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GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off-the-beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of "living as the locals do," charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages. The Tenth season begins with Megan, Zay, Ian and the rest of our favorite trekkers will head to exciting new destinations, including Antarctica, Barcelona and Turkey. Stateside, there is a brand-new episode set in Texas as well as a stop in the Deep South and a full hour devoted to Best American Hikes.
Around the World --- East to West: Istanbul to Vienna (June 19)
Ian Wright takes up the journey in Istanbul from where he follows historic trails through the heart of Europe and the Balkans, where once the Ottomans pushed into Europe. Crossing the Black Sea into Bulgaria he explores vampire myths before continuing to Serbia, where the Nis Skull Tower stands as a reminder of Ottoman raids and rule.
Colorado and Utah (June 26)
Holly kicks off her trip in Denver, where she visits the U.S. Mint and enjoys the city’s many outdoor pursuits. Next she hikes the Mesa Trail, joins an archaeological research trip at Crow Canyon and delves into the history of the region’s ancestral Pueblans. Holly travels to Utah, home to numerous ski resorts, the Great Salt Lake and a plethora of breathtaking national parks — including Arches, Zion and Bryce Canyon.
Bangladesh (July 3)
In Globe trekker Bangladesh we follow host Holly Morris on an adventure through one of the poorest and most populated countries on the planet. It’s a tough but rewarding journey and contrary to expectations Holly discovers a country overflowing with life, culture and incredible hospitality.
Her trip starts in Dhaka, the capitol of Bangladesh and the 7th largest city in the world. After a hectic few days dodging rickshaw and tasting the favourite local dish Byrani, she boards the Rocket Paddle Steamer, a relic from the days of the British Raj, and embarks on a 24 hour journey down river to one of the largest mangrove forests in the world, the Sunderban National Park.
Mid-Atlantic States (July 31)
From the Founding Fathers to Andy Warhol, Globe Trekker’s journey through the Mid Atlantic States of America features a glimpse into the characters and colorful history of the region, covering parts of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Brianna starts in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and discovers that the notoriously popularised “Jersey Shores” has a softer, nostalgia-tinged side as she travels south to Wildwoods on a 1950’s themed weekend.
After taking the car-ferry from Cape May to Lewes, Brianna heads for the Chesapeake Bay, where she checks out a classic American Diner with a patriotic tradition, the U.S. Naval Academy, and then goes crabbing for the famous Maryland Blue Crabs.
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