Burbank, CA - February 28, 2013 - Tuesday nights just got tropical! Beginning Tuesday, March 5, at 9 p.m. KCET will be airing Globe Trekker, the travel series that transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure.
Globe Trekker, which airs every Tuesday directly following the island-themed BBC detective series, Death in Paradise, kicks off with episodes spotlighting island living in destinations such as the Caribbean islands, Puerto Rico, Panama and Colombia. With several charismatic hosts including KCET's Global L.A. personalities, Brianna Barnes and Zay Harding, Globe Trekker explores everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.
Globe Trekker Episode Descriptions:
March 5: "Caribbean Island: St. Lucia, Martinique &
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.
March 12: "Puerto Rico"
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.
March 19: "Panama & Colombia"
Megan takes a trip through Colombia and Panama, two countries that are refreshingly untouched by mass tourism. In Panama City, Megan tries different Panama hats, which she learns are really from Ecuador but were misnamed as far back as the1850s when Americans were building the railroad during the Gold Rush. She visits the Panama Canal, the crucial byway that generates $1 billion a year for the Panamanian economy. In Colombia, Megan finds herself witness to a point-blank shooting. Undeterred, she decides to learn more about the country's crime-ridden history. She 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, where she learns about the city's Spanish colonial past and listens to some of Colombia's most popular rhythms, Vallenato.
March 26: "Globe Trekker Special: The Making of Globe Trekker"
Go behind the scenes of Globe Trekker to find out how the world's longest running and most popular travel series is made. Viewers will join a crew on the road to witness the logistical challenges of shooting this series, hearing the perspectives of hosts, producers, directors and crew. They'll also uncover never-before-seen moments from shoots over the years.
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