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Globe Trekker

Hawaii (#406)

Megan McCormick begins her journey on Kauai, one of the least explored Hawaiian islands. She takes part in a hula ceremony, lends a hand with the harvest and kayaks down the Wailua River to the rainforest. Megan's next stop is Oahu, where she takes a surfing lesson, visits the Honolulu fish market and attends a ceremony commemorating the Pearl Harbor attack. She flies to Maui and drives to the Haleakala Crater, where she witnesses a stunning sunrise before heading into the crater's desolate landscape. From there she's off to Hawaii, the "Big Island," where she goes hula pipi, rounding up cattle with the paniolas, or cowboys. Megan finds some peace after a long day at the nearby Buddhist bed and breakfast before hiking to Halimaumau, an active crater. There she sees the spectacular work of Pelli, the fire goddess and legendary creator of the islands. [57 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of "living as the locals do," charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.

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