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Journalist Joseph Rosendo likes to recall a quote from Mark Twain at the end of each episode of his Emmy Award-winning television series: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Embracing that philosophy, “Travelscope” leads viewers on journeys to the world's most exotic locations with the goal of filling in the missing link between cultures. Rosendo provides not only insights on the numerous places he explores, but important travel information for the conscientious globe-trotter.


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S01E01 Manzanillo, Mexico & The Costa Alegre 19/08/2005 Awarding-winning travel journalist Joseph Rosendo explores Mexico’s Costa Alegre – “the happy coast” – and Manzanillo, the resort village made famous by the movie “10”. Travelscope highlights the state and city of Colima with its rain forests and active volcanoes, joins the on-going fiesta in Comala and discovers some of the coast’s elegant resorts.
S01E02 Flathead Valley, Montana 26/08/2005 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.
S01E03 New Brunswick, Canada 02/09/2005 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.
S01E04 In The Path of the Conquistadores 09/09/2005 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 the Spanish influence is visible in the Filipinos’ language, spirit and food.
S01E05 Santa Ynez Valley, California 16/09/2005 There’s more to California’s wine country than Napa and Sonoma. Travelscope 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.
S01E06 Newfoundland – Winter/Summer 23/09/2005 Joseph travels to Canada’s Eastern-most province in winter and summer in search of cultural, scenic and wildlife adventures.
S01E07 Churchill’s Beluga Whales and Polar Bears 30/09/2005 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.
S01E08 The Colors of Malaysia 14/10/2005 Travelscope 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.
S01E09 The Islands of Malaysia 21/10/2005 Joseph continues his “Colors of Malaysia” adventure through multi-cultural, multi-religious Malaysia when we travel to the islands of Penang and Langkawi.
S01E10 Desert Birds, Bats and Wildflowers 28/10/2005 Travelscope discovers the desert’s subtle attractions when Joseph travels from California Wildflowers to Yuma, Arizona’s Birding and Nature Festival.
S01E11 Ontario, Canada’s Far North 04/11/2005 Located on the Moose River on the southern tip of James Bay the island of Moose Factory is 1,000 miles north of Toronto and a world apart. In this relative isolation the Moose Cree and the MoCreeBec struggle to keep their culture alive. Travelscope heads to Ontario’s Far North for an adventure with Canada’s First Nations people.
S01E12 Custer Country, Montana 11/11/2005 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.
S01E13 Brittany, France 18/11/2005 Elves and dragons, maids and knights – hiking and biking, oysters and crepes – these are some of the surprises and pleasures Joseph discovers in Brittany, France – the Celtic land of myths and legends.
S02E01 Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage 07/03/2008 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.
S02E02 Germany’s Holiday Markets 14/03/2008 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.
S02E03 Naturally Los Angeles 23/04/2008 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.
S02E04 Taiwan - City and Culture 30/04/2008 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.
S02E05 Taiwan - The Natural Side 30/04/2008 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.
S02E06 Ottawa, Canada 07/05/2008 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.
S02E07 Valencia, Spain 07/05/2008 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.
S02E08 New Brunswick 13/05/2008 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.
S02E09 South Africa 13/05/2008 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.
S02E10 Thailand - Bangkok and the River Kwai 02/08/2008 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.
S02E11 Thailand - Islands and Festivals 09/08/2008 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.
S02E12 Zambia Bush Adventure 16/08/2008 Joseph flies into the bush for astonishing wildlife and cultural encounters with the animals and people of Zambia’s Luangwa Valley.
S02E13 Zambia River Adventure 23/08/2008 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.
S03E01 Fiji - Island Hopping 06/06/2009 Travelscope goes island hopping. From the romantic private island of Matangi to the pristine waters of Jean Michelle Cousteau’s resort, Joseph snorkels through amazing coral reefs and shares a kava ceremony with a local chief.
S03E02 Alberta, Canada - The Canadian Rockies 13/06/2009 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
S03E03 Chile - From Seaside to Mountaintop 20/06/2009 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.
S03E04 Chile - The Driest Place on Earth 27/06/2009 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 Atacameño Indians and witnesses spouting geysers, endless sand dunes and the area’s breathtaking natural beauty.
S03E05 West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful 04/07/2009 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
S03E06 Austria - Celebrating the Vine in Vienna and the Burgenland 11/07/2009 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 Gemütlichkeit (the good life) in the capital’s own vineyards and in the Buschenshanks and Heurigers (wine cafés) of the villages along Burgenland’s Lake Neusiedl.
S03E07 Papua New Guinea - Cultural Encounters in an Ancient World 18/07/2009 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.
S03E08 Italy - Friuli Venezia Giulia - Italy’s Hidden Region 25/07/2009 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.
S03E09 Guatemala - The Maya of the Western Highlands 01/08/2009 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.
S03E10 Guatemala - Seeking the Past in Tikal and Yaxha 08/08/2009 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.
S03E11 Williamsburg, VA - America’s Historic Triangle 15/08/2009 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
S03E12 Madhya Pradesh, India - The Heart of India 22/08/2009 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.
S03E13 Madhya Pradesh, India - India’s Rural Heart 29/08/2009 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.
S04E01 Crossing the Swiss Alps 06/05/2010 From cosmopolitan Geneva to the UNESCO heritage Aletsch Glacier Joseph travels through Switzerland by bus, train and lake steamer.
S04E02 Victoria, Australia 13/06/2010 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.
S04E03 Tasmania, Australia 20/06/2010 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.
S04E04 Swiss Roots 27/06/2010 Joseph joins his producer and wife, Julie, on her search for her Swiss roots in and around Lucerne, Switzerland.
S04E05 New Brunswick, Canada’s Acadian Festival 04/07/2010 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.
S04E06 Germany’s Winter Carnival 11/07/2010 Joseph dons his jester’s cap and heads to the German state of Baden-Wüerttemberg 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.
S04E07 Thailand – Rediscovering Bangkok 18/07/2010 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.
S04E08 Thailand – From Golden Triangle to White Sands 25/07/2010 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.
S04E09 Fredericksburg, Texas 01/08/2010 It’s time for barbecue, German beer tasting, fine wine sampling and guitar pickin’ when Joseph explores Fredericksburg, Texas.
S04E10 Gathering in Scotland 08/08/2010 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.
S04E11 Cappadocia, Turkey 15/08/2010 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
S04E12 Mozambique, Africa 29/08/2010 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.
S05E01 St. Vincent & the Grenadines – Close to Home, but a World Away 04/06/2011 Thirty-two beautiful islands, off the beaten track, yet in your backyard, is what Joseph discovers on his St. Vincent & the Grenadines adventure
S05E02 Istanbul - At the Crossroads of History 11/06/2011 From its days as the capital of the Roman Empire in the 4th century to its selection as the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul has been a significant city and major crossroad between East and West for thousands of years.
S05E03 Switzerland – Celebrating St. Moritz 18/06/2011 For hundreds of years St. Moritz has been a Swiss resort with the emphasis on “the Ritz” –– a place where the royal, wealthy and famous can recreate in luxury and where the term “Champagne Climate” refers to more than the 300 plus days of sunshine each year.
S05E04 Switzerland – Scaling the Jungfrau Region 25/06/2011 Surrounded by Switzerland’s mountain landscape, it’s easy to see why the Swiss understand the value of nature.
S05E05 Guatemala’s Semana Santa - Easter Week 02/07/2011 Throughout Guatemala, Easter Week (Semana Santa) is celebrated as the most significant and festive season on every religious and social calendar.
S05E06 Ireland – The Dingle Peninsula and Beyond 09/07/2011 Joseph starts his Ireland adventure in the town of Shannon and then heads southwest to the Dingle Peninsula for some Irish merrymaking at the Puck Festival in Killorglin.
S05E07 Taiwan - The Culture of Tea 16/07/2011 The mystery and majesty of tea is explored when Joseph spotlights the culture of this royal beverage on Taiwan.
S05E08 Taiwan - Aboriginal People 23/07/2011 Only 2% of the Taiwan population belongs to an ethnic minority group
S05E09 Greece – Cruising the Isles 30/07/2011 A Greek Island cruise sounds like a bit of a cliché, but not when Joseph and the crew of Travelscope make landing on some of the Goddess Athena’s special children
S05E10 San Antonio, Texas – More Than The Alamo 06/08/2011 The finer things in life have always been a big part of the San Antonio experience and there’s a slew of attractions to entertain the visitor — the Alamo, Riverwalk, fine dining, music, art — but it’s San Antonio’s diverse cultures and the way the people love to celebrate that is most
S05E11 Port Aransas, Texas – Fun on the Texas Coast 13/08/2011 Joseph breaks away from heat for a cooling and relaxing stay among the gentle gulf breezes of the South Texas Coast.
S05E12 Rwanda – Among the Gorillas 20/08/2011 Joseph follows in the footsteps of Dian Fossey when he treks into the mountain forest of the Parc National des Volcans.
S05E13 Rwanda – In Search of Chimpanzees 27/08/2011 Joseph continues his Rwanda adventure and turns his attention to the region’s other primate populations.
S06E01 Easter Island - Mysteries & Myths 02/06/2012 Joseph travels to the most remote inhabited place on earth during his Easter Island adventure. Located more than two thousand miles off the coast of Chile, Rapa Nui (the island’s native name) offers a world of mysteries - many that still remain unanswered.
S06E02 Hong Kong – Asia's World City 28/07/2012 A tour of Hong Kong highlights luxury hotels, designer shops and Michelin-star restaurants as well as the city's local neighborhoods and markets.
S06E03 Riding the Range in Southern Alberta, Canada 16/06/2012 Joseph hits the trail to Southern Alberta, Canada and follows the path of the province’s settlement from the early days of the buffalo and the Blackfoot people to present-day ranchers and cowboys.
S06E04 Southern Ethiopia – Tribal Lands and Primeval People 23/06/2012 Joseph’s adventure begins along the shores of Lake Abaya and Chamo, two of the lakes of the 2,400 mile Rift Valley where modern man is said to have originated.
S06E05 Northern Ethiopia – Ancient History and Spiritual Present 30/06/2012 Joseph travels to Northern Ethiopia to uncover its ancient history and discover its spiritual present thorough cultural adventures, myths and legends.
S06E06 Land Without Limits – The Cariboo–Chilcotin–Coast Region of British Columbia, Canada 07/07/2012 In this little known expanse of British Columbia, Canada, Joseph discovers a world of adventures. “Land Without Limits” is the region’s slogan and Joseph has experiences from the ocean to the mountains that range from smoking salmon with the First Nations Nuxalk people.
S06E07 Sechseläuten – Switzerland’s Spring Festival 14/07/2012 We find out what Sechseläuten really means when we join Joseph on his springtime visit to Zürich, Switzerland. Considered a dry, formal, business town, Zürich casts off the stereotypes and its residents slough off their inhibitions when they welcome spring in celebration with the town’s historic medieval trade unions.
S06E08 Dreamin’ California’s Coast – Malibu to Big Sur 21/07/2012 Joseph and Julie are California Dreamin’ as they celebrate their anniversary along the state’s romantic coast. They join up with a coastal tour which begins in Southern California in their hometown of Topanga and then follows the golden state’s winding shoreline north to Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and to the edge of the Big Sur.
S06E09 San Miguel de Allende, Celebrating in the Heart of Mexico 28/07/2012 The annual Fiesta de San Miguel; Instituto Allende; Mayan Baths; El Jardin, the main plaza of San Miguel de Allende; chef Felipe of the Casa de Sierra Nevada.
S06E10 Ontario, Canada’s Niagara Peninsula - Toronto and Beyond 04/08/2012 On his visit to Ontario, Canada, Joseph proves there’s more to the Niagara Peninsula region than Niagara Falls. He begins his explorations in Toronto, Canada’s most cosmopolitan city, where he finds one of the world’s most multicultural cities.
S06E11 Cruising the Mediterranean 11/08/2012 Joseph climbs aboard the Regent Seven Seas Mariner for a Mediterranean cruise adventure. Onboard he joins National Public Radio and other Public Television journalists on a PTV at Sea cruise experience—meeting, greeting and speaking with his Public Television viewers.
S06E12 Christmas in Switzerland 18/08/2012 Travelscope heads to Lausanne, Montreux and Basel, Switzerland to bask in the glow of a Swiss-style Christmas at some of the country’s best Christmas Markets.
S06E13 Passage through Chile’s Tierra del Fuego around Cape Horn 25/08/2012 The spirit of Magellan is alive and well as Joseph circumnavigates the tip of South America on an expedition passenger ship. He sails through Tierra del Fuego and around Cape Horn on his latest Chilean adventure.