KET »

List All Episodes

Web site: http://www.globetrekkertv.com

417 Episodes

Closed Captioned Tahiti and Samoa #101 [TV-G]
Host Ian Wright takes a trip to paradise, island-hopping in the South Pacific to help judge the Mr. Tahiti contest and dive 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 movie crew stopped over. Then he ends his journey with a trek up Tahiti's Mount Aorai.

Closed Captioned Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands #102 [TV-G]
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 also climbs snow-capped Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano on Earth, and journeys to Ottovalo, Ecuador's most famous market. Here, the local Ottovalo Indians invite her to sample a great delicacy of Andean cuisine that dates back to pre-Inca time: guinea pig.

Closed Captioned Southwest China #103 [TV-G]
While visiting four of the 21 provinces in China—Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, and Sichuan—Justine visits Moon Hill, a wondrous limestone pinnacle that the Chinese consider the most beautiful area in the whole world, and the isolated mountain village of Lung Ga, home to the Long Horn Miao tribe and the spectacular Huangguoshu Waterfalls. In Sichuan province, she cuddles with a 6-week-old baby panda at the Giant Panda Research Base.

Closed Captioned New England #104 [TV-G]
Host Megan McCormick visits historic sites in Boston, the Hancock Shaker village, and the birthplace of the hamburger in New Haven. After hanging out with some bikers in Danbury, she makes her way to Vermont for some gorgeous fall hiking and gliding and then continues north to Maine, where she goes rafting and eats lobster. The journey ends in Newport, RI, home of yachts and mansions.

Closed Captioned Morocco #105 [TV-G]
Ian begins a sojourn in Morocco, a country of stark desert, high mountain ranges, and some of the most richly cultured cities in the world, in the port of Tangier. Then he hitchhikes to the walled city of Fez, the most complete medieval city in the Arab world, to spend a day exploring Medina before heading for the hammam and a brisk Moroccan massage. Later, he rents a motorbike to follow the Route of 1000 Kasbahs, an ancient desert caravan trail; encounters a sandstorm on a two-day camel trek; and attempts a climb up Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa.

Closed Captioned Rome City Guide #106 [TV-G]
In the Eternal City of Rome, Estelle Bingham takes in awe-inspiring sites like the Forum, the Colosseum, and the Pantheon before trying on the latest in clerical fashions. Then it's on to 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 visit to central Italy with a lunch with one of Fellini's leading ladies.

Closed Captioned Central Asia #107 [TV-G]
Ian Wright travels to the former Soviet republics of Uzbekistan and Kirghizstan in Central Asia, an area of vast inaccessible wilderness surrounded by harsh desert and high mountains. In ancient times, towns in this area were oases on the Great Silk Road caravan routes. Ian meets an eagle trainer; joins in evening entertainment, such as 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.

Closed Captioned Pacific Islands: Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands #108 [TV-G]
Ian visits several Pacific islands, once infamous among explorers because of tales of head-hunting and cannibalism. In Fiji, he is welcomed with a local tribe's Kava-drinking ceremony and goes diving on the Astrolabe Reef. Visiting the Solomon Islands, he dives down to the Tao Maron, the most intact of the many World War II shipwrecks that litter the seas around the islands.

Closed Captioned Africa: Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia #109 [TV-G]
After a visit to Victoria Falls, Andrew Daddo explores the tranquil upper Zambezi River. On safari in Chobe National Park, he observes elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, zebras, and giraffes browsing in the acacia trees, as well as hippos and crocodiles wallowing in the lake beds. With a professional game guide, he explores the shifting web of channels, lagoons, and islands in the Okavango Delta. And in southern Namibia, he visits Kolsmanskop, a ruined diamond-mining town that is gradually reverting to desert.

Closed Captioned Southeast Australia #110 [TV-G]
Ian begins an Australian adventure at the huge international country and Western festival in Tamworth, New South Wales. After sampling the music, dancing, and rodeos, he hitchhikes 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.

Closed Captioned Vietnam #111 [TV-G]
Justine begins her journey in Ho Chi Minh City, where she explores the vibrant daily market in the Cholon quarter. In Hanoi, she bikes through the city's ancient town center before taking the bus to Halong Bay on the Gulf of Tonkin. There she marvels at Vietnam's most spectacular and surreal landscape: an ocean inlet dotted with more than 3,000 limestone islands.

Closed Captioned La Ruta Maya: The Yucatán, Guatemala, and Belize #112 [TV-G]
Justine unravels some of the mysteries of the great Mayan culture on a journey that starts in Mérida, then takes her along Belize's coast via the Mayan cities of Chichén Itzá and Tulum, up to the vast Mayan ruins of Caracol and Tikal, and south to explore Guatemala's southern highlands.

Closed Captioned Kenya #113 [TV-G]
After cycling through Hell's Gate, Estelle heads north for a beautiful flight over the Rift Valley to the famous Masai Mara game reserve. A quick trip through Nairobi includes a visit with some baby elephants at Daphne Seldrick's elephant orphanage. Then she ends her journey on the coast in the remote Arab trading port of Lamu.

Istanbul City Guide #114 [TV-G]
Estelle tours one of Turkey's most ancient cities, visiting the famous Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and the church of Aya Sofia; shops the Grand Bazaar; gets a massage in a traditional hammam; and takes a belly-dancing lesson. Then it's off on two day trips: to Gallipoli, the famous World War I battle site, and to Edirne, where she witnesses the famous oiled wrestling festival. She ends her visit watching the famous Sufi whirling dervishes.

Chile and Easter Island #115 [TV-G]
A journey down the length of Chile takes Ian from the driest desert in the world to the southernmost point of land outside Antarctica. In Temuco, he visits the Mapuche Indians, who are struggling to retain their language and identity. In Patagonia—a land of brutal cold and astounding natural beauty—he finds himself in penguin country. And 2,000 miles west of Santiago, he ends up on Easter Island, the most remote inhabited place on Earth.

South of France #116 [TV-G]
Christina visits 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 on to Arles. Also on her itinerary are Marseilles, the perfume center of Grasse, the medieval wine festival at Chateau-Neuf-du-Papes, Monaco, and finally the sunny beaches of the Cote d'Azur.

Israel and the Sinai Desert #117 [TV-G]
After celebrating the start of Shabbat in Tel Aviv, Justine heads north to the holy city of Safed and spends time working on a kibbutz near the Golan Heights. In the Sinai Desert, she buys Bedouin veils in the market at Al-Arish. Then she ends her trip at Mount Sinai, revered as the place where God delivered the Ten Commandments to Moses.

Southern Mexico #118 [TV-G]
Ian starts his journey at the Day of the Dead festival in Pazcuaro, then goes to the old colonial town of Guanajuato for delicious Mexican food. Searching for the perfect beach, he heads to Puerto Escondido for the annual surfing festival. After visiting the Mayan ruins of Palenque, he ends his Mexico sojourn with an amazing trek through the Lancondon jungle.

West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, and Mali #119 [TV-G]
In the three former French colonies in Africa, Arab, black African, and French cultures meet. Justine finds many reminders of Benin's slave-trading history and visits a mosque in Djenne that is a classic example of the mud architecture for which the region is renowned.

Baja California #120 [TV-G]
Ian begins his journey through the Mexican peninsula of Baja California in the border town of Tijuana, hitching south on Baja's only highway. In San Quintin, the only accommodation available is a faded hotel originally built for Hollywood stars. Later, he is privy to an ancient ceremony with the cave-dwelling Tarahumara Indians.

Japan: Tokyo to the Yaeyama Islands #121 [TV-G]
In southern Japan, Ian rides the bullet train to the ski resort of Zao Onsen. In Beppu, he experiences a therapeutic sand bath in which heat rising from hot springs creates a boiling beach. And in the Yaeyama Islands, he treks through the jungle to the beautiful Binai waterfalls.

Turkey #122 [TV-G]
Justine visits Ephesus, home of impressive ruins dating back to 700 B.C., and the coastal town of Fethiye before boarding a yacht bound for Olympos—via the secret coves and sandy beaches of the Turquoise Coast. She spends a night in a treehouse at Kadir's, then heads out to see the "eternal flames" of Chimera. She has a Turkish bath in the Ottoman town of Safronbolu and learns the finer points of buying quality Turkish rugs from a friendly carpet seller in Goreme.

Iceland and Greenland #123 [TV-G]
An Arctic journey takes Ian through the volcanic landscapes of Iceland and the frozen wilderness of Greenland. He joins the crew of a replica Viking ship in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland; witnesses the natural wonders of the Gulfoss, a 32-meter waterfall, and Geysir, where boiling water shoots 20 meters into the air every three minutes; visits a reindeer farm in Greenland; spends the night in an icehole; and ends up on a massive iceberg floating above the Arctic Circle.

Indonesia: The Eastern Islands #124 [TV-G]
Mark leaves Bali by ferry for Lombok, where he attends a peresehan, a traditional form of combat with sticks. He climbs Mount Rinjani to the crater lake just below the summit, where people of all religions come to pray and meditate, then takes a boat ride to the island of Komodo to see its famous dragons, the world's largest lizards.

American Rockies #125 [TV-G]
Ian sets out to learn how the West was really won (or lost). He begins in the badlands of South Dakota, spending the night among the Lakota Sioux on the Pine Ridge reservation. Then he heads for the Black Hills to explore the endless caverns of the Wind Caves. He hears Wild West stories from a local cowboy before joining a group of Harley Davidson riders for a motorcycle ride to Jackson Hole by way of the Little Bighorn battlefield. Finally, Yellowstone and Glacier national parks round out the itinerary.

North India: Varanasi to the Himalayas #126 [TV-G]
Andrew begins an intense journey with a dawn boat trip on the holy river Ganges, where he witnesses pilgrims bathing in ghats and bodies being cremated. After a train ride to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, he goes on an elephant safari in Corbett National Park, attends his first yoga lesson at an ashram in Rishikesh, and takes another train high into the Himalayas. There he finds himself in Leh, a "lost city" populated by Tibetan refugees and isolated from the world most of the year.

Trekking in Uganda and Congo #127 [TV-G]
Nikki's trek in Central Africa takes her through dramatic landscapes to the "Impenetrable Forest" of Bwindi National Park, one of the last remaining habitats of mountain gorillas. She then treks into the Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the Mountains of the Moon, because glaciers at the summit are glimpsed through a veil of clouds. In Beni, inside the Congo, she is diagnosed with malaria and stops a few days for treatment. She ends her journey with a visit to a Mbuti pygmy community.

Northeast Brazil #128 [TV-G]
Ian fortifies himself for his journey in Salvador with some Brazilian coffee, then participates in an exhibition of a traditional African martial art called capoeira, which slaves transformed into a combination of dance and acrobatics. In Brazil's interior, he attends a ceremony of the fast-growing Candomble religion, then flies to Recife to attend the wedding of soccer legend Pelé. Finally, at the mouth of the Amazon, he samples local foods in the thriving market of Belém.

Beijing City Guide #129 [TV-G]
Megan visits the Forbidden City; a Tibetan monastery; Tiananmen Square, home to Mao's mausoleum and the Great Hall of the People and site of the famous student uprising; and Beijing's underground city of restaurants and clubs. Day trips include the Great Wall and Marco Polo's Bridge as well as the site where the "Peking Man" bones were found.

South India #130 [TV-G]
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, journeying through a land of Hindu temples, hill forts, and Pidgin English. She helps bathe elephants in a sanctuary and visits one of India's few female gurus, then sets sails to the west to explore the idyllic Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea.

Corsica, Sardinia, and Sicily #131 [TV-G]
On the French island of Corsica, Ian throws himself into every water sport imaginable before heading for cooler mountain climes. In Ajaccio, birthplace of Napoleon, he notes the prominent Napoleonic theme in the cafés and shops. Moving along to the Italian island of Sardinia, he explores Orgosola, a former bandit town now famous for its powerful political murals. In Palermo, Sicily, he cooks with a local pasta chef, then attends the Festival of Santa Rosalia for operatic music, flying angels, and fireworks.

Alaska #132 [TV-G]
Ian's Alaskan odyssey begins in the town of Eagle on the banks of the Yukon River, whose Athabascan residents live on salmon in the summer and moose in the winter. Traveling on to the town of Chicken (pop. 25), he goes gold dredging in the Fortymile River. Then he catches a bush plane in Homer and goes sky trekking to watch grizzly bears catching salmon in waterfalls.

Indonesia: Java and Sumatra #133 [TV-G]
Megan explores two of the 11,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago. She visits old Dutch trading schooners and learns about shadow puppets, Java's most famous art form, in Jakarta; climbs the famous Krakatoa volcano and goes diving in the waters nearby; visits the Boroubudur Temple; learns the ancient art of batik from the people who invented it in Sumatra; and visits the island of Nias, home to a Stone-Age culture and some of the best surfing in the world. She ends her trip in the orangutan preserve of Gunung Lenser Park.

East Africa: Tanzania and Zanzibar #134 [TV-G]
On the historic island of Zanzibar, Ian learns about slave trading and the work of anti-slavery campaigners such as Dr. David Livingstone. In Tanzania, he explores the Selous Game Reserve and the Gombe Stream chimpanzee colony run by famed anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall. After seeing Tanzania's most famous game park, the Serengeti, by hot-air balloon, he ends his journey with a week-long climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest elevation.

East India #135 [TV-G]
Holly visits the mad, bustling city of Calcutta, the intellectual and cultural center of India, then unwinds with the bathing festival at the mouth of the Ganges and some sun and sand in the remote Andaman Islands, where she swims with elephants. She takes a train north to the Himalayan town of Darjeeling, samples some of its famous teas, and treks into the mountains. From there she heads to the remote, seldom-visited state of Arunachal Pradesh, a region full of hill tribes. After an arduous crossing of the Bhramaputra River, she ends her journey at a festival with the Adi tribe.

Jamaica #136 [TV-G]
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.

Korea #137 [TV-G]
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 1,000 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.

Vienna #138 [TV-G]
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.

Asian Cities: Shanghai, Jakarta, Calcutta and Bangkok #139 [TV-G]
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.

Closed Captioned Outback Australia #201 [TV-G]
Ian treks through the Outback from Darwin to Katherine in time for the Barunga Aboriginal Festival of sports and culture. In Alice Springs, he experiences working life on a cattle station and flies in a hot-air balloon. At Australia's most famous natural landmark, Ayers Rock, he meets the Aborigine people who still call the area home. He ends his journey in the Bungle Bungles, the spectacular and remote hills of the Kimberley Ranges where few tourists venture.

Closed Captioned Ethiopia #202 [TV-G]
In the northern highlands of Axum, Ian visits the oldest church in Ethiopia and the supposed resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. He then heads south to Lalibela for its Timkat festival; to Bahar Dar to visit the Blue Nile Falls; to the capital, Addis Ababa, for bargain hunting in the largest outdoor market in Africa and pampering at a hydrotherapy center; and to the town of Arba Minch for the macho ritual of cow jumping and a stick fight with the Mursi, one of Africa's fiercest tribes.

Closed Captioned South Africa and Lesotho #203 [TV-G]
In Cape Town, Justine explores a township and consults a sanoma, a South African faith healer. She talks to a former cellmate of Nelson Mandela at the Robben Island prison, then boards the Trans Karoo Express for a ride through wine country to the arid landscape known as the Great Karoo. After a stop in Durban, she journeys on to the mountain kingdom of Lesotho and then to Soweto, Johannesburg.

Closed Captioned Pakistan #204 [TV-G]
In Karachi, Pakistan's most bustling metropolis, Neil visits the Saddar Bazaar and a leprosy hospital. He then journeys by train to the ancient valley civilization of the Multan and by camel to the spectacular Derawar Fort in the Cholistan desert, visits the Khyber Pass and the exotic valley of Chitral, stops over with the Kalash people, and takes a three-day trek through the Hunza Valley. There he crosses two glaciers for a view from the magnificent Rush Peak.

Closed Captioned Southwest Asia #205 [TV-G]
Justine attends a Native American rodeo in Gallup, NM; journeys by train to Santa Fe; and then takes a motorcycle to Taos, where she investigates the Earthships—homes built entirely of recycled materials. Her journey continues into Arizona with adventures in Tucson, Sedona, and Peach Springs and a whitewater rafting trip in the Grand Canyon. Finally, Las Vegas and the Black Rock Desert provide tastes of the weird and the wonderful.

Closed Captioned Northern Spain #206 [TV-G]
Shilpa explores the architecture of Barcelona, tries flamenco dancing, witnesses the Catalan tradition of building human castles, runs with the bulls in Pamplona, samples tapas in the Basque region of San Sebastian, and visits a bullfighters' school in Madrid. In the northwest, she 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 "the end of the earth"), a virtually unpopulated expanse on the Atlantic coast.

Closed Captioned Argentina #207 [TV-G]
After marveling at Iguazu Falls, Justine travels west to Salta, where she catches the "Train to the Clouds" for a spectacular three-day journey. She spends a day with the gauchos; attends a religious festival in honor of the Virgin of the Valley; and then heads to Buenos Aires, where she visits Eva Perón's grave and learns to tango. In El Calafate, she visits the mystic caves and discovers the beautiful scenery of Parque Los Glacials, where the glacier caps meet the grassy plains.

Closed Captioned Cuba and Haiti #208 [TV-G]
Ian explores the bustling street markets in Havana and discovers the lure of the rumba, then travels west to the Pinar del Rio, where he visits a cigar factory and the site of the Bay of Pigs invasion. In Camaguey, the "wild west" of Cuba, he tries his hand at rodeo and swims with the dolphins outside Holguin. Island-hopping to Haiti, he tours the capital city of Port-au-Prince, takes part in a peasant festival in Jacmel and a voodoo festival in Souvenance, and visits a spectacular citadel in Cap Haitien.

Closed Captioned Beijing City Guide #209 [TV-G]
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. Outside the city, her day trips include the Great Wall, Marco Polo's Bridge, and the site where Peking Man bones were found.

Closed Captioned Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon #210 [TV-G]
Ian attends a Bedouin wedding in Jordan's Wadi Rum desert before traveling to the spectacular ruins of Petra, the "rose red city." Heading on to Lebanon, he rides with a motorcycle brigade in Beirut, heads south into the occupied zone, and visits the spectacular Roman temple at Baalbeck. He observes "jumping" Sufis experiencing religious ecstasy in a Damascus mosque, then is introduced to the "whirling dervishes," one of Islam's most important mystical orders, in Aleppo. The trip ends in a quiet desert monastery in the ancient Roman town of Palmyra.

Closed Captioned Peru #211 [TV-G]
Neil travels by coach from Lima to the Andean city of Huaraz, the center for trekking and mountaineering in Peru, and then down the Amazon River to the jungle city of Iquitos. He flies over Nazca to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world; celebrates the potato harvest on the island of Taquile; visits Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital; enjoys the summer solstice festival of Inti Raymi; and treks the famous Inca trail to Macchu Picchu.

Closed Captioned Turkey #212 [TV-G]
Justine tours ruins dating back to 700 B.C. in Ephesus, then travels south to Fethiye to catch a yacht for Olympos and the secret coves and sandy beaches of the Turquoise Coast. After camping overnight in a treehouse at the travelers' hangout Kadir's, she heads out to see the eternal flames of Chimera. In the Ottoman town of Safronbolu, she has a Turkish bath and massage. And in Goreme, she learns the finer points of buying quality Turkish rugs from a friendly carpet seller.

Closed Captioned Chile and Easter Island #213 [TV-G]
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. Along the way, he visits the Mapuche Indians, who still struggle to retain their language and identity, and the penguins of Patagonia. Then, 2,000 miles west of Santiago, he ends his journey on Easter Island, the most remote inhabited place on Earth.

Iceland and Greenland #214 [TV-G]
A journey to the Arctic takes Ian through the volcanic landscapes of Iceland and the frozen wilderness of Greenland. In the capital city of Reykjavík, he joins the crew of a replica Viking ship to learn about Iceland's history, then 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, he visits a reindeer farm and sets out on an Arctic safari. He spends the night in an icehole and then ends his journey on a massive iceberg on the top of the Arctic Circle.

Arab Gulf States #215 [TV-G]
Megan discovers the stark war memorials in Kuwait; dives for pearls in the Arabian Gulf; explores the world's first women-only supermarket in Dubai; hikes in Oman's Hajar Mountains; and helps unearth the ancient city of Ubar, dubbed the "Atlantis of the Sands."

Globe Shopper #216 [TV-G]
A truly global bazaar featuring shopping expeditions from previous programs: gems in Sri Lanka, gold in Ghana, silver in Mexico, the famous Black Pearl in Tahiti, the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Egyptian cotton in Cairo, the street theater of Marrakech's Djemna el Fna, and spices in Ethiopia's enormous outdoor market in Addis Ababa.

Best Beaches #217 [TV-G]
The travelers revisit some of the world's top hot spots and chill-out destinations: 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.

Hungary and Romania #218 [TV-G]
Ian samples traditional Hungarian sausage, luxuriates at the thermal baths, and steps into the past at a communist theme park in Budapest, then hitches a ride to Eger, where he visits a refuge for zoo animals, checks out Baroque architecture, and picks grapes at a vineyard. Across the border in Romania, 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.

Great Festivals #219 [TV-G]
From ancient tribal rituals to pagan parties, Justine, Neil, Ian, and Shilpa check out some of the world's most flamboyant and spectacular festivals. Locations include New Orleans, Sydney, Canada's Northwest Territories, Antigua, Poland, and India.

American Rockies #220 [TV-G]
Ian learns about the history and culture of the Lakota Sioux on the Pine Ridge reservation in the Badlands of South Dakota, then heads for the Black Hills to explore the endless caverns that make up the Wind Caves. He also hears Wild West stories from a local cowboy; joins a group of Harley Davidson bikers on the road to Jackson Hole, WY; and tours Yellowstone and Glacier national parks.

Southern Mexico #221 [TV-G]
Ian attends a Day of the Dead festival in Pazcuaro, spends time with some cowboys in the old colonial town of Guanajuato, takes in the glitzy nightlife and watches cliff divers in Acapulco, and 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.

South of France #222 [TV-G]
Christina wines and dines her way through the South of France, visits ancient cave paintings and a wine spa in Bordeaux, and canoes 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, home to a great Roman coliseum. Also on the itinerary are Marseilles, the perfume center of Grasse, the medieval wine festival at Chateau-Neuf-du-Papes, a whirlwind visit to glamorous Monaco, and the sunny beaches of the Côte d'Azur.

North India: Varanasi to the Himalayas #223 [TV-G]
On a dawn boat trip on the holy river Ganges, Andrew sees pilgrims bathing in the ghats and bodies being cremated. An overnight train takes him to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. He goes on an elephant safari in Corbett National Park and attends a yoga lesson at an ashram in Rishikesh before boarding another train, this time to the mountain town of Leh. This "lost city" high in the Himalayas is populated by Tibetan refugees and isolated from the world for most of the year.

Spiritual Journeys #224 [TV-G]
Spotlights religious and spiritual sites as the series travelers visit temples like Varanasi, venture high into the Himalayas to meet monks in rural Buddhist monasteries, and explore majestic mosques like Istanbul's famous Blue Mosque. They also encounter the three pivotal religions of Jerusalem, join in dramatic Easter celebrations in Guatemala, witness a reenactment of the crucifixion in the Philippines, and celebrate with Inca worshipers in the Peruvian Andes.

Philippines #225 [TV-G]

Ultimate Indochina #226 [TV-G]

Baja, California #227 [TV-G]

Tahiti and Samoa #228 [TV-G]

Trekking In Austria and Switzerland #229 [TV-G]

New York City Guide #230 [TV-G]

Israel and the Sinai Desert #231 [TV-G]

Tuscany #232 [TV-G]

Trekking In Vietnam and Laos #233 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Vienna City Guide #234 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Northern France #235 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Morocco II #236 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned London City Guide 2 #237 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Hong Kong and Taiwan #238 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Title goes here | Tokyo City Guide #239
Ian starts at the Shrine for Establishing Peace 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.

Closed Captioned Washington, DC City Guide #301 [TV-G]
Justine explores America's capital city, where a quarter of the population changes with every new administration and the history of the nation is encapsulated in great museums, monuments, memorials, and architecture. She attends the massive reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek, is "captured" by CIA agents and interrogates the former agency chief, meets politicians from both sides of the aisle, explores Washington's huge African-American community, and travels out into Virginia and Maryland to uncover the capital's rural hinterland.

Closed Captioned Northern Thailand and Laos #302 [TV-G]
Ian tries his skills at Thai boxing and explores the fashion shops of Bangkok, then ventures to the Damnoen Saduak floating market to sample local cuisine and haggle with the fruit vendors. In Surin, he stops at the ancient Khmer ruins to take part in a tug-of-war with an elephant. Trekking toward the Burmese border, he participates in a festival honoring monkeys in Chiang Mia. Then it's on to Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of Laos, for paper-making and cooling off in the Taat Sae Falls, and then to Phonsavan, an area of central Laos devastated during the Vietnam War. His last stop is Vientiane, the modern Laotian capital, for the Full Moon Festival.

Closed Captioned Paris City Guide #303 [TV-G]
After a cooking class at the famous Cordon Bleu, Justine joins more than 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, finding some bargains along the way; tours the Picasso Museum and glimpses Mona Lisa in the Louvre; and finishes up with a side trip to Disneyland Paris, the most popular tourist attraction in Europe.

Closed Captioned Indonesia: Bali and Sulawesi #304 [TV-G]
Shilpa starts a tour of Bali in the village of Kuta, where she surfs before relaxing with a massage. In Ubud, she visits rice terraces and tries her hand at mask making. Then she climbs the volcano of Gunung Batur, cooking breakfast in a geyser along the way, and attends the New Year's festival before leaving for the island of Sulawesi. Rantepao offers spectacular scenery, a noisy marketplace, the boat-shaped houses of the Torajans, and a traditional funeral.

Closed Captioned Norway #305 [TV-G]
High on a cliff in Stavanger, Ian witnesses the extreme sport of base jumping. He travels to Voss for camping and riverboarding, then on to the summer ski resort of Stryn, touring a replica Viking boat along the way. In Lapland, he helps a farmer erect a labu, or tent, and is invited to a colorful wedding and reindeer feast. His final stop is Spitzbergen, the northernmost part of Norway, where polar bears outnumber humans and people harvest seaweed by diving off the ice.

Closed Captioned Nepal #306 [TV-G]
In Nepal's bustling modern-day capital city, Kathmandu, Ian visits Pashupatinath Temple and meets the young princess goddess. Then he searches for tigers in Royal Badia National Park before heading on to 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. His journey ends in Pumla, an extremely remote region of Nepal, at a festive wedding involving five grooms and one bride.

Closed Captioned Southern Italy #307 [TV-G]
Justine starts in Rome with the Colosseum and Vatican City, then heads south to the fishing village of Terracina and its festival of the Madonna del Carmine. She goes to Bonito to consult Uncle Vincent, a man reputed to perform miracles, but gets a bizarre surprise. After some pizza in Naples, she explores excavated frescoes in Pompeii; drives along the Amalfi Coast to Positano and Alberobello, known for its rustic, conical-shaped homes called rulli; joins local fishermen to catch sea urchins; and winds up in 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 folk dance.

Closed Captioned Iran #308 [TV-G]
Ian visits the last resting place of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, takes part in the ancient Iranian sport "House of Strength," checks out the local nightlife, and treats himself to a dish of sheep's brains. After some skiing in Dizin, he travels to Bandare-E Torkaman on the Caspian coast for sturgeon fishing and a tour of a caviar processing plant. He wrestles a descendant of Genghis Khan before journeying to Esfahan and its magnificent blue-domed mosque; flies to Shiraz for the Islamic festival of Ashura; spends a day with the Qashqai Nomads; and finishes up in Persepolis, a city built at the height of the Persian Empire.

Closed Captioned Amsterdam City Guide #309 [TV-G]
Jonathan's arrival in Amsterdam coincides with the annual gay parade, attended by 300,000 gay men and women from around the world. After visiting several museums, including the impressive Rijksmuseum, he goes exploring by rented bicycle and by canal. He samples some Dutch liqueurs at a 17th-century pub; visits some squatters; shops at the Albert Cuyp Market; and visits a coffee house that sells marijuana, where he gets a swift induction into the complexities of pot production. His last evening is spent at a mass gay wedding.

Closed Captioned Mongolia #310 [TV-G]
Ian visits the Gandan Monastery in Mongolia's modern-day capital, Ulaan Bataar, then sets out across the country. He tours Karakorum, once the magnificent center of Genghis Khan's empire but now in ruins; samples mutton, the national dish; enjoys a throat-singing performance; encounters nomads who live in a traditional ger and joins them on horseback to hunt marmots; and spies the rare two-humped Mongolian camel and explores the Valley of the Dinosaurs in the Gobi Desert. He arrives back in Ulaan Bataar to celebrate the Naadam Festival, a huge contest of the "three manly sports"—archery, wrestling, and horse racing.

Closed Captioned Marrakech and Dubai City Guides #311 [TV-G]
From the far west of north Africa to the heart of the Persian Gulf, Megan sees the extremes of Muslim Middle Eastern culture in Marrakech and Dubai. Marrakech is an ancient city with incredible heritage—the delights of the night food market in the Jemaa el Fna; the craftsmen and mazelike passages in the Medina's great souk; and extraordinary restaurants, art, and history. Dubai, on the other hand, personifies glamour and glitz with the world's only seven-star hotel, millionaire cities built on the sea, and lots and lots of shopping.

Closed Captioned Southwest USA #312 [TV-G]
Justine attends a Native American rodeo and enjoys tribal dances in Gallup, NM, then travels by train to Santa Fe and by motorcycle to Taos. There she investigates the Earthships—homes constructed entirely with recycled materials. Her journey continues into Arizona with adventures in Tucson and Sedona and a whitewater-rafting trip down the Grand Canyon. She ends her trip with a taste of the weird and wonderful in Las Vegas and the Black Rock Desert.

Closed Captioned Czech Republic and Southern Poland #313 [TV-G]
Justine tours Prague Castle, the city's most famous landmark and the seat of power since the 9th century, then travels by skoda, the Czech car, to attend a rave in Teplice. After a day in nearby Karlovy Vary, a 500-year-old spa town with 12 natural springs, she canoes to her next destination, Ceske Budejovice, and catches a train into Poland. She sees Poland's most important religious icon, the Black Madonna, in Czestochowa; tours Krakow, the ancient royal capital and modern-day cultural center; and pays an emotional visit to Oswiecim (Auschwitz), the notorious concentration camp. Finally, she heads into the Tatra Mountain Range for a glimpse of a traditional, rural way of life.

Closed Captioned Papua New Guinea #314 [TV-G]
Jonathan explores Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby, infamous as a hive of crime and corruption, and instead discovers fine markets where he can sample local delicacies like lime, beetle, and mustard. In Garoka, he attends a show staged by 30 tribes honoring the traditions of the island. Then he travels up the 700-mile Sepik River, takes part in a nighttime crocodile hunt, and celebrates Independence Day with a boat race. After shark hunting in Konogogo, he hikes up a mountain near Asiki to a famous burial ground.

Closed Captioned Tuscany #315 [TV-G]
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.

Closed Captioned Hong Kong and Taiwan #316 [TV-G]
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. Then she's off to Taiwan to tour the capital, Taipei, and explore the island's temples and remote aboriginal villages.

Closed Captioned Northern Spain #317 [TV-G]
Shilpa explores Barcelona's architecture, tries flamenco dancing, watches the Catalan tradition of building human castles, 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, she 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 ("the end of the earth"), a nearly unpopulated expanse on the Atlantic coast.

Closed Captioned Peru #318 [TV-G]
After a look around Lima, Neil travels by coach to the Andean city of Huaraz, the center for trekking and mountaineering in Peru. He journeys down the Amazon River to the jungle city of Iquitos to explore rainforest wildlife; flies over Nazca to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world; celebrates the potato harvest on the island of Taquile; and ends up in the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco, where he enjoys the summer solstice festival of Inti Raymi and treks the famous Inca trail to Macchu Picchu.

Closed Captioned Argentina #319 [TV-G]
Justine marvels at Iguazu Falls and then travels west through Jujuy, the most traditional region of Argentina, to Salta, where she catches the "Train to the Clouds" for a spectacular three-day journey. She spends a day with the gauchos and attends a religious festival in honor of the Virgin of the Valley. Next up is Buenos Aires, where she visits Eva Perón's grave and learns to tango. Then it's on to El Calafate for tours of mystic caves and the beautiful scenery of Parque Los Glacials, where the glacier caps meet the grassy plains.

Closed Captioned Central America: Costa Rica and Nicaragua #320 [TV-G]
Neil gets caught up in election fever, samples traditional cuisine, and visits volunteers trying to combat poverty in the Costa Rican capital of San José. Then he cruises to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, encountering tarantulas, deadly snakes, and rare birds before arriving at the hot springs of Volcan Arenal. In Liberia, he attends a bull fiesta and tries his hand at being a cowboy. Crossing into Nicaragua, he stops at El Castillo, site of the only castle in Central America; 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."

Closed Captioned Cuba and Haiti #321 [TV-G]
Ian discovers the lure of the rumba in Havana, 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, Cuba's "Wild West," he tries his hand at rodeo and swims with dolphins. Then it's on to Haiti for a tour of Port-au-Prince, the capital; rara bands at a peasant festival; a voodoo festival in Souvenance; and a visit to a spectacular citadel in Cap Haitien.

Closed Captioned Arab Gulf States #322 [TV-G]
Megan discovers stark war memorials in Kuwait; dives for pearls in the Arabian Gulf; explores the world's first women-only supermarket, in Dubai; treks in Oman's Hajar Mountains; and helps unearth the ancient city of Ubar, the "Atlantis of the Sands."

Closed Captioned World History: Middle East #323 [TV-G]
Ian, Estelle, Justine, and Megan explore the "cradle of civilization" in search of the empires, religions, and conflicts that have shaped—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 an archaeological dig in the Valley of the Kings. In the ruined city of Persepolis, Ian investigates the Tombs of Nasghsh-é-Rostam, where the four greatest shahs of the Persian Empire are buried. And Justine searches for Ephesus in Turkey. The four also take in the modern-day Middle East with sojourns to Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Tel Aviv, and Oman.

Closed Captioned Ultimate France #324 [TV-G]
Justine, Ian, and Christina travel to the four corners of France to taste the food, the wine, and the culture. Ian climbs the mountains of Corsica and has to be rescued by helicopter. Christina dons a medieval costume for the wine festival of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and Justine attempts to impress with her cordon bleu cooking. 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.

Closed Captioned Ultimate Italy #325 [TV-G]
Megan, Ian, Estelle, and Justine scatter across the length of the Italian "boot" and find it full of wild characters, exotic and rather shocking food—along with extraordinary art and powerful historical sites. 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. They also explore the ever-present legacies of the Etruscans, the Romans, and the artists of the Renaissance. Justine is moved to tears by the ruins of Pompeii, and Ian teeters on the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Closed Captioned Tokyo City Guide #326 [TV-G]
Ian starts a tour of Tokyo and environs at the Shrine for Establishing Peace in the Empire to find out what makes it the most controversial monument in Japan. Then he parties in the neon paradise of Shinjuku, with its 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. Outside the city, he visits the breathtaking Mount Fuji and experiences the bizarre Naked Man Festival of Inazawa.

Closed Captioned Great Festivals II #327 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Best Dives #328 [TV-G]
The trekkers visit the top 15 dive sites worldwide, from the turquoise waters of Dominica and Turks & Caicos in the Caribbean to the spectacular seas of Fiji, Micronesia, and the Great Barrier Reef. When she visits the #1 spot, in Borneo, Holly is surrounded by a huge school of barracuda.

Closed Captioned Ultimate India #329 [TV-G]
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. Megan samples the hot native cuisine, Holly gets a close-up view of Indian sanitation, Andrew tries his hand (and the rest of his body) at the ancient practice of yoga, and Justine hugs her way to spiritual enlightenment.

Closed Captioned Great Tribes #330 [TV-G]
Tribal rituals from around the world: initiation ceremonies from the Satere Maue tribe in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, the Ni Vanuatu people of the South Pacific, and Madagascar; wedding rites of Bedouin nomads in Jordan, the people of Cote d'Ivoire, the Nimba tribe in the Himalayas, and Uzbekistan; and death rituals of the Ga tribe in Ghana, the Toraja people of Sulawesi, and the Miao hill tribe of southwest China.

Closed Captioned #331 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned #332 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned #333 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned #334 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned #335 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned #336 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned #337 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned #338 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned #339 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Western Canada #401 [TV-G]
Zay visits western Canada, a vast land mass that is home to a mere nine million people. He canoes through Prince Albert National Park, takes a train across the Great Plains to Saskatoon, then flies to Edmonton in Alberta to check out Saskatchewan's biggest tourist attraction: the West Edmonton Mall. He goes bungee jumping, swims, and walks with penguins, then hitches a ride to Calgary for the Calgary Stampede. Near Lake Louise, he participates in a grizzly bear study in Jasper National Park. A day trip to Whistler, a world-renowned ski resort, offers "ziptrekking." Finally, he visits the beautiful but isolated province of Yukon to ride the rapids of the Tatshenshini River.

Closed Captioned Pacific Northwest #402 [TV-G]
Sami explores natural beauty and high-tech cities in the sparsely populated Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon. In Seattle, he samples markets, conquers his vertigo on the Space Needle, and visits the Jimi Hendrix Experience. At the westernmost point of the continental United States at La Push, he enjoys a traditional Native American salmon barbecue. Then it's south to the logging town of Hoquiam to compete in timber-sawing and log-rolling contests. He visits Astoria, last stop for Lewis and Clark; the Oregon Dunes; and the Pendleton Round-Up before heading over to Mount Hood. Then he explores the eco-city of Portland by bike, pops into Mount Angel's Oktoberfest celebration, and finishes with a climb to the snow-capped top of Mount St. Helens.

Closed Captioned Egypt #403 [TV-G]
In the sprawling city of Cairo, Megan shops at the bazaar of Khan al-Khalili, open for business since the Middle Ages, and visits the mosque at Ibn Tulun, the spot where legend says Noah's Ark came to rest. After touring Giza and the Great Pyramids, she visits the oasis town of Siwa, stops off in Bahariyya, 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.

Closed Captioned Sydney City Guide #404 [TV-G]
Justine takes a ferry tour of Sydney, the gateway to Australia and the first port of call for the convict ships of the 1800s; scales the Sydney Harbour Bridge; and explores the city's history at a preserved settlement and the Colonial House Museum. After checking out Bondi, Tamarama, and Bronte beaches, she tours a Vietnamese suburb and then learns about Aboriginal culture. She ventures outside the city to the Blue Mountains, touring a rainforest and communing with kangaroos, and returns in time for a performance at the world-famous Sydney Opera House. After a day trip to the calm backwater of Bundeena, she finishes up by joining in Sydney's annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Closed Captioned New Zealand #405 [TV-G]
Arriving in Auckland, Ian gets to know the city in true Kiwi style by "rack jumping" down 13 stories of a skyscraper. After sampling more of the city and its nightlife, he heads out to explore the rest of New Zealand: the diving spot of Matauri Bay; the final resting place of the Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace ship blown up by the French in 1985; the Maori community in Raffaty; Rotura, where he experiences "zorb," or rolling through the countryside in a giant, transparent sphere; an emu farm near Wellington; the extreme-sports mecca of Queenstown; and the top of Fox Glacier.

Closed Captioned Hawaii #406 [TV-G]
Megan takes part in a hula ceremony, lends a hand with the harvest, and kayaks to a rainforest on Kauai, then hops to Oahu for a surfing lesson, a visit to the Honolulu fish market, and a ceremony commemorating the Pearl Harbor attack. On Maui, she drives to the Haleakala Crater, where she witnesses a stunning sunrise. Then it's off to the "Big Island," where she rounds up cattle with the paniolas, or cowboys, and finds some peace after a long day at the nearby Buddhist bed and breakfast before hiking to Halimaumau, an active crater.

Closed Captioned Beijing City Guide #407 [TV-G]
Megan tours the famous Forbidden City; a Tibetan 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. Day trips take her to the Great Wall, Marco Polo's Bridge, and the site where the Peking Man bones were found.

Closed Captioned Tahiti and Samoa #408 [TV-G]
Ian 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 dives 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. He ends his journey to paradise with a trek up Tahiti's Mount Aorai.

Closed Captioned New Orleans City Guide #409 [TV-G]
Justine tours the French Quarter and the Garden District, where she pays her respects at the Creole cemetery; witnesses a voodoo wedding ceremony; flies over Jean Lafitte National Park; paddles through Bearer Terrier wildlife sanctuary; and visits two plantations, one of which has been run by female family members for 84 years. Back in New Orleans, she celebrates Lundi Gras, the day before Mardi Gras, and then heads across town to mark Mardi Gras at festivities organized by black New Orleansians, who revel in a very different manner from the rest of the city.

Closed Captioned Rio de Janeiro City Guide #410 [TV-G]
In Rio de Janeiro, Ian checks out the beach at Copacabana; treks to the top of Corcovado, the 2,200-foot mountain that is home to the statue of Christ the Redeemer; takes in Taguca National Park, a tropical rainforest in the heart of the city; hang-glides off the edge of Pedro Bonita; ventures into the favellas, or shanty towns; visits the open-air markets to sample de sharta, a 40-proof sugar cane liqueur; and attends a soccer match at Maracana Stadium. After a trek to the colonial town of Parati, renowned both for coffee and for the potent alcoholic beverage cachaça, he returns to Rio and gets a samba lesson in preparation for Carnivale celebrations.

Closed Captioned Rome City Guide #411 [TV-G]
Estelle Bingham visits the Eternal City of Rome, taking in awe-inspiring sights like the Forum, the Colosseum, and the Pantheon before trying on the latest in clerical fashions. She explores the treasures of the famous Villa Borghese galleries, Michelangelo's beautiful Capitoline museum, and Bernini's gorgeous statues along the Bridge of Angels; takes a day trip to the World War II battlefield at Anzio; and visits the charming Tuscan countryside for a duck derby. Then she ends her trip by lunching with one of Fellini's leading ladies.

Closed Captioned Southeast China #412 [TV-G]
In Guanzhou, China's fourth largest city, Zay visits a Buddhist temple, learns about the Opium War, and tours the Qingping market. Then he flies to Hunan to hike and climb in Wulingyuan National Park. He learns about Mao Zedong in Shaoshan, the infamous chairman's birthplace; the historic revolutionary city of Nanchang; and Ruijin, the city where the Communist army started the Long March. He tours the extraordinary houses of the Hakka people near Yongding, inspects the world's biggest tea market in Anxi, discovers incredible ceramics in Dehua, observes the Mazu Festival in Quanzhou, and finishes up on the beaches of Hainan Dao.

Closed Captioned San Francisco City Guide #413 [TV-G]
Justine travels by cable car to Chinatown; visits the Italian Quarter, hangout of the Beat poets and still a thriving literary scene; tours the infamous Alcatraz prison; and joins the Space Walk—an underground art event that stages guerilla-style art attacks. After a day trip to see redwoods in Muir Woods, she stops in the gay neighborhood of Castro for 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. She wraps up her San Francisco odyssey by participating in the Mexican Day of the Dead festival in the Mission District and then catching a wave at Pacifica, the beach for beginning surfers.

Closed Captioned Washington, D.C. City Guide #414 [TV-G]
Justine enters the hallowed halls of the capital of the United States, 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. Outside the city, she discovers rural beauty and living history and attends a massive reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek.

Closed Captioned Central America #415 [TV-G]
In the Costa Rican capital of San José, Neil gets caught up in election fever, samples traditional cuisine, and visits volunteers trying to combat poverty. He cruises to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve to see tarantulas, deadly snakes, and rare birds before relaxing in the hot springs of Volcan Arenal. In Liberia, he tries his hand at being a cowboy at a bull fiesta. Then it's on to Nicaragua, where he tours the only castle in Central America; 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 to the Indians as the "land of the gods" and to the Spanish as "the mouth of Hell."

Closed Captioned Ultimate Caribbean #416 [TV-G]
Justine, Ian, and Megan fan out to explore the islands of Trinidad, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. They experience Caribbean history along with the region's widely varied cuisine, challenging transportation systems, and paradisiacal landscapes and seascapes.

Closed Captioned Mozambique #417 [TV-G]
Mozambique, one of the world's poorest nations, was wiped off the tourist trail for 20 years by war but is now on the rise again. In the capital city of Maputo, Ian meets artists who are working to heal the wounds of war, views colonial relics, lives it up in one of Africa's most luxurious hotels, and shops at a local market. In Chimoio, he discovers the terrible landmine legacy of the country's civil war. Then he crosses the Zambezi River and heads to Quelimane, where he stops at Africa's biggest coconut plantation and learns how locals are dealing with the lethal spread of AIDS. After visiting the first European settlement in East Africa on Mozambique Island, built as a replica of Lisbon, Portugal, he travels to the village of Mueba, site of a massacre by the Portuguese in 1960.

Closed Captioned Mexico City Guide #418 [TV-G]
Justine ventures to Mexico City, a melee of modern skyscrapers, Indian markets, and Spanish churches and the center of Mexico's political, cultural, and economic life for thousands of years. She visits colorful food markets, explores archaeological treasures, samples numerous varieties of tequila, takes in lucha libre (masked wrestling), joins the devotional throng for the Virgin of Guadalupe Festival, and witnesses her first bullfight. Outside the city, she hikes the lush, secluded mountains of El Rosario, destination for billions of monarch butterflies that migrate from Canada each year.

Closed Captioned La Ruta Maya: Yucatán, Guatemala, and Belize #419 [TV-G]
Justine unravels mysteries of the great Mayan culture, traveling from Mérida to Guatemala's southern highlands by way of the Mayan cities of Chichén Itzá and Tulum, Belize's Atlantic coast, and the vast ruins of Caracol and Tikal. Along the way, she goes scuba diving with dolphins in perfectly clear water full and travels a river to see howler monkeys. She ends the trip with a climb up the spectacular active volcano of Pacaya.

Closed Captioned Peru #420 [TV-G]
Neil takes a bus out of Lima 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 rainforest wildlife; flies over Nazca to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world; celebrates the potato harvest on the island of Taquile; and ends up in Cuzco, the ancient Incan capital. There he enjoys the summer solstice festival of Inti Raymi before setting out on the famous Inca trail to Macchu Picchu.

Closed Captioned West India #421 [TV-G]
Megan travels to the holy town of Pushkar, where she takes part in an annual religious festival and drives a hard bargain with camel traders. She visits the Karnimassar Temple in Bikaner, a remote desert city, then treks to the golden fortress town of Jaisalmer. She 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.

Closed Captioned Arctic Canada #422 [TV-G]
Ian samples gourmet delights in Montreal and at a "sugar shack," a source of Canada's renowned maple syrup. He frolics with seal pups in the Madeline Islands, tours Yellowknife, parties at the Caribou Carnival, and hears the ancient art of Inuit throat singing on Baffin Island. Then he's off by dog sled for a trip across the Meta Incognita, or "dreaded unknown," as well as a day trip to Broughton Island to see polar bears.

Closed Captioned Belgium and Luxembourg #423 [TV-G]
Katy visits the stunning Antwerp home of painter Peter Paul Rubens before giving in to her sweet tooth at Belgium's ubiquitous chocolate shops. She explores Antwerp's diamond district, tries her hand at lace making in Bruges, fishes for shrimp on horseback in Oostduinkirke, and tours the World War I battlefields near Ypres. In Brussels, she discovers art nouveau, sea snail street food, and the European Union headquarters. Then she tours the beautiful caves of the Ardennes before crossing into Luxembourg, where she learns about the Battle of the Bulge and enjoys one of the country's many festivals.

Closed Captioned West Africa: Ghana and Ivory Coast #424 [TV-G]
In Accra, Ghana's capital, Megan visits an intriguing coffin shop and attends the funeral of a mason. In Kokrobite, she learns the basics of talking drums, a centuries-old means of communication between tribes and villages. Then she explores the Mole Game Reserve, learns about weaving in Kumasi, and mines for gold in Obuasi before heading to the Ivory Coast. She journeys by bus along the unspoiled coast to the fishing town of Sassandra and witnesses a wedding ceremony in the village of Neana.

Closed Captioned Alaska #425 [TV-G]
Ian begins an Alaska sojourn in the town of Eagle on the banks of the Yukon River, home to Athabascan natives who live on salmon in the summer and moose in the winter. After visiting the town of Chicken (population 25), which has no running water, electricity, or telephones, he dredges for gold in the Fortymile River. In Homer, he goes sky trekking in a Cessna 185 and watches grizzly bears catching salmon in waterfalls.

Closed Captioned Finland and Baltic States #426 [TV-G]
Neil explores the Garunai Flea Market in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, before traveling on to Kernave to celebrate Midsummer's Night—the biggest event in the pagan calendar. In Latvia, he stops in Siauliai to see its famous hill covered with a million crosses; 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's beautiful forest and lakes. His journey ends in Sonkarjarvi, where he participates in a wife-carrying competition in hopes of winning a mobile phone or an even bigger prize—his "wife"'s weight in beer.

Closed Captioned Malaysia and South Thailand #427 [TV-G]
Justine explores Malaysia and the beaches of southern Thailand, just across the border. After a stop in Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown, she heads north to Temengorr Dam, home to ancient rainforests and tribes. She celebrates the festival of Hari Raya to mark the end of Ramadan in the Islamic state of Kelantan, then spends a day on the white sands of the unspoiled Perhentian Islands. She returns to Kuala Lumpur in time for the Hindu festival of Taipusam, takes a train to the Thai resort of Phuket, and tours a sanctuary for gibbons in Patong. Her final adventure takes her to Krabi, where she embarks on a sea canoe voyage back to Phuket and visits the island's spectacular caves.

Closed Captioned South Africa II #428 [TV-G]
Justine and Sami explore how South Africa has changed in the decade since the end of apartheid. They visit beaches and the gay district in Cape Town before heading to Robben Island—where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned—for a healing sangoma ceremony. Sami heads north to Thohoyandou to help the artistic Venda people paint huts and make drums while Justine goes on safari in Kruger National Park. Reconvening in Johannesburg, they meet Winnie Mombasso, who runs a kitchen for AIDS orphans, and visit the Apartheid Museum. 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 with her childhood nanny.

Closed Captioned Cameroon #429 [TV-G]
Zay veers off the tourist trail to meet members of Cameroon's many different ethnic groups, from the Kirdi of the north, who predict his fortune using crabs, to the hunter-gatherer Pygmies of Djoum. In the chiefdom of Oudjilla, he meets the king—along with his 50 wives. He also attempts to complete the grueling 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.

Closed Captioned Ultimate China #430 [TV-G]
Zay, Megan, and Justine combine forces to explore a vast land of 1.3 billion citizens. Megan starts out in the old capital, Xianyang, home of Emperor Qin's army of terra-cotta warriors; Justine visits the beautiful Miao people of the southwest and the swinging festival of the Akka people; and Zay sees the extraordinary mud homes of the Hakka people of Fujian. Together, they tour the Forbidden City of Beijing to learn about the centuries of Imperial reign; tour Buddhist and Taoist temples, mosques, and churches; and attend a festival to Mazu, the goddess of the sea.

Closed Captioned Florida and the Bahamas #501 [TV-G]
Lavinia starts a tour of Florida, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, by sampling the sights of Miami, including the Cuban Calle Ocho street party, South Beach's art nouveau architecture, and the striking Holocaust Memorial. After some scuba diving in the Florida Keys, she visits Ernest Hemingway's home, travels to Cape Canaveral for an out-of-this-world experience at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, visits Disney World and the planned community of Celebration in Orlando, tours Spanish colonial architecture at St. Augustine, and witnesses Daytona Beach's Bike Week. In the Everglades, she meets Seminole Indians and watches alligator wrestling. A quick hop across the Caribbean takes her to the Bahamas, where she takes a mini-submarine to a World War II wreck, dives with sharks, and kayaks through a tropical nature reserve.

Closed Captioned England and Wales #502 [TV-G]
England and Wales are small countries with big histories. Ian explores some of that history at Canterbury Cathedral, Windsor Castle, and Eton College, then takes in the beauty of Cornwall. In the village of Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds, he tries his hand at the bizarre sport of shin kicking. He enjoys a spectacular reenactment of the Battle of Trafalgar in Portsmouth as well as the Glastonbury Music Festival before hopping aboard the picturesque Ffestiniog steam railway and heading for the stunning panoramas of Snowdonia.

Closed Captioned Ultimate Mexico #503 [TV-G]
Ian, Justine, and Zay explore Mexico's many facets. Justine and Ian trek into the mountains and jungles in search of the remains of the Mayans, the Aztecs, and other pre-colonial cultures. Then Ian investigates the arrival of Cortéz near Acapulco and tests his bull-riding abilities, while Justine joins the annual pilgrimage to the Basilica of Guadelupe and discovers the origins of maize, tequila, and chocolate. After celebrating the Day of the Dead, Ian comes nose-to-nose with whales in Baja, then winds up his trip with a visit to the Lancandon Indians, the last descendants of the Mayans. Zay sweats it out with the Tarahumara Indians in Copper Canyon and rafts the whitewater rapids of Vera Cruz.

Closed Captioned Arab Gulf States #504 [TV-G]
Megan discovers the stark war memorials in Kuwait; dives for pearls in the Arabian Gulf; explores the world's first women-only supermarket in Dubai; treks in Oman's Hajar Mountains; and helps to unearth the ancient city of Ubar, dubbed the "Atlantis of the Sands."

Closed Captioned Ultimate UK #505 [TV-G]
A highlights tour of the United Kingdom, including some of London's most famous landmarks; unusual and exciting ways to get around; and a quest for the best fish and chips, Cornish pastries, and Scottish whiskey.

Closed Captioned Venice City Guide #506 [TV-G]
Justine takes in landmarks along the Grand Canal; cheers on the racers at the Regata Storica, a historic gondola competition full of pomp and circumstance; walks the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival; views the art at the Venice Biennale Festival; and enjoys medieval festivals on the mainland in Monselice and Asolo.

Closed Captioned Midwest USA #507 [TV-G]
Justine tours America's "Cereal Bowl": Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin. She finds miles-long lakes, lumberjacks, Native American tribes, experimental aircraft, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and the world's first McDonald's—all before visiting the metropolises of Chicago and Detroit, with their fascinating histories of gangsters, Motown music, and automobiles.

Closed Captioned Hong Kong and Taiwan #508 [TV-G]
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. Then she travels to Taiwan to explore the capital city of Taipei as well as amazing temples and remote aboriginal villages.

Closed Captioned Southeast USA #509 [TV-G]
Megan learns about Virginia's Colonial past in Jamestown and Yorktown, then heads to North Carolina to visit the Outer Banks, drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and meet Cherokee Indians. In South Carolina, she tours plantations; explores Gullah culture; and tries shagging, a dance popular in the 1950s. She finishes her journey in Georgia with a peanut festival and a baptism at sea.

Closed Captioned Tokyo City Guide #510 [TV-G]
Ian visits the Shrine for Establishing Peace in the Empire, parties in the neon paradise of Shinjuku, breakfasts on the freshest sushi in the world at the Tsukji fish market, visits the Parasite Museum, and stays in a "capsule" hotel. Then he takes a jaunt outside the city to visit the breathtaking Mount Fuji and experience the bizarre Naked Man Festival of Inazawa.

Closed Captioned Pacific Northwest #511 [TV-G]
Sami tours Seattle, visiting markets, the Space Needle, and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, before heading out to La Push to meet a group of Native Americans. He goes to Hoquiam for the annual Loggers Play Day, visits the town of Astoria, heads to the Oregon Dunes for a dune-buggy ride, explores the eco-city of Portland by bike, and pops into Mount Angel's Oktoberfest celebration. His Pacific Northwest adventure ends on a truly high note with a climb to the snow-capped peak of Mount St. Helens.

Closed Captioned Northern France #512 [TV-G]
Ian explores northern France, visiting 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. He then travels from the solemn battlefields of the Somme and the D-Day beaches to the bubbly region of Champagne.

Closed Captioned Chinatown #513 [TV-G]
Visits to San Francisco, London, New York, Mauritius, and Penang trace the steps of Chinese migration from the motherland to new population centers and explore the motivations and histories of the people who left China as well as their impacts on their new homes.

Closed Captioned Indian Ocean Islands #514 [TV-G]
Ian travels to Mauritius, the Seychelles, and Reunion Island—holiday destinations once known as playgrounds of the wealthy. Highlights include snorkeling with whale sharks, a modern-day Robinson Crusoe, a big-game fishing competition, and a Hindu wedding at Port Louis in Mauritius.

Closed Captioned New Zealand II #515 [TV-G]
Ian and Zay visit New Zealand, a land of unspoiled landscapes and immense natural beauty. They meet Maori warriors and watch canoe races, visit stunning locations from the Lord of the Rings films, dabble in extreme sports in Queenstown, hike in the glacial Mount Cook National Park, relax in the hot springs of the Great Barrier Island, and participate in a sheep-shearing contest at Masterton.

Closed Captioned Great Festivals III #516 [TV-G]
The travelers encounter all sorts of competitions—the Up Helly Aa Viking Festival in the Shetland Isles, bronco bashing at the Calgary Stampede, the world-famous Glastonbury music festival, and medieval human chess matches and chariot races in Italy—and observe spectacular religious celebrations, from Chinese New Year in Hong Kong, London, and San Francisco to Christmas in Bethlehem.

Closed Captioned U.S. Civil War Sites #517 [TV-G]
Megan visits Harpers Ferry, site of John Brown's raid; Manassas and Antietam, two of the bloodiest battlefields of the war; Standardsville; Gettysburg; Richmond, the Confederate capital; and Appomattox, where General Lee surrendered.

Closed Captioned The Good and Bad Food Guide #518 [TV-G]
Ian presents a guide to tasty morsels not to be missed as well as offerings to decline whenever possible. Among the local foods getting the thumbs-up or -down are the Thai breakfast of fried peanuts, Jamaica's akka fruit, Iran's Caspian Sea caviar, Mongolian marmot, and the Philippine delicacy of swallow's saliva.

Closed Captioned South Africa II #519 [TV-G]
Justine and Sami explore South Africa, including Cape Town; Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned; Thohoyandou, home of many skilled artists; Kruger National Park; Johannesburg; and Soweto Township, which includes the only street in the world on which two different Nobel Prize winners lived.

Closed Captioned Argentina #520 [TV-G]
Justine visits Iguazu Falls, Argentina's tradition-rich Jujuy region, Salta, and Eva Perón's grave in Buenos Aires. In El Calafate, she visits mystic caves and discovers the beautiful scenery of Parque Los Glacials, where the glacier caps meet the grassy plains.

Closed Captioned Central America #521 [TV-G]
Neil visits Costa Rica's Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and encounters tarantulas, deadly snakes, and rare birds before traveling on to Volcan Arenal to relax in the hot springs. In Liberia, he attends a bull fiesta and tries his hand at being a cowboy. Crossing the border into Nicaragua, he stops at El Castillo, the only castle in Central America. 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."

Closed Captioned Best Hikes USA #522 [TV-G]
Some of the best hiking in the United States, including the Appalachian Trail, King's Canyon in California, Mount Washington in New Hampshire, Elk Mountain in Oklahoma, and the Hawaiian island of Molokai.

Closed Captioned Best Cycling Trips USA #523 [TV-G]
Spectacular destinations for cyclists include the Alaskan Golden Circle; the Continental Divide through New Mexico; and the challenging Kokopelli Trail, which stretches from Colorado to Utah.

Closed Captioned Malaysia: Penang, Malacca, and Borneo #524 [TV-G]
Ian uses a trishaw, Malaysia's traditional mode of transportation, to get around the historic city of Malacca. On Penang, a small island off the mainland, he discovers the largest Chinese population outside China and tastes the delights of an infamous hawker market. In Borneo, he meets the Iban, notorious for their former headhunting practices.

Closed Captioned Beirut City Guide #525 [TV-G]
During a visit filmed in June 2006, just two weeks before the outbreak of war with Israel, Megan visits the Lebanese capital of Beirut. Despite the city's long history of political and social unrest, she finds an atmosphere of optimism.

Closed Captioned Best American Water Treks (Part 1) #526 [TV-G]
The travelers kayak along the rugged Na Pali Coast in Hawaii, paddle through Alaska's Prince William Sound, canoe down the Rio Grande through the Big Bend of Texas, and discover the thrill of whitewater rapids on the Gauley River in West Virginia.

Closed Captioned Best American Treks #527 [TV-G]
Great challenges await climbers at the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, Mount Rainier in Washington, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado.

Closed Captioned Great Journeys #528 [TV-G]
No corner of the world is left untouched as the travelers take trains across Alaska and around Australia, buses in Vietnam and Ethiopia, and road trips in Indonesia and Armenia. In Belize, planes are the way to travel, but water provides the perfect vehicle in Zimbabwe and Norway.

Closed Captioned Best American Water Treks (Part 2) #529 [TV-G]
Waterborne adventure around the U.S.

Closed Captioned Globe Shopper (Part 2) #530 [TV-G]
Seasoned shoppers hunt down classic furniture in Hong Kong, revisit tribal handicrafts in Mozambique, squeeze into bikinis on Rio's sandy beaches, and slip into Victorian-inspired street fashions worn by the Japanese youth of today.

Closed Captioned Sweden and Denmark #601 [TV-G]
Megan tours Copenhagen, attends a Viking festival in Aarhus, and explores the free state of Christiania. In Stockholm, she picnics on moose sausage and reindeer paté, meets tennis legend Bjorn Borg, tours the Nobel Museum, dances to an ABBA tribute act, and parties at the famous Ice Bar. She also treks on horseback along the Baltic Coast and experiences a relaxing Swedish sauna.

Closed Captioned Deep South U.S.A. #602 [TV-G]
Ian hikes in the Smoky Mountains; enjoys a music festival in Asheville, NC; explores the Freedom Walk and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace in Atlanta; witnesses a Civil War reenactment near Mobile; and attends a reunion of the Tuskegee Airmen. He winds up his trip in Memphis for Elvis Week, where thousands of fans converge to commemorate the anniversary of the "King"'s death.

Closed Captioned Cuba and Haiti #603 [TV-G]
While exploring the street markets of Havana, Ian discovers the lure of the rumba. He then travels to the Pinar del Rio to visit a cigar factory and tour the site of the Bay of Pigs invasion. In Camaguey, he tries his hand at rodeo and swims with the dolphins outside Holguin. The trip also includes stops in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Souvenance, and Cap Haitien.

Closed Captioned Mainland Greece #604 [TV-G]
After exploring the picturesque streets near the Acropolis, Christina spends an evening in Athens' student district of Exaria listening to Greek blues. She also visits the Nea Momi monastery on the island of Chios, hikes through the Mani region, treks to Dragon Lake from the village of Mikro Papingo, witnesses a fire-walking festival in Seres, and tours the mountaintop monasteries of Meteora.

Closed Captioned Sri Lanka and the Maldives #605 [TV-G]
Megan visits Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, to sample the exotic cuisine. Then she tries stilt fishing at Weligama; visits a Buddhist temple in Matara; explores a topaz mine near Ratnapura; tours an elephant orphanage in Pinjnewala; and takes part in Esala Perahera, Sri Lanka's biggest festival. Her trip ends on Dhangethi, one of the spectacular Maldive Islands.

Closed Captioned Cambodia #606 [TV-G]
Ian celebrates Buddha Day in Phnom Da, travels to the former Khmer Rouge stronghold of Kampot, samples seafood on the island of Koh Rong, tiptoes through a minefield outside Phnom Penh, rehearses with the National School of Dance, and experiences Cambodian stand-up comedy. His trip ends at Angkor Wat, considered by some to be the eighth wonder of the world.

Closed Captioned Paris City Guide 2 #607 [TV-G]
Justine strolls through the Luxembourg Gardens, discovers eclectic artwork, and uncovers culinary secrets at the Cordon Bleu. Adela wanders through the Musée d'Orsay, visits a gay boulangerie in the Marais, and chats with British designer Vivienne Westwood. She tours the Palace of Versailles to learn about Marie Antoinette, then follows the controversial queen's path to the guillotine. The trip also include a glimpse of the Mona Lisa, a ride up the Eiffel Tower, and a visit to the Moulin Rouge.

Closed Captioned Las Vegas City Guide #608 [TV-G]
Ian visits fantastical hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, tours wedding chapels, enjoys the kitsch of Liberace, attends a beauty pageant with a twist, participates in a "hair-raising" tribute to Elvis, and gets up close and personal with a performing Bengal tiger. Outside the city, he travels to the Nevada Test Site, where atomic bombs were tested, and hikes into the Grand Canyon.

Closed Captioned Argentina #609 [TV-G]
After marveling at the incredible Iguazu Falls, Justine 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. After a day with the gauchos, she attends a religious festival in honor of the Virgin of the Valley, then heads to Buenos Aires, where she visits Eva Perón's grave, learns to tango, and parties away the night. She ends her journey in El Calafate.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Great Natural Wonders #610 [TV-G]
Megan discovers erupting volcanoes in Hawaii and Java, Ian encounters the Arctic, Justine hikes the Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia, Eils treks deep into the Amazon rainforest, and Holly travels with the nomadic Tuareg tribe in the Sahara Desert. Other destinations include Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Victoria Falls, and spectacular national parks around the world.

Closed Captioned Washington, D.C. City Guide #611 [TV-G]
Justine enters the hallowed halls of the U.S. Capitol, attends a massive reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek, is captured by CIA agents, and interrogates the former agency chief. After meeting politicians from both sides of the aisle and exploring Washington's huge African-American community, she travels out into Virginia and Maryland to discover the capital's rural hinterland.

Closed Captioned Micronesia #612 [TV-G]
Megan visits the capital island of Pohnpei, explores the archaeological ruins of Nan Madol, dives among sunken Japanese warships at Chuuk, and kayaks on Jellyfish Lake in Palau. She ends her travels on Yap, where she observes a colony of hump-backed turtles and swims with the manta rays.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: World History: England #613 [TV-G]
Justine starts a historical journey at a reenactment of the Battle of Hastings, then travels up the coast to Royal Pavilion in Brighton. Passing through London, she takes a canal ride up to the Yorkshire Moors. She also visits Whitby, Hadrian's Wall, Liverpool, England's West Country, Glastonbury, and Ottery St. Mary.

Closed Captioned Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Murmansk #614 [TV-G]
In Moscow, Ian visits the Kremlin; takes in Red Square and Lenin's Tomb; and tours the city's palaces, churches, and bell towers. St. Petersburg offers the Winter Palace, the Hermitage, and the Peter and Paul Fortress. And in Murmansk, the largest city within the Arctic Circle, he explores the Lapland Nature Reserve and celebrates the Festival of the North.

Closed Captioned Spanish Islands #615 [TV-G]
Alex explores the glorious Spanish islands, visiting the Balearics off the coast of Spain and the Canary Islands near Africa. From Mallorca, he hops over to Ibiza, where he goes clubbing with the beautiful people and then winds down at a yoga resort. Other stops include Formentera, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, and Fuerteventura.

Closed Captioned Madagascar #616 [TV-G]
Ian travels to Madagascar's capital city, Antananarivo, to explore the unique culture of the Malagasy and take in a hira gasy performance. He also visits Ranomafana National Park, Ifaty, and Isle Sainte Marie.

Closed Captioned Ireland #617 [TV-G]
Ian begins his trip in Belfast, where he learns about the political troubles but also discovers a lighter and livelier side to the city. He also visits Dublin, County Cork, County Kerry, Inishmor, Connemara, Donegal, and Tory Island.

Closed Captioned Egypt #618 [TV-G]
In the sprawling city of Cairo, Megan shops at the bazaar of Khan al-Khalili and visits the mosque at Ibn Tulun, the spot where Noah's Ark is said to have come to rest. She also visits Giza, Siwa, Bahariyya, and Abu Simbel.

Closed Captioned Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands #619 [TV-G]
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 also visits Ecuador's most famous market, Ottovalo.

Closed Captioned Alaska #620 [TV-G]
Ian embarks from the town of Eagle, on the banks of the Yukon River, to visit Chicken (population 25), which has no running water, electricity, or telephones. He dredges for gold in the Fortymile River, meets up with a pilot in Homer who takes him sky trekking in a Cessna 185, and watches grizzly bears catching salmon in waterfalls.

Closed Captioned Central America: Costa Rica and Nicaragua #621 [TV-G]
In the Costa Rican capital of San Jose, Neil samples traditional cuisine and visits volunteers trying to combat poverty. In Nicaragua, he stops at El Castillo, visits the island of Mancarron, rolls cigars in Granada, and explores Managua before ending up at Volcan Masaya, known by the Indians as the "land of the gods" and by the Spanish as "the mouth of Hell."

Closed Captioned Southern Spain #622 [TV-G]
Christina explores the town of Ronda, legendary for its gruesome history during both the Inquisition and the Spanish Civil War, and travels to La Rabida, where Christopher Columbus set out on his expedition. Elsewhere in the region, she windsurfs at Tarifa, celebrates Easter in Seville, travels by horse through the Cazorla National Park, paraglides off El Yelmo peak, visits the Alhambra, takes flamenco lessons in Granada, snowboards in the Sierra Nevada, strolls on San Pedro beach, and commemorates a 13th-century battle in Alcoy.

Closed Captioned Panama and Colombia #623 [TV-G]
Megan takes a trip through two countries that are refreshingly untouched by mass tourism. In Panama, she tries different Panama hats and visits the canal. In Colombia, she visits Bogotá's police museum to see an exhibition on infamous drug dealer Pablo Escobar. Then it's on to the Caribbean coast and the beautiful, historic city of Cartagena, where she learns about the city's Spanish colonial past and listens to vallenato, one of Colombia's most popular rhythms.

Closed Captioned Eastern Caribbean #624 [TV-G]
Justine revels at a festival on Trinidad; visits a former sugar plantation and takes in a goat race on Tobago; and samples souse, a regional specialty from Grenada purported to be an aphrodisiac. She sails to Carriacou for a Shakespeare festival, hikes through the enormous rainforest in Dominica, and swims with exotic fish near the Soufriere volcano. Then it's back to Trinidad to see a giant leatherback turtle lay her eggs on the beach.

Closed Captioned Ice Trekking the Alps #625 [TV-G]
Zay skis the legendary Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. The tough weeklong journey traverses parts of France, Italy, and Switzerland, taking in Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn along the way.

Closed Captioned Bolivia #626 [TV-G]
Ian begins a tour of Bolivia at Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. After shopping for some unusual potions at the Witches Market in La Paz, he explores the silver mines in Potosí, visits the immense salt lake at Uyuni, experiences a spirited fiesta in Uncia, cycles through the lush Yungas region, and ascends the Andean peaks of Huayana Potosí.

Closed Captioned Cyprus and Crete #627 [TV-G]
Adela heads to the Greek island of Crete to learn more about the island's World War II history. Meanwhile, K.T. travels throughout the nearby Mediterranean island of Cyprus. She visits the ruins of Kourion and pays a visit to the island's most revered Greek Orthodox monastery at Kykkos.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Galleons, Pirates & Treasure #628 [TV-G]
Megan sets out in the wake of famous mariners and renegades of the Caribbean to learn firsthand about 250 years of perilous treasure hunting and brutal competition among the Spanish, English, Dutch, French, and Portuguese.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Best Treks: Caribbean Islands & New Zealand #629 [TV-G]
Ian hops around the pristine coral atolls of the Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean, where he learns about the islands' heritage at the Wade's Green Slave Plantation and helps out on an environmental study of lemon sharks. In New Zealand, Zay hikes the Milford Track, the country's most famous and spectacular trek.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: World Food: Vietnam #630 [TV-G]
Megan visits the Pho Binh noodle shop in Ho Chi Minh City to fortify herself for a tour of Vietnam. After sampling "Imperial" cuisine in Hue, she travels to Hanoi, treks further north to Bac Ha, attends a traditional banquet hosted by the Flower H'mong tribe, and ends her journey with a seafood feast in the scenic Ha Long Bay.

Closed Captioned Malawi and Zambia #701 [TV-G]
Holly retraces Dr. David Livingstone's epic journeys to his two most celebrated discoveries: Lake Malawi and Victoria Falls. She encounters stunning wildlife and the ancient baobab tree along the Shire River in Malawi's Liwonde National Park; explores Zambia's bustling capital, Lusaka; and visits the Wanga Manga Environmental Park and Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage, a safe haven for rescued chimpanzees. After a tour of the Livingstone Museum, she concludes her trek at the falls.

Closed Captioned Los Angeles City Guide #702 [TV-G]
Megan seeks out the homes of the rich and famous, then visits some of them at work at Paramount Studios, the only operating studio still located in Hollywood. After experiencing the quirky Venice Beach, she gets a culture fix at the Getty Center, window shops along Rodeo Drive, and visits other L.A. landmarks.

Closed Captioned Pakistan #703 [TV-G]
In Karachi, Pakistan's most bustling metropolis, Neil takes a horse and cart to the Saddar Bazaar and pays a visit to a leprosy hospital. Then he journeys by train to Multan and rides a camel to the spectacular Derawar Fort in the Cholistan Desert. He also visits the Khyber Pass and the exotic valley of Chitral, birthplace of polo; stays with the Kalash people; and takes a three-day trek through the Hunza Valley.

Closed Captioned Iran #704 [TV-G]
Ian explores Tehran, Iran's 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 sport, he checks out the local nightlife and treats himself to a dish of sheep's brains. He also goes skiing in Dizin, travels to Bandare-E Torkaman, fishes for sturgeon, and visits a caviar processing plant.

Closed Captioned Venice City Guide #705 [TV-G]
Justine takes in the landmarks nestled along Venice's Grand Canal—the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and St. Mark's Square and Basilica—and cheers on the racers at the Regata Storica, a historic gondola competition full of pomp and circumstance. She also walks the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival, views the art at the city's Biennale Festival, and enjoys medieval festivals on the mainland in Monselice and Asolo.

Closed Captioned Kenya and Niger #706 [TV-G]
Megan starts a visit to Kenya with a camel trek with the nomadic Samburu people, travels to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to track endangered rhinos, and climbs Mount Kenya. Holly goes to Niger, beginning in Agadez for the Wodabe Gerewhol Festival. She continues on to the Air Mountain range; treks to the oasis of Timia, where she encounters the Tuareg tribe; and goes in search of the salt caravans.

Closed Captioned Scotland #707 [TV-G]
In Glasgow, Megan visits the Macintosh Museum and takes a bagpipe lesson. Then she travels to Stirling, site of a major victory by William "Braveheart" Wallace, Scotland's national hero. She samples whiskey on the island of Islay, explores the mountainous region of Oben, goes fishing off the Isle of Skye, tours the battlefield of Culloden, and pursues the myth of the Loch Ness Monster. Trip highlights also include the Clanloddoch Highland games, an Orkadian wedding in Skara Brae, the links at St. Andrews, and performances at the Edinburgh Festival.

Closed Captioned El Salvador and Honduras #708 [TV-G]
In Honduras, Briana swims with dolphins, tours a banana plantation, visits the Mayan ruins of Copan, and learns how to roll cigars in Santa Rosa de Copan. Next she heads to El Salvador, where she climbs the Izalco volcano, treks through waterfalls in El Imposible National Park, visits with a former guerrilla commander at the Guazapa volcano, enjoys a rodeo fiesta in San Luis del Carmen, and ascends the still-active Santa Ana volcano.

Closed Captioned Tunisia and Libya #709 [TV-G]
After exploring the lively markets of Tunis, Ian visits El Djem, an enormous coliseum; heads to an oasis in Tamerza; and tours Nefta, the center of Sufi mysticism. He searches for the Star Wars set in Tozeur, hunts with desert greyhounds in Douz, visits a cave dwelling in Matmata, tours the island of Djerba, and stops off at the site of Gen. Rommel's last stand before crossing into Libya. Sites there include the magnificent Roman ruins at Leptis Magna and the rugged Akakus Mountains.

Closed Captioned England and Wales #710 [TV-G]
Ian visits historic Canterbury Cathedral, Windsor Castle, and Eton College—the poshest private school in the country—and then enjoys the rural beauty of Cornwall and the village of Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds. He attends a spectacular reenactment of the Battle of Trafalgar in Portsmouth and the Glastonbury Music Festival, then hops aboard Wales' picturesque Ffestiniog steam railway and meets some traditional Welsh singers. The final sight on his itinerary is the stunning panoramas of Snowdonia.

Closed Captioned Germany #711 [TV-G]
In Berlin, Justine admires the colorful paintings of the East Side Gallery. After stops at Niebull and the island of Sylt, she tours the fertile farmland of Hamburg, visits the site of the trials in Nuremberg, explores the Gothic setting of Frankenstein in the medieval town of Ingolstadt, celebrates Oktoberfest in Munich, gets a history lesson at Hitler's mountain retreat, meets "Jesus" on his lunch break in Oberammergau, and tackles the heights of Mount Yenna in the Bavarian Alps.

Closed Captioned Alps and Lapland #712 [TV-G]
In Norwegian Lapland, Holly travels by dogsled south from Alta to the Sami people's most important celebration: the Easter Festival. Then it's off to the Finnmarksvidda Plateau to round up more than 800 reindeer and glimpse the Northern Lights. She then heads to the Alps, where she treks through the Italian Dolomites to the Via Ferratae and scales the awe-inspiring Matterhorn.

Closed Captioned Peru and Amazon #713 [TV-G]
Bradley retraces the path of the Incas from Cuzco to Ollyantaytambo, site of their last great battle. On glacial Ausangate Mountain, he takes part in the exuberant celebration of the Qollyur'riti Festival. In the Amazon, Eils travels by boat from Manaus to Anavilhanas Island. Along the way, she fishes for the deadly black piranha, hunts for spiders, and tastes a coconut maggot.

Closed Captioned Greek Islands #714 [TV-G]
Megan celebrates Greek independence on Hydra, walks in St. John's footsteps on Patmos, samples the nightlife on Mykonos, visits Apollo's birthplace on Delos, explores the Minoan city of Akrotiri on Santorini, hikes the Samaria Gorge on Crete, and discovers the tiny island of Gavdos, where legend has it that Odysseus fell under Calypso's spell.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Southern Spain #715 [TV-RE]
Padma fortifies herself with a breakfast of hot chocolate and Spanish doughnuts before touring Seville's tapas bars and trying flamenco dancing. She also fishes in Sanlucar de Barrameda, samples a local sherry, prepares paella on the Costa del Sol, cooks an Andalucian stew in the Alpujaras Valley, explores olive groves in Granada, and dines at the world's oldest restaurant in Madrid.

Closed Captioned Central China #716 [TV-G]
Megan explores Shanghai, where she tries her hand at contortionism with the famous acrobats. She learns about the silk trade in Suzhou, travels by train through the Yellow Mountains, fishes the Yangtze River, visits the caves at Dazu, and marvels at the Terracotta Army in X'ian.

Closed Captioned Beijing City Guide #717 [TV-G]
Megan tours 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 an underground city of restaurants and clubs and goes shopping in the famous antique market. Day trips take her to the Great Wall, Marco Polo's Bridge, and the site where Peking Man's bones were found.

Closed Captioned Chinatown #718 [TV-G]
Traces the steps of the Chinese diaspora from the motherland to the great population centers of San Francisco, London, New York, Mauritius, and Penang, exploring the motivations and histories of the people who left China and the impact they've had on their new homes. New Year celebrations from Chinatowns across the world illustrate the common cultural inheritance and subtle differences of these expatriate communities.

Closed Captioned New Zealand 2 #719 [TV-G]
Ian and Zay visit New Zealand, a land of unspoiled landscapes and immense natural beauty. They meet Maori warriors and watch canoe races, see firsthand the stunning locations for the Lord of the Rings films, dabble in extreme sports in Queenstown, hike in the glacial Mount Cook National Park, relax in the hot springs of the Great Barrier Island, and participate in a sheep-shearing contest at Masterton.

Closed Captioned Sweden and Denmark #720 [TV-G]
Setting off from Copenhagen, Denmark's capital and the home of Hans Christian Andersen, Megan experiences a Viking festival in Aarhus and explores the free state of Christiania. In Stockholm, she picnics on moose sausage and reindeer paté, meets tennis legend Bjorn Borg, tours the Nobel Museum, dances to an ABBA tribute act, and parties at the famous Ice Bar. She also treks on horseback along the Baltic Coast and relaxes in a Swedish sauna.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Southern India #721 [TV-G]
Padma starts off in Mumbai where she discovers the delightful street food. Next it's off to Hyderabad where she explores the exotic bazaars and makes Royal Biryani for 200 children. Padma makes sun-dried pappadams in Bangalore, tours the spice warehouses in Cochin, cooks up a fragrant coconut fish stew in Kerala, and ends her journey in the Western Ghat mountains by feasting with 10,000 pilgrims at a Krishna temple.

Closed Captioned Indian Ocean Islands #722 [TV-G]
In the Seychelles, Ian snorkels with whale sharks, meets a modern day Robinson Crusoe, and takes part in a big game fishing competition. He tours Port Louis in Mauritius, where he's invited to attend a Hindu wedding. In Reunion Island, Ian catches the world paragliding championships and treks to the top of Piton de la Fournaise, the island's active volcano.

Closed Captioned Southern Mexico #723 [TV-G]
Ian starts his journey at the unique Day of the Dead festival in Pazcuaro andgoes to the old colonial town of Guanajuato. In Acapulco, he takes in the glitzy nightlife then 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 ends his journey with an amazing trek through the Lancondon jungle.

Closed Captioned Venezuela #724 [TV-G]
Ian paraglides into the Andean city of Meridas, rounds up cattle and searches for anaconda in Hato Pinero, takes part in a fire-dancing ceremony in Chivacoa, and visits a beauty pageant school with the reigning Miss Venezuela in Caracas. He explores the archipelago of Los Roques, treks through the rainforest region of Gran Sabana, rides the rapids of Devil's Canyon, and scales Angel Falls, the world's tallest waterfall.

Closed Captioned Southwest Australia #725 [TV-G]
Estelle Bingham races in Goolwa's boat festival, enjoys the food and wine festival in Adelaide, makes wine in the Barossa Valley, tries her hand at opal mining and mustering camels in Coober Pedy, cuddles koalas and wombats in Perth, abseils in the Karjini Gorges, and encounters a whale shark in Exmouth.

Closed Captioned Caribbean and Indonesia #726 [TV-G]
Zay Harding 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 tradition that dates back to the 19th century.

Closed Captioned Borneo and Papua #727 [TV-G]
Holly Morris treks through the jungles of Mulu National Park, following the trail of Borneo's tribes. Using both longboats and hiking, she learns more about the tribes of the area, goes pig-hunting, explores the plight of the Orangutan, and takes a diving trip to Sipadan and the Mabul Islands. Zay Harding visits Irian Jaya, now known as Papua Province, which is Indonesia's final frontier and among the last great wild places on earth.

Closed Captioned Sri Lanka and the Maldives #728 [TV-G]
Megan starts off in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, where she samples the exotic cuisine. She tries stilt fishing at Weligama, visits a Buddhist temple in Matara, explores a topaz mine near Ratnapura, tours an elephant orphanage in Pinjnewala, and takes part in Sri Lanka's biggest festival. Her trip ends on Dhangethi, one of the spectacular Maldive Islands, where she encounters exotic tropical fish and lush foliage.

Closed Captioned Northern France #729 [TV-G]
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.

Closed Captioned Deep South U.S.A. #730 [TV-G]
Ian Wright hikes through the Smoky Mountains; enjoys a music festival in Asheville, N.C.; explores the Freedom Walk and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace in Atlanta; witnesses a Civil War re-enactment near Mobile; and attends a reunion of the Tuskegee Airmen. He winds up his trip in Memphis for Elvis Week, where thousands of fans converge to commemorate the anniversary of "The King's" death.

Closed Captioned The Balkans #801 [TV-G]
Zay Harding begins his travels in Kosovo, where he dances with a local Albanian band and visits Gazimestan, the site of a 500 year-old battle. He moves on to Serbia where he participates in a moustache competition, backpacks by barge through Belgrade, and enjoys the Guca Trumpet festival with the Roma gypsies. Next, it's on to Bosnia Herzegovina where Zay explores the capital city of Sarajevo and the mountain villages of Lukomir and Mostar. His last stop is Montenegro.

Closed Captioned Utah and Colorado #802 [TV-G]
Holly Morris kicks off her trip in Denver, where she visits the U.S. Mint and enjoys the city's many outdoor pursuits. Next, she hikes the Mesa Trail, joins an archaeological research trip at Crow Canyon, and delves into the history of the region's ancestral Pueblans. Holly travels to Utah, home to numerous ski resorts, the Great Salt Lake, and a plethora of breathtaking national parks.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Globe Shopper 2 #803 [TV-G]
The seasoned shoppers hunt down classic furniture in Hong Kong, the antique emporium of the world; revisit tribal handicrafts with the Makonde tribes of Mozambique; fawn over carpets stretching from the Middle East to the Ottoman empire that begat them more than 2,000 years ago; squeeze into bikinis on Rio's sandy beaches; and slip into Victorian-inspired Lolita street fashions worn by the Japanese youth of today.

Closed Captioned Micronesia #804 [TV-G]
Megan McCormick starts on Guam, site of a U.S. military base. Next it's off to Pohnpei, the capital island, where she hikes through lush vegetation to the Kepirohi waterfall. Megan explores the archaeological ruins of Nan Madol, dives among sunken Japanese warships at Chuuk, and kayaks on Jellyfish Lake in Palau. She ends her travels on Yap, where she observes a colony of hump-backed turtles and swims with the manta rays.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Planet of the Apes #805 [TV-G]
Justine Shapiro heads to Thailand in search of the White-Handed Gibbon. Holly Morris, Ian Wright, and Megan McCormick get up close and personal with the orangutan in Borneo and Sumatra, the chimpanzee in Tanzania and Zambia, and the mountain gorilla in the remote mountains of Uganda. Ian glimpses the elusive golden bamboo lemur on Madagascar, Eils Nevitt discovers the black-crowned dwarf marmoset, and Zay Harding encounters two enormous and extremely rare apes in Africa.

Closed Captioned South Korea #806 [TV-G]
Ian Wright starts his trip in the modern capital of Seoul. From there he heads to the Kyongju province and sees the famous Pulguska temple. He continues south to the volcanic island of Cheju, a favorite spot for honeymooners and home to the famous sea-diving women. 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.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Mexico #807 [TV-G]
Tyler Florence kicks off his culinary adventure in Mexico City, where he explores the vibrant markets and discovers the potent chilies of the region. He travels next to Oaxaca, the heartland of cactus and mescal, the sister drink of tequila. Later Tyler samples chocolate in Puebla and whips up mole, the national dish. He celebrates at a festival devoted to vanilla and ends his journey on the east coast, where Mexican and Caribbean flavors combine to influence the local cuisine.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Volcanoes, Ring of Fire #808 [TV-G]
The Trekkers explore the world's most spectacular volcanoes, traveling from Pompeii, Stromboli, and Santorini in Italy and Greece to Krakatoa and Mt. Fuji in Indonesia and Japan. Other explosive sites include Montserrat, Pacaya in Guatemala, Cotopaxi in Ecuador, La Palma in the Canary Islands, Mount St. Helens and Kilauea in the U.S., and Mont Pelee on Martinique.

Closed Captioned Greece #809 [TV-G]
Christina Chang begins her Greek idylls in Athens, where she explores the picturesque streets near the Acropolis, spends her evening in the student district of Exaria and listens to "rembetik," the Greek blues. She takes a detour to the Nea Momi monastery on the island of Chios, hikes through the Mani region, treks to Dragon Lake from the village of Mikro Papingo, witnesses a fire-walking festival in Seres, and visits the mountain-top monasteries of Meteora.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Great Natural Wonders #810 [TV-G]
Join the Globe Trekkers as they explore some of the world's great natural wonders. Megan discovers erupting volcanoes in Hawaii and Java, Ian encounters the Arctic, Justine hikes the Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia, Eils Nevitt treks deep into the Amazon rainforest, and Holly Morris travels with the nomadic Tuareg tribe in the Sahara Desert.

Closed Captioned Morocco #811 [TV-G]
Ian Wright hitchhikes to the walled city of Fez, the most complete medieval city in the Arab world, where he spends a day exploring the Medina and winding back alleys before heading for the hammam and a brisk Moroccan massage. On a motorbike, he follows the Route of 1000 Kasbahs, an ancient caravan trail that runs out to the desert. He encounters a sandstorm while on a two-day camel trek and later attempts a climb up Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa.

Closed Captioned Spanish Islands #812 [TV-G]
Alex Riley explores the glorious Spanish Islands, visiting the Balearics off the coast of Spain and the Canary Islands near Africa. He begins on the millionaires' playground that is Mallorca and hops over to Ibiza. Alex travels to Formentera, a sparsely populated island famous for mud baths and massive boats. He goes to the Canary Islands, starting with Gran Canaria. On Tenerife, Alex hikes up the Tiede volcano, Spain's highest peak, and later swims alongside a mother whale and her calves.

Closed Captioned Pakistan #813 [TV-G]
Neil Gibson begins his trip in Karachi, Pakistan's most bustling metropolis. He takes a horse and cart to the Saddar Bazaar and pays a visit to one of Karachi's leprosy hospitals. Neil journeys by train to Multan, visits the Khyber Pass, the exotic valley of Chitral (birthplace of polo) and stays with the Kalash people, believed to have descended from Alexander the Great. Neil then takes a three-day trek through the Hunza Valley.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Best American Water Treks 1 #814 [TV-G]
Kayak along the rugged Na Pali Coast in Hawaii, paddle through Alaska's Prince William Sound, canoe down the Rio Grande through the Big Bend of Texas, and discover the thrill of whitewater rapids on the Gauley River in West Virginia.

Closed Captioned Ice Trekking the Alps #815 [TV-G]
Harding ski tours the legendary Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. Taking in Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn along the way. He temps fate and frequent avalanches, masters the technique of off-piste skiing in powder-snow and learns how to negotiate his way out of a deep crevasse. Zay visits a local cemetery where thousands of intrepid climbers have lost their lives in pursuit to concur the Alps.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Galleons, Pirates & Treasure #816 [TV-G]
Megan McCormick sets out in the footsteps of famous mariners and renegades of the Caribbean to learn firsthand about 250 years of perilous treasure hunting and brutal competition among the Spanish, English, Dutch, French and Portuguese. These pirates were vying for gold, silver and other riches. Megan explores the legend and lore to find out how far they went to lay their hands on these treasures, how hard it was to keep, and what still remains from that extraordinary era.

Closed Captioned California #817 [TV-G]
Justine Shapiro's adventure starts in Joshua Tree National Park and then heads to Palm Springs, the playground of Hollywood's golden era. Her next stop is Los Angeles, where she gets a taste of city's seedier East Side and Santa Monica's spectacular coastline. She heads up the coast to Hearst Castle and Big Sur, then detours inland to Gilroy for the town's annual garlic festival. Other highlights include stops in Yosemite, Mono Lake, the ghost town of Bodie, the giant redwoods of Humboldt County, and the Reggae on the River Festival in Garberville.

Closed Captioned Mozambique #818 [TV-G]
Ian Wright starts his journey in Mozambique's capital Maputo. In Chimoio, he discovers how the central region of the country is dealing with the landmine legacy of its civil war. From here, he crosses the mighty Zambezi River and continues his journey to Quelimane. He learns how locals are dealing with the lethal spread of AIDS in Mocuba. Ian then travels to Mozambique Island and the village of Mueba, famous for a massacre of its people by the Portuguese in 1960.

Closed Captioned Western Canada #819 [TV-G]
Zay 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! He hitches a ride to Calgary for the Calgary Stampede, and then heads to Lake Louise, known as the "Jewel of the Rockies." Zay daytrips to Whistler, a world-renowned ski resort, and ends up in the province of Yukon.

Closed Captioned East Africa: Tanzania and Zanzibar #820 [TV-G]
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. Ian takes a hot-air balloon ride over Tanzania's most famous game park, the Serengeti, populated by more than 1.5 million wild animals, and finally ends his journey with a weeklong climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest elevation.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Best American Hikes #821 [TV-G]
Go climb a mountain with the Globe Trekkers! Among the challenges awaiting them include the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, Mount Rainier in Washington, and the Sangre de Cristo mountains in Colorado.

Closed Captioned Portugal and the Azores #822 [TV-G]
Megan McCormick begins her journey in the beautiful Douro Valley, whose vineyards produce port, the drink from which Portugal takes its name. She heads north to Peneda Geres National Park and then south to the pilgrim city of Fatima. Megan witnesses a unique style of bullfighting in Santarem, visits the Church of Bones in Lisbon, uncovers Portugal's Moorish past in Algarve, and whale-watches in the Azores.

Closed Captioned Panama and Colombia #823 [TV-G]
Megan McCormick takes a trip through Colombia and Panama, two countries that are refreshingly untouched by mass tourism. In Panama City, Megan tries different Panama hats and visits the Panama Canal. In Colombia, Megan finds herself witness to a point-blank shooting, stops by Bogota's police museum to see an exhibition of the infamous drug dealer Pablo Escobar, and then visits the Caribbean coast and the beautiful historic city of Cartagena.

Closed Captioned Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef #824 [TV-G]
Megan McCormick hangs ten at Surfers' Paradise on the Gold Coast and Noosa in Queensland. She catches the ferry to Fraser Island and boards a yacht at Airlie Beach for a two-day tour of the Whitsunday Islands, known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Megan goes diving in Blue Pearl Bay, explores the wreckage of a cargo ship in the Magnetic Islands, learns all about coral in Cairns, meets a pearl diver on Thursday Island, hunts for wild boar on Cape York Peninsula, and finally experiences the beauty of Lizard Island and Cod Hole at the very tip of the Australian continent.

Closed Captioned Los Angeles City Guide #825 [TV-G]
Megan McCormick is star-struck as she begins her trip to Tinseltown. She first seeks out the homes of the rich and famous, then decides to see if they're hard at work at Paramount Studios, the only operating studio still located in Hollywood. Megan experiences the quirky Venice Beach, gets her culture fix at the Getty Center, and window-shops along fabulous Rodeo Drive. She also visits some L.A.'s iconic buildings.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: World War II in Europe #826 [TV-G]
Our Trekkers visit many of the European sites that played a major role in World War II. From the forests of Compiegne in northern France to the island of Crete, where veterans and locals recount the first major airborne invasion by the Germans, this episode takes viewers on a haunting journey of discovery.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Slavery #827 [TV-G]
The Trekkers journey across four continents to discover more about the origins and consequences of slavery. They visit London and Lisbon, two port cities where many slave ships originated their routes to locations such as Cape Verde. Other sites include plantations in Brazil, the Caribbean, and the U.S.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Best Dives #828 [TV-G]
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 is surrounded by a huge school of barracuda.

Closed Captioned Ethiopia #829 [TV-G]
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.

Closed Captioned Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands #830 [TV-G]
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.

Closed Captioned Holy Lands: Jerusalem and the West Bank #901 [TV-G]
A fascinating exploration of the region's religious, historical, and political identity. Zay Harding takes in the ancient city of Jerusalem, ventures into the Palestinian West Bank, and explores one of the world's natural wonders, the Dead Sea.

Closed Captioned Senegal and Cape Verde #902 [TV-G]
Zoe Palmer begins her journey in Senegal's capital city, Dakar, where she checks out the city's colorful markets and pulsating nightclubs before a trip to historic Goree Island. Zoe travels to the Muslim holy city of Touba, en route to the Niokola-Koba National Park then heads to the village of Oubadji, where she witnesses a traditional tribal ceremony. She ends her trip on the Cape Verde islands, known for their spectacularly beautiful volcanic landscapes.

Closed Captioned Madrid City Guide #903 [TV-G]
Adela Ucar Innerarity visits exciting Madrid, taking in the artwork at the Prado, "El Rastro," the city's famous flea market, Spanish Civil War landmarks, and samples the fabulous cuisine. She also takes excursions to nearby El Escorial, the Roman aqueducts of Segovia, and the charming hillside town of Toledo.

Closed Captioned Las Vegas City Guide #904 [TV-G]
Ian Wright kicks off his visit with a look at the fantastical hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas "strip." He tours wedding chapels, enjoys the kitsch of Liberace, attends a beauty pageant with a twist, participates in a "hair-raising" tribute to Elvis, and gets up close and personal with a performing Bengali tiger. Ian travels to the Nevada Test Site and hikes into the Grand Canyon.

Closed Captioned Indonesia: Java and Sumatra #905 [TV-G]
Megan McCormick explores two of the 11,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago. Starting in Jakarta, she learns about shadow puppets 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 and the island of Nias, home to ancient Stone-Age culture and great surfing. She ends her trip in the orangutan preserve of Gunung Lenser Park.

Closed Captioned Pacific Islands: Fiji, Vanuatu and Solomon #906 [TV-G]
Ian visits the Pacific Islands, once infamous among explorers because of head-hunting 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.

Closed Captioned Nepal #907 [TV-G]
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 travels to Royal Badia National Park, where he searches for Bengal tigers. He travels to Lukla in the eastern Himalayas and 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.

Closed Captioned Mongolia #908 [TV-G]
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. Ian heads to Karakorum, once the magnificent center of Genghis Khan's empire. He journeys across the plains where he encounters nomads who live in a traditional ger. Ian's next destination is the Gobi Desert, where he spies the rare two-humped Mongolian camel. He arrives back in Ulaan Bataar to celebrate the Naadam Festival.

Closed Captioned Hong Kong and Taiwan #909 [TV-G]
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. She then travels to Taiwan, beginning her journey in the capital of Taipei and exploring the island's amazing temples and remote aboriginal villages.

Closed Captioned South Africa 2 #910 [TV-G]
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 while Justine goes on safari in Kruger National Park. They reconvene in Johannesburg.

Closed Captioned Belgium and Luxembourg #911 [TV-G]
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.

Closed Captioned Iran #912 [TV-G]
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. Ian wrestles a descendant of Genghis Khan before journeying to Esfahan, site of a magnificent blue-domed mosque.

Closed Captioned Georgia and Armenia #913 [TV-G]
Ian begins his trip in Yerevan, Armenia's capital. He visits the rock-hewn Gerhard Church, Lake Sevan, and the Armenian Genocide Memorial in the shadow of Mount Ararat. In Georgia, he explores the capital Tbilisi and the seaside resort Batumi before heading out into the Caucasus Mountains. In the village of Ushguli, he experiences the roots of Georgian song and dance and then visits the carved city of Vardzia before embarking on a two-day trek up Mount Kazbek, the highest peak in the Eastern Caucasus.

Closed Captioned Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef #914 [TV-G]
Megan McCormick hangs ten at Surfers' Paradise on the Gold Coast and Noosa in Queensland. She catches the ferry to Fraser Island, the world's largest sandbar. She heads to Airlie Beach and boards a yacht for a two-day tour of the Whitsunday Islands and goes diving in Blue Pearl Bay. Megan explores the wreckage of a cargo ship in the Magnetic Islands, learns about coral in Cairns, meets a pearl diver on Thursday Island, hunts for wild boar on Cape York Peninsula, and experiences the beauty of Lizard Island and Cod Hole.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Lebanon #915 [TV-G]
Merrilees Parker travels to the capital of Beirut and to the countryside of Lebanon to learn about its people, culture, and cuisine.

Closed Captioned Caribbean Islands: St. Lucia, Martinique & Montserrat #916 [TV-G]
Zoe visits the spectacularly beautiful islands of St. Lucia, Martinique, and Montserrat. Surrounded by stunning rainforests, mountains, and volcanoes with a hybrid of English, African, and French heritage, these islands deserve their reputation as one of the top vacation spots in the world.

Closed Captioned Midwest U.S.A. #917 [TV-G]
Justine travels to Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin, known as "America's Cereal Bowl." Here she finds a beautiful land of miles-long lakes and mountains, lumberjacks, and Native American tribes; strange, experimental aircraft; Harley Davidsons; Mark Twain; and the world's first McDonald's. And that's all before she visits the metropolises of Chicago and Detroit with their fascinating history of gangsters, Motown music, and automobiles.

Closed Captioned Malawi and Zambia #918 [TV-G]
Holly Morris retraces two epic journeys by legendary explorer Dr. David Livingstone. She encounters stunning wildlife and the ancient baobab tree along the Shire River in Malawi's Liwonde National Park, dives into Lake Malawi and meets a witch doctor on remote Likoma Island. Holly then heads north to Zambia, where she explores the bustling capital city of Lusaka and strolls through its vibrant market. She tours the Livingstone Museum and concludes her trek at Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia #919 [TV-G]
Merrilees takes a culinary tour around Scandinavia, a region infused with Viking history and heritage. She begins her travels at a Viking festival, learns how to smoke herring in a Swedish village, assists with the smorgasbord at the Midsummer Festival, prepares moose with Lars Backman - the inspiration for the Swedish Chef on "The Muppet Show" - and cooks with the Sami people at the Arctic Circle.

Closed Captioned El Salvador and Honduras #920 [TV-G]
Brianna Barnes explores Honduras and El Salvador. In Honduras, she swims with dolphins, spends the day at a banana plantation, visits the Mayan ruins of Copan, and learns how to roll cigars in Santa Rosa de Copan. Next she heads to El Salvador, where she climbs the Izalco volcano, treks through waterfalls in El Imposible National Park, visits with a former guerrilla commander at the Guazapa volcano, enjoys a rodeo fiesta in San Luis del Carmen, and ascends the still-active Santa Ana volcano, the highest in the country.

Closed Captioned Central America #921 [TV-G]
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. He cruises to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve before arriving at Volcan Arenal, where he relaxes in the hot springs. In Liberia, he attends a bull fiesta. 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.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Mexico #922 [TV-G]
Tyler Florence kicks off his culinary adventure in Mexico City, where he explores the vibrant markets and discovers the potent chilies of the region. He travels next to Oaxaca, the heartland of cactus and mescal, the sister drink of tequila. Later Tyler samples chocolate in Puebla and whips up mole, the national dish. He celebrates at a festival devoted to vanilla and ends his journey on the east coast, where Mexican and Caribbean flavors combine to influence the local cuisine.

Closed Captioned Utah and Colorado #923 [TV-G]
Holly Morris kicks off her trip in Denver, where she visits the U.S. Mint and enjoys the city's many outdoor pursuits. Next she hikes the Mesa Trail, joins an archaeological research trip at Crow Canyon and delves into the history of the region's ancestral Pueblans. Holly travels to Utah, home to numerous ski resorts, the Great Salt Lake and a plethora of breathtaking national parks - including Arches, Zion and Bryce Canyon.

Closed Captioned South Atlantic #924 [TV-G]
Zay Harding goes on an epic adventure to the ends of the earth, from the southernmost tip of Argentina to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the South Shetland Islands, and on to Antarctica. He sails along the Antarctic Peninsula before returning all the way to Cape Horn in Chile. Following in the footsteps of explorers, adventurers, and conservationists, Zay ice climbs, kayaks, camps, and even plunges into the ice cold Antarctic waters. Along the way, he meets today's pre-eminent scientists like the British Antarctic Survey's Jonathan Shanklin and American biologist and global warming expert Jim McClintock.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Slavery #925 [TV-G]
Justine Shapiro, Megan McCormick, Ian Wright, and Zoe Palmer journey across four continents to discover more about the origins and consequences of slavery. The Trekkers first visit London and Lisbon, two port cities where many slave ships originated their routes to locations such as Cape Verde - known as the "Middle Passage." Other sites include plantations in Brazil, the Caribbean, and the U.S.

Closed Captioned The Balkans #926 [TV-G]
Zay Harding begins his travels in Kosovo, where he dances with a local Albanian band and visits Gazimestan. He moves on to Serbia where he participates in a moustache competition, backpacks by barge through Belgrade, and enjoys the Guca Trumpet festival with the Roma gypsies. Next it's on to Bosnia Herzegovina where Zay explores the capital city of Sarajevo and the mountain villages of Lukomir and Mostar. His last stop is Montenegro and an exciting log-raft trip down the Tara River Canyon.

Closed Captioned Syria #927 [TV-G]
Holly kicks off her journey in Damascus, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where she explores the labyrinthine souk, lingers over the delectable cuisine, and views exquisite ancient treasures. Next it's on to Bosra, an important stop-over for Muslim pilgrims heading to Mecca; the Crusader castles nestled high in the Ansariye Mountains; four well-preserved "Dead" cities; and finally to Aleppo, crossroads of the ancient Silk Routes, former terminus of the Orient Express and location of the most authentic souk in the Arab world.

Closed Captioned Germany 2 #928 [TV-G]
Megan begins her trip in Berlin and sees one of the last remaining sections of the Wall, checks new building programs and modern architecture, and tours several World War II sites. She drives south along the "Romantic Road" through some of the prettiest and most historic towns in Bavaria, visits Neuschwanstein Castle, and heads to the Ruhr Valley. Justine ventures to Lower Saxony and Sylt, celebrates Oktoberfest in Munich, watches the famous Passion Play in Oberammergau, tours Hitler's mountainside retreat, and treks up the spectacular Mount Jenner.

Closed Captioned Paris City Guide 2 #929 [TV-G]
Justine and Adela Ucar Innerarity travel to the City of Light. Justine strolls through the Luxembourg Gardens, discovers eclectic artwork, and uncovers culinary secrets at the Cordon Bleu. Adela wanders through the Musee d'Orsay, visits a gay boulangerie in the Marais, and chats with British designer Vivienne Westwood. Touring the Palace of Versailles, she learns about Marie Antoinette and back in Paris, she follows the controversial queen's path to the guillotine. Adela's trip is complete with a glimpse of the Mona Lisa, a ride up the Eiffel Tower, and a visit to the Moulin Rouge.

Closed Captioned Finland and the Baltic States #930 [TV-G]
Neil visits Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, where he explores the Garunai Flea Market. In Kernave, he celebrates Midsummer's Night before stopping in Siauliai, famous for its hill of over 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!

Closed Captioned Antarctica #1001 [TV-PG]
Zay Harding's epic adventure in Antarctica begins with sea kayaking and penguin watching in Paradise Harbor. He sails to historic Port Lockrov where he observes the work of Ukrainian biologists, unsuccessfully attempts to climb the treacherous Mount Scott, meets with U.S. scientists at Palmer station as he learns about the effects of global warming and the plight of the Adélie penguin, and finally crosses the perilous Drake Passage.

Closed Captioned Barcelona City Guide #1002 [TV-PG]
Megan McCormick visits El Park Güell, Casa Batlló, and the spectacular basilica, Sagrada Familia. Megan also takes in the works of artists Picasso and Miró, enjoys the colorful atmosphere of Las Ramblas, shops at the Barrí Gotic, explores the mysterious magic shop known as El Rey de La Magia, and takes day trips to Cadaques (home of Salvador Dalí) and Sitges.

Closed Captioned Nigeria #1003 [TV-PG]
Adela Ucar kicks off her visit in the capital of Lagos, an anarchic and electric city with a vital night life. Next, she journeys to Yoruba Land in the southwest, thought to be the site of the Queen of Sheba's tomb. Adela later meets witch doctors in Oyo, travels to the historic walled cities in the north, hunts for bargains in the ancient Kurmi Market, visits the traditional Fulani village of Chafe, and encounters a rare mountain gorilla in Nigeria's eastern highlands.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Pirates, Galleons & Treasure #1004 [TV-G]
Megan sets out in the footsteps of famous mariners and renegades of the Caribbean to learn firsthand about 250 years of perilous treasure hunting and brutal competition among the Spanish, English, Dutch, French, and Portuguese. These pirates were vying for gold, silver, and other riches. Megan explores the legend and lore to find out how far they went to lay their hands on these treasures, how hard it was to keep, and what still remains from that extraordinary era.

Closed Captioned Tunisia and Libya #1005 [TV-PG]
Ian begins his trek in Tunis, where he explores the lively markets. He visits El Djem, an enormous coliseum, heads to an oasis in Tamerza and tours Nefta, the center of Sufi mysticism. Ian searches for the "Star Wars" set in Tozeur, hunts with desert greyhounds in Douz, visits a cave dwelling in Matmata, and explores the island of Djerba before stopping off at the site of General Rommel's last stand. Next it's off to Libya and a trip to the souks of Tripoli. Ian tours the magnificent Roman ruins at Leptis Magna, then heads south through the desert to Sabha, where he skis down the sand dunes. His final trek takes him to the rugged Akakus Mountains.

Closed Captioned Central China #1006 [TV-PG]
Megan explores Shanghai, where she tries her hand at contortionism with the famous acrobats. She learns about the silk trade in Suzhou, travels by train through the Yellow Mountains, fishes the Yangtze River, visits the caves at Dazu, and marvels at the Terracotta Army in X'ian.

Closed Captioned Micronesia #1007 [TV-PG]
Micronesia is a chain of more than 2,000 islands, and Megan McCormick starts on Guam, site of a U.S. military base. Next it's off to Pohnpei, the capital island, where she hikes through lush vegetation to the Kepirohi waterfall. Megan explores the archaeological ruins of Nan Madol, dives among sunken Japanese warships at Chuuk, and kayaks on Jellyfish Lake in Palau. She ends her travels on Yap, where she observes a colony of hump-backed turtles, and swims with the manta rays.

Closed Captioned Sri Lanka and Maldives #1008 [TV-PG]
Megan McCormick begins her visit in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, where she samples the exotic cuisine. She tries stilt fishing at Weligama, visits a Buddhist temple in Matara, explores a topaz mine near Ratnapura, tours an elephant orphanage in Pinjnewala, and takes part in Esala Perahera, Sri Lanka's biggest festival. Her trip ends on Dhangethi, one of the spectacular Maldive Islands, where she encounters exotic tropical fish and lush foliage.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: World War II in Europe #1009 [TV-PG]
The Trekkers visit many of the European sites that played a major role in World War II. From the forests of Compiegne in northern France to the island of Crete, where veterans and locals recount the first major airborne invasion by the Germans, this episode takes viewers on a haunting journey of discovery. Other locations include Nuremberg, Vienna, Dunkirk, the Italian town of Anzio, the Normandy beaches, Dresden, Berlin and Auschwitz.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Best American Hikes #1010 [TV-PG]
Go climb a mountain with the Globe Trekkers! Among the challenges awaiting them include the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, Mount Rainier in Washington and the Sangre de Cristo mountains in Colorado.

Closed Captioned Arab Gulf States #1011 [TV-PG]
Megan McCormick 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."

Closed Captioned Venice City Guide #1012 [TV-PG]
Justine Shapiro takes in the city's landmarks nestled along the Grand Canal - the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and St. Mark's Square and Basilica. She cheers on the racers at the Regata Storica, an historic gondola competition full of pomp and circumstance. She walks the red carpet at Venice's Film Festival, views the art at the city's Biennale Festival, and enjoys medieval festivals on the mainland in Monselice and Asolo.

Closed Captioned South Atlantic #1013 [TV-PG]
Zay takes an epic adventure to the ends of the earth, voyaging to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Orkneys, South Shetland Islands, Elephant Island, and the Antarctic Peninsula. Following in the footsteps of countless explorers, adventurers, naturalists, and conservationists, from Captain Cook, Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton, and Darwin, Zay explores the South Atlantic's frozen, wind-swept, white wilderness

Closed Captioned The Netherlands #1014 [TV-PG]
Brianna Barnes cycles her way through the Netherlands as she learns about Dutch resistance to Spanish rule and enjoys modern art in The Hague, surfs the North Sea in Sheveningen, earns her witch's certificate in the medieval town of Oudewater, discovers the history of the tulip in Leiden, buys clogs and visits the cheese market in Alkmaar, explores a wind farm in Friesland, and tests her skills in the canal jumping contest in Heidenskip.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Morocco #1015 [TV-PG]
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.

Closed Captioned Turkey 2 #1016 [TV-PG]
Adela encounters whirling dervishes and tranquil tea gardens in Konya, treks along the Lycian Way, relaxes on the sun-kissed beaches of Myra, visits the Sabanci Mosque and samples exquisite cuisine in Adana, explores the bustling bazaars and cafe culture of Gaziantep, and experiences Kurdish culture in the basalt-walled city of Divarbakr.

Closed Captioned Ukraine #1017 [TV-PG]
Holly Morris discovers an unusual beer hall in Lviv, visits a shaman in the Carpathian Mountains, witnesses the joyful pilgrimage of Hassidic Jews to Uman, encounters a former Cold War missile base in Pervamaisk, observes a bride agency in Kherson, visits the Livadia Palace in Yalta, meets up with Crimean War buffs in Sevastopol, explores the capital of Kiev, and ventures to Chernobyl.

Closed Captioned Deep South U.S.A. #1018 [TV-PG]
Ian hikes through the Smoky Mountains; enjoys a music festival in Asheville, NC; explores the Freedom Walk and Martin Luther King, Jr. 's birthplace in Atlanta; witnesses a Civil War re-enactment near Mobile; and attends a reunion of the Tuskegee Airmen. He winds up his trip in Memphis for Elvis Week, where thousands of fans converge to commemorate the anniversary of "The King's" death.

Closed Captioned Peru & Amazon #1019 [TV-PG]
Bradley Cooper travels the path of the Incas, heading from Cuzco to Ollyantaytambo, site of their last great battle. Next he treks to glacial Ausangate Mountain where he takes part in the exuberant celebration of the Qollyur'riti Festival. In the Amazon, Eils Nevitt travels from Manaus by boat to Anavilhanas Island. Along the way she fishes for the deadly black piranha, hunts for spiders and tastes a coconut maggot. Back in Manaus, Eils attends an initiation ritual with the Satare Maue tribe. She sails the Amazon to test her jungle survival skills and glimpses a new species of dwarf monkey.

Closed Captioned Amsterdam City Guide 2 #1020 [TV-PG]
Brianna Barnes and Jonathan Atherton travel to Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands that was built around a network of beautiful canals overlooked by the gabled mansions of 17th century merchants. Among the places they visit are Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, a replica of an East India cargo, and the Anne Frank House.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Brazil #1021 [TV-PG]
Merrilees Parker starts her journey in Salvador, where she cooks a spiny lobster and a fish "moqueca" with a popular TV chef. She next journeys to the rainforest in search of Brazil nuts, exotic fruits, and herbal medicines, then heads south to Recife. Merrilees samples "cachaca" (known as Brazil's answer to rum), celebrates Easter at a spectacular open-air reconstruction of old Jerusalem, enjoys a festive barbecue, and ends her trip in Rio de Janeiro, where she samples "feijoada," the national dish.

Closed Captioned Southern Mexico #1022 [TV-PG]
Ian participates in the unique Day of the Dead festival in Pazcuaro. He goes to the old colonial town of Guanajuato, Acapulco, Puerto Escondido for the annual surfing festival, the Mayan ruins of Palenque, San Cristobal, and takes an amazing trek through the Lancondon jungle.

Closed Captioned Central America: Costa Rica & Nicaragua #1023 [TV-PG]
Neil Gibson visits the Costa Rican capital of San Jose. He travels to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and Volcan Arenal. 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, plays baseball on the island of Mancarron, rolls cigars in Granada, explores Managua, and ends his trip at the Volcan Masaya.

Closed Captioned Bolivia #1024 [TV-PG]
Ian begins his trip on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. In La Paz, he finds some unusual potions in the Witches Market, explores the silver mines in Potosi, visits the immense salt lake at Uyuni, experiences a spirited fiesta in Uncia, cycles through the lush Yungas region, and ascends the Andean peaks of Huayana Potosi.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Great Natural Wonders #1025 [TV-PG]
Megan McCormick discovers erupting volcanoes in Hawaii and Java, Ian Wright encounters the Arctic, Justine Shapiro hikes the Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia, Eils Nevitt treks deep into the Amazon rainforest, and Holly Morris travels with the nomadic Tuareg tribe in the Sahara Desert. Other destinations include Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Victoria Falls, and spectacular national parks around the world.

Closed Captioned Egypt #1026 [TV-PG]
Megan McCormick starts her journey in the sprawling city of Cairo at the bazaar of Khan al-Khalili, open for business since the Middle Ages. 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 dates and olives; stops off in Bahariyya, where she is personally 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.

Closed Captioned New Zealand 2 #1027 [TV-PG]
Ian Wright and Zay Harding visit New Zealand, a land of unspoiled landscapes and immense natural beauty. They meet Maori warriors and watch canoe races, see firsthand the stunning locations for The Lord of the Rings films, dabble in extreme sports in Queenstown, hike in the glacial Mount Cook National Park, relax in the hot springs of the Great Barrier Island, and participate in a sheep shearing contest at Masterton.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: World War II in the Pacific Islands #1028 [TV-PG]
This episode begins at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, then moves to Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia, the base for Japanese operations against Allied forces in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Other sites include the Solomon Islands, Bikini Island, the remote village of Kokoda in Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Saipan and Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas archipelago and the take-off point for the Enola Gay's mission. The episode wraps up with a moving visit to Japan and the Nagasaki Peace Park.

Closed Captioned Puerto Rico #1029 [TV-PG]
This episode begins in Dallas, with stops at Cowboys Stadium and the Texas Book School Depository. Next it's on to Fort Worth and a visit to the National Cowgirl Museum and the historic Stockyards, then on to Austin to soak up the history of Texas. Later we journey to Spindleton and the Lucas Gusher, the Space Center in Houston and visit with former astronaut Alan Bean, the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville, and the Alamo in San Antonio.

Closed Captioned Papua New Guinea #1030 [TV-PG]
The trekkers explore New Britain Island, the largest in the Bismarck Archipelago of Papua New Guinea. Inhabited by the indigenous Papuans and the Austronesians, the island was captured by the Japanese during World War II. Next, they visit the township of Rabaul, once the provincial capital until it was destroyed in 1994 by a massive volcanic eruption. They travel to the beautiful island of Bougainville, named after a French navigator.

Closed Captioned Mid-Atlantic States #1101 [TV-G]
Brianna Barnes begins her travels in New Jersey with a visit to Atlantic City and Wildwoods. Next it's on to Delaware, with stops in Lewes, Annapolis, and the Brandywine Valley. She heads to Philadelphia, Amish country, takes in the new Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, and checks out the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. In Virginia, Brianna encounters a replica of Stonehenge made entirely from Styrofoam and concludes her trip at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson.

Closed Captioned West Texas #1102 [TV-G]
Zay Harding starts his journey in Austin, where he explores everything from rattlesnake hotdogs to bingo with chickens. He then heads south to San Antonio for a visit to the Alamo, travels to the border city of El Paso, takes a road trip along Route 66, competes in Amarillo's steak-eating challenge, and concludes his trip in Glenrio.

Closed Captioned Puerto Rico #1103 [TV-G]
Zay visits San Juan, the El Yunque National Forest, the Camuy River Caves National Park, and the coffee-producing central highlands. Along the way he discovers why Puerto Rico is known as the "island of enchantment," boasting sun-kissed beaches, dramatic mountains, a rich colonial history, and great music.

Closed Captioned Caribbean Island: St. Lucia, Martinique & Montserrat #1104 [TV-G]
Zoe Palmer visits the spectacularly beautiful islands of St Lucia, Martinique, and Montserrat. Surrounded by stunning rainforests, mountains, and volcanoes with a hybrid of English, African, and French heritage, these islands deserve their reputation as one of the top vacation spots in the world.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Israel & The Palestinian Territories #1105 [TV-G]
Angela May discovers the diverse and rich food traditions of Israel, with visits to Jaffa, Jerusalem, the coastal city of Acca, and the hills of Judea. Chef Bobby Chinn investigates whether or not there is an authentic Palestinian cuisine.

Closed Captioned Bangladesh #1106 [TV-G]
Holly Morris kicks off her trip in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and the seventh largest city in the world. She travels to Sunderban National Park for an encounter with Bengal tigers and a trek deep into the forest to find honey. Along the way, Holly visits a "floating" school, charms snakes, harvests tea in the hills of Sylhet, visits the ship-breaking yards in Chittagong, and relaxes in the seaside resort of Cox's Bazaar near the Myanmar border.

Closed Captioned East Texas #1107 [TV-G]
Zay takes roping lessons and experiences the famous Gun Show in Ft. Worth, visits the Book Depository with an eyewitness to the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, travels to the oil fields in Kilgore, stops at the Huntsville State Penitentiary, tours the Johnson Space Center with Alan Bean in Houston, and celebrates the 4th of July in Chappell Hill.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Morocco #1108 [TV-RE]
Ben O'Donoghue starts his culinary adventures with lunch at the camel market in Casablanca, learns to cook "harira" 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.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: World War II in the Pacific #1109 [TV-RE]
The "Trekkers" explore the epic events of World War II by visiting key locations in the Pacific, including Pearl Harbor, Chuuk Lagoon, the Solomon Islands, Bikini Island, the remote village of Kokoda in Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Saipan, and Tinian.

Closed Captioned Amsterdam City Guide 2 #1110 [TV-14]
Jonathan visits the Rijksmuseum, which has a magnificent collection of paintings by the great Dutch Masters, while Brianna marvels at the artistic genius of Vincent van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum. Brianna also visits a replica of an East India cargo and the Anne Frank House.

Closed Captioned Spanish Islands #1111 [TV-RE]
Alex Riley explores the glorious Spanish Islands, visiting the Balearics off the coast of Spain and the Canary Islands near Africa. Alex travels to Mallorca, Ibiza, Formentera, and the Canary Islands.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia #1112 [TV-RE]
Merrilees Parker begins her travels at a Viking festival, learns how to smoke herring in a Swedish village, assists with the smorgasbord at the Midsummer Festival, prepares moose with Lars Backman, and cooks with the Sami people at the Arctic Circle.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Volcanoes, Ring of Fire #1113 [TV-RE]
The Trekkers explore the world's most spectacular volcanoes, traveling from Pompeii, Stromboli, and Santorini in Italy and Greece to Krakatoa and Mt. Fuji in Indonesia and Japan. Other explosive sites include Montserrat, Pacaya in Guatemala, Cotopaxi in Ecuador, La Palma in the Canary Islands, Mount St. Helens and Kilauea in the U.S., and Mont Pelee on Martinique.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: The Making of Globe Trekker #1114 [TV-PG]
Go behind the scenes to discover how the world's longest running and most popular travel series is made.

Closed Captioned London City Guide 1 #1115 [TV-RE]
Jonathan takes a double-decker bus tour of London's famous sites, including the Tower, St. James's Palace, and the British Museum. He strolls through Hyde Park, visits trendy Camden Market, shops at Harrods, and pays tribute to the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: World History-England #1116 [TV-RE]
Justine starts her journey with a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings; visits the Royal Pavilion in Brighton; and visits Whitby, the eerie coastal town that inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula. Justine strolls along Hadrian's Wall; has a chance meeting with a centurion; rides a steam train before visiting Liverpool, home of The Beatles; and more.

Closed Captioned London City Guide 2 #1117 [TV-RE]
Brianna embarks on her tour of London at Buckingham Palace, heads over to the National Gallery, check out the fashionable Spitalfields Market, tours the street art scene, visits the finest shops in to Mayfair, and bikes from Regent's Park to the Olympic Stadium.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Planet of the Apes #1118 [TV-RE]
Justine Shapiro heads to Thailand in search of the White-Handed Gibbon. Holly Morris, Ian Wright, and Megan McCormick get up close and personal with the orangutan in Borneo and Sumatra, the chimpanzee in Tanzania and Zambia, and the Mountain Gorilla in the remote mountains of Uganda.

Closed Captioned Turkey #1119 [TV-RE]
Adela Ucar encounters whirling dervishes and tranquil tea gardens in Konya, treks along the Lycian Way, relaxes on the sun-kissed beaches of Myra, visits the Sabanci Mosque, and samples exquisite cuisine in Adana.

Closed Captioned Papua New Guinea #1120 [TV-RE]
The trekkers explore New Britain Island, the largest in the Bismarck Archipelago of Papua New Guinea. Inhabited by the indigenous Papuans and the Austronesians, the island was captured by the Japanese during World War II. Today the island's traditional cultures are diverse and complex but there are several ancient traditions which remain active.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Brazil #1121 [TV-RE]
Merrilees starts her journey in the Afro-influenced coastal city of Salvador, where she cooks a spiny lobster and a fish "moqueca" with a popular TV chef. She next journeys to the rainforest in search of Brazil nuts, exotic fruits and herbal medicines, then heads south to Recife, where Portuguese flavors dominate the cuisine.

Closed Captioned Panama & Colombia #1122 [TV-RE]
In Panama City, Megan tries on different Panama hats and visits the Panama Canal. In Colombia, Megan finds herself witness to a point-blank shooting, stops by Bogota's police museum to see an exhibition of the infamous drug dealer Pablo Escobar, and then visits the Caribbean coast and the beautiful historic city of Cartagena.

Closed Captioned Madrid City Guide #1123 [TV-RE]
Adela visits exciting Madrid, taking in the artwork at the Prado, "El Rastro," the city's famous flea market, Spanish Civil War landmarks, and samples the fabulous cuisine. She also takes excursions to nearby El Escorial, the Roman aqueducts of Segovia, and the charming hillside town of Toledo.

Closed Captioned Buenos Aires City Guide #1124 [TV-PG]
Judith gets the Argentine take on Evita outside the Casa Rosada, enjoys a sultry tango lesson, and explores the antique markets of San Telmo. She learns the secrets of Buenos Aires high society at Recoleta Cemetery, takes in the sites at the Gaucho street fair, and dances at Buenos Aires' trendiest Tango clubs. She takes a ferry across the Rio del la Plata to the picturesque Uruguayan village of Colonia and flies west to the region of Mendoza.

Closed Captioned Paraguay and Uruguay #1125 [TV-PG]
Beginning in Uruguay, Holly explores the beautiful coastline and experiences the largest gaucho festival in the world. Holly begins her Paraguayan adventure in its capital city Asuncion, heads into the countryside and discovers a people of immense ethnic diversity, visits San Bernardino and uncovers an uncomfortable link with Nazism, visits the ruins of the 18th century Jesuit missions, and hunts with the Ache people on the Mbaracayu Nature Reserve.

Closed Captioned Eastern Canada #1126 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Holy Lands: Jerusalem and the West Bank #1127 [TV-G]
Join Zay on a fascinating exploration of the region's religious, historical and political identity. He takes in the ancient city of Jerusalem, ventures into the Palestinian West Bank and explores one of the world's natural wonders, the Dead Sea.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker 'Round The World: Santiago to San Francisco #1128 [TV-RE]

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker 'Round The World: San Francisco to London #1129 [TV-RE]

Closed Captioned Holy Lands: Jerusalem & The West Bank #1130 [TV-RE]

Closed Captioned Around The World: Across America: Route 66 & Beyond #1201 [TV-PG]
Justine Shapiro starts in Washington, DC and follows the Blue Ridge Parkway to Nashville and Memphis, birthplaces of American country and soul. After a brief countryside respite in Arkansas, Justine hits the legendary Route 66 from Oklahoma to Arizona.

Closed Captioned Around The World - Panamericana: Conquistadors, Aztecs & Revolutions #1202 [TV-PG]
Judith Jones travels to Mexico and explores colonial Chihuahua, where Pancho Villa started the Mexican Revolution. In Zacatecas, she visits one of Mexico's many silver mines and then travels along the colonial Silver Road to Mexico City.

Closed Captioned Around The World - Panamericana: Incas & Inquisitions #1203 [TV-PG]
Brianna Barnes journeys to Peru, home of the legendary Incas, where she begins her trek in Cajamarca. Brianna makes her way to Lima, once home to the Spanish Inquisition in South America. She learns about the golden Inca Empire and visits El Misti, where incredibly well-preserved ice mummies tell the story of the country's illustrious past.

Closed Captioned Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Santiago to Pitcairn #1204 [TV-PG]
Zay Harding begins his journey in Santiago de Chile, the gateway to the culturally unique Easter Island. He heads to Tahiti, the Polynesian paradise that enticed Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, Captain Cook, and Captain Bligh to stay longer than planned.

Closed Captioned Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New Caledonia #1205 [TV-PG]
Zay's island-hopping escapades take him to the independent Kingdom of Tonga, multi-cultural Fiji, Norfolk Island, and Noumea.

Closed Captioned Around The World - Silk Road: X'ian to Kashgar #1206 [TV-PG]
Megan McCormick follows the legendary trade route in China, starting at the silk capital of Xi'an, she passes Jiayugan and the Jade Gate, once frontier towns on the edge to the uncivilized western world.

Closed Captioned Around The World - Silk Road: Kashgar to Istanbul #1207 [TV-RE]
Holly Morris crosses the Jiptik Pass to Osh and explores the ancient Kingdom of Samarkand and Bukhara. She heads to Turkmenistan and to the modern capital of Baku in Azerbaijan. Her final stop is the rich bazaars of Istanbul in Turkey.

Closed Captioned Around The World - East to West: Istanbul to Vienna #1208 [TV-PG]
Ian Wright begins in Istanbul following historic trails through Europe and the Balkans. Crossing the Black Sea into Bulgaria, he explores vampire myths before continuing to Serbia, the Croatian coast, Dubrovnik, Split, and Rijeka. His journey ends in Vienna.

Closed Captioned Colorado to Utah #1209 [TV-G]
Holly kicks off her trip in Denver, where she visits the U.S. Mint and enjoys the city's many outdoor pursuits. She travels to Utah, home to many ski resorts, the Great Salt Lake, and breathtaking national parks.

Closed Captioned Bangladesh #1210 [TV-G]
Holly begins her trip in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. She travels to Sunderban National Park, visits a "floating" school, charms snakes, harvests tea, and relaxes in the seaside resort of Cox's Bazaar.

Closed Captioned Georgia & Armenia #1211 [TV-G]
Ian's travels begin in Yerevan, Armenia's capital. He visits Gerhard Church, Lake Sevan, and the Armenian Genocide Memorial. In Georgia, he explores the capital Tbilisi and the seaside resort Batumi before heading out into the Caucasus Mountains.

Closed Captioned Honduras & El Salvador #1212 [TV-G]
In Honduras, Brianna swims with dolphins, spends the day at a banana plantation, visits the Mayan ruins of Copan, and learns how to roll cigars. In El Salvador, she climbs the Izalco volcano, treks through waterfalls, enjoys a rodeo fiesta, and more.

Closed Captioned Food Hour: Vietnam #1213 [TV-G]
Megan starts her culinary tour in Ho Chi Minh City where she visits the Pho Binh noodle shop. She goes to Hue in central Vietnam and samples the region's "Imperial" cuisine. Megan attends a traditional banquet and ends her journey with a seafood feast.

Closed Captioned Mid-Atlantic States #1214 [TV-G]
In New Jersey, Brianna visits Atlantic City and Wildwoods on a 1950s themed weekend. She heads to Delaware followed by crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay. Brianna journeys through the Brandywine Valley on her way to Philadelphia. She concludes her trip in Virginia with a visit to Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails #1215 [TV-G]
Merrilees Parker, Padma Lakshmi, Tyler Florence, and Peter Gordon travel the world to see how control of the spice trails have made great cities and destroyed ancient civilizations. They explore the Molucca Islands of Indonesia and the Indian province of Kerala. Other stops include Venice, Beirut, Cairo, China, Spain, and the Caribbean.

Closed Captioned Scotland #1216 [TV-G]
Megan journeys to Glasgow, Stirling, the Isle of Skye, pursues the myth of the Loch Ness Monster, attends the Edinburgh Festival, and more.

Closed Captioned Greek Islands #1217 [TV-G]
Megan celebrates Greek independence on Hydra, walks in St. John's footsteps on Patmos, samples the nightlife on Mykonos, visits Apollo's birthplace on Delos, and more.

Closed Captioned Nigeria #1218 [TV-G]
Adela Ucar explores the capital of Lagos, visits Yoruba Land in the southwest, meets witch doctors in Oyo, travels to the historic walled cities in the north, hunts for bargains in the ancient Kurmi Market, and more.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Lebanon #1219 [TV-G]
Merrilees Parker travels to Beirut and the countryside of Lebanon to learn more about its people, culture, and cuisine.

Closed Captioned Madrid City Guide #1220 [TV-PG]
Adela visits the city's famous flea market, Spanish Civil War landmarks, and samples the fabulous cuisine. She also takes excursions to nearby El Escorial, the Roman aqueducts of Segovia, and the charming hillside town of Toledo.

Closed Captioned Southern Mexico #1221 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Buenos Aires City Guide #1222 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Paris City Guide 2 #1223 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Ice Trekking The Alps #1224 [TV-G]
Zay ski tours the legendary Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt and traverses three Western European countries: France, Italy, and Switzerland.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Southern China #1225 [TV-G]
New Zealand chef Peter Gordon discovers the roots of Cantonese cuisine and cooks succulent spiced pork.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: World War II in the Pacific #1226 [TV-PG]
Pearl Harbor, the Solomon Islands, the Philippines, Saipan and Tinian, and other key World War II locations in the Pacific are explored.

Closed Captioned Antarctica #1227 [TV-G]
An epic adventure in Antarctica begins with sea kayaking and penguin watching in Paradise Harbor.

Closed Captioned Caribbean Islands: St. Lucia, Martinique & Montserrat #1228 [TV-G]
Zoe Palmer explores the stunning rainforests, mountains, and volcanoes of these beautiful islands.

Closed Captioned Mozambique #1229 [TV-G]
Ian travels to one of the world's poorest nations. He visits colonial relics in the capital of Maputo, local markets, and a coconut plantation.

Closed Captioned Alps & Lapland #1230 [TV-G]
Holly travels by dogsled to the Sami people's most important celebration, the Easter Festival. She heads to Switzerland, where she scales the awe-inspiring Matterhorn.

Closed Captioned Myanmar #1301 [TV-G]
Megan starts her journey in Yangon with a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, travels by train to Mandalay to visit the golden Mahamuni Buddha, and boards a boat to Ngapali Beach.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails #1302 [TV-G]
Merrilees Parker, Padma Lakshmi, Tyler Florence, and Peter Gordon travel the world to see how control of the spice trails has made great cities and destroyed ancient civilizations.

Closed Captioned East Texas #1303 [TV-G]
Zay Harding visits Ft. Worth, the Book Depository in Dallas, travels to the oil fields in Kilgore, tours the Johnson Space Center with Alan Bean in Houston, and more.

Closed Captioned London City Guide 2 #1304 [TV-G]
Brianna Barnes embarks on her tour of London at Buckingham Palace, heads over to the National Gallery, checks out the Spitalfields Market, tours the street art scene, and more.

Closed Captioned Great Australian Hikes #1305 [TV-G]
Zay embarks on five of Australia's greatest hikes, including Mount Bishop and Clerk in Maria Island, and more.

Closed Captioned Indonesia: Java & Sumatra #1306 [TV-G]
Megan explores two of the 11,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago and climbs the famous Krakatoa volcano. She travels to Sumatra, learning the ancient art of batik from the people who invented it.

Closed Captioned Central Japan #1307 [TV-PG]
Kyoto's best flea markets, the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine and the Toji Buddhist Temple, the dramatic Nada Fighting Festival in Himeji, and more are highlighted.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Story of Tea #1308 [TV-G]
The Trekkers uncover the story of how tea spread from China to capture the taste of the world. Southeast China, Japan, Taiwan, England, Bangladesh, India, Morocco and Myanmar are visited.

Closed Captioned Around The World: Across America: Route 66 & Beyond #1309 [TV-G]
Justine follows the Blue Ridge Parkway to Nashville and Memphis takes the legendary Route 66 to Arizona, where she visits the world's best-preserved meteor crater.

Closed Captioned Around The World - Panamericana: Conquistadors & Aztecs #1310 [TV-PG]
Judith explores a Mexican silver mine, colonial Chihuahua, and travels along the colonial Silver Road to Mexico City.

Closed Captioned Around The World - Panamericana: Conquistadors & Incas #1311 [TV-PG]
Brianna journeys to Peru, home of the legendary Incas, where she visits one of the world's largest gold mines, Lima, Cusco, and the volcano El Misti.

Closed Captioned Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Santiago to Pitcairn #1312 [TV-PG]
Zay begins his Pacific journey in Santiago de Chile, heads to Tahiti, and takes a voyage to Pitcairn Island.

Closed Captioned Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New Caledonia #1313 [TV-PG]
Zay's island-hopping escapades take him now to the independent Kingdom of Tonga and then on to multi-cultural Fiji, Norfolk Island, and Noumea.

Closed Captioned Barcelona City Guide #1314 [TV-PG]
Megan visits El Park Guell, takes in the work of Picasso, and takes trips to Cadaques and Sitges.

Closed Captioned Pacific Islands: Fiji, Vanuatu & Solomon #1315 [TV-PG]
Ian visits Fiji, goes diving on the Astrolabe Reef, and dives down to the Tao Maron shipwreck off the Solomon Islands.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: World War I #1316 [TV-G]
Zay visits the Museum of The Great War in the French town of Meaux, tours the Confrecourt quarries, and explores the tunnels in Vauquois.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: World War II #1317 [TV-G]
The Trekkers visit European sites that played a major role in World War II including the forests of Compiegne in northern France, the Normandy beaches, Crete, Nuremberg, and more locations.

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Planet of the Apes #1318 [TV-G]
The Trekkers visit the last strongholds of many rare and sometimes endangered species of primates. They encounter White-Handed Gibbon in Thailand, orangutan in Borneo and Sumatra, Mountain Gorilla in Uganda, and more.

Closed Captioned El Salvador & Honduras #1319 [TV-G]
In Honduras, Brianna swims with dolphins, spends the day at a banana plantation, and more. Next she heads to El Salvador, where she climbs the Izalco volcano, treks through waterfalls in El Imposible National Park, and ascends the still-active Santa Ana volcano.

Closed Captioned Midwest U.S.A. #1320 [TV-G]
Justine travels to Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin, known as "America's Cereal Bowl." She visits the metropolises of Chicago and Detroit with their fascinating history of gangsters, Motown music, and automobiles.

Closed Captioned Central America: Costa Rica & Nicaragua #1321 [TV-G]
Neil Gibson visits the Costa Rican capital of San Jose, Liberia, the island of Mancarron, Granada, and Nicaragua's capital city of Managua.

Closed Captioned Switzerland #1322 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Delhi & Rajasthan, India #1323 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Pirates, Galleons & Treasure #1324 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Art Trails of the French Riviera #1325 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Sicily #1326 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Ireland #1327 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia #1328 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Food Hour: Mexico #1329 [TV-G]

Closed Captioned Globe Trekker Special: Great Natural Wonders #1330 [TV-G]

Close this window