A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series stresses education and encourages cross-cultural awareness, promoting a love for seeing and learning about the world.
Positive Role Models
Travelers vary from episode to episode, but they're all curious, open to new experiences, and respectful to those they interact with in different parts of the world.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Travelers sometimes sample local wines and spirits, but they rarely over-imbibe.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Globe Trekker is a blend of education and entertainment, but it's probably not entertaining enough for younger children. Kids who do tune in, however, stand to learn a lot about other regions of the world and the people who call it home. The series is generally red-flag free and safe for family viewing, although there's some occasional social drinking when the travelers sample local spirits.
Is It Any Good?
This British adventure series might be a little too cerebral and therefore not "fun" enough for every travel-lover, but if you do watch, you're bound to learn something. Whether it's a little-known fact about regional politics or the sobering devastation of a natural disaster, there's always something new to take in. And the best part is? You don't have to leave your couch if you don't want to.
Inspired by the bestselling "Lonely Planet" travel guides, Globe Trekker has been on the air since the mid-1990s and has amassed an impressive list of destinations over more than a dozen seasons. The presenters' faces have changed throughout the years (a fresh-faced Bradley Cooper, for one, led a trek to the Peruvian Andes long before he became an Oscar nominee) but one thing has remained the same: the show's commitment to making every adventure both educational and entertaining.
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