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Globe Trekker Special: World War II in the Pacific

The "Trekkers" explore the epic events of World War II by visiting key locations in the Pacific, a region where great battles where fought and military history was made. 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 and today a scuba-diving paradise, drawing wreck diving enthusiasts from around the world. 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.

Pearl Harbor Attack. | Image by Flickr user escapedtowisconsin, used under a Creative Commons License.



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Puerto Rico

Zay Harding 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.

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Tough Trains: Siberia

Zay Harding boards the infamous Ice Train for a wintry trip to the far north of Siberia, deep inside the Arctic Circle on the world's most northerly railway line. His journey takes him through Tobolksk to the gas fields of Novy Urengoy, follows the abandoned route of Stalin's "Railway of Death," visits a Communist gulag, camps overnight with the Nenet nomadic tribe, and finally crosses the wilderness to reach Labytnangi and the newly opened Bovanenkovo gas field.

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Top 10 South American Adventures

In this Globe Trekker special, Ian Wright, Holly Morris, Elis Nevitt, Matt Young, Megan McCormick and Zay Harding travel all across South America - to Guyana, Venezuela, Columbia, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil - in search of the continent's Top 10 adventures, which include white water rafting in untamed waters, searching for giant anaconda snakes, trekking to the world's highest waterfalls, and climbing to the snow-capped summit of the Lanin Volcano in the Andes Mountains.

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East Texas

Zay Harding 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.

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Tough Trains: Cuba's Sugar Railroads

Cuba was one of the first countries in the world to build a railway, starting all the way back in 1837. At the time, Cuba was the world's largest sugar producer, and its early railways were designed not with passengers in mind, but to transport sugarcane to the mills, and refined sugar to the ports. In this episode, host Ian Wright goes on an eye-opening and hair-raising train journey across the Caribbean island of Cuba. The Communist country's railway network is dilapidated and very unreliable, but it ends up being a fantastically enjoyable trip.

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Hawaii

Hawaii is the sacred kingdom of Polynesians and America's sunny 50th state. It is the quintessential destination for paradise-seeking honeymooners from all over the world. No other group of islands on earth fascinates the common traveler more than this lush archipelago of volcanic isles positioned so beautifully in the Pacific. With this in mind, Globe Trekker Zoe D'Amato sets out on a grand adventure to explore four of Hawaii's mounds of beauty: the Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Kauai.

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West Texas

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. Following a night in the most haunted hotel in Texas, Zay travels to the border city of El Paso. After meeting the locals, he treks into the surrounding desert to travel along the old Butterfield trail.

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