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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.
Guatemala's Semana Santa - Easter Week #505
Throughout Guatemala, Easter Week (Semana Santa) is celebrated as the most significant and festive season. Joseph travels to Guatemala City, Antiqua, and Lago de Atitlan and discovers that while the observance is rich in Roman Catholic ceremony and tradition, at the same time it leaves room for the popular devotion and beliefs of the indigenous Mayan culture.
- KET2 Wednesday, May 22 at 5:30 pm EDT
Ireland - The West Is Best #506
Joseph starts his Ireland adventure in the town of Shannon and then heads southwest to the Dingle Peninsula. Then he heads to the Puck Festival in Killorglin on the Ring of Kerry for some Irish merrymaking. Joseph also learns about the Irish emigration to America and hears the story of the Blasket Islanders.
- KET2 Wednesday, May 29 at 5:30 pm EDT
Taiwan - The Culture of Tea #507
The mystery and majesty of tea is explored when Joseph spotlights the culture of this royal beverage on Taiwan. During this adventure he travels to Lujang to join in the creation of traditional tea snacks, visits an Assam tea farm in Nantou, participates in a formal tea ceremony in Tainan, and tops it all off with a visit to the annual Lantern Festival in Chiayi.
- KET2 Wednesday, June 5 at 5:30 pm EDT
Taiwan - Forgotten People #508
Joseph travels to Green Island to enjoy its natural pleasures such as one of the world's only ocean hot baths and rides on a moped through the island's dramatic volcanic landscape. On Orchid Island he has cultural encounters with the Tao people sampling their special foods.
- KET2 Wednesday, June 12 at 5:30 pm EDT
Greece - Cruising The Isles #509
There's plenty of ancient history and beautiful scenic bays to explore on this island cruise, but the real life of the voyage is the opportunity to discover the heart and soul of the Greek isles and people.
- KET2 Wednesday, June 19 at 5:30 pm EDT
Flathead Valley, Montana #102
Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. The Flathead Valley also offers rivers and streams, Glacier National Park, and a wealth of other activities and scenic attractions.
- KET Thursday, June 20 at 10:34 pm EDT
San Antonio, Texas - More Than The Alamo #510
Joseph explores the Alamo, Riverwalk, fine dining, music, art, and San Antonio's diverse cultures.
- KET2 Wednesday, June 26 at 5:30 pm EDT
Port Aransas, Texas - Fun on the Texas' Coa #511
Joseph enjoys a cooling and relaxing stay among the gentle gulf breezes of the South Texas Coast.
- KET2 Wednesday, July 3 at 5:30 pm EDT
Rwanda - Among The Gorillas #512
Joseph follows in the footsteps of Dian Fossey when he treks into the mountain forest of the Parc National des Volcans. Within sight of the five Virunga Range volcanoes, he travels in search of Rwanda's endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys.
- KET2 Wednesday, July 10 at 5:30 pm EDT
Rwanda - In Search of Chimpanzees #513
Joseph continues his Rwanda adventure and turns his attention to the region's other primate populations. Chimpanzee, Olive Baboons, and Black and White Colobus Monkeys are just a few of the thirteen primate species that populate the Nyungwe National Park.
- KET2 Wednesday, July 17 at 5:30 pm EDT
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