museum, the Caribbean coast and city of Cartagena are visited. [56 minutes]

  • Madrid City Guide (#1123)

    Madrid's famous flea market, Spanish Civil War landmarks and the fabulous cuisine are highlighted. [56 minutes]

  • Buenos Aires City Guide (#1124)

    Judith Jones takes a tango dancing class and explores the exciting the vibrant capital of Argentina. [56 minutes]

  • Paraguay and Uruguay (#1125)

    The colonial past of Uruguay's capital Montevideo and lakeside resorts of Paraguay are highlighted. [57 minutes]

  • Eastern Canada (#1126)

    The Avalon Peninsula, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Toronto and Niagara Falls are visited. [58 minutes]

  • Holy Lands: Jerusalem & The West Bank (#1127)

    The ancient city of Jerusalem, the Palestinian West Bank and the Dead Sea are explored. [57 minutes]

  • Around The World: Across America: Route 66 & Beyond (#1201)

    Nashville and Memphis, birthplaces of American country and soul, and a meteor crater are showcased. [56 minutes]

  • Around The World - Panamericana: Conquistadors, Aztecs & Revolutions (#1202)

    A silver mine in Zacatecas, Chihuahua and Mexico City where the Aztecs once ruled are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Around The World - Panamericana: Incas & Inquisitions (#1203)

    Well-preserved ice mummies and a gold mine are explored in Peru, home of the legendary Incas. [56 minutes]

  • Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New Caledonia (#1205)

    The independent Kingdom of Tonga, multi-cultural Fiji, Norfolk Island and Noumea are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Around the World - Silk Road: X'ian to Kashgar (#1206)

    Megan McCormick follows the legendary trade route in n China, starting at the silk capital of Xi'an. [56 minutes]

  • Around the World - Silk Road: Kashgar to Istanbul (#1207)

    Holly Morris crosses the Jiptik Pass to Osh and explores the Kingdom of Samarkand and Bukhara. [57 minutes]

  • Around The World - East to West: Istanbul to Vienna (#1208)

    Ian Wright begins in Istanbul following historic trails through the heart of Europe and the Balkans. [56 minutes]

  • Colorado to Utah (#1209)

    The US Mint, the Mesa Trail the Great Salt Lake and Utah's breathtaking national parks are visited. [57 minutes]

  • Bangladesh (#1210)

    The city of Dhaka, Sunderban National Park and the seaside resort of Cox's Bazaar are showcased. [57 minutes]

  • Georgia & Armenia (#1211)

    Armenia's capital of Yerevan, Georgia's capital of Tbilisi and the Caucasus Mountains are explored. [57 minutes]

  • Honduras & El Salvador (#1212)

    Destinations include the Mayan ruins of Copan, the Izalco volcano and El Imposible National Park. [56 minutes]

  • Food Hour: Vietnam (#1213)

    A culinary tour of Vietnam includes Pho Binh noodle shop in Ho Chi Minh City and much more. [57 minutes]

  • Mid-Atlantic States (#1214)

    Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Chesapeake Bay, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and more are visited. [55 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails (#1215)

    Spice trails are explored in Indonesia, Venice, Beirut, Cairo, China, Spain and the Caribbean. [57 minutes]

  • Scotland (#1216)

    The Macintosh Museum in Glasgow, the Isle of Skye, the Edinburgh Festival and more are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Greek Islands (#1217)

    The nightlife on Mykonos, the Samaria Gorge on Crete and the Minoan city of Akrotiri are showcased. [57 minutes]

  • Nigeria (#1218)

    The capital of Lagos, the ancient Kurmi Market, historic walled cities and much more are explored. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Lebanon (#1219)

    Merrilees Parker travels to Beirut and the countryside to learn more about Lebanon's cuisine. [56 minutes]

  • Madrid City Guide (#1220)

    The artwork at the Prado, the "El Rastro" flea market and Spanish Civil War landmarks are featured. [56 minutes]

  • Southern Mexico (#1221)

    The Day of the Dead festival in Pazcuaro and the old colonial town of Guanajuato are highlighted. [56 minutes]

  • Buenos Aires City Guide (#1222)

    The bohemian barrio of San Telmo, the Recoleta Cemetery and the Gaucho street fair are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Paris City Guide 2 (#1223)

    The Luxembourg Gardens, Musee d'Orsay, the Palace of Versailles and the Eiffel Tower are visited. [57 minutes]

  • Ice Trekking The Alps (#1224)

    Zay ski tours the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt and traverses France, Italy and Switzerland. [57 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Southern China (#1225)

    Chef Peter Gordon discovers the roots of Cantonese cuisine and cooks succulent Spiced Pork. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Special: World War II in the Pacific (#1226)

    Pearl Harbor, the Philippines and other key World War II locations in the Pacific are explored. [57 minutes]

  • Antarctica (#1227)

    An epic adventure in Antarctica begins with sea kayaking and penguin watching in Paradise Harbor. [57 minutes]

  • Caribbean Islands: St. Lucia, Martinique & Montserrat (#1228)

    The stunning rainforests, mountains and volcanoes of these beautiful islands are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Mozambique (#1229)

    Colonial relics in the capital of Maputo, local markets and a coconut plantation are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Alps & Lapland (#1230)

    The Sami people's most important celebration, the Easter Festival, and the Matterhorn are visited. [56 minutes]

  • Myanmar (#1301)

    Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar, and Inle Lake are visited. [58 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails (#1302)

    Travel from the Molucca Islands of Indonesia to learn how spice trails have impacted civilizations. [57 minutes]

  • East Texas (#1303)

    The Gun Show in Ft. Worth, the Book Depository in Dallas and the Johnson Space Center are visited. [57 minutes]

  • London City Guide 2 (#1304)

    Buckingham Palace, the National Gallery and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Great Australian Hikes (#1305)

    Five of Australia's greatest hikes, including Mount Bishop and Clerk in Maria Island, are featured. [56 minutes]

  • Indonesia: Java & Sumatra (#1306)

    Two of the 11,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago and the Krakatoa volcano are explored. [49 minutes]

  • Central Japan (#1307)

    Kyoto's best flea market, the dramatic Nada Fighting Festival in Himeji and more are highlighted. [56 minutes]

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Story of Tea (#1308)

    The story of how tea spread from China to capture the taste of the world is uncovered. [56 minutes]

  • Around The World: Across America: Route 66 & Beyond (#1309)

    Justine follows the Blue Ridge Parkway to Nashville and Memphis and takes Route 66 to Arizona. [56 minutes]

  • Around The World - Panamericana: Conquistadors & Aztecs (#1310)

    A Mexican Silver Mine, colonial Chihuahua and the colonial Silver Road to Mexico City are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Around The World - Panamericana: Conquistadors & Incas (#1311)

    In Peru, one of the world's largest gold mines, Lima, Cusco and the volcano El Misti are visited. [56 minutes]

  • Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Santiago to Pitcairn (#1312)

    Santiago de Chile, the Polynesian paradise of Tahiti and a voyage to Pitcairn Island are featured. [55 minutes]

  • Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New Caledonia (#1313)

    The independent Kingdom of Tonga, multi-cultural Fiji, Norfolk Island and Noumea are explored. [56 minutes]

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