- Travelscope changed the series title to Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope after the fifth season.
- See broadcast listings for Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope on KQED.
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
Victoria, Australia (Episode #402H)
KQED Life: Fri, Dec 19, 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.
- KQED Life: Sat, Dec 20, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
Zambia River Adventure (Episode #213H)
KQED Life: Fri, Dec 19, 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.
Zambia Bush Adventure (Episode #212H)
KQED Life: Thu, Dec 18, 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.
Manzanillo, Mexico & The Costa Alegre (Episode #101)
KQED Life: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 -- 11:00 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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
Thailand - Islands and Festivals (Episode #211H)
KQED Life: Wed, Dec 17, 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.
Thailand - Bangkok and the River Kwai (Episode #210H)
KQED Life: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Joseph begins his Thailand adventure in its bustling capital, Bangkok, with visit to markets, palaces and temples and then heads out of town to camps on the River Kwai in order to walk through Hellfire Pass and ride the Death Railway.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Close to Home, but a World Away (Episode #501H)
KQED Life: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
Thirty-two beautiful islands, off the beaten track, yet in your backyard, is what Joseph discovers on his St. Vincent & the Grenadines adventure. These stunning Caribbean isles offer a wide range of water activities from snorkeling and diving to swimming and sailing. Yet, the best adventures are the natural and cultural ones and Joseph experiences them from searching for the St. Vincent Parrot to swimming with endangered sea turtles and dancing to the drums of the Union Island Maroon Festival.
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
Crossing The Swiss Alps (Episode #401H)
KQED Life: Fri, Dec 12, 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.
- KQED Life: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
New Brunswick (Episode #209H)
KQED Life: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Joseph travels along the Miramichi River Route in New Brunswick, Canada in search of spring salmon and fishing tales. At a rustic river lodge he samples local cuisine and in nearby Doaktown explores the Miramichi's fishing and lumber history.
South Africa (Episode #208H)
KQED Life: Thu, Dec 11, 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.
Valencia, Spain (Episode #207H)
KQED Life: Wed, Dec 10, 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.
Ottawa, Canada (Episode #206H)
KQED Life: Tue, Dec 9, 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: Fri, Dec 5, 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.
Taiwan - City and Culture (Episode #204H)
KQED Life: Thu, Dec 4, 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.
Naturally Los Angeles (Episode #203H)
KQED Life: Wed, Dec 3, 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: Tue, Dec 2, 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.