- Travelscope changed the series title to Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope after the fifth season.
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Award-winning travel journalist Joseph Rosendo explores the world's treasures - from stateside destinations in Montana's Glacier National Park and California's wine country to exotic locales in Europe, the Philippines and Malaysia. During his journeys, Rosendo provides cultural insights and useful information for making viewers' travel dreams a reality, while also encouraging conscientious travel, believing it has the power to connect disparate cultures.
Travelscope Previous Broadcasts
Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage (Episode #201H)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
Cruising with the PTV at Sea group on the luxurious Regent Seven Seas Mariner, Joseph travels through Alaska's Inside Passage with stops in Prince Rupert, BC, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka, Alaska for scenic and cultural experiences.
- KQED Life: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
Tasmania, Australia (Episode #403H)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Joseph continues his Aussie adventure in Australia's island state -- Tasmania. From the capital of Hobart and its harbor, markets and elegant neighborhoods he heads out across the state and traces Tasmania's convict origins in the prisons of Port Arthur, hikes Cradle Mountain National Park, rides out the ups and downs of a fast paced eco-cruise along Tasman National Park's spectacular coastline and meets the devil -- the Tasmanian Devil, that is. Along the way he samples the best of the local food and wine and gets to know Tasmania's colorful and multi-cultural inhabitants.
The Islands of Malaysia (Episode #109)
KQED Life: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
Joseph continues his "Colors of Malaysia" adventure through multicultural, multi-religious Malaysia when we travel to the islands of Penang and Langkawi.
- KQED Life: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
Victoria, Australia (Episode #402H)
KQED Life: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Joseph catches the urban beat of Victoria's capital, Melbourne, then heads out on the Great Ocean Road to take in the natural scenery and survey the village scene in coastal towns. From the Shipwreck Coast through Victoria's wine country to the heart of Grampians National Park he travels in search of the best of Victoria. In addition to his town adventures, his journey takes him from one natural area to another in hot pursuit of Australia's wildlife where he has close encounters with kangaroos, koalas and emus. Along the way he is introduced to the original inhabitants and stewards of this great big land down under -- Australia's aboriginal people.
The Colors of Malaysia (Episode #108)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
Joseph experiences multi-cultural, multi-religious Malaysia when Joseph takes part in the "Colors of Malaysia Festival." The national celebration spotlights the different states and people of Malaysia through music, song, dance and costumes.
- KQED Life: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
Crossing The Swiss Alps (Episode #401H)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
From cosmopolitan Geneva to the UNESCO heritage Aletsch Glacier Joseph travels through Switzerland by bus, train and lake steamer. In Geneva Joseph explores a city that has remained in the forefront of innovation and change and visits Lake Geneva's fascinating lakeside villages such as the Olympic city of Lausanne. While in the sun-rich, car-free, 7,000-foot atmosphere of Bettmeralp Joseph enjoys a typical Swiss experience that is filled with glacier treks, colorful festivals, local cuisine, the beauty of the rural countryside and warm Alpine hospitality.
Madhya Pradesh, India - India's Rural Heart (Episode #313H)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Joseph continues his passage through the heart of India with an expedition to Bandhavgarh National Park's tiger reserve. He then visits the princely town of Maheshwar where he celebrates sunrise and witnesses morning rituals along the holy Narmada River. In the city of Indore he joins the crowds for the Diwali Festival - a celebration of good over evil and the glory of light.
Madhya Pradesh, India - The Heart of India (Episode #312H)
KQED Life: Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Joseph begins his adventure in India's capital, Delhi, and then makes a pilgrimage to the ancient Hindu and Jain temples of Khajuraho with their erotic life-affirming 1,000-year-old carvings. His journey of discovery draws him from rural villages to palace ruins.
Churchill's Beluga Whales and Polar Bears (Episode #107)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 20, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
Joseph journeys to Churchill, Canada to experience the summer spectacle of thousands of Beluga Whales frolicking in the Churchill River and in winter, the annual Polar Bear migration to the shores of Hudson Bay.
- KQED Life: Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
Williamsburg, Virginia - America's Historic Triangle (Episode #311H)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 20, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Travelscope traces America's birth in Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown, Virginia. Yet, this adventure covers more than the past as Joseph kayaks the Chickahominy River, sails on a four-masted schooner past modern-day ocean-going vessels and partakes of the area's family fun.
Newfoundland - Winter/Summer (Episode #106)
KQED Life: Tue, Aug 19, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
Joseph travels to Canada's Eastern-most province in winter and summer in search of cultural, scenic and wildlife adventures.
- KQED Life: Wed, Aug 20, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
Guatemala - Seeking The Past In Tikal and Yaxha (Episode #310H)
KQED Life: Tue, Aug 19, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Joseph combines the legendary with the natural when he explores Guatemala's Mayan legacy at the temples of Tikal and Yaxha and then discovers the wonders that wait at the El Quetzal Biotope Nature Reserve.
Santa Ynez Valley, California (Episode #105)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 18, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
There's more to California's wine country than Napa and Sonoma. Joseph moves south and "Sideways" to Santa Barbara's Santa Ynez Wine country - the location of the Academy Award nominated movie "Sideways" - for a full menu of romantic activities that include more than wine tasting.
- KQED Life: Tue, Aug 19, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
Guatemala - The Maya of the Western Highlands (Episode #309H)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 18, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Joseph visits the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Antigua before climbing volcanoes and heading into Guatemala's Mayan highland villages for hard bargaining in the local markets, a leisurely visit to a coffee plantation and a weaving lesson on a traditional back-strap loom.
Italy - Friuli Venezia Giulia - Italy's Hidden Region (Episode #308H)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Joseph embarks into the little known region of Friuli Venezia Giulia on the Slovenian border where a multi-cultural heritage thrives. He straps on his helmet before hoping a Vespa for a two-wheeled tour through the region's wine country where he meets generations of winemakers and their fellow Dionysian devotees.
Papua New Guinea - Cultural Encounters in an Ancient World (Episode #307H)
KQED Life: Thu, Aug 14, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Joseph heads to Papua New Guinea's remote highlands for cultural encounters with the Huli Wigmen and then journeys to the Sepik River for a tropical rendezvous with the ancient people of its riverside villages.
Austria - Celebrating the Vine in Vienna and the Burgenland (Episode #306H)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Travelscope celebrates the historic and modern in Austria's capital, Vienna, and the Burgenland wine country. Along the wine trail Joseph grabs a healthy helping of Gemutlichkeit (the good life) in the capital's own vineyards and in the Buschenshanks and Heurigers (wine cafes) of the villages along Burgenland's Lake Neusiedl.
West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful (Episode #305H)
KQED Life: Tue, Aug 12, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
In the New River Gorge Joseph paddles the gentle New River and then battles to stay afloat on the raging Gauley. Along the way he bikes up a mountain trail, rappels down the gorge's face and experiences West Virginia's coal mining past.
Chile - The Driest Place On Earth (Episode #304H)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 11, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Joseph travels north to the driest place on the planet, Chile's Atacama Desert. He finds that the desert, though it appears dry and barren, is alive with varied wildlife and vibrant cultures. During his journey he encounters the friendly Atacameno Indians and witnesses spouting geysers, endless sand dunes and the area's breathtaking natural beauty.
Chile - from Seaside to Mountaintop (Episode #303H)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Joseph starts his Chilean adventure in the country's capital, Santiago, and then heads into the Andes where he meets up with glacier-trekking ice climbers before descending into the Maipo Valley for wine touring and tasting and then taking in the nightlife and ocean breezes of the port city of Valparaiso.
Alberta, Canada - The Canadian Rockies (Episode #302H)
KQED Life: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
From the streets of the quaint mountain village of Banff to the chateau and tea houses of Lake Louise and the lakes and rivers of Jasper National Park, Joseph introduces viewers to the amazing province that Albertans call home.
In The Path of the Conquistadors (Episode #104)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
The ancient Spanish empire stretched from the Americas to Asia. Joseph visits Loreto, Baja California, Mexico - the first Spanish capital of the Californias and The Philippines - where Spanish influence is visible in the Filipinos' language, spirit and food.
- KQED Life: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
Fiji - Island Hopping (Episode #301H)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Travelscope goes island hopping. From the romantic private island of Matangi to the pristine waters of Jean-Michel Cousteau's resort, Joseph snorkels through amazing coral reefs and shares a kava ceremony with a local chief.
New Brunswick, Canada (Episode #103)
KQED Life: Tue, Aug 5, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
Joseph falls into winter in New Brunswick, Canada. In New Brunswick - Canada's only official bi-lingual province - the English and French Acadian thrive in perfect harmony. This episode features a bi-cultural, bi-seasonal view of this beautiful Atlantic province.
- KQED Life: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
Zambia River Adventure (Episode #213H)
KQED Life: Tue, Aug 5, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Joseph "roughs it" in a swank safari camp on the shore of the great Zambezi river within ear shot of hippos and elephants and then heads south to stand on historic Livingstone Island at the edge of thundering Victoria Falls.
Flathead Valley, Montana (Episode #102)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
A river runs into it - Flathead Lake, that is, the largest natural fresh water lake West of the Mississippi. It's the beauty of the lake and the area's rivers and streams, not to mention, Glacier National Park that leads Joseph into the Flathead Valley to partake of the area's activities and scenic attractions.
- KQED Life: Tue, Aug 5, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
Zambia Bush Adventure (Episode #212H)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Joseph flies into the bush for astonishing wildlife and cultural encounters with the animals and people of Zambia's Luangwa Valley.
Thailand - Islands and Festivals (Episode #211H)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Joseph continues his Thai journey by taking a break on the island paradise of Ko Samui before heading north to Chiang Mai for the annual Loy Krathong festival where fireworks and 5,000 floating paper lanterns are part of the celebration.