Web site: http://www.travelscope.net
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.
Fredericksburg, Texas #409
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, March 12 at 5:30 pm EDT
Gathering in Scotland #410
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 19 at 5:30 pm EDT
Cappadocia, Turkey #411
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 26 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.
- KET2 Sunday, March 30 at 10:34 pm EDT
South Africa: On Safari! #412
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. He rounds out his wildlife tour at Camp Jabulani when he literally rubs shoulders with two cheetahs at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre then joins other camp guests atop a team of rescued elephants on safari through the African bush.
- KET2 Wednesday, April 2 at 5:30 pm EDT
Mozambique, Africa #413
Joseph relaxes at the Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa on Bazaruto Island and at the Azura Resort on Benguerra Island.
- KET2 Wednesday, April 9 at 5:30 pm EDT
Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage #201
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 and Juneau, Skagway, and Sitka, AK.
- KET2 Wednesday, April 16 at 5:30 pm EDT
Germany's Holiday Markets #202
Joseph explores northern Germany's Christmas markets, where there's more to the joy of the holiday season than baubles and trinkets.
- KET2 Wednesday, April 23 at 5:30 pm EDT
Naturally Los Angeles #203
Joseph introduces some of the L.A. area's lesser-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.
- KET2 Wednesday, April 30 at 5:30 pm EDT
Taiwan—City and Culture #204
A search for the heart and soul of Taiwan among the attractions of its capital, Taipei, and through encounters with the country's remaining ethnic minority peoples.
- KET2 Wednesday, May 7 at 5:30 pm EDT
Taiwan—The Natural Side #205
Turning to the wild side of Taiwan, Joseph explores the country's national parks and beautiful Taroko Gorge, Taiwan's own "grand" canyon.
- KET2 Wednesday, May 14 at 5:30 pm EDT
Ottawa, Canada #206
In Canada'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.
- KET2 Wednesday, May 21 at 5:30 pm EDT
Valencia, Spain #207
Rubbing shoulders with the locals in sunny Valencia, Joseph visits textile and ceramic artisans and gets the inside story on a fiery annual celebration, Las Fallas.
- KET2 Wednesday, May 28 at 5:30 pm EDT
South Africa #208
Joseph heads out on safari at the Shamwari Wildlife Preserve and 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.
- KET2 Wednesday, June 4 at 5:30 pm EDT
New Brunswick #209
Joseph travels along the Miramichi River Route in New Brunswick, Canada in search of spring salmon and fishing tales. He samples local cuisine at a rustic river lodge and explores the area's fishing and lumber history in nearby Doaktown.
- KET2 Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm EDT
Thailand—Bangkok and the River Kwai #210
Joseph begins a Thailand adventure in its bustling capital, Bangkok, with visits to markets, palaces, and temples. Then he heads out of town to camps on the River Kwai in order to walk through Hellfire Pass and ride the Death Railway.
- KET2 Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm EDT
Thailand—Islands and Festivals #211
Joseph continues his Thai journey by taking a break on the island paradise of Ko Samui. Then he heads north to Chiang Mai for the annual Loy Krathong festival, a celebration featuring 5,000 floating paper lanterns.
- KET2 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm EDT
Zambia Bush Adventure #212
Joseph flies into the bush for astonishing wildlife and cultural encounters with the animals and people of Zambia's Luangwa Valley.
- KET2 Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm EDT
Zambia River Adventure #213
Joseph "roughs it" in a swank safari camp on the shore of the great Zambezi river within earshot of hippos and elephants. Then he heads south to stand on historic Livingstone Island at the edge of the thundering Victoria Falls.
- KET2 Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 5:30 pm EDT
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