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Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope

Season 11 of Emmy award-winning Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope covers the globe from North America to Africa to Asia. Join host Joseph Rosendo as he hikes Taiwan’s Taroko Gorge, partakes in local festivals, goes lobstering with a family in Maine, navigates Ontario, Canada’s world heritage Rideau Canal, explores Bangkok and the River Kwai and heads out on a Zambia river and bush safari.

Alaska – America’s Last Frontier

26m 46s

Alaska’s Inside Passage to the land and the people of America’s Last Frontier through Canadian waters to Prince Rupert, BC and on through Alaska’s inside passage to Juneau, Skagway and Sitka. Along the way the ship stops in Tracy Arm Fjord to catch nature’s show headlined by Bald Eagles and Gray, Orca and Humpback whales.

Episodes

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    Alaska – America’s Last Frontier

    S12 E1208 - 26m 46s

    Alaska’s Inside Passage to the land and the people of America’s Last Frontier through Canadian waters to Prince Rupert, BC and on through Alaska’s inside passage to Juneau, Skagway and Sitka. Along the way the ship stops in Tracy Arm Fjord to catch nature’s show headlined by Bald Eagles and Gray, Orca and Humpback whales.

  • France – Cruising on the Lot: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    France – Cruising on the Lot

    S12 E1207 - 26m 46s

    Joseph and his crew navigate under the craggy cliffs and dramatic escarpments of Southwest France by boat on the Lot River through ancient locks and the region’s magical villages. Among the many treasures the episode features are Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, classified as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”, the Château de Mercuès, the region’s capital, Cahors.

  • South Padre Island, TX: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    South Padre Island, TX

    S12 E1206 - 26m 46s

    Join Joseph for the many pleasures of the longest barrier island on the South Texas Coast. From fishing to bird watching and horseback riding, from building sand castles to kayaking the lagoon and hitting the surf, and the only Sea Turtle rescue set in the United States, South Padre Island Sea Turtle, Inc.

  • South Africa – Into the Wild!: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    South Africa – Into the Wild!

    S12 E1205 - 26m 46s

    Joseph’s South African journey begins in Capetown. At the Cape of Good Hope Joseph encounters ostriches and a colony of three thousand African Penguins. The climax of the episode is Joseph’s safari at Shamwari Game Reserve, a 61,000 acre preserve where he learns that sustainable tourism, attracted by the game reserve, has given the people new hope.

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    The Best of Taiwan

    S12 E1204 - 26m 46s

    Why Taiwan? With close to 1,000 miles of coastline to stroll, 286 mountain peaks over 9,000 feet to climb, 10 islands to explore, countless festivals to celebrate and 14 aboriginal groups to meet, Taiwan is a wondrous land with an abundance of surprising things to do, see and experience.

  • Ireland – Following the Way of St. Patrick – Part 2: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ireland – Following the Way of St. Patrick – Part 2

    S12 E1203 - 26m 46s

    From Slemish Mountain where Patrick served as a slave to Strangford Lough where he returned to Ireland to convert the populace to Christianity, we find that St. Patrick’s Day in Downpatrick is filled to the brim with the saint’s observance. In typical Irish fashion it’s also a time for mighty craic – a great time!

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    Ireland – Following the Way of St. Patrick – Part 1

    S12 E1202 - 26m 46s

    Joseph follows in the footsteps of St. Patrick, Ireland’s Patron Saint, when he wanders by foot and travels by car along the Way and Trail of St. Patrick in Northern Ireland with its fifth century Celts at Navin Centre & Fort and other sacred and mythical sites, washing his face in St. Patrick’s Well and sitting in the saint’s Chair.

  • Halloween in Ireland’s Ancient East: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Halloween in Ireland’s Ancient East

    S12 E1201 - 26m 46s

    Joseph celebrates Halloween in Ireland’s Ancient East, an area rich in history, myths and legends, and views this beautiful part of the island through the prism of two festivals. The Puca Festival is an ancient observance reborn and the Wexford Festival Opera illustrates Irish’s devotion to community. Sample a taste of the island in castles, country homes, markets, pubs and restaurants.

Schedule

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    Tokyo, Japan -- Celebrating the Past and Present

    Wednesday
    Feb 21

    30 Minutes

    Ancient customs and honored traditions of the Japanese.
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    Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope

    The Bonin/Ogasawara Islands -- A Land Far, Far Away

    Thursday
    Feb 22

    30 Minutes

    Kayaking, snorkeling, trekking and whale watching on islands located more than 600 miles from the mainland of Japan.
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    Bhutan -- Part 1 -- Gross National Happiness

    Friday
    Feb 23

    30 Minutes

    A spiritual artist works in Paro, Bhutan; the Bhutan capital city of Thimphu.
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    Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope

    Bhutan -- Part 2 -- Land of the Thunder Dragon

    Monday
    Feb 26

    30 Minutes

    Observing the black-necked crane in the Phobjikha Valley; the annual Ngang Lhakhang "Swan Monastery" festival in Bumthang, Bhutan.
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    A San Antonio Christmas

    Tuesday
    Feb 27

    30 Minutes

    Mission San Jose's Mariachi Mass; holiday events at the historic La Villita in the Arneson River Theater; the Tamalada, holiday tamale-making party; midnight serenade for Our Lady of Guadalupe in San Fernando Cathedral.
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    Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope

    Taiwan Lantern Festival

    Wednesday
    Feb 28

    30 Minutes

    Taiwan Lantern Festival features a national display of lanterns in Hsinchu and the release of thousands of sky lanterns in the mountain district of Pingshi.
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    Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope

    La Joie de Vivre in Quebec City, Canada

    Thursday
    Feb 29

    30 Minutes

    A cultural adventure in Quebec City.
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    Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope

    Bhutan -- Part 2 -- Land of the Thunder Dragon

    Friday
    Mar 1

    30 Minutes

    Observing the black-necked crane in the Phobjikha Valley; the annual Ngang Lhakhang "Swan Monastery" festival in Bumthang, Bhutan.
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    Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope

    A San Antonio Christmas

    Monday
    Mar 4

    30 Minutes

    Mission San Jose's Mariachi Mass; holiday events at the historic La Villita in the Arneson River Theater; the Tamalada, holiday tamale-making party; midnight serenade for Our Lady of Guadalupe in San Fernando Cathedral.
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    Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope

    Taiwan Lantern Festival

    Tuesday
    Mar 5

    30 Minutes

    Taiwan Lantern Festival features a national display of lanterns in Hsinchu and the release of thousands of sky lanterns in the mountain district of Pingshi.
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    Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope

    La Joie de Vivre in Quebec City, Canada

    Wednesday
    Mar 6

    30 Minutes

    A cultural adventure in Quebec City.
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    Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope

    Taiwan -- Iron Pathways to Adventure -- Part 1

    Thursday
    Mar 7

    30 Minutes

    Exploring Taiwan by its extensive train system.

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