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Travelscope Previous Broadcasts

Swiss Roots (Episode #404H)

KQED Life: Thu, Feb 11, 2016 -- 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: Fri, Feb 12, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Guatemala - Seeking The Past In Tikal and Yaxha (Episode #310H)

KQED Life: Thu, Feb 11, 2016 -- 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: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 11, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Guatemala - The Maya of the Western Highlands (Episode #309H)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 -- 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: Tue, Feb 9, 2016 -- 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.

Williamsburg, Virginia - America's Historic Triangle (Episode #311H)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 8, 2016 -- 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.

Guatemala - Seeking The Past In Tikal and Yaxha (Episode #310H)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 6, 2016 -- 2:30 PM

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.

Tasmania, Australia (Episode #403H)

KQED Life: Thu, Feb 4, 2016 -- 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: Fri, Feb 5, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Papua New Guinea - Cultural Encounters in an Ancient World (Episode #307H)

KQED Life: Thu, Feb 4, 2016 -- 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.

In The Path of the Conquistadors (Episode #104)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 3, 2016 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 4, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Austria - Celebrating the Vine in Vienna and the Burgenland (Episode #306H)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 3, 2016 -- 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, Feb 2, 2016 -- 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.

Guatemala - Seeking The Past In Tikal and Yaxha (Episode #310H)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 1, 2016 -- 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.

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