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

Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 4/29/2007

Season 6 : Episode 5

  • 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
  • Educational.

    This is actually a decent show but sometimes can be a bit repetitive. The reason being is that the areas that are featured can look the same as others. But I must admit the show has plenty of things to hold one's interest level. The detail is nice and the hosts usually are good at describing features and the sights with interesting facts. The part I don't care much for is the subject. Sometimes the theme may be boring, and other times it is entertaining, so you don't know what you are going to get in each episode, really. Thank you.moreless
  • Poor photography; intentional or what?

    Although I've been watching Globe Trekker for a long time, I'm constantly annoyed by the "photography". The amateurish swinging camera, image defocusing, staggering frames and the dickering with the color pallette tells me you folks are not capable of quality filming and photojournalism. It's more like you're trying to keep excitement in the program. Sorry folks, it doesn't work here. Go back to school. However, I do enjoy the locations, which are sometimes out of the way (and remote) and the willingness of the travelers to try local "cuisine" is commendable. Often, the dialog is poor and hard to understand.

    Otherwise, please, fix the photography.moreless
  • Hosts travel all over the world, to bring you the best things to see and do whislt visiting the countries.

    I absolutely love this show!! One of my favourites, if not my actual favourite!! Heres' hoping they keep making them for years to come!! Ian, Megan and Justine, love em!!:D I think one of the best travel shows in its class. Globe Trekker covers the off the beaten track places and things to do, it gives you the history of the place and you get a real feel for the people and the culture. Always comes with a bit a humour from the hosts, and always keeps the viewer interested, even if it is your 10th time to watch the show!!moreless
  • Travel the world from the comfort of your sofa!

    Whether visiting the dense jungles of South America, the secret side of Paris, the cold mountain peaks of the Andes, or the gnarly waves at Oahu, you can be sure of seeing the world as you've never seen it before!

    "Globe Trekker" takes the viewer on journeys well off the beaten track, that neither travel agents or travel books even know about! Our "tour guides" are usually younger men and women whose energy and spirited outlook comes through in everything they do, whether it's crossing a rickety wooden bridge, taking a ride on a modern roller coaster, or chomping on some local delicacy that would make most of us gag! They not only show us the locales, they involve themselves with the locals, sometimes with humorous results! Occasionally, we are taken through somber sites such as churches and war memorials, leading us to appreciate the past as well as the present.

    The guides implore us to reach out to the unknown, and even give us helpful hints, such as which hotels to stay at, which restaurants to eat at, what attractions to see, and, of course, what to avoid!

    Sometimes, they seem to get bogged down in a particular detail or area, usually toward the end of the hour-long show, and I wonder if they are simply filling-in air time, which is the only reason I didn't give them a higher score.

    But, whether you're seeking adventure, an out-of-the-way cafe, or hunting for that great shopping bargain, "Globe Trekker" is the program for you!

    And the theme music is pretty good, too! ; )moreless

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