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Travelscope Previous Broadcasts

Mozambique, Africa (Episode #413H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

On Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago Kuta Katila means, "Roll your reed mat out on the sand, lay back and relax." Always ready to follow local customs, Joseph does exactly that at the Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa on Bazaruto Island and at the Azura Resort on Benguerra Island. Joseph continues to practice the fine art of Kuta Katila on the sparkling beaches and in the turquoise waters of the Bazaruto Marine National Park. Snorkeling, sailing, horseback riding and sand-boarding down 100-meter high dunes are activities that are all on the agenda, as well as, a sunset swim with horses. Activities aside, as always, the highlight of the show is Joseph's friendly encounters with the islands' people and the opportunity to share cultural experiences.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

South Africa (Episode #208H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph heads out on safari at the Shamwari Wildlife Preserve then visits the town of Alicedale - where people power is thriving. Along the way he visits a Capetown area winery for some rest, relaxation and wine tasting.

South Africa - On Safari! (Episode #412H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

Joseph gets an elephant-sized helping of the African wild on safari at the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve adjacent to South Africa's famed Kruger National Park. Using the elegant Lion Sands accommodations as his home base he heads out in search of the Big Five and encounters lions, African elephants, Cape Buffalos and Black Rhinoceros. He rounds out his wildlife tour at Camp Jabulani when he literally rubs shoulders with two Cheetahs at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre then joins other camp guests atop a team of rescued elephants on safari through the African bush. As an important complement to the animal adventures, he visits the local villages and schools in order to understand more about the native culture and discover how they coexist with and benefit from tourism.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

Valencia, Spain (Episode #207H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Travelscope goes to sunny Valencia to rub shoulders with the locals at their cafes, pubs and local markets. Joseph visits the city's textile and ceramic artisans and gets the inside story on Las Fallas - Valencia's yearly fiery celebration.

Germany's Holiday Markets (Episode #202H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 -- 2:30 PM

Travelscope celebrates the season with Joseph's explorations through Northern Germany's Christmas markets where there's more than baubles and trinkets to the joy of Christmas.

Ottawa, Canada (Episode #206H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Travelscope celebrates Canada and the Canadians in the nation's capital. Joseph canoes beneath Parliament Hill, survives the War Museum and samples the cuisine at Cordon Bleu - the world's most prestigious culinary training ground.

Taiwan - The Natural Side (Episode #205H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 24, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph continues his Taiwan discoveries when he explores the country's natural pleasures in its national parks and beautiful Taroko Gorge - Taiwan's own "Grand" canyon.

Cappadocia, Turkey (Episode #411H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 23, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

Cappadocia, in Turkey's rural heart, is a natural wonder and a cultural treasure chest. It is where the East and West seem to have collided and "fairy chimneys" -- fantastic volcanic ash formations -- have risen from the land and tower over beautifully carved valleys. As part of his journey through the Cappadocia Region, Joseph floats in a hot air balloon above the homes and underground cities that are carved out of the limestone rock of the Goreme Valley. He visits holy mosques and ancient churches, delights in Cappadocia's slower, gentler lifestyle and meets the artisans of the region's traditional arts and crafts -- rug weaving, ceramics and water painting.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 24, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

Taiwan - City and Culture (Episode #204H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 23, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Travelscope searches for the heart and soul of Taiwan among the attractions of its capital, Taipei, and through his experiences with the country's remaining ethnic minority people.

Gathering In Scotland (Episode #410H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 22, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

Scotland has been a part of the United Kingdom for more than 300 years, yet it has managed to maintain its distinct customs, culture and character. Joseph dons his tartan and joins the Scottish clans for a bit of culture and fun at The Gathering in Edinburgh where hundreds of clans and thousands of people come together for sport, folk dancing, arts, crafts and bag piping. During his travels Joseph explores Glasgow, imbibes a dram or two of the local product at an island whiskey distillery and meets his grace, the Duke of Argyle, at Inverary Castle during the Campbell clans' Highland Games.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 23, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

Naturally Los Angeles (Episode #203H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 22, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

While most visitors head for Hollywood or Rodeo Drive, Joseph introduces viewers to some of Los Angeles' little-known treasures from hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains and wine tasting in Malibu to the Venice Beach drum circle - a weekly celebration of the city's diversity.

Germany's Holiday Markets (Episode #202H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 21, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Travelscope celebrates the season with Joseph's explorations through Northern Germany's Christmas markets where there's more than baubles and trinkets to the joy of Christmas.

Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage (Episode #201H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 18, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

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.

Brittany, France (Episode #113)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Elves and dragons, maids and knights - hiking and biking, oysters and crepes - these are some of the surprises and pleasures Travelscope discovers in Brittany, France - the Celtic land of myths and legends.

Thailand - from Golden Triangle to White Sands (Episode #408H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 16, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

From vibrant Bangkok Joseph travels south for a bit of rest and relaxation in the turquoise waters and on the fashionable beaches of the Krabi Peninsula. There he observes the ongoing efforts to preserve nature, indigenous cultures and ancient customs in the face of widespread tourism. After the short respite he heads north to the border of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos to continue his Thailand adventure in the infamous Golden Triangle. From a coffee, tea and macadamia nut plantation to a thriving elephant camp, he uncovers what Thais are doing to transform the Triangle's ancient opium production to pursuits that will improve the lives of the area's many Hill Tribe people.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

Custer Country, Montana (Episode #112)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 16, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph heads to Southeast Montana to Custer Country for an historic encounter with a legend and a close encounter with the locals during the annual reenactments of Custer's Last Stand at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

Thailand - Rediscovering Bangkok (Episode #407H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

It's hectic, it's crowded, it's the epitome of diversity and filled to the brim with exciting things to see and do. Joseph takes a path less traveled as he explores Thailand's capital city -- Bangkok. During his urban adventure he wanders the back roads and waterways of old and new Bangkok. He participates in morning Buddhist rituals at a local temple, checks out an up-to-date wellness center, tries his hand at the ancient art of crafting a monk's alms bowl, roasts Thai coffee at a 100-year-old Chinese market and scours a local Thai market for the perfect indigenous ingredients to spice up his gourmet Thai cooking class.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 16, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

Ontario, Canada's Far North (Episode #111)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Located on the Moose River on the southern tip of James Bay the island of Moose Factory is 1000 miles north of Toronto and a world apart. In this relative isolation the MoCreeBec and Moose Cree struggle to keep their cultures alive. Joseph heads to Ontario's Far North for an adventure with Canada's First Nations people.

Germany's Winter Carnival (Episode #406H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

Joseph dons his jester's cap and heads to the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg for Fasnet -- Fasnacht -- Carnival. Each town may call it by a different name, but they all agree it's a non-stop community party that celebrates local culture and chases away the winter blues. Some of the historic carnival characters, like the Narro, date back to the festival's beginning 500 years ago while others are the products of lively modern-day imaginations. From Konstanz on the shores of Lake Constance to the Black Forest villages of Villingen, Oberndorf, Gengenbach, Elzach and Rottweil, Joseph uncovers the festival's history and rejoices in the controlled chaos of tolle tage -- Crazy Days!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

Desert Birds, Bats and Wildflowers (Episode #110)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph discovers the desert's subtle attractions when Joseph travels from California Wildflowers to Yuma, Arizona's Birding and Nature Festival.

Santa Ynez Valley, California (Episode #105)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 12, 2014 -- 2:30 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.

The Islands of Malaysia (Episode #109)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 11, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph continues his "Colors of Malaysia" adventure through multicultural, multi-religious Malaysia when we travel to the islands of Penang and Langkawi.

The Colors of Malaysia (Episode #108)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 10, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

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.

New Brunswick's Acadian Festival (Episode #405H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

New Brunswick is Canada's only bi-lingual province and the peaceful co-existence between the French Acadian culture and the English Loyalist culture gives visitors two experiences for the price of one. Yet all the world's French in August during the Caraquet Acadian Festival -- a two-week cultural celebration that culminates in a mardi-gras style street party. Joseph heads to the Acadian Peninsula to trace its Acadian heritage, meet modern day Acadians and, during their national day of celebration, join in their festival and Laissez les bon temps roulez -- Let the good times roll! During his journey he also partakes of New Brunswick's natural beauty and the world of adventure that awaits every visitor to this Canadian province year round.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 10, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

Churchill's Beluga Whales and Polar Bears (Episode #107)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

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.

Swiss Roots (Episode #404H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

Joseph joins his producer and wife, Julie, on her search for her Swiss roots in and around Lucerne, Switzerland. Their hunt takes Travelscope atop Mount Pilatus where they scale the local peaks, try their hand at cheese making and then travel across Lake Lucerne to historic alp horn and handoergeli (Swiss accordion) shops in the village of Schwyz. In Ebikon and Koelliken Julie takes a walk in her grandparents' footsteps and shares a glass of local wine and a pot of fondue with her long-lost and newly-met Swiss relatives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

Newfoundland - Winter/Summer (Episode #106)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph travels to Canada's Eastern-most province in winter and summer in search of cultural, scenic and wildlife adventures.

Tasmania, Australia (Episode #403H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 7, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

Santa Ynez Valley, California (Episode #105)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 7, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

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.

Manzanillo, Mexico & The Costa Alegre (Episode #101)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 5, 2014 -- 2:30 PM

Rosendo explores Mexico's Costa Alegre - "the happy coast" - and Manzanillo, the resort village made famous by the movie "10". He highlights the state and city of Colima with its rain forests and active volcanoes, joins an on-going fiesta in Comala and discovers some of the coast's elegant resorts.

In The Path of the Conquistadors (Episode #104)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 4, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

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.

New Brunswick, Canada (Episode #103)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

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.

Victoria, Australia (Episode #402H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 2, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

Flathead Valley, Montana (Episode #102)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 2, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

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.

Crossing The Swiss Alps (Episode #401H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 1, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 2, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

Manzanillo, Mexico & The Costa Alegre (Episode #101)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 1, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Rosendo explores Mexico's Costa Alegre - "the happy coast" - and Manzanillo, the resort village made famous by the movie "10". He highlights the state and city of Colima with its rain forests and active volcanoes, joins an on-going fiesta in Comala and discovers some of the coast's elegant resorts.

Madhya Pradesh, India - India's Rural Heart (Episode #313H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 1, 2014 -- 5:00 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.

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