Globe Trekker Episode Guide

Episode Guide

  • El Salvador & Honduras

    Swimming with dolphins and exploring a banana plantation in Honduras; climbing the Izalco volcano in El Salvador.

  • Globe Trekker Special: Planet of the Apes

    White-handed gibbon in Thailand; orangutan in Borneo and Sumatra; chimpanzee in Tanzania and Zambia; mountain gorilla in Uganda; golden bamboo lemur on Madagascar; black-crowned dwarf marmoset; two rare apes in Africa.

  • Globe Trekker Special: World War II

    European World War II sites include the forests of Compiègne, France; the island of Crete, the site of the first major airborne invasion by the Germans; Nuremberg; Vienna; Dunkirk; Anzio, Italy; the Normandy beaches; Dresden; Berlin; Auschwitz.

  • Globe Trekker Special: World War I

    The Museum of the Great War in Meaux, France; quarries in Confrécourt, France; the battlefield at the St. Quentin Canal; St. Symphorien Cemetery in Mons, Belgium.

  • Pacific Islands: Fiji, Vanuatu & Solomon

    Kava-drinking ceremony in Fiji; diving on the Astrolabe Reef; diving down to the Tao Maron, the most intact World War II shipwreck in the Solomon Islands.

  • Barcelona City Guide

    Park Güell, Casa Batlló and Sagrada Familia; the work of artists Picasso and Miró; Las Ramblas; shopping at the Barri Gòtic; magic shop El Rey de la Magia; day trips to Cadaqués and Sitges.

  • Around the World -- Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New Caledonia

    Kingdom of Tonga; Fiji; the convict past of Norfolk Island; native inhabitants of New Caledonia; celebrating the culture of the Kanak people at the Tibijao Cultural Center.

  • Around the World -- Pacific Journeys: Santiago to Pitcairn

    Santiago de Chile; Tahiti; an ocean voyage includes a crossing to Pitcairn Island.

  • Around the World -- Panamericana: Conquistadors & Incas

    Cajamarca, Peru; gold mine; Lima, Peru, once home to the Spanish Inquisition in South America; El Misti volcano.

  • Around the World -- Panamericana: Conquistadors & Aztecs

    Colonial Chihuahua, Mexico; silver mine in Zacatecas; colonial Silver Road in Mexico City.

  • Around the World: Across America: Route 66 & Beyond

    A road trip west across the U.S. begins in Washington, D.C., and includes stops in Tennessee and Arkansas; Route 66 from Oklahoma to Arizona.

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Story of Tea

    How tea spread from China to the rest of the world includes visits to Southeast China, Japan, Taiwan, England, Bangladesh, India, Morocco and Myanmar.

  • Central Japan

    Flea market in Kyoto, Japan; Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine; Toji Buddhist Temple; Cat Cafe and the Kidzania theme park in Osaka, Japan.

  • Indonesia: Java & Sumatra

    Shadow puppets and the old Dutch trading schooners in Jakarta, Indonesia; Krakatoa volcano; Boroubudur Temple; ancient art of batik in Sumatra, Indonesia; island of Nias; Gunung Lenser Park.

  • Great Australian Hikes

    Mount Bishop and Clerk in Maria Island; six-foot track in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales; the Great Ocean Road in Victoria; Mount Gower on Lord Howe Island; Lamington National Park in Queensland.

  • London City Guide 2

    Buckingham Palace and the National Gallery; Spitalfields Market; Christ Church in Oxford; Royal Naval College; National Maritime Museum; Tate Modern; Cliveden House; the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew; the annual Thames Festival.

  • East Texas

    Gun show in Ft. Worth, Texas; the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas; oil fields in Kilgore, Texas; Huntsville State Penitentiary; touring Johnson Space Center.

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails

    Significance of the spice trails, from Indonesia to India; secret spice blends that define world cuisine, including Jamaican jerk seasoning and Middle Eastern harissa.

  • Myanmar

    Shwedagon Pagoda; Inle Lake; Shan Palace; Mahamuni Buddha in Mandalay; Ngapali Beach.

  • Alps & Lapland

    Reindeer racing competition at the Easter Festival in Norwegian Lapland; the northern lights; trekking through the Italian Dolomites to the via ferrata; the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland.

  • Mozambique

    Maputo, the capital of Mozambique; Africa's biggest coconut plantation; Mozambique Island, the first European settlement in East Africa; the village of Mueba.

  • Caribbean Islands: St. Lucia, Martinique & Montserrat

    Surrounded by rain forests, mountains and volcanoes, St. Lucia, Martinique and Montserrat are three of the top vacation spots in the world.

  • Antarctica

    Sea kayaking and penguin watching in Paradise Harbor, Antarctica; Mount Scott, Kiev Peninsula, Antarctica; crossing Drake Passage.

  • Globe Trekker Special: World War II in the Pacific

    World War II locations in the Pacific include Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia, the Solomon Islands, Bikini Island, Kokoda in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines; Japan's Nagasaki Peace Park.

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Southern China

    Exploring the roots of Cantonese cuisine; spiced pork; the rice fields of the Parl River Delta; tea mountains; city of Xiamen; soul food in Daya Bay.

  • Ice Trekking the Alps

    Ski-touring the Haute Route from Chamonix, France, to Zermatt, Switzerland.

  • Paris City Guide 2

    Luxembourg Gardens; Le Cordon Bleu; Palace of Versailles; Mona Lisa; a ride up the Eiffel Tower; Moulin Rouge.

  • Buenos Aires City Guide

    San Telmo, Buenos Aires; Recoleta Cemetery; gaucho street fair; ferry excursion across the Rio de la Plata; Mendoza region of Argentina.

  • Southern Mexico

    Day of the Dead festival in Pazcuaro, Mexico; old colonial town of Guanajuato; Acapulco; annual surfing festival in Puerto Escondido; Mayan ruins of Palenque; San Cristóbal.

  • Madrid City Guide

    El Rastro flea market in Madrid; Spanish Civil War landmarks; El Escorial; Roman aqueducts of Segovia; hillside town of Toledo.

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Lebanon

    Touring Beirut and the Lebanese countryside to explore the country's people, culture and cuisine.

  • Nigeria

    Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria; Yorubaland; witch doctors in Oyo; historic walled cities in northern Nigeria; ancient Kurmi Market; traditional Fulani village of Chafe; mountain gorilla in Nigeria's eastern highlands.

  • Greek Islands

    Greek islands Hydra and Patmos; nightlife on Mykonos; Apollo's birthplace on Delos; city of Akrotiri on Santorini; hiking the Samaria Gorge on Crete; tiny island of Gavdos.

  • Scotland

    The Mackintosh Museum in Glasgow, Scotland; Stirling, the site of a victory by William Wallace; island of Islay; fishing off the Isle of Skye; battlefield of Culloden; Clanloddoch Games and Gathering; Orkadian wedding; St. Andrews.

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails

    Spice trails reach from the Molucca Islands of Indonesia to the Indian province of Kerala; spice blends that define world cuisine include Jamaican jerk seasoning, Indian garam masala, Chinese five-spice powder, and Middle Eastern harissa.

  • Mid-Atlantic States

    A weekend with a 1950s theme includes stops in Atlantic City and Wildwood, N.J.; Delaware; crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay; the Art Museum in Philadelphia; Flight 93 National Memorial; Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh; and Monticello.

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Vietnam

    The Pho Binh noodle shop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; imperial cuisine; traditional banquet hosted by the Flower Hmong tribe; seafood feast.

  • Honduras & El Salvador

    A banana plantation in Honduras; the Mayan ruins of Copan; Izalco volcano in El Salvador; El Imposible National Park; rodeo fiesta in San Luis del Carmen.

  • Georgia & Armenia

    Gerhard Church, Lake Sevan and the Armenian Genocide Memorial; Tbilisi, Georgia; the Caucasus Mountains; roots of Georgian song and dance; the carved city of Vardzia.

  • Bangladesh

    Bengal tigers at Sunderban National Park; floating school; ship-breaking yards in Chittagong, Bangladesh; seaside resort of Cox's Bazar.

  • Utah & Colorado

    The U.S. Mint in Denver; hiking the Mesa Trail; research trip to Crow Canyon; Utah's ski resorts, the Great Salt Lake and national parks.

  • Around the World -- East to West: Istanbul to Vienna

    Vampire myths in Bulgaria; Nis Skull Tower in Serbia; Dubrovnik, Split and Rijeka in Croatia; Vienna, Austria.

  • Around the World -- Silk Road: Kashgar to Istanbul

    The ancient kingdom of Samarkand and Bukhara in Uzbekistan; the lost city of Merv; the modern capital of Baku in Azerbaijan; bazaars of Istanbul.

  • Around the World -- Silk Road: Xi'an to Kashgar

    The Silk Road trade route begins at the silk capital of Xi'an, China; sampling the wines and grapes of Turpan; 1,000 Buddha cave in Kuqa; Kashgar Market.

  • Around the World -- Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New Caledonia

    Kingdom of Tonga; Fiji; Norfolk Island; Kanak people of Noumea, New Caledonia.

  • Around the World -- Pacific Journeys: Santiago to Pitcairn

    Santiago de Chile, gateway to Easter Island; Tahiti; an ocean voyage includes a crossing to Pitcairn Island.

  • Around the World -- Panamericana: Incas & Inquisitions

    Cajamarca, Peru, the site where Incan soldiers were slaughtered by Pizarro's conquistadors; Lima, once home to the Spanish Inquisition in South America; the volcano El Misti holds well-preserved ice mummies.

  • Around the World: Panamericana: Conquistadors, Aztecs & Revolutions

    Colonial Chihuahua, Mexico, where Pancho Villa started the Mexican Revolution; silver mine in Zacatecas; the colonial Silver Road to Mexico City.

  • Around the World: Across America: Route 66 & Beyond

    A road trip west across the U.S. includes the Blue Ridge Parkway and stops in Nashville and Memphis, Tenn.; Route 66, from Oklahoma to Arizona; the world's best preserved meteor crater.

  • Holy Lands: Jerusalem & the West Bank

    The ancient city of Jerusalem; Palestinian West Bank; the Dead Sea.

  • Great Australian Hikes

    A journey to unforgettable destinations around the globe with your favorite hosts: Ian Wright, Megan McCormick and more!

  • Madrid City Guide

    Spain: artwork at the Museo del Prado in Madrid; flea market; El Escorial; the Roman aqueducts of Segovia; hillside town of Toledo.

  • Panama & Colombia

    Panama City and the Panama Canal; Bogota's police museum; historic city of Cartagena.

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Brazil

    Spiny lobster and fish stew; nuts, exotic fruits and herbal medicines; cachaca; Easter at an open-air reconstruction of old Jerusalem; barbecue; Rio de Janeiro.

  • Papua New Guinea

    New Britain Island's Dukduk secret society; the township of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea; wreck-diving and sea kayaking.

  • Turkey

    Whirling dervishes and tranquil tea gardens in Konya, Turkey; Lycian Way; beaches of Myra; Sabanci Central Mosque; Adana; bazaars and cafe culture of Gaziantep; Kurdish culture.

  • London City Guide 2

    Buckingham Palace; National Gallery; Spitalfields Market; Olympic Stadium; day trip to Oxford; Royal Naval College an the National Maritime Museum.

  • Globe Trekker Special: World History-England

    A re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings; Royal Pavilion in Brighton; canal ride up the Yorkshire Moors; the eerie coastal town of Whitby; Liverpool; Ottery St. Mary.

  • London City Guide 1

    A double-decker bus tour of London includes the Tower, St. James' Palace and the British Museum; Hyde Park; Camden Market; Harrods; a boat trip down the Thames to the East End.

  • Globe Trekker Special: The Making of Globe Trekker

    Behind-the-scenes of 'Globe Trekker' includes never-before-seen footage from the series and interviews with hosts, producers, directors and crew.

  • Globe Trekker Special: Volcanoes, Ring of Fire

    Volcanoes in Italy, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Montserrat, Guatemala, Ecuador, the Canary Islands, the U.S. and Martinique.

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia

    A Viking festival; how to smoke herring; Midsummer Festival; moose; cooking with the Sami people at the Arctic Circle.

  • Spanish Islands

    The Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain; the Canary Islands near Africa; Mallorca and Ibiza; Gran Canaria's ancient caves; hiking Tiede volcano in Tenerife; kite surfing in Fuerteventura.

  • Buenos Aires City Guide
  • Paraguay & Uruguay
  • Amsterdam City Guide 2

    The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam includes paintings by the Dutch Masters; Van Gogh Museum; replica of an East India cargo; Anne Frank House; Gay Parade.

  • Globe Trekker Special: World War II in the Pacific

    World War II locations in the Pacific include Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia.

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Morocco

    The camel market in Casablanca, Morocco; harira; the markets in Marrakesh; sampling Berber delicacies in the High Atlas mountains; fishing in the port o Essaouira.

  • Eastern Canada
  • East Texas

    Fort Worth Gun Show; Texas School Book Depository; oil fields; Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville; Johnson Space Center; celebrating the 4th of July in Chappell Hill, Texas.

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Israel & the Palestinian Territories

    The food traditions of Israel; visits to Jaffa, Jerusalem, Acca and the hills of Judea; Jericho, Bethlehem and Ramallah.

  • Caribbean Island: St. Lucia, Martinique & Montserrat

    The islands of St. Lucia, Martinique and Montserrat are surrounded by rain forests, mountains and volcanoes.

  • Puerto Rico

    San Juan, Puerto Rico; El Yunque National Forest; Rio Camuy Cave Park; coffee-producing central highlands.

  • West Texas

    Rattlesnake hot dogs in Austin, Texas; the Alamo; Butterfield Overland Mail Trail; Palo Duro Canyon; steak-eating challenge in Amarillo, Texas; the ghost town of Glenrio, Texas, borders New Mexico.

  • Mid-Atlantic States

    Atlantic City and Wildwood, N.J.; crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay; the Brandywine Valley stretches through Delaware and Pennsylvania; Flight 93 memorial.

  • Bangladesh

    Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh; Sunderbans National Park; floating school; harvesting tea in the hills of Sylhet; ship-breaking yards in Chittagong; seaside resort of Cox's Bazar.

  • Colombia and Panama
  • Papua New Guinea

    Papua New Guinea's New Britain and the Dukduk secret society; scuba diving and snorkeling in Rabaul; wreck diving and sea kayaking in Bougainville.

  • Puerto Rico

    Cowboys Stadium; the Texas Book Depository; National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame; astronaut Alan Bean; Texas Prison Museum; the Alamo; Big Bend National Park.

  • Globe Trekker Special: World War II in the Pacific Islands

    Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia; the Solomon Islands; Bikini Island; remote village of Kokoda in Papua New Guinea; the take-off point for the Enola Gay's mission.

  • New Zealand 2

    Maori warriors; canoe races; locations for 'The Lord of the Rings' films; hiking the glacial Mount Cook National Park; Great Barrier Island's hot springs.

  • Egypt

    The bazaar of Khan al-Khalili in Cairo; the mosque at Ibn Tulun; Giza and the Great Pyramids; hot-air-balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings.

  • Globe Trekker Special: Great Natural Wonders

    Erupting volcanoes in Hawaii and Java, Indonesia; the Arctic; hiking the Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina; Amazon rain forest; the nomadic Tuareg tribe in the Sahara Desert.

  • Bolivia

    Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world; Witches Market in La Paz; silver mines in Potosi; salt lake at Uyuni; the Andean peaks of Huayana Potosi.

  • Central America: Costa Rica & Nicaragua

    Costa Rica's capital San José; Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve; bull fiesta in Liberia; El Castillo, the only castle in Central America; the Volcan Masaya.

  • Southern Mexico

    Day of the Dead festival in Pátzcuaro, Mexico; cowboys and food in Guanajuato; nightlife of Acapulco; surfing festival in Puerto Escondido.

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Brazil

    The coastal city of Salvador, Brazil; Brazil nuts, exotic fruits and herbal medicines; cachaca; Easter in an open-air reconstruction of old Jerusalem; Rio de Janeiro.

  • Amsterdam City Guide 2

    The Rijksmuseum boasts a collection of paintings by the Dutch Masters; Van Gogh Museum; Anne Frank House; Gay Parade.

  • Peru & Amazon

    Bradley Cooper travels the path of the Incas and treks to Ausangate Mountain; Eils Nevitt travels to Anavilhanas Island and sails the Amazon.

  • Deep South U.S.A.

    Hiking through the Smoky Mountains; music festival in Asheville, N.C.; Freedom Walk and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace; reunion of the Tuskegee Airmen.

  • Ukraine

    Beer hall; Carpathian Mountains; pilgrimage of Hasidic Jews to Uman, Ukraine; former Cold War missile base.

  • Turkey 2

    Whirling dervishes and tranquil tea gardens in Konya, Turkey; trekking along the Lycian Way; Sabanci Mosque; Kurdish culture.

  • Puerto Rico

    Zay Harding treks to the heart of the Caribbean.

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Morocco

    Camel market in Casablanca; harira; nomadic family in the Western Sahara; tagine; fishing in Essaouira.

  • The Netherlands

    The Hague; surfing the North Sea; medieval town of Oudewater; history of the tulip in Leiden; cheese market in Alkmaar; wind farm in Friesland; canal jumping contest.

  • Great Historic Sites: Age of the Empire

    Exploring historic sites from the Age of Empires.

  • South Atlantic

    Falkland Islands; South Georgia; South Orkneys; South Shetland Islands; Elephant Island; Antarctic Peninsula.

  • Venice City Guide

    Landmarks along the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, include the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Square and Basilica.

  • Arab Gulf States

    War memorials in Kuwait; diving for pearls in the Arabian Gulf; first women-only supermarket in Dubai; Oman's Hajar Mountains; ancient city of Ubar.

  • Globe Trekker Special: Best American Hikes

    The Grand Tetons in Wyoming; Mount Rainier in Washington; Sangre de Cristo mountains in Colorado.

  • Globe Trekker Specials: World War II in Europe

    European sites that played a major role in World War II include Nuremberg, the Normandy beaches and Auschwitz.

  • Sri Lanka & Maldives

    Exotic cuisine in Colombo, Sri Lanka; stilt fishing; topaz mine; elephant orphanage.

  • Micronesia

    Military base in Guam; ruins of Nan Madol, Pohnpei; kayaking Jellyfish Lake in Palau.

  • Central China

    Contortionists in Shanghai, China; silk trade; traveling by train through the Yellow Mountains.

  • Tunisia & Libya

    Markets in Tunis, Tunisia; Tamerza, the largest mountain oasis in Tunisia; 'Star Wars' set in Tozeur; souks of Tripoli; Roman ruins at Leptis Magna; Akakus Mountains.

  • Globe Trekker Special: Pirates, Galleons & Treasure

    Treasure hunting and competition among the Spanish, English, Dutch, French and Portuguese.

  • Nigeria

    Lagos, Nigeria; Yorùbáland is thought to be the site of the Queen of Sheba's tomb; Kurmi Market; Fulani village of Chafe.

  • Barcelona City Guide

    Park Güell, Casa Batlló and Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain; El Rey de la Magia; day trips to Cadaqués and Sitges.

  • Antarctica

    Sea kayaking and watching penguins in Paradise Harbor in Antarctica; Port Lockrov, Antarctica; effects of global warming.

  • Turkey 2

    Islamic faith and Seljuk culture in Konya.

  • Finland & the Baltic States

    The Garunai Flea Market in Vilnius, Lithuania; Midsummer's Night; bobsledding on an Olympic track; former concentration camp.

  • Paris City Guide 2

    City of Light; Luxembourg Gardens; Musee d'Orsay; touring the Palace of Versailles; Mona Lisa.

  • Germany 2

    One of the last remaining sections of the Berlin Wall; touring World War II sites; historic towns of Bavaria.

  • Endangered Places

    Taj Mahal; Victoria Falls; Antarctica.

  • The Balkans

    Gazimestan monument in Kosovo; moustache competition in Serbia; backpacking through Belgrade; Guca trumpet festival; Bosnia-Herzegovina's capital Sarajevo.

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Mexico

    Mexico City's markets and chilies; Oaxaca's cactus and mescal; chocolate in Puebla; mole; vanilla festival.

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Scandinavia

    A Scandinavian tour includes a Viking festival, smoked herring and moose.

  • Malawi & Zambia

    Malawi's Liwonde National Park; Lusaka, Zambia; Wanga Manga Environmental Park and Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.

  • Midwest U.S.A.

    Here Justine Shapiro takes an exhilarating journey around the heartland of the United States, experiencing everything from skyscrapers, hip hop and gangsters in the city to breathtaking scenery

  • Caribbean Islands: St. Lucia, Martinique & Montserrat

    Surrounded by rain forests, mountains and volcanoes, St. Lucia, Martinique and Montserrat islands are top vacation spots.

  • Globe Trekker Food Hour: Lebanon

    The people, culture and cuisine of Lebanon.

  • Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef

    Surfers' Paradise on the Gold Coast; Noosa in Queensland; Fraser Island boasts the world's largest sandbar; two-day tour of the Whitsunday Islands.

  • Utah; The Wild West

    Salt Lake City, Utah; historic Mormon sites; a Pony Express re-ride; skiing.

  • The Balkans/Great Communist Monuments

    Reminders of the 1990s wars are evident in Sarajevo; an escape tunnel that has been converted into a museum.

  • Honduras; Historic Trails: Great Mayan Sites

    Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras; the Bay Islands; swimming with dolphins on the island of Roatan; marine life in the Cayman trench.

  • The Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • The Holy Lands: Israel

    An adventure through the heartland of Israel includes exploring the crusader tunnels of Akko, a visit to Tel Aviv, and a trek into the Negev Desert.

  • Tokyo, Caribbean, Moscow, Cambodia.

    Sake bars of Tokyo, conch catching Isles of the Caribbean, roadside snack in Moscow, pizza in Cambodia.

  • The Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia.

    The Carolinas; Georgia; Virginia.

  • Southern England and Wales
  • Ultimate UK and Ireland
  • Northeast India Part 1

    Northeast India.

  • West Africa: Ghana and the Ivory Coast
  • Great Journeys: Planes, Trains & Automobiles
  • Trekking the Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Arab Gulf States
  • Short History of England
  • Great Tribes
  • Portugal and the Azores
  • World History: Middle East
  • Ultimate China
  • Morocco 2

    Ian Wright and Megan McCormick take a journey through mysterious Morocco, the meeting of Europe and Africa

  • Japan
  • London City Guide 2
  • Marrakesh and Dubai
  • Ultimate France
  • Northern France

    Famous for its cuisine, art and architecture, France is the world's most popular tourist destination

  • Ultimate Italy
  • Arab Gulf States
  • Cambodia
  • West Africa
  • Ice Cream Show

    America's most celebrated ice cream parlors.

  • Finland & Baltics
  • Festivals
  • Mongolia
  • London
  • Norway
  • Iran
  • Bali and Sulawesi
  • Central Asia
  • Asian Cities Guides
  • South Korea
  • Java; Sumatra
  • Greece

    The Acropolis; student district of Exaria; Nea Momi monastery on the island of Chios; hiking through the Mani region; fire-walking festival.

  • Vienna City Guide

    Ruled by the Hapsburg dynasty for over 600 years, Vienna was once the seat of the Holy Roman Empire

  • Beijing City Guide
  • Ethiopia
  • Pakistan
  • East India

    India; Calcutta; bathing festival in the Ganges River; Andaman Islands; Arunachal Pradesh; Bhramaputra River.

  • Philippines
  • South Africa and Lesotho
  • North India: Varanasi to the Himalayas
  • Alaska
  • Morocco
  • Vietnam
  • Central America

    San José; Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve; a bull fiesta in Liberia; El Castillo; Volcan Masaya Park in Nicaragua.

  • Good & Bad Food Guide

    Good and bad food from around the world.

  • Great Festivals

    World festivals.

  • Globe Trekker Special: Best American Water Treks 1

    Kayaking along the Na Pali Coast of Hawaii; paddling through Alaska's Prince William Sound; canoeing the Rio Grande; the Gauley River in West Virginia.

  • Malawi & Zambia

    Dr. David Livingstone's discoveries of Lake Malawi and the Victoria Falls; a tour of the Livingstone Museum.

  • Peru & Amazon

    The path of the Incas begins in Cuzco; Qollyur'riti Festival; fishing for piranha; initiation ritual with the Satare Maue tribe.

  • Great Natural Wonders

    Independent travel guide

  • The Good and Bad Food Guide 2

    A roadside snack in Moscow; pizza in Cambodia with an added ingredient.

  • Ultimate Mexico

    The mountains, jungles and pyramids of Mexico; pilgrimage to the Basilica of Guadalupe; Day of the Dead festival.

  • Mozamique, Malawi, Zambia

    Ian Wright travels to one of the world's poorest nations, Mozambique

  • Arctic Canada

    Ian Wright travels to remote areas of northern Canada, which endure 24-hour darkness at the height of winter

  • Amsterdam City Guide

    The Rijksmuseum; exploring Amsterdam by bicycle and by canal; Dutch liqueurs at a 17th-century pub; Albert Cuyp Market; coffeehouse that sells marijuana; mass gay wedding.

  • Marrakech and Dubai City Guides

    Muslim Middle Eastern culture; night food market; seven-star hotel; traditional costumes; bizarre spices.

  • Hungary and Romania

    Budapest, Hungary; sausages; communist theme park; Baroque architecture; grape picking; Bucharest, Romania; gypsy festival.

  • Southern Spain

    Ronda, Spain's history during the Inquisition and Spanish Civil War; windsurfing at Tarifa; Cazorla National Park; pargliding off El Yelmo peak.

  • Portugal and the Azores

    Douro Valley vineyards produce port; Peneda Geres National Park; bullfighting in Santarém, Portugal; the Church of Bones in Lisbon.

  • Africa - Zimbabwe, Botswana & Namibia

    Zimbabwe; Botswana; Namibia; Victoria Falls; safari in Chobe National Park; Okvango Delta; diamond-mining town.

  • Corsica, Sardinia & Sicily

    Ian Wright tries out some water sports in Corsica and visits the santa Rosalia festival in Sicily

  • Vienna City Guide

    Vienna, Austria; Hofburg Palace; relics; Freud Museum; Nazi concentration camp.

  • El Salvador & Honduras

    A banana plantation and the Mayan ruins of Copan in Honduras; Izalco volcano in El Salvador; rodeo fiesta in San Luis del Carmen.

  • South West Australia

    Exploring the town of Goolwa, where the first Australian settlers landed, and tasting the tempting fare at Adelaide's annual food and wine festival

  • Alps & Lapland

    The Easter Festival in Norwegian Lapland; Northern Lights; trekking through the Italian Dolomites; scaling the Matterhorn.

  • Globe Trekker Special: World History: England

    A re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings; the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, England; sailing by canal to the Yorkshire moors; Hadrian's Wall, Liverpool and the West Country.

  • Great Journeys: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Great Festivals III

    Up Helly Aa Viking Festival in the Shetland Isles; Calgary Stampede; Glastonbury Festival; medieval human chess matches and chariot races in Italy.

  • Egypt

    The bazaar of Khan al-Khalili in Cairo; the mosque at Ibn Tulun; Giza and the Great Pyramids; the oasis town of Siwa; Bahariyya.

  • London City Guide 2

    Markets of Camden; Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park; Hampton Court; Kew Gardens; the Houses of Parliament.

  • Southern Italy

    Justine Shapiro explores southern Italy, beginning her trip in Rome, where she hires a scooter to see the sights, before visiting Naples and Pompeii and finally following the Amalfi coastline to the Aspromonte National Park

  • Ultimate India

    The Rajput city of Jaisalmer, the Taj Mahal in Agra, and Udaipur, home of the maharajas.

  • Turkey
  • Northern Spain

    Barcelona; architecture; flamenco dancing; building human castles; the running of the bulls in Pamplona; tapas; school for young bullfighters; the Pilgrim Trail; Cabo Finisterre.

  • West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali

    Former French colonies; slave-trading history in Benin; voodoo ceremony; mosque; mud architecture.

  • Beijing City Guide

    In China, Tibetan lama monastery and Tiananmen Square, an underground city of restaurants and clubs, Great Wall, Marco Polo's Bridge.

  • North India - Varanasi to the Himalayas

    Andrew Daddo visits the Taj Mahal and hires an ancient Enfield motorcycle to ride into Corbett National Park

  • Istanbul City Guide
  • Syria

    Damascus, a UNESCO World Heritage site; Bosra, a stop-over for Muslims heading to Mecca; Crusader castles in the Ansariye mountains.

  • South Korea

    Seoul, South Korea; Pulguska temple near Kyongju province; volcanic island of Cheju; Korean War site of Inchon.

  • Utah & Colorado

    The U.S. Mint in Denver; hiking the Mesa Trail; an archaeological research trip at Crow Canyon; Utah's ski resorts and national parks; Great Salt Lake.

  • Globe Shopper 2

    Globe Shopper 2 picks up where its shop-happy predecessor left off - on a blistering trail in pursuit of the finest and latest, the oldest and rarest, the cheapest and most expensive gifts

  • Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg & Murmansk

    The Kremlin; Red Square; Lenin's Tomb; Izmaylovsky Market; Star City, home of the Russian space program; the Winter Palace; the State Hermitage Museum; Peter and Paul Fortress.

  • Ultimate UK

    London landmarks Soho, St. Paul's Cathedral and the London Eye; Bangladeshi Brick Lane, Brixton and the Notting Hill Carnival.

  • New York City Guide 2

    Ian Wright and Megan McCormick pay a return visit to New York City, exploring the stock market, Ground Zero and the Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Ultimate China

    Megan McCormick visits the old capital of China, Xianyang, whilst Justine Shapiro and Zay Harding tour the Forbidden City

  • Paris City Guide

    Paris; haute cuisine; rollerblading; museum.

  • Peru

    Neil Gibson discovers the sights and sounds of Peru, exploring the huge glaciers deep within the Andes before visiting the enigmatic Nazca lines - huge pictures of animals and birds cut into the ground over a area of 350 square miles

  • Rio de Janeiro City Guide

    Ian Wright explores Rio de Janeiro, the carnival capital of the world, whose colonial legacy is a melting pot of Portuguese settlers and African slaves

  • Tahiti & Samoa

    South Pacific; Mr. Tahiti contest; shark diving; Bora Bora; diving for black pearls; island of Tubauai; Mount Aorai.

  • Japan: Tokyo to the Yaeyama Islands

    Ian Wright goes night sking at skiing resort Zao Onsen and takes a trip to a volcano on the island Kyusho

  • Baja California

    Ian Wright finds his way through Baja California in Mexico, meeting whales, cowboys and consuming potent local brews

  • Tunisia and Libya
  • South Atlantic

    Falkland Islands; Antarctic Peninsula.

  • The Balkans

    Dancing with an Albanian band in Kosovo; a mustache competition in Serbia; Guca Trumpet festival; Sarajevo; mountain villages of Lukomir and Mostar.

  • Tunisia and Libya

    The lively markets of Tunis; hunting with desert greyhounds; cave dwelling in Matmata; the souks of Tripoli; Roman ruins at Leptis Magna.

  • Eastern Caribbean

    A festival in Trinidad; a Shakespeare festival on Carriacou; hiking through the rain forest in Dominica; swimming with exotic fish.

  • Great Journeys: Road Warriors
  • Beirut City Guide

    Rap artists eager to live in peace in Beirut; a day trip to the fishing village of Byblos; Jeita Grotto is a series of underground caves and lakes.

  • Mexico City Guide

    Justine Shapiro's budget guide to Mexico City, the cultural centre of Mexican life for thousands of years, offering more than the crime and pollution synonymous with its name

  • Ultimate Caribbean

    The team visit Trinidad, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. They explore the history of this part of the world, and even experience voodoo

  • Nepal

    Exploring Kathmandu and the Pashupatinath Temple; Royal Badia National Park; the Lukla in the eastern Himalayas; Buddhist monasteries.

  • Philippines

    Shilpa Mehta meets faith healers in the town of Baguio and takes a bus to Sagada to see the famous Hanging Coffins

  • Hong Kong and Taiwan

    Seafood on Repulse Bay in Hong Kong; songbird market; giant panda; Taipei's temples and remote aboriginal villages.

  • Asian Cities: Shanghai, Jakarta, Calcutta and Bangkok

    Asia; Shanghai; Jakarta; batik lesson; Calcutta; Bangkok; temple of the Emerald Buddha.

  • Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

    Banos, a spa town on the edge of the Andean foothills and Amazon jungle; climbing the snow-capped Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano on earth.

  • Chile and Easter Island

    Ian Wright takes a whistle-stop tour down the length of Chile, visiting the Atacama desert and the southernmost tip of South America

  • Greece

    Athens; student district of Exaria; Nea Momi monastery on the island of Chios; hiking through the Mani region; Dragon Lake.

  • Borneo and Papua
  • Caribbean Islands

    Independent travel guide

  • Cyprus & Crete

    Independent travel guide to Crete and Cyprus

  • Chinatown

    The motivations and histories of the people who left China; Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatowns throughout the world.

  • San Francisco City Guide

    Chinatown; Alcatraz prison; Muir Woods; the Names Project; the Day of the Dead; Pacifica.

  • Western Canada

    Zay Harding visits the west of Canada. He canoes through the Prince Albert National Park and visits the biggest shopping mall in Edmonton, Alberta

  • World History: Middle East

    The Giza plateau in Egypt; the Valley of the Kings; the ruined city of Persepolis; burial sites of the four greatest shahs of the Persian Empire; ancient Roman temple in easter Lebanon; the modern-day Middle East.

  • Papua New Guinea

    Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea; local delicacies; tribes honor the traditions of the island; nighttime crocodile hunt; boat race; shark hunting; burial ground.

  • South Africa and Lesotho

    Justine Shapiro begins her journey in Cape Town and visits Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison

  • Northern Italy

    Megan McCormick balloons over the Alps of Northern Italy before being targeted by a barrage of fruit at the Battle of the Oranges celebration in Ivrea

  • Indonesia: Java and Sumatra

    Indonesia; shadow puppets; Dutch trading schooners; Krakatau volcano; Borobudur Temple; batik; island of Nias; Gunung Lenser Park.

  • Northeast Brazil

    Ian Wright smells a lot of coffee in Brazil and goes to soccer legend Pele's wedding

  • The American Rockies

    South Dakota; culture of the Lakota Sioux Indians; Black Hills; caverns of the Wind Caves; Wyoming; Little Bighorn; Yellowstone and Glacier national parks.

  • Cambodia

    Buddha Day celebration in Phonm Da; the former Khmer Rouge stronghold of Kampot; National School of Dance; Angkor Wat.

  • Northern Italy

    Roman town of Aosta; ancient celebration; gourmet delicacies; Milan.

  • Nigeria

    Lagos; Nigerian music; The Shrine.

  • Micronesia

    A trip to Micronesia, featuring wreck diving off the island of Chuuk and a visit to one of the most important Pacific military bases

  • Senegal & Cape Verde

    A journey to Senegal's capital city of Dakar; Gorée Island's history as a slave trading center in West Africa.

  • Paris City Guide 2

    Luxembourg Gardens; British designer Vivienne Westwood; Palace of Versailles; Mona Lisa; Eiffel Tower; Moulin Rouge.

  • New Zealand II

    Maori warriors of New Zealand; locations for 'The Lord of the Rings' films; extreme sports; hiking in the glacial Mount Cook National Park.

  • Czech Republic and Southern Poland

    Prague Castle; the Globe Bookshop Cafe; Czech car; rave; 500-year-old spa town with 12 natural springs; the Black Madonna; Poland's modern-day cultural center; Auschwitz concentration camp.

  • Tokyo City Guide

    Japan's Shrine for Establishing Peace in the Empire monument; Shinjuku; Parasite Museum; 'capsule' hotel; Mount Fuji; Naked Man Festival of Inazawa.

  • Ultimate Indochina

    The politics, religion and culture of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

  • Morocco II

    Ian Wright visits Morocco a land of richly cultured cities, high mountain ranges and inhospitable desert landscapes

  • Argentina

    Iguazu Falls; traditional region of Argentina; gauchos; religious festival; Buenos Aires; Eva Peron's grave; the tango; mystic caves.

  • Finland and Baltic States

    A journey through three countries sharing Soviet history, with a visit to a sombre concentration camp memorial at Salaspielsa and a wife carrying festival in Finland

  • East Africa - Tanzania & Zanzibar

    Historic island of Zanzibar; wildlife sanctuaries of the Selous Game Reserve and the Gome Stream Chimpanzee colony in Tanzania.

  • Venezuela

    Ian Wright presents an independent travel guide to Venezuela, including paragliding from the Andes and sampling a traditional drink made from fruit, milk and bulls' eyes

  • Vietnam

    Justine Shapiro goes to the Tet festival in Vietnam and travels to the Cu Chi District where she sees some chilling reminders of the conflict that took place

  • Venezuela

    Venezuela has the world's most happy people.

  • Ice Trekking the Alps

    Ski touring the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt; Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn; French specialty tartiflette.

  • Indian Ocean Islands

    Snorkeling with whale sharks in the Seychelles; Port Louis in Mauritius; Reunion Island's Piton de la Fournaise, an active volcano.

  • South Africa II

    Justine Shapiro and Sami Sabiti return to South Africa, travelling from Cape Town to Robben Island, the place Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. They also explore the diamond mines of Kimberly, before attending a Hindu festival and going on a safari trip

  • Washington, D.C. City Guide

    Washington's African-American community; Virginia and Maryland; re-enactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek.

  • New York

    New York City; the Statue of Liberty; Washington Square Park; roller blading in Central Park; Coney Island; helicopter ride over Manhattan.

  • Central China

    Megan McCormick explores central China, from the bustling city of Shanghai to the silk capital Suzhou

  • London City Guide

    London; the Tower of London; St. James Palace; British Museum; Harrods; Abbey Road Studios; jellied eels; Caribbean barber.

  • Trekking in Austria and Switzerland

    Austria; Alps; Nazi regime relics; Switzerland; sledding team; horn making; yodeling traditions; St. Bernard dogs.

  • South East Australia

    Ian Wrights Aussie adventure begins in Tennessee - Country and western capital

  • Food in Vietnam

    Megan McCormick takes a culinary tour of Vietnam, travelling by hydrofoil to Ho Chi Minh city where she learns about Imperial cuisine

  • Trekking in Uganda and Congo

    Spectacular treks in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park, Mali's Dogon Escarpment, and Uganda's Mountains of the Moon

  • New Orleans City Guide

    In Louisiana, touring New Orleans' French Quarter and Garden District; voodoo wedding; Oak Alley and Laura plantations.

  • Ultimate Australia

    Ian Wright and Justine Shapiro tour the beaches and Outback of Australia

  • China

    Travel through the third largest country in the world.

  • Globe Trekker Special: Slavery

    Port cities where slave ships originated their routes on the west coast of Africa; plantations in Brazil, the Caribbean and the U.S.

  • Madrid City Guide

    Madrid, the capital of Spain, is undergoing a renaissance with new architecture, flourishing arts, and all-night partying.

  • Kenya & Niger

    Traveling with the nomadic Samburu people; Lewa Wildlife Conservancy tracks the endangered rhino; Wodabe Gerewhol Festival; camel race; salt caravans.

  • Trekking the Turks & Caicos
  • Southeast China

    Qingping market; Wulingyuan National Park; houses of the Hakka people; Mazu Festival; Hainan Dao tourist resort.

  • West Africa: Ghana and Ivory Coast

    Megan McCormick explores the culture of West Africa's old European colonies, including Ghana and the Cote d'Ivoire

  • South West USA

    American Indian rodeo in New Mexico; homes constructed entirely from recycled materials; whitewater rafting; the Grand Canyon; Las Vegas; the Black Rock Desert.

  • Mongolia

    The varied landscapes of Mongolia; the Gandan Monastery; the ruins of Genghis Khan's empire; mutton; throat-singing performance; nomads; the Gobi Desert; the Valley of the Dinosaurs.

  • Great Festivals II

    Mardi Gras; Oktoberfest; Trinidad Carnivale; the Semana Santa in Seville; the Battle of the Oranges in Italy; the Clanloddoch Games in Scotland; the Day of the Dead in Mexico.

  • Turkey

    Turkey; ruins; beaches of the Turquoise Coast; tree house; Chimera; Turkish bath; buying rugs.

  • Germany

    Justine Shapiro visits the site of the Berlin Wall and encounters the city's avant-garde art scene as she explores the multicultural metropolis

  • Southern Mexico

    Ian Wright attends a unique festival Day of the Dead in Pazcuaro. From there he heads to the town of Guanajuato, wher he spends time riding bulls with the Mexican cowboys

  • Pacific Islands: Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands

    A Kava-drinking ceremony in Fiji; diving in the Solomon Islands to the Tao Maron, an intact World War II shipwreck.

  • Madagascar

    Ian Wright travels to the island of Madagascar, where a diverse habitat composed of rainforests and arid desert land fosters unique animal and plant life

  • Scotland

    Highlands; islands; lochs; glens, interesting cities.

  • Panama & Colombia

    Panama hats; Panama Canal; Bogota's police museum features an exhibit on Pablo Escobar; Cartagena, Colombia's colonial past.

  • Holy Lands: Jerusalem and the West Bank

    An exploration of Jerusalem's religious, historical and political identity, with a visit to the Dead Sea and the West Bank.

  • Globe Trekker Special: Volcanoes, Ring of Fire

    Volcanoes around the world, including Italy, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, and the United States.

  • U.S. Civil War Sites

    Sites of battles and events of the Civil War include Harpers Ferry, Manassas and Antietam; a ghost tour of Gettysburg; Richmond; Appomattox.

  • Pacific Northwest

    Seattle's Space Needle and the Jimi Hendrix Experience; Loggers Play Day; Pendleton Round-Up; eco-city of Portland, Ore.; Mount St. Helens.

  • Norway

    Ian Wright goes base jumping, tries his hand at camping, and samples the delights of reindeer meat in Norway

  • Outback Australia

    Ian Wright travels through Kakadu National Park and meets the aboriginal people who live near Uluru

  • Arab Gulf States

    Megan McCormick visits the countries on the Arabian Gulf, beginning with a trip to Kuwait City where she sees at first hand the effects of the first Gulf War. After a short stay in a Bedouin desert camp, she flies to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates for a night in the world's only seven-star hotel, and explores a palm-shaped artificial island, before crossing into Oman to see the region's most authentic souk, or market-place, as well as the tomb of the biblical Job

  • Rome City Guide

    Rome; Forum; Colosseum; Pantheon; Villa Borghese galleries; Capitoline museum.

  • Sydney City Guide

    Justine Shapiro spends a week scaling the Sydney Harbour Bridge, hitting Bondi Beach and attending the flamboyant Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

  • Bolivia

    Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world; the Witches Market in La Paz; silver mines in Potosi; salt lake at Uyuni.

  • Iceland and Greenland

    Ian Wright takes an Arctic journey through Iceland and Greenland, visiting the volcanic landscapes and frozen wilderness

  • Scotland

    Glasgow's Macintosh Museum; bagpipes; Stirling, the site of victory by William 'Braveheart' Wallace; Clanloddoch Highland games; Edinburgh Festival.

  • Alaska

    The town of Eagle is home to Athabascan natives who live on salmon and moose; the town of Chicken has no running water, electricity or phones.

  • Germany

    Exploring Germany.

  • Globe Trekker Special: Planet of the Apes

    Thailand's white-handed gibbon; orangutan in Borneo and Sumatra; chimpanzee in Tanzania and Zambia; mountain gorilla in Uganda.

  • Mozambique

    Artists in Maputo, Mozambique; the region of Chimoio; Quelimane, Africa's biggest coconut plantation; Mozambique Island; village of Mueba.

  • Southeast USA

    A Civil War adventure camp; Virginia's State Fair; beachcombing along North Carolina's Outer Banks; Blue Ridge Parkway; Charleston, S.C. plantations.

  • Malaysia and South Thailand

    Traveler Justine Shapiro explores the diverse cultures of Penang and the colonial history of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the beach huts of Phuket, Thailand.

  • Ultimate Italy

    The exotic food and festivals of Italy; fishing for sea urchins; pizza; the legacy of the Etruscans, Romans and the Renaissance; the ruins of Pompeii; the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

  • Iran

    Tehran; holy site; ancient Iranian sport; sheep's brains; skiing in Dizin; the Caspian coast; caviar processing plant; descendant of Genghis Khan; blue-domed mosque; Islamic festival of Ashura.

  • Pakistan

    Saddar Bazaar; the ancient valley civilization of the Multan; Derawar Fort in the Cholistan desert; three-day trek through the Hunza Valley.

  • California

    Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Springs; Santa Monica, Calif., coastline; Hearst Castle and Big Sur; garlic festival in Gilroy.

  • Sri Lanka and the Maldives

    Sri Lankan festival; Colombo's exotic cuisine; stilt-fishing in Weligama; topaz mine; elephant orphanage; Esala Perahera; Dhangethi, Maldives.

  • Jamaica

    Jamaica; crocodile; Treasure Beach; Bob Marley's mausoleum; Maroon culture; Blue Mountain.

  • South India

    Justine Shapiro reveals why southern India is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination

  • New England

    Megan McCormick visits New England, beginning in Plymouth, where the Pilgrim Fathers first settled in 1620, before heading for Boston and the world-renowned Harvard University. After spending time with real-life witches in Salem, she travels to Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, ending her journey with a yachting excursion

  • Galleons, Pirates and Treasure

    Independent travel guide

  • World War II

    A journey to World War II's key locations throughout Europe, including northern France, Vienna, Austria, and Nuremberg, Germany.

  • Morocco

    The port of Tangier; walled city of Fez; Moroccan massage; Route of 1000 Kasbahs; Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa.

  • Globe Trekker Special: World War II in Europe

    World War II sites include Nuremberg, Berlin, Dresden and Auschwitz in Germany, Vienna, Austria, Anzio, Italy, Dunkirk and the Normandy beaches in France.

  • Las Vegas City Guide

    Hotels and casinos of Las Vegas; tribute to Elvis; Bengali tiger; Nevada Test Site where atomic bombs were tested; Grand Canyon.

  • Deep South USA

    Music festival in Asheville, N.C.; Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace in Atlanta; Tuskegee Airmen reunion; anniversary of Elvis Presley's death.

  • Venice City Guide

    The Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Square and Basilica; Regata Storica; Venice Film Festival; Venice Biennale; medieval festivals.

  • Florida and the Bahamas

    Lavinia Tan visits Miami, Orlando and St Augustine, then heads off to the Bahamas where she visits a straw market and goes diving with sharks

  • Indonesia: Bali and Sulawesi

    Shilpa Mehta explores the Indonesian islands of Bali and Sulawesi, visiting the New Year festival and cooking breakfast in a volcanic geyser

  • Tuscany

    The Tuscan capital of Florence, home of the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo; the Palio in Siena; the Leaning Tower in Pisa; wine tasting in the Tuscan vineyards; the jet-set resort of Viareggio.

  • Cuba & Haiti

    Bustling street markets in Havana, Cuba; the lure of the rumba; cigar factory; swimming with dophins; Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti; voodoo festival; spectacular citadel.

  • New Zealand

    New Zealand's Maori culture; diving spot of Matauri Bay; extreme sports in Queenstown; hiking Fox Glacier.

  • Greek Islands

    Megan McCormick tours the Greek islands, witnessing a re-enactment of a naval battle at the Miaoulla Festival on Hydra, before trying her hand at octopus fishing with a local expert

  • South West China

    Chinese provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan and Sichuan; Moon Hill; the long horn Miao tribe; Huangguoshu Waterfall; pandas.

  • Kenya

    Kenya; Samburu tribesmen; lions; Rift Valley; Masai Mara game reserve; elephant orphanage.

  • Barcelona City Guide

    After the 'grey years' in Barcelona, the city turned itself around.

  • Germany II

    The last remaining section of the Berlin Wall; ethnic Turks in Kreuzberg; World War II sites including the location of Hitler's bunker.

  • Spanish Islands

    The Balearics off the coast of Spain and the Canary Islands near Africa; Mallorca; Formentera is a sparsely populated island famous for mud baths.

  • Midwest USA

    'America's Cereal Bowl' consists of Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin; Chicago and Detroit.

  • Cameroon

    Zay Harding explores the Central African country of Cameroon, where he meets many different ethnic groups and has his fortune predicted using crabs

  • West India

    Megan McCormick discovers West India, travelling from Rajasthan to Pune and the sun-drenched beaches of Goa

  • Central America: Costa Rica and Nicaragua

    Traditional Costa Rican cuisine; forest reserve; tarantulas, deadly snakes and rare birds; hot springs; bull fiesta; the only castle in Central America; baseball; cigars; the Volcan Masaya.

  • Ultimate France

    The food, wine and culture of France; Corsica; medieval costume; wine festival; Roquefort; perfume; the Eiffel Tower.

  • Ethiopia

    The oldest church in Ethiopia; resting place of the Ark of the Covenant; Timkat; Bahar Dar and Blue Nile Falls; Addis Ababa.

  • South of France

    France; cave paintings; wine spa; canoeing on the Dordogne River; Roman coliseum; medieval wine festival; Monaco; Cote d'Azur.

  • Georgia and Armenia

    Ian Wright travels to Tbilisi, Georgia, in time for the Independence Day celebrations. He also visits Armenia, the world's first Christian country

  • La Ruta Maya: The Yucatan, Guatemala and Belize

    The Mayan culture flourishes from the ruins of Caracol and Tikal to Guatemala's southern highlands.

  • Central Asia

    Ian Wright travels along the Silk Road to the region surrounding the Tian Shan mountains, which has only recently been opened to Westerners

  • Ireland

    Belfast and Dublin; the seaside town of Cobh is the final resting place for the ocean liner Lusitania; the Blarney stone in Cork.

  • Antarctica

    Glaciers; penguins; Port Lockroy; scientists.

  • Los Angeles City Guide

    Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Calif.; Venice Beach; Getty Center; Rodeo Drive; Capitol Records Building; Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

  • Mainland Greece
  • Sweden and Denmark

    Copenhagen, Denmark, the home of Hans Christian Andersen; Viking festival in Aarhus, Denmark; Nobel Museum in Stockholm; riding horseback along the Baltic Coast.

  • England and Wales

    Canterbury Cathedral, Windsor Castle and Eton College; Cornwall's surfing beaches; Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds; steam railway.

  • Belgium and Luxembourg

    The Antwerp home of painter Peter Paul Rubens; shrimp fishing on horseback; World War I battlefields; European Union headquarters.

  • Northern Thailand and Laos

    Ian Wright watches traditional boxing and visits floating markets in northern Thailand and Laos

  • Syria, Jordan and Lebanon

    Jordan; the ruins of Petra; Beirut, Lebanon; Roman temple; Syria; Damascus mosque; Turkish bath; monastery.

  • Northern France

    The densest Neolithic site in the world is at Carnac, France; the walled city of San Malo; city where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.

  • Indonesia - The Eastern Islands

    Mark Crowdy visits the island of Komodo, with sulphuric lakes which locals believe contain the souls of the dead

  • Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef

    Megan McCormick investigates the coastal resorts of Queensland, before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef - the world's largest living organism

  • Hawaii

    Megan McCormick checks out the active volcano Kilauea after taking in the cities of Honolulu and Waikiki on a tour of the Hawaiian islands

  • Israel & the Sinai Desert

    Justine Shapiro journeys through the holy land, starting in Tel Aviv for the Shabbat celebrations

  • Istanbul City Guide

    Istanbul, Turkey; Blue Mosque; Topkapi Palace; belly dancing lesson; Gallipoli battle site; oiled wrestling festival.

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