Travelscope, hosted by long-time world traveler Joseph Rosendo. Watching Joseph is kind of like watching your one of your friend's or neighbor's vacation videos--the productions are very low key and somewhat informal and he's a very down-to-Earth person that relates to people in an extremely friendly and casual way. They're very fun too and there seems to be no adventure he won't try, no food he won't test and no person that he can't coax to smile.
And happily, good things happen to good travel hosts and it was just announced that Joseph recently won two of the very prestigious Lowell Thomas Travel Awards. These awards are presented each year by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation and they're kind of like the Academy Awards for the travel biz. Joseph and Travelscope (which can be seen on many PBS stations around the country) won two awards: Travel Broadcast — Video Category for Guatemala’s Semana Santa.
You can get more information on the episode here or watch the episode with this link. Travel Broadcast — Audio Category for St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Close to Home and a World Away. The winning audio broadcast may be heard at this link.
If you've never seen the show before, check it out. You can also download a lot of episodes on Amazon.