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"Globe Trekker" transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, indigenous music, and spirit of adventure. In each episode, a traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine, and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their goal of "living as the locals do," hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick, and others explore everything from big city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.

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Tough Trains: The Transcontinental Railroad, USA

This episode takes on one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th Century - the Transcontinental Railroad. Intrepid traveler Zay Harding explores the rich history of railroads on this incredible 3, 000-mile journey across America. Traveling from the Atlantic to the Pacific, through four time zones and 12 states, we experience some of the most epic landscapes and stunning scenery that North America has to offer.

  • 2019-01-18T17:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-22T15:00:00-08:00
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Art Trails of the French Riviera

Kate Comer searches out the refuges and favorite playgrounds of great artists like Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso and Chagall along the extraordinary art trail of the French Riviera. Exploring the towns of Arles, Aix, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Antibes, Vence, Biot and Nice, Kate takes in the sun and peerless blue skies, the rugged mountains and sublime coastline that attracted these iconoclasts to the Riviera.

  • 2019-01-25T17:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-29T15:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-02-08T16:05:00-08:00
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Papua New Guinea Islands

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 that remain active today, especially the Dukduk Secret Society. Next, we visit the township of Rabaul, once the provincial capital until it was destroyed in 1994 by a massive volcanic eruption.

  • 2019-02-01T17:00:00-08:00
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Food Hour: Provence, France

Culinary writer Rosie Lovell explores the South of France's famous Cote D'Azur and encounters a typically rustic cuisine far removed from the haughtiness of renowned French cooking - the ubiquitous (and largely unaffordable) foie gras and truffles noir! Instead, Rosie discovers that the colloquial cuisine is shaped not just by the seasons but also by a wide-ranging climate, soil and geology. This is a remarkable region blessed with sun, sea, mountains, flowing rivers and lush plateau - offering up the most eclectic and fantastic produce served fresh on the plate. Bon appetit!

  • 2019-02-05T15:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-02-08T17:05:00-08:00
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Tough Boats: The Nile, Egypt

Globe trekker Holly Morris travels down the iconic Nile River from Aswan to Cairo visiting some of the greatest sites of antiquity from the age of pharaohs, including the temples of Ramses the 2nd in Abu Simbel, the Valley of the Kings, and the Great Pyramids.

  • 2019-02-12T15:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-02-15T16:07:00-08:00
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