Parents' Guide to

Globe Trekker

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Long-running adventure series has an educational angle.

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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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