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In TRAVELSCOPE, 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.

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Crossing the Swiss Alps #401 [TV-G]
In Geneva Joseph explores a city that has remained in the forefront of innovation and change and visits Lake Geneva's fascinating lakeside villages. 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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, December 30 at 5:30 pm EST

Victoria, Australia #402 [TV-G]
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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, January 6 at 5:30 pm EST

Tasmania, Australia #403 [TV-G]
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, goes on an eco-cruise along Tasman National Park's spectacular coastline and meets the Tasmanian Devil.

  • KET2 Wednesday, January 13 at 5:30 pm EST

Swiss Roots #404 [TV-G]
Joseph joins his producer and wife, Julie, on her search for her Swiss roots in and around Lucerne, Switzerland. Their hunt takes them atop Mount Pilatus, they try their hand at cheese making, and then travel across Lake Lucerne to 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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, January 20 at 5:30 pm EST

New Brunswick's Acadian Festival #405 [TV-G]
Joseph heads to the Acadian Peninsula to trace its Acadian heritage, meet modern day Acadians, and 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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, January 27 at 5:30 pm EST

Germany's Winter Carnival #406 [TV-G]
Joseph dons his jester's cap and heads to the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg for 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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, February 3 at 5:30 pm EST

Thailand: Rediscovering Bangkok #407 [TV-G]
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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, February 10 at 5:30 pm EST

Thailand—From Golden Triangle to White Sands #408 [TV-G]
Joseph travels south in the turquoise waters and on the fashionable beaches of the Krabi Peninsula. After the short respite he heads north to the border of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos. 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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, February 17 at 5:30 pm EST

Fredericksburg, Texas #409 [TV-G]
Located midway between Austin and San Antonio in beautiful Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg offers visitors hundreds of bed and breakfasts, scores of dining establishments, historic attractions, varied activities, and a deep-rooted German heritage. From tracing its Germanic roots and climbing Enchanted Rock to sipping some local brews and getting down-home with some Texas Roots Music, Joseph enjoys a taste of Germany, a heap of nature and a whole lot of Texas.

  • KET2 Wednesday, February 24 at 5:30 pm EST

Gathering in Scotland #410 [TV-G]
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 the Duke of Argyle at Inverary Castle during the Campbell clans' Highland Games.

  • KET2 Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 5:30 pm EST

Cappadocia, Turkey #411 [TV-G]
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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 5:30 pm EST

South Africa: On Safari! #412 [TV-G]
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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 5:30 pm EST

Mozambique, Africa #413 [TV-G]
Joseph relaxes at the Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa on Bazaruto Island and at the Azura Resort on Benguerra Island.

  • KET2 Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 5:30 pm EST
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