Season 7 – Released Summer 2013
Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope jumps into its seventh season with five Emmy nominations, one Emmy win and 14 Telly Awards. Yet, as wonderful as awards are, far more impressive is the ongoing recognition the travel series receives from its viewers. “I love, love, love the show!” e-mails one. “Your show presents an intimate view of magical places and how they touch your spirit in a personal way,” says another. This season Joseph serves his viewers by transporting them across the planet to such exotic destinations as Japan’s little-visited Ogasawara islands, located more then 600 miles from the mainland and comprised of people with American roots, as well as two shows from the mountain kingdom of Bhutan, a country where its most important product is its peoples’ “gross national happiness.” Closer to home Joseph samples the California-style pleasures on hand for travelers to Los Cabos, Mexico and enters into a brave new world of travel in Nicaragua, a country recovered from civil war and ready to thrill visitors with its natural wonders.
The series also highlights Asian locales like Hong Kong and Tokyo while returning to Europe to throw the spotlight on Switzerland’s Matterhorn and adventures along the border between Germany and Poland. Along the way Joseph traces his family’s beginnings in Cuba, the still US-boycotted Caribbean isle. With 78 shows distributed by American Public Television to Public Television stations, Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope persists to persevere in creating one of the most entertaining, informative and thoughtful programs on television. “I look forward to seeing more of your shows as you continue to open our minds and expand our hearts,” posts a Facebook fan. “It’s wonderful to know, that our endeavor makes a difference in our viewers’ lives,” says host, director and writer Joseph Rosendo, “Everyday I am thankful and grateful for the gift of this opportunity!”