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  • 中文系列名:勇闖天涯
  • 英文片名 :Globe Trekker Season 12
  • 英文系列名:DC Globe Trekker
  • 电视台 :Discovery Channel
  • 地区 :美国
  • 语言 :英语
  • 时长 :约 52 分钟/EP
  • 版本 :VHS / DVD
  • 发行时间 :????

Globe Trekker transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography and spirit of adventure. In each episode, we send our charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick, Brianna Barnes, Holly Morris, Judith Jones and more off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. Globe Trekker’s motto? “living as the locals do!”

Explore your favourite Globe Trekker episodes by using the drop down menu below to find out more about your favourite series or show.

Megan in Bjorn Borg’s storeMegan McCormick travels to the lands of Abba, Vikings and Smorgasbords as she uncovers what Sweden and Denmark can offer to the global traveller. Starting in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, Megan takes herself on a city tour to learn more about the famous mermaid and Hans Christian Anderson, all with the aid of a free city bike!

In Aarhus on the Danish mainland, one of the biggest Viking festivals in the world brings together 300 warriors for one almighty battle, and a weekend of living and drinking like the Vikings! Then it’s onto one of Denmark’s most famous attractions, the free state of Christiania. Megan is welcomed by the locals and spends time learning about their lives, taking a tour of the collective and sussing out a few passing policemen!

Colourful mural at ChristianaSweden is the next stop, via the magnificent Oresund Bridge, and the holiday hotspot of the Kullen Peninsula. Here Megan meets an artist calls Lars who takes her to see a gigantic sculpturehe’s made on the seashore. Made from wood and in a continual state of change and growth, you can climb 15m to the highest point of the sculpture and look out over Lars’s self-proclaimed Kingdom of Ladonia!

Heading across the country in her Swedish automobile, Megan finds an ex-prison to call her home while she explores the capital city Stockholm. With a very Swedish picnic in mind, Megan heads to a very enticing food market, where she takes some advice on the uniquely Swedish produce on offer, before settling down to a picnic of moose sausage and reindeer pâté. Feeling revived, Megan heads for the shops and manages to meet one of her sporting heroes, the legendary Bjorn Borg! Then it’s on to the Nobel Museum to learn about the prestigious prizes and their most famous recipients, and to have dinner and dancing in the grand City Hall.

Feeling the need for some authentic Swedish countryside, Megan treks along the Baltic coast on an Icelandic horse and tests out the relaxing effects of a Swedish sauna and a dip in the ocean!

VikingStockholm is now getting ready for one of the biggest Gay Prides in Europe, and Megan befriends an extremely glamorous participant who takes her around the event. Then it’s a night out on the town, first stop being the legendary Ice Bar, where everything is made of ice and there’s enough Vodka for everyone!

Megan’s trip around Sweden would not be complete without an appearance by the world famous pop group Abba, and Megan is lucky enough to catch one of the world’s top tribute acts, Waterloo. Aboard a boat trip around the Stockholm Archipelago, she hits the dance floor like a Dancing Queen, and is just in time to see the Swedish sun setting in the distance.

The goat rodeoA new face to the Globe Trekker team, traveller Alex Riley enjoys his first Globe Trekker experience in the glorious Spanish Islands, taking in the Balearics off the coast of Spain and the Canary Islands near Africa. Better known for their partying resorts and overwhelming influx of British tourists every summer, Alex sets out to uncover the less visited aspects of the islands.

Starting in the millionaire’s playground of Mallorca, Alex discovers that there have been famous residents of Mallorca for decades. The composer Chopin lived here in the monastery of Valledemosa, and the war poet Robert Graves made his home in the nearby village of Deia. Alex visits their homes and learns why the charms of Mallorca inspired them. Now, it wouldn’t be right to visit the next island of Ibiza and not delve into the hedonistic world of the super-clubs. So with the help of Ibiza DJ Pete Tong, Alex takes over the dance floor in the world famous Pacha, before slowly crawling to bed at 6.00 am.

Local boy strikes a poseWith his body and mind in need of some rejuvenation, Alex heads to a yoga retreat in the north of Ibiza, where he can sleep under the stars in his very own tepee and take an invigorating yoga class overlooking the hippie beach of Benirras. That night, Alex is invited to one of the famous Benirras drumming parties, which have been happening since the 70s, and meets some of the old hippies who have made Ibiza their second home for over 30 years.

A short ferry ride takes Alex to the nearby island of Formentera, a sparsely populated island famous for mud baths and massive boats. Alex meets some of the travellers here, and discovers the hippie side of the island on a nudist beach.

Next, Alex travels from the Balearic Islands to the Canary Islands, just off the coast of West Africa. First stop is Gran Canaria and the capital Las Palmas. At the traditional festival of the Virgen del Rosario, Alex learns the ancient game of stick fighting and dances into the night. The following day, a local archaeologist takes Alex to meet the cave dwellers of the island. The ancient Canarians lived in these caves, and some locals carry on this traditional, basic way of life.

On the island of Tenerife, Alex finds the Tiede volcano, the highest peak in Spain, and decides to trek to the top to see the spectacular view. On the east coast, Alex goes swimming with whales and is fortunate enough to see a mother and her two calves who allow Alex to swim alongside them.

Alex Riley gets muddyThe island of Fuerteventura is a famous destination for kite surfers, so Alex decides to give it a go, and finds it’s a lot trickier than it looks! Then he’s invited to a goat rodeo by the local shepherds, but has to work for his dinner by trekking the hills in search for the goats. On the final island of the trip, La Palma, Alex hangs out with some more shepherds, who use huge sticks to leap and vault their way over the hills and valleys of the island in search of their flock.

These islands have so much more to offer than their first impressions allow you to believe – Alex discovers friendly locals, beautiful landscapes, wonderful wildlife and a fascinating culture in these 2 groups of Spanish Islands.

Ian Wright tries out his hand at the casinoSituated in the middle of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas was founded just over 100 years ago in 1905. From its humble beginnings as a small desert outpost, the city has grown to become the self-styled entertainment capital of the world, attracting over 20 million visitors a year from all over the world.

Globe Trekker Ian Wright spends a week in this non-stop, party city, exploring the fantastical hotels and neon casinos of “The Strip”. He gains a bird’s eye view of the city from atop The Stratosphere twer and takes his chances on the world’s highest thrill ride, before undertaking some alternative sightseeing at Vegas’ famously kitsch wedding chapels.

Having over-indulged on one of Las Vegas’ famous “all-you-can eat” breakfast buffets – Ian gets a lesson in gambling at the local Hilton. Tuxedo-clad he hits the casino and trys his hand at craps roulette, and blackjack, picking up some top-tips from the experts along the way.

Next, Ian attends the Ms. Senior USA Pageant which was founded in 1972 and requires all entrants to be aged 60 years young and above. The event was created in response to the growing lack of respect for the elderly in the U.S. – little did they imagine it would become quite so popular with scores of wannabe beauty queens pouring in from all over the States.

Ian takes to the skys with the Flying ElviThen, Ian gets up close and personal with a performing Bengal tiger, enjoys the sparkling sequined showmanship of Liberace –“my clothes may look funny, but they make me the money” - and even gets a lesson in the fine art of pole dancing.

Deciding to take a break from the whirlwind excesses of the city he travels to the Nevada Test Site where the atomic bomb was detonated.

His journey ends with an epic hike into the Grand Canyon for stunning views of this incredible natural wonder. Then for a final adrenalin boost, he can’t resist taking to the skies with the amazing Flying Elvi.

Megan treks the Camino RealIn this Globe Trekker history special, presenter Megan McCormick travels to Colombia, Panama, Florida, and The Bahamas, to learn about the galleons, treasure, and pirates of the Caribbean.

Megan follows the route of 17th century Spanish galleons on their voyages to bring back gold from the New World, and discovers the stories and legends about the golden age of piracy and its treasures. We take a look at the treasure at stake and what still remains from that extraordinary era.

In 1492 Christopher Columbus quite literally put the Americas on the map. This milestone in history also sparked over 250 years of perilous treasure hunting and brutal competition with the English, the French, the Spanish, the Dutch and the Portuguese all vying for gold, silver and other riches.

Galleons were sunk. Thousands were killed and up until the mid 1700s, it was the pirates who ruled the waves.

Megan’s journey begins in Panama and Colombiawhere she visits the The Museo del Oro (GoldMuseum) in Bogota – stashed with treasures from across the Americas, it’s probably one of the mostimportant gold museums in the world. Shethen explores the famous Camino Real mule trail and traces the route the Spanish took to transport gold from Peru to Panama City and Portobello on The Caribbean.

Megan treks the Camino RealIn Cartagena she takes a tour of the forts and city walls built by the Spanish to protect their stolen gold, then takes a boat out to sea to visit the burial place of Sir Francis Drake who died here in 1596. Drake was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe – a national hero in England, he was known as “El Dragon” to the Spanish.

Next stop is Port Royal in Jamaica where Megan meets some interesting characters with a tale or two to tell about the life of pirates: Captain Morgan, Mary Reid, and Anne Bonny. She can’t resist sampling some typical pirate food and drink: boucan and “pirates poison” rum.

Then it’s over to The Bahamas where we learn about one of the most famous pirates of all, Blackbeard.

Megan ends her journey in Florida with a spectacular scuba dive off the Florida Keys where she witnesses the last remains of the famous Spanish galleon shipwrecks.

Ian Wright commutes homeMegan McCormick takes an epic trip throughColombia and Panama: 2 countries that remain refreshingly untouched by mass tourism. Panama, in Central America is a country world famous for its canal, with mesmerising landscapes andvibrant cultural life. She then travels down to South America and Colombia where – despite its recent troubles – she discovers an amazingly beautiful country steeped in fascinating history.

Megan’s first stop is Panama’s lively capital -Panama City - where she hits the sights and heads for the main square in the old town, to thePlaza de la Independencia. Here she visits the site where Panama twice declared its independence – first from the Spanish and then from Greater Colombia in 1903. She stops off to sample some roasted plantain from a street vendor before indulging in a little retail therapy: shopping for the perfect Panama Hat.

During The Gold Rush of the 1850s, the U.S. built the railroad which now spans Panama from the Caribbean across to the Pacific Coast. Travelling vendors from Ecuador sold these hatsIan Wright commutes hometo the U.S. railroad workers toiling under the hot Caribbean sun. The hats were much admired when the workers returned home and – despite the fact they were really from Ecuador – they soon became known as “Panama Hats”, and so the name stuck.

Next Megan takes a trip to the famous Panama Canalwhich links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and is crucial for the Panamanian economy, generating approximately US$1 billion per annum. Next stop in her itinerary is the“Comarca” of Kuna Yala in the San Blas archipelago, a region belonging to one of Panama’s main indigenous groups, the Kuna. Here Gilberto Alemancia, a Kuna himself, invites Megan to his house for a traditional Kuna lunch before showing her the island. Our traveller is also lucky enough to be present the day the island celebrates the anniversary of the Kuna uprising against the Panamanian government which gave them semi-autonomous.

The next day it’s time for Megan to leave Panama behind and off to Colombia. Upon arrival inBogotá she checks into the Platypus, a hostel that has became quite an institution and is perfectly located right in the middle of the old town. Megan explores the city and then – feeling a bit peckish – decides to try out a very popular local snack: fried ants.

Ian Wright commutes homeAlthough Colombia’s troubles with rebel groups,drug- trafficking, and kidnaps have quietened down in recent years, Colombia is not the safest place in the world. You need protection! Fashionista Miguel Caballero - known as the “Armani of bullet proof clothes” – has the answer. Megan goes to check out his collection and ends up as a witness to a point blank shooting! Shaken but undeterred, she pops into the local Police Museum where you can see a creepy exhibition about famous drug dealer, Pablo Escobar.

Next stop in her quest is a trip to a small coca plantation a few hours outside Bogotá with freelance journalist Alejandro Nieto, where shelearns all about coca “paste” production.

Back in Bogotá, our traveller boards a flight to Colombia’s Caribbean coast and the beautiful historic city of Cartagena where she learns all about the city’s Spanish colonial past and chillsIan Wright commutes homeout to the sultry sounds to one of Colombia’s most popular musical rhythms: Vallenato.

The last stretch of Megan’s journey is long and arduous. She travels up the Caribbean coast to the town of Santa Marta where she treks into the jungle with archaeologist, Santiago Giraldo in search of the Lost City of The Tayrona. Perched high on the mountainous slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the Lost City stands 1,300m above sea level. It was originally built by an ancient tribe – theTayrona Indians - and remains one of jewels of South America’s ancient cultural heritage.


Ian Wright thumbs a liftIan Wright island hops around the pristine coral atolls of the Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean.

He begins his adventures on the most developed island, Providenciales, which is a real draw for tourists. After kicking back on iconic Grace Bay Beach, he enjoys a spectacular dive and then tries out the local food speciality - an aphrodisiac – conch!

Heading east, Ian’s next stop is North Caicos, where he learns about the island’s heritage at the Wade’s Green Slave Plantation and in town meets some real island characters.

He then takes a ferry to the neighbouring island of Middle Caicos, for a stunning trek along its wild and deserted north coast.

On South Caicos, Ian helps out on an environmental study of the lemon shark before ending his journey on Grand Turk - renowned for its beautiful colonial architecture - in search of majestic humpback whales.


Zay Harding prepares to trek the Milford TrackWe then meet up with Zay Harding, who is hiking the Milford Track, the most famous and spectacular trekking route in New Zealand.

To reach the remote trailhead on the southwestern tip of the South Island, Zay sails in a traditional wooden ketch across beautiful Lake Te Anau, where he starts the 3-day trek up and over the MacKinnon Pass en route to the Milford Sound.

On day 1 of the trek, as Zay climbs up through the narrow Clinton River gorge, a continuous downpour of torrential rain creates hundreds of waterfalls which thunder down the towering cliffs of the gorge, causing a flood surge that forces Zay to wade up to his chest through fast-flowing waters in order to make it through to his overnight stop at the mountain lodge at the head of the gorge.

On day 2 the weather transforms for Zay’s climb up and over the mountains. Reaching the MacKinnon Pass in glorious sunshine, the summit of the trek at nearly 4,000 feet, Zay is rewarded with a magnificent 360 degree panorama of high mountain peaks surrounding him in every direction.

On day 3, and after a long trek thousands of feet down the other side of the mountains, Zay reaches the ocean, and the end of his trek - the Milford Sound, a dramatic fjord enclosed by sheer peaks plunging thousands of feet straight down into the water, has been called the eighth wonder of the world, and is a fitting climax to one of the finest treks on earth.

Globe Trekker traveller Zay Harding ski tours the legendary Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. Taking in Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn along the way, he undertakes a toughZay Harding in The Alps journey, traversing 3 Western European countries:France, Italy and Switzerland.

The trek begins with a training day on the world’s steepest and longest ski slope: La Vallée Blanche. After meeting up with his Irish mountain guide -Robbie Fenlon - Zay takes the highest cable car in Europe - l’Aiguille du Midi - to ski this dangerous run (avalanches are a frequent occurrence on the Haute Route). Here Zay masters the technique of off piste skiing in powder- snow and learns how to skillfully negotiate his way out of a deep crevasse.

The Haute Route begins at Argentière with a long day of skinning - walking uphill on skis – across the Argentière glacier to reach an isolated mountain hut. Here Zay meets other skiers touring the region and gets to sample the delicious French speciality tartiflette.

Ice climbing on Mer de Glace, ChamonixDay 2 of the trek is another strenuous day with 5 hours skinning to the Col du Chardonnay, at which point Zay and Robbie have to descend into Switzerland on ropes. They ski on to Champex and make a brief stop-over in Verbier to attend an amazing extreme skiing competition.

On day 5, Zay picks up the Haute Route once again at Arolla, on the Swiss side of the Alps, skinning up the Pas de Chèvres and descending via steel ladders to the Dix hut which is perched precariously right on top of a mountain peak. Here mountain hut guide Pierre shows him how to make an exquisite Swiss Rosti.

Day 6 takes in another long day skinning along the Haute route to reach the highest point of the trek: la Pigne d’Arolla. This is the highlight of the journey with a breathtaking panorama stretching out from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn. The day draws to a dramatic end at the Vignettes hut, balanced on the edge of a cliff.

On the last day of their trek, Zay and Robbie descend from the Vignettes hut – crossing 3 cols and 7 glaciers – on a strenuous 12 hour journey to the Swiss Alpine village of Zermatt. Here, Zay visits the local cemetery where Zay at The Matterhornthousands of mountain climbers have lost their lives in the pursuit of their sport.

Before he bids Zermatt farewell, he has one last drink with his intrepid guide Robbie.

Adela outside the Moulin RougeGlobe Trekker travellers Adela Ucar Innerarity and Justine Shapiro explore the city of light, love and culture and enjoy a wonderful week of museums, romance, haute cuisine and superb entertainment.

After checking into their sumptuous hotels, the travellers hit the sights of the city – Adela heads off to Montmartre and Sacré Coeur - whilst Justine visits the Luxembourg Gardens and takes a leisurely sightseeing tour around the city.

Adela checks out the Musée d’Orsay with a local art expert who explains the history of some of the museum’s most famous paintings by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec and Vincent Van Gogh. Meanwhile, Justine stumbles across a different kind of creativity – street performers – and decides Paris is definitely a city of artists!

The next day is devoted to retail therapy: Adela discovers a truly unique taxidermy shop in the 7th arrondissement and Justine checks out a market in the African quarter. Whilst exploring the Marais district, Adela blushes her wayLe Metro through a visit to the first gay boulangerie in the world, with their very own design of unusual bread shapes! Then it’s back to regular shaped food with a traditional crêpe to eat on the go.

In the meantime, Justine spends gets to spend a day at the Cordon Bleu cooking school and master the art of French cuisine.

It’s also Paris Fashion Week and Adela is lucky enough to go backstage at this world famous show and interview renowned British designer Vivienne Westwood, before her catwalk show. Then it’s time to visit the Palace of Versailles outside Paris and learn all about controversial Queen Marie Antoinette. Adela gets a glimpse of the royal bedchamber and takes a stroll around the Marie Antoinette impersonator at VersaillesQueen’s village: Le Petit Hameau. She also meets with a local historian, who has organised a special trip for Adela: following Marie Antoinette’s journey to the Guillotine from the La Conciergerie prison to the Place de la Concorde where she was executed.

That night, Adela is treated to a show at the famous Moulin Rouge and gets to meet the dancers who travel from all over the world to join this very special Paris institution.

As the week draws to a close, the travellers simply can’t leave the city without visitin the the Mona Lisa and taking a trip up the magnificent and iconic Eiffel Tower.

K.T. Comer travels around the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Beginning her adventures in the southern resort of Ayia Napa, she checks out the beach party scene, before moving on toKT Comer in Cyprusthe ruins of Kourion to catch a midsummer’s day festival in honour of the ancient Greek god Apollo.

From nearby Limassol, she then heads out to sea to go freediving with the Cypriot national champion Costas Kyriakou, one of the world’s top freedivers, who can dive to a depth of over 200 feet whilst holding his breath. From the coast she travels inland to the island’s most revered Greek Orthodox monastery at Kykkos. Next she heads on to Nicosia, the world’s last divided capital city, straddling the UN-patrolled buffer zone between Greek-dominated southern Cyprus and the breakaway Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

After listening to the inspirational Bicommunal Choir for Peace, whose members are both Greek and Turkish Cypriot, she ends her journey in Kyrenia on the northern coast watching the famously beautiful sunset.

Adela at the port in HaniaMeanwhile, traveller Adela Ucar Innerarity heads to the Greek island of Crete to learn more about the island’s past in World War II and experience its stunning natural beauty along one of Europe’s most popular walking trails: the E4.

Adela begins her journey in Hania - a bustling harbour town replete with Venetian and Turkish architecture. Adela has timed her visit to coincide with the commemoration of the 1941 Battle of Crete - the last time the island was invaded and when the Germans drove out the Allied forces to occupy the island for the remainder of World War II.

Adela treks the E4 TrailAdela meets up with veterans of the war and retraces their experiences, from Maleme in the west where the battle began, through the rugged interior and over the towering white mountains before reaching the southern coast at Hora Sfakion, from where the majority of Allied troops evacuated the island.

From Hora Sfakion Adela then joins the E4 Trail, heading west to the idyllic fishing village of Loutro and Agia Roumelli. She then hops on a boat before rejoining the trail at Sougia - catching the Byzantine ruins at Lisso before continuing on to Paleohora. Her journey ends on the far westerly coast at the stunning beach of Elafonnissi.

Our Globe Trekker teams have travelled around the world to show you the most amazing places the global traveller can visit, but isn’t the getting there just as fun as the final Travelling by er… motorcycledestination?

In this Globe Trekker Special, we uncover the most incredible journeys in the world. Some will take your breath away with their beauty – others are unbelievable due to their pure daring.

The off road section brings you the greatest travel by 4-wheel drive vehicle, from the Sahara Desert to Outback Australia and on to notably the worst roads in the world in Zaire. We also see Ian Wright navigate 4,500 square miles of salt plains in Bolivia, being careful not to plunge into the salty lake beneath.

Taxis are different around the world, from the rooftop rides in Cambodia, to the wildly colourful vehicles in Haiti and the ox and cart on La Digue in the Seychelles. But wherever you go, the art of negotiation is still the same!

Buses can provide an opportunity for the traveller to meet others, see beautiful landscapes and can often provide the most entertaining travellers’ stories. Here we see our teams squashed into a 5-seater vehicle with 10 others, travelling across Papua New Guinea sitting next to a mudman, and Justine Shapiro finds buses with reclining beds in China. Ian may have found the cheapest bus ride in the world in Mongolia, with 300km costing him just $3.

Ian Wright thumbs a liftHitch hiking is a traditional way of getting around the world, and with a bit of know-how, it can still be relatively safe in some parts. From travelling with the truckers in Australia to thecolourful Bedford trucks in Pakistan.

Motorcycles have also been one of Globe Trekker’s favourite ways of getting around. Harley Davidson motors have taken the teams to New Mexico, on a tour of the Rockies and through Costa Rica’s rainforest. Riding an Enfield in India, taking a 1960s bike and sidecar in Vietnam and speeding through the medinas of Morocco have been some of the highlights.

From India’s high peaks to Bolivia’s salt flats and Australia’s deserts, our travellers show you the best ways to travel around the world, finishing off this run down with our top 5 road trips in the world.

Globe Shopper 2Globe 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 a budding traveller can possibly bring home. We rejoin our presenters in the throes of learning how to bargain with stubborn vendors, picking up a tip or two along the way from veteran travellers familiar with the time honoured tradition of the haggle.

We hunt down classic furniture in Hong Kong, the antique emporium of the world. We revisit tribal handicrafts with the Makonde tribes of Mozambique, play a didgeridoo with the Aborigine tribes of Outback Australia, and fawn over carpets stretching from the Middle East to the Ottoman Empire.

From bottom-boasting bikinis to squeeze into in Rio’s sandy beaches, to the Victorian-inspired Lolita street fashions worn by the Japanese youth of today, Globe Shopper 2 presents Globe Shopper 2a 21st century world brimming with imagination, expression and absolute free licence.

We dip into some wild and varied street markets, do a bit of antique hunting with a savvy dealer in London’s famous Portobello Market, and stray to collect some souvenirs for our loved ones back home. Yes, Mozart hats and funny keepsakes in Austria, Royal family egg cups in England and Che Guevara dolls, toy pistols and balaclavas in revolutionary Mexico.

Finally, we take you on a dazzling guided tour of affordable and impossible jewellery to be gleaned from the gemstone makers of Bangkok, the diamond dealers of Antwerp and the gold jewellers of deluxe Dubai.

This programme promises to be a feast for the senses, a scourge to the wallet and a crying temptation to the un-travelled.

On this Globe Trekker Special our travellers embark on some of the world’s great journeys Flying across the Maldivesby planes, trains and automobiles.

Sami Sabiti, Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Megan McCormick, Estelle Bingham, Andrew Daddo, Bradley Cooper, Jonathan Atherton and Zay Harding journey through amazing scenery finding out about the “do’s and don’ts” of crossing international borders, hiring classic cars, and what to do about food for the journey.

From the Bahamas, to China, Papua New Guinea, and Kenya, Australia to Alaska andIran, throughout the history of aviation, planes have offered the best way of reaching the inaccessible. Our travellers take off to some of the world’s most remote places and pick up some pretty colourful characters enroute – huskies, priests, soldiers and tribesmen to name but a few – along the way they also take in breathtaking scenery that can only be seen from the skies.

Ian Wright cruises across the Copper Canyon, MexicoHeading back down to earth, we continue our journey by train. Here Ian Wright meets some interesting travellers in Ethiopia and cruises across the wilderness of Mexico’s Copper Canyon. Justine Shapiro enjoys the gentle English countryside on a historic steam train – then embarks on an exhilarating journey up into the South American Andes aboard theTrain to The Clouds in Argentina.

Meanwhile, Megan McCormick steams off to the Scottish Highlands on the West Highland Railway whilst Zay Harding travels across New Zealand’s South Island on the Transalpine Express. From steam to electric, 5-star seats to dangling from the roof top, the train offers it all and more!

We continue our trip by the car and Justine Shapiro learns all about the legacy left behind by Henry Ford in Detroit Michigan, then takes to the back roads of West Country Britain in aClassic car travel vintage Morris Minor. On legendary Route 66 in Illinois she discovers hometown America and meets a bunch of classic car enthusiasts along the way.

Megan McCormick meanwhile cruises along Skyline Drive in a classic Corvette along the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and hires a Cruiser to visit volcanoes and explore the stunning Hawaiian island of Maui.

Ian Wright buys a wreck, attempts a road trip through South East Australia and – predictably – breaks down along the way!

Our journey ends with Justine driving off into the sunset across the deserts of south west USA to visit The Grand Canyon.

Throughout the ages, the earth has been shaped by the elements, producing spectacular and diverse environments. For travellers, these awesome and ancient wonders present some of the Megan McCormick in Hawaiimost engaging and exciting places to visit and yet they are some of the most endangered dueto global warming, population increase and commercial activity.

From the deepest oceans to the highest mountains, from lush rainforests to arid deserts, in extremes of heat and cold – join Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Neil Gibson, Eils Nevitt, Bradley Cooper, Holly Morris and Megan McCormick in this eco trekker special as they explore the world’s great natural wonders.

Erupting volcanoes are some of the most dramatic sights of the natural world, Alluring yet potentially lethal, they shape the lives of those who live in their shadows, as Ian Wright and Megan McCormick discover when they come face to face with a couple of fiery eruptions in Fiji, Java and Hawaii.

Ian goes on to learn about the impact of climate change in the frozen Arctic whose ice Perito Moreno, Patagonia Argentinafields present some of the most inhospitable places on earth and yet also some of the most fragile.Global warming, the increase in earth’s temperature – largely caused by man’s burning of fossil fuels and devastation of forests – is threatening to bring about a huge melt.

Meanwhile, at the opposite end of the planet, Justine Shapiro treks across one of the world’s most spectacular glaciers, the majestic Perito Moreno in Patagonia, Argentina. Here, at the tip of the southern hemisphere, global warming is eroding glaciers, huge rivers of ice, at a dramatic pace.

Plants are essential for life, and the Amazon rainforest is often referred to as the lungs of the Earth, absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. But nature’s balance is in peril, asThe Amazon River more than a million hectares of the rainforest are slashed and burned each year, to create new pastures and cropland, releasing greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. Eils heads up the Amazon River to the Anavilhanas Islands in northern Brazil to experience threatened rainforest first hand.

There are few remaining caravans that traverse the Sahara Desert, less pasture for the nomad’s animals has led to a food crisis, meaning their way of life is being destroyed. We join Holly Morris as she catches up with the remarkable nomadic Tuareg tribe in Niger.

Water covers an incredible 70% of the earth’s surface. Not only do the world’s seas, oceans and rivers provide water for life, they still hold many mysteries for those who explore them. Anamazing variety of marine life is found in the coral reefs of tropical waters and yet climate change is wreaking havoc. Our travellersdiscover aquatic life at stunning locations around the globe: Australia’s Great Tuareg tribesman, NigerBarrier Reef, Victoria and Iguazú Falls, and the surreal jellyfish lake on Palau in Micronesia.

Unsurprisingly, the earth’s natural wonders are a draw for many tourists. In order to promote responsible tourism, and protect these sites for future generations to enjoy, governments, organisations and individuals have established national parks as means of safeguarding their heritage. Join our team as they visit Uluru and Kings Canyon in Australia, New Zealand’s Milford Track, Botswana’s Chobe National Park, Kenya’s Rhino Sanctuary at Lewa Downs and Ecuador’s unique Galapagos Islands.



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