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Los Angeles, April 2010: Following three incredible
seasons, Travelscope returns with a dynamic season
four that offers even more adventure, scenery and
insight into the world‟s diverse cultures. From Australia
to Mozambique, the new programs, delivered in High Definition, introduce people to people and
provide a bridge between cultures. Among his many awards, Rosendo has been recognized
numerous times by the SATW Foundation’s Lowell Thomas Awards and has received the Medaille d’Or
du Tourisme from the French Government and the Travel Industry Association of Canada’s Globe and
Mail Travel Media Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism. Travelscope remains a favorite with
audiences and succeeds in offering high class travels with a personal and conversational delivery.

About Travelscope
Award-winning travel journalist and author Joseph Rosendo shares his personal perspective on
cultural tourism from spots close to home, as well as, exotic worldwide locales. Shot in High Definition,
Season 4 of Travelscope continues to enlighten and entertain viewers with thrilling destinations and
personal encounters with diverse peoples.

Joseph, whose love of travel and foreign cultures is rooted in his Cuban heritage, first created
Travelscope radio and publication more than 25 years ago. It has since expanded into the APT
distributed television series, an eMagazine, as well as, video streaming, a travel blog and audio pod-
casts. Joseph feels travel provides the missing link between cultures. “We close each show with a
quote from Mark Twain: „Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness,‟” says Joseph.
“It‟s a truth that first turned me on to travel and has kept me hooked for more than thirty years.”

#401 - Crossing the Swiss Alps –– From cosmopolitan Geneva to the UNESCO heritage Aletsch Glacier
Joseph travels through Switzerland by bus, train and lake steamer. In Geneva Joseph explores a city
that has remained in the forefront of innovation and change and visits Lake Geneva‟s fascinating
lakeside villages such as the Olympic city of Lausanne. 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.

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#402 - Victoria, Australia –– 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. In addition to his town adventures, his
journey takes him from one natural area to another in hot pursuit of Australia‟s wildlife where he has
close encounters with kangaroos, koalas and emus. Along the way he is introduced to the original
inhabitants and stewards of this great big land down under –– Australia‟s aboriginal people.

#403 - Tasmania, Australia –– 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, rides out the ups and downs of a fast paced eco-cruise along Tasman
National Park‟s spectacular coastline and meets the devil –– the Tasmanian Devil, that is. Along the
way he samples the best of the local food and wine and gets to know Tasmania‟s colorful and multi-
cultural inhabitants.

#404 - Swiss Roots –– Joseph joins his producer and wife, Julie, on her search for her Swiss roots in and
around Lucerne, Switzerland. Their hunt takes Travelscope atop Mount Pilatus where they scale the
local peaks, try their hand at cheese making and then travel across Lake Lucerne to historic alp horn
and handöergeli (Swiss accordion) shops in 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.

#405 - New Brunswick’s Acadian Festival –– New Brunswick is Canada‟s only bi-lingual province and
the peaceful co-existence between the French Acadian culture and the English Loyalist culture gives
visitors two experiences for the price of one. Yet all the world‟s French in August during the Caraquet
Acadian Festival –– a two-week cultural celebration that culminates in a mardi-gras style street party.
Joseph heads to the Acadian Peninsula to trace its Acadian heritage, meet modern day Acadians
and, during their national day of celebration, 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 year round.

#406 - Germany’s Winter Carnival –– Joseph dons his jester‟s cap and heads to the German state of
Baden-Wüerttemberg for Fasnet –– 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. From
Konstanz on the shores of Lake Constance to the Black Forest villages of Villingen, Oberndorf,
Gengenbach, Elzach and Rottweil, Joseph uncovers the festival‟s history and rejoices in the controlled
chaos of tolle tage –– Crazy Days!

#407 - Thailand – Rediscovering Bangkok ––- It‟s hectic, it‟s crowded, it‟s the epitome of diversity and
filled to the brim with exciting things to see and do. 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.

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#408 - Thailand – From Golden Triangle to White Sands –– From vibrant Bangkok Joseph travels south
for a bit of rest and relaxation in the turquoise waters and on the fashionable beaches of the Krabi
Peninsula. There he observes the ongoing efforts to preserve nature, indigenous cultures and ancient
customs in the face of widespread tourism. After the short respite he heads north to the border of
Thailand, Myanmar and Laos to continue his Thailand adventure in the infamous Golden Triangle.
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.

#409 - Fredericksburg, Texas –– It‟s time for barbecue, German beer tasting, fine wine sampling and
guitar pickin‟ when Joseph explores Fredericksburg, Texas. 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.

#410 - Gathering in Scotland –– Scotland has been a part of the United Kingdom for more than 300
years, yet it has managed to maintain its distinct customs, culture and character. 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 his grace, the Duke of Argyle, at Inverary Castle during the
Campbell clans‟ Highland Games.

#411 - Cappadocia, Turkey –– Cappadocia, in Turkey‟s rural heart, is a natural wonder and a cultural
treasure chest. It is where the East and West seem to have collided and “fairy chimneys” –– fantastic
volcanic ash formations –– have risen from the land and tower over beautifully carved valleys. 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.

#412 - South Africa –– On Safari! –– 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.
Using the elegant Lion Sands accommodations as his home base he heads out in search of the Big
Five and encounters lions, African elephants, Cape Buffalos and Black Rhinoceros. 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. As an important complement to the animal adventures, he visits the
local villages and schools in order to understand more about the native culture and discover how
they coexist with and benefit from tourism.

#413 - Mozambique, Africa –– On Mozambique‟s Bazaruto Archipelago Kuta Katila means, “Roll your
reed mat out on the sand, lay back and relax.” Always ready to follow local customs, Joseph does
exactly that at the Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa on Bazaruto Island and at the Azura Resort on
Benguerra Island. Joseph continues to practice the fine art of Kuta Katila on the sparkling beaches
and in the turquoise waters of the Bazaruto Marine National Park. Snorkeling, sailing, horseback riding
and sand-boarding down 100-meter high dunes are activities that are all on the agenda, as well as, a
sunset swim with horses. Activities aside, as always, the highlight of the show is Joseph‟s friendly
encounters with the islands‟ people and the opportunity to share cultural experiences.

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Underwritten by: DK Eyewitness Travel
Local Underwriting: available with non-compete of national underwriter
Executive Producer / Host: Joseph Rosendo,
Producer: Julie Rosendo,
Presenting Station: KQED, San Francisco
Station Relations: Suzanne Romaine,
National Distributor: American Public Television (APT)

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About KQED
Northern California Public Broadcasting, Inc. (NCPB) ( is the most-watched public
television and most-listened-to public radio broadcaster in the country. NCPB owns and operates
public television stations KQED 9 (San Francisco), KTEH 54 (San Jose), and KQET 25
(Watsonville/Monterey); public radio stations KQED 88.5FM (San Francisco) and KQEI 89.3FM
(Sacramento); KQED 9 is the producer of local and national series such as QUEST; Check, Please! Bay
Area; Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way; and Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures.
KQED's digital television channels include KQED HD, KQED Life-Encore, KQED World, KQED Kids and
KQED V-me, and are available 24/7 on Comcast. KQED Public Radio is an award-winning news and
public affairs program service (88.5 FM in San Francisco and 89.3 FM in Sacramento) and home of
Forum with Michael Krasny and The California Report. KQED Education Network brings the impact of
KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and the general public through workshops,
community screenings and multimedia resources. KQED Interactive offers video and audio podcasts
and live radio stream at <> , featuring unique content on one
of the most visited station sites in public broadcasting.

About American Public Television (APT)
American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated
programming to America‟s public television stations since 1961. In 2009, APT distributed 56 of the
top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new program titles per year are
prominent documentaries, dramatic series, how-to programs, children‟s series and classic
movies, including Spain...on the road Again, Rick Steves' Europe, Newsline, Globe Trekker, Simply
Ming, America's Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Lidia's Italy, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home,
Murdoch Mysteries, Doc Martin, Rosemary and Thyme, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, Liza’s at
the Palace…. and John Denver: The Wildlife Concert. APT also licenses programs internationally
through its APT Worldwide service. In 2006, APT launched Create™ – the TV channel featuring
the best of public television's lifestyle programming. For more information about APT‟s programs
and services, visit