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Great Journeys: Planes, Trains & Automobiles

On this Globe Trekker Special our travellers embark on some of the world’s great journeys Flying across the Maldivesby planes, trains and automobiles.

Sami Sabiti, Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Megan McCormick, Estelle Bingham, Andrew Daddo, Bradley Cooper, Jonathan Atherton and Zay Harding journey through amazing scenery finding out about the “do’s and don’ts” of crossing international borders, hiring classic cars, and what to do about food for the journey.

From the Bahamas, to China, Papua New Guinea, and Kenya, Australia to Alaska and Iran, throughout the history of aviation, planes have offered the best way of reaching the inaccessible. Our travellers take off to some of the world’s most remote places and pick up some pretty colourful characters enroute – huskies, priests, soldiers and tribesmen to name but a few – along the way they also take in breathtaking scenery that can only be seen from the skies.

Ian Wright cruises across the Copper Canyon, MexicoHeading back down to earth, we continue our journey by train. Here Ian Wright meets some interesting travellers in Ethiopia and cruises across the wilderness of Mexico’s Copper Canyon. Justine Shapiro enjoys the gentle English countryside on a historic steam train – then embarks on an exhilarating journey up into the South American Andes aboard the Train to The Clouds in Argentina.

Meanwhile, Megan McCormick steams off to the Scottish Highlands on the West Highland Railway whilst Zay Harding travels across New Zealand’s South Island on theTransalpine Express. From steam to electric, 5-star seats to dangling from the roof top, the train offers it all and more!

We continue our trip by the car and Justine Shapiro learns all about the legacy left behind by Henry Ford in Detroit Michigan, then takes to the back roads of West Country Britain in aClassic car travelvintage Morris Minor. On legendary Route 66 inIllinois she discovers hometown America and meets a bunch of classic car enthusiasts along the way.

Megan McCormick meanwhile cruises along Skyline Drive in a classic Corvette along the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and hires a Cruiser to visit volcanoes and explore the stunning Hawaiian island of Maui.

Ian Wright buys a wreck, attempts a road trip through South East Australia and – predictably – breaks down along the way!

Our journey ends with Justine driving off into the sunset across the deserts of south west USA to visit The Grand Canyon.

Places Mentioned - Argentina, Australia, China, England, Iran, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, The Bahamas, USA

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