Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope
- Travelscope changed the series title to Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope after the fifth season.
- See broadcast listings for Travelscope on KQED.
This series scales new heights of adventure, natural splendor and cultural richness. Whether it's places close-to-home or far flung adventures, Joseph is forever on the hunt for the unusual, the inspirational and the authentic.
Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope Previous Broadcasts
The Bonin/Ogasawara Islands - A Land Far, Far Away (Episode #708H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
On the Bonin or Ogasawara Islands Joseph is reminded that travel is a treasure hunt. Even though one is told where the riches are buried, the real gems have to be discovered on their own. On this voyage to Tokyo's most distant possessions - more than 600 miles and 25 hours by ferry from the mainland - Joseph partakes of kayaking, snorkeling, trekking and whale watching. Yet, in spite of all the activities, he discovers that interactions with the islanders and what one learns by exploring their heritage are the most cherished souvenirs. His personal discoveries among the islanders, whose roots lie in an American past, open up a world still shrouded in mystery and little-known to the casual day tripper.
La Joie De Vivre In Quebec City, Canada (Episode #713H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jan 13, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
Joseph heads to Quebec City, the only walled city north of Mexico, for a lively cultural adventure among the French-speaking Quebecois. The city offers so many attractions that it's hard for Joseph to squeeze them all in. Yet, half the pleasure is in the trying as Joseph strolls the village's atmospheric streets, joins into the colorful night life, samples world-famous cuisine, savors the area's natural beauty and generally celebrates La joie de vivre - the joy of living -- with the largest Francophone population outside of France. Vive les Quebecois! Vive la Ville de Quebec!
Tokyo, Japan - Celebrating The Past and Present (Episode #707H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 9, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
Like every other first time visitor, Tokyo's idiosyncratic pop culture, flashy neon-lights, garish billboards and hoards of people threaten to overwhelm Joseph's sensibilities, yet it doesn't take long for this episode to find its cultural center. Ancient temples, revered practices, natural beauty and graceful personal exchanges take the lead as this episode unfolds. On his Tokyo journey Joseph learns that while the glitz and glamor of modern Tokyo excites the senses, the heart and soul of the Japanese is found in their ancient customs and honored traditions.
Hungary, Austria and Germany - Sampling the Danube's Delights (Episode #902H)
KQED 9: Sat, Jan 7, 2017 -- 8:00 AM
Joseph samples the delights along the banks of Europe's second-longest river when he travels from Budapest, Hungary through Austria to Nuremberg, Germany on the Danube. The river is a watery avenue that rivals Paris' Champs-Elysees in offering a never-ending array of fascinating and eye-catching treasures. Along its course a mosaic of magnificent cities, quaint villages, fields and forests unfold and each stop along the way reveals a piece of Europe's ongoing cultural tale. It's a region where so much has happened and the past continues to affect the present. Join Joseph in historic markets, world-heritage vineyards, swank cafes, elegant parks and along the medieval streets of Hungary, Austria and Germany's old towns.
Taiwan Lantern Festival (Episode #712H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jan 6, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
Joseph, a winner of the 2013 Taiwan Tourism Festival Awards, deepens his understanding of Taiwan and its people by criss-crossing the island during the Taiwan Lantern Festival. A celebration of light, culture and tradition, the festival is a Chinese holiday more than 2, 000 years old. Joseph discovers that while the Taiwan Lantern Festival has its electric side, it also values the human touch. While the festival showcases the country's modern, technological side, it also honors its historic customs and traditions. Joseph explores these cultural connections at the national display of lanterns in Hsinshu, in historic temples and at street-side puppet shows, by enjoying traditional foods and, in the mountain district of Pingshi, by joining in the poignant release of thousands of sky lanterns which carry the wishes and dreams of locals and visitors heavenward.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Bonjour, Montreal (Episode #706H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 2, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
"Bonjour" means good day in French and it is always a good day in the French speaking Canadian province of Quebec, especially in the lively cosmopolitan city of Montreal. By taking to Montreal's streets, neighborhoods, natural places and waterways, Joseph discovers that joie du vivre is not just a French phrase; it's a way of life in Montreal. And summer is the time for celebrating. From music and dance to fireworks and circus acts, festivals abound! In addition, to the official celebrations every one of the scores of cultural neighborhoods throws a party! Extraordinary markets, majestic cathedrals, trendy cafes, the Latin quarter, a 70's era drum circle, activities on the St. Lawrence and warm fun-loving people all add up to a joyful time in Montreal.