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The Daytime Emmy®-winning series follows travel journalist Joseph Rosendo as explores the wonders of the world — from stateside destinations to distant locales — while enjoying rich cultural interchanges with the local population.

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Joseph Rosendo

Joseph Rosendo

Joseph Rosendo has been a travel, food and wine journalist for nearly 30 years. He's been published in The Washington Post, The New York Daily News and more. He is the producer and host of the hit travel series Travelscope and Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope.

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Flathead Valley, Montana

Episode #102 · 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.

New Brunswick, Canada

Episode #103 · Travelscope 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.

In The Path of the Conquistadors

Episode #104 · 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 Spanish influence is visible in the Filipinos' language, spirit and food.

Santa Ynez Valley, California

Episode #105 · 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.

Newfoundland - Winter/Summer

Episode #106 · Joseph travels to Canada's Eastern-most province in winter and summer in search of cultural, scenic and wildlife adventures.

Churchill's Beluga Whales and Polar Bears

Episode #107 · 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.

The Colors of Malaysia

Episode #108 · 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.

The Islands of Malaysia

Episode #109 · Travelscope continues its "Colors of Malaysia" adventure through multi-cultural, multi-religious Malaysia when we travel to the islands of Penang and Langkawi.

Desert Birds, Bats and Wildflowers

Episode #110 · Travelscope discovers the desert's subtle attractions when we travel from California Wildflowers to Yuma, Arizona's Birding and Nature Festival.

Ontario, Canada's Far North

Episode #111 · 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 MoCreeBec and Moose Cree struggle to keep their cultures alive. TRAVELSCOPE heads to Ontario's Far North for an adventure with Canada's First Nations people.

Custer Country, Montana

Episode #112 · Travelscope travels 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.

Brittany, France

Episode #113 · Elves and dragons, maids and knights - hiking and biking, oysters and crepes - these are some of the surprises and pleasures Travelscope discovers in Brittany, France - the Celtic land of myths and legends.

Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage

Episode #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, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka, Alaska for scenic and cultural experiences.

Germany's Holiday Markets

Episode #202 · 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.

Naturally Los Angeles

Episode #203 · 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.

Taiwan - City and Culture

Episode #204 · 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.

Taiwan - The Natural Side

Episode #205 · 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.

Ottawa, Canada

Episode #206 · 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.

Valencia, Spain

Episode #207 · 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.

South Africa

Episode #208 · 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.

New Brunswick

Episode #209 · 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.

Thailand - Bangkok and the River Kwai

Episode #210 · 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.

Thailand - Islands and Festivals

Episode #211 · 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.

Zambia Bush Adventure

Episode #212 · Joseph flies into the bush for astonishing wildlife and cultural encounters with the animals and people of Zambia's Luangwa Valley.

Zambia River Adventure

Episode #213 · 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.

Fiji - Island Hopping

Episode #301 · Travelscope goes island hopping. From the romantic private island of Matangi to the pristine waters of Jean-Michel Cousteau's resort, Joseph snorkels through amazing coral reefs and shares a kava ceremony with a local chief.

Alberta, Canada - The Canadian Rockies

Episode #302 · 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.

Chile - from Seaside to Mountaintop

Episode #303 · 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.

Chile - The Driest Place On Earth

Episode #304 · 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 Atacameno Indians and witnesses spouting geysers, endless sand dunes and the area's breathtaking natural beauty.

West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

Episode #305 · 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.

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