Globe Trekker

PBS Premiered Mar 31, 2002 In Season



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Globe Trekker

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Globe Trekker takes to on journeys to countries from every continent around the globe. Each unforgettable destination is hosted by one of the Globe Trekker team members, who dare to try or eat anything new. Join veteran Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Megan McCormick and their teammates on their journeys by tuning in your local PBS channels. The show was launched in U.S. through partnership with the PBS Network in 2002. Season 1 - 39 episodes (March 31 2002 - December 2002) Season 2 - 38 episodes(April 2003 - December 2003) Season 3 - 30 episodes (April 4 2004 - March 2005) Season 4 - 30 episodes (April 3 2005 - March 2006) Season 5 - 30 episodes (April 2 2006 - March 2007) The show has also shown on Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, and the Travel Channel. * This show was known outside of U.S. as "Lonely Planet." The show was started in mid-90's and was first marketed in the U.S. in 2002 as "Globe Trekker." ** Please note that your local PBS aired date may be different.moreless

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AIRED ON 4/29/2007

Season 6 : Episode 5

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  • VIetnam

    I was completely taken by surprise when your host said he felt privileged to meet and speak with a former general that was responsible for fighting against our men in Vietnam. I had friends, cousins, brothers and a husband in Vietnam. I am not saying I agreed with that conflict, but these men of ours were drafted and had no choice but to serve in the military. How can you allow them to be disrespected like this? Maybe if this man spent a sober day at work he would think to choose his words more carefully. I will never watch him again.


    a female veteranmoreless
  • Sicily

    Please hire a professional cameraman with "steady hands". The quick zoom in & out and moving the lens up & down made me dizzy. When you zoom, do it gently and is easier on the eyes. The new host, Chinn is not fun to watch as Megan or Ian Wright fun types. I have watched your program for over 7 years.
  • Rio Bravo - Correct translation

    I guess it's picky, but your host Ian, I believe, although one of my favorites, made a silly error when he stated that the meaning of "Rio Bravo" (as the Rio Grande is called in Mexico), in English was "Brave River". I think it is important to make sure that what you are stating on a TV program is actually correct. And this is not! The word "bravo" in Spanish means "Angry", "feisty", "violent" and that is what the concept is in Mexico, that this river is violent, full of rapid movement. It is NOT "brave", which is "valiente" in Spanish.

    Just thought you should know! . I am a certified Spanish translator who has earned her living translating for over 40 years.moreless
  • Drunk host-poor role model for Globe Trekker

    Our family has enjoyed the destinations and funny antics of the hosts over the years as they take part in local festivals and cultural activities. If watching a host get drunk is what people want to see--no thanks! If the new Globe Trekker episodes include watching the host standing in underwear while a shaman does a ritual to her and seeing her get drunk more than once on the show and bragging about having too much to drink, then we will not be watching. Not a good role model for young people. Also I question if she really understands the history of her destination. She explained at the beginning of the show that the Wanka people resided in Peru prior to the Incas. Good. Yet later in the show she seemed surprised to learn that Wankas lived in Peru before Incas. Bad editing or??? I hope the editors will remove the drunken party atmosphere and focus on the beauty, culture and native people.moreless
  • Application for Travel Show Host

    I am currently the Manager for Cultural Relations and Experiences at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai, India with a five year experience in the Hospitality Industry. My job requires me to ensure that my guests have the optimum experience during their stay with us and I help co-ordinate this thorough the different departments across the hotel. Being Multi Lingual and having personally traveled to different International Destinations coupled with my personal interests in people and culture I help make the connect with my guests and in this way help sell India as a destination to experience.

    I presently conduct the daily tours of the hotel on Heritage and another on Indian Art. They are both becoming increasingly popular as may be seen on Trip Advisor. The same is done with an element of drama and theatre and a blend of cultural influences into the very fabric that forms the subject of the tour.

    I would like to apply for an appropriate post as a Travel Show Host or similar as may seem suitable in your organization wherein I can use my talents and abilities to the best potential, at your esteemed organization.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon. Advise appreciated as well.moreless

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