Author: Michael Zufolo, Producer/Co-Host of Let's Travel! Radio

CELEBRATE GREECE

CELEBRATE GREECE, LTR’s May showcase ( May 1-30 ) alludes that GREECE is a destination worth discovering. As the birthplace of Western Democracy, philosophy, literature, political science, theatre arts & drama, it’s considered the cradle of Western civilization. It presently enjoys 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, among the most in Europe. It’s also a favored destination for travelers world-wide. Last year it totaled 28 million visitors and is counted as one of the most visited countries in Europe. In 2010 Lonely Planet ranked Greece’s northern tier and  the city of Thessaloniki, the country’s second largest, as the world’s fifth-best party town. And Santorini, one of  the country’s major resort islands was recently voted ” The World’s Best Island” by Travel & Leisure magazine. GREECE has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world measuring nearly 8,500 miles. It shares its borders with Albania, Macedonia, Turkey and Bulgaria. It is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe,Asia, and Africa. It is made up of nine geographic regions including Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese Islands, Thessaly, Epirius, the Aegean Islands including Dodocanese and Cyclades,Thrace,Crete, and the Ionanian Islands. It sits between the Ioanian Sea, the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.The Capital is Athens. The population is 11 million.The country also includes a myriad of islands, really 6,000, in fact, of which only 227 are inhabited. It...

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04/01/2017 Discover CYPRUS & Pafos, EU’s City of Culture

From the era of Alexander the Great, the Graeco-Roman empire,the era of Constantine, the Turkish invasions, the Crusades, the Ottoman Empire, the Venetian Republic, the British occupation and finally the Independence of 1960, CYPRUS has emerged as a discovery in terms of Antiquity,Tour & Travel, Food & Wine, World Class Architectural sites, and more. The April showcase spells it out. Today’s guests include: Manos Angelakis Managing Editor, LuxuryWeb Magazine; The Epoch Times NYC area based, Manos is a certified Tuscan Wine Master and an expert on Greek, Catalan and Chilean wines. He’s also a Senior Food & Wine writer...

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Discover CYPRUS & Pafos, EU’s Capital City of Culture, 2017

CYPRUS is a magical place. After 9000 years of history from the Neoclassic era, the Bronze Age, the BC era, the age of the conquerors, Greece and Rome, Constantinople and the Western empire, the Turkish invasions of the sixth, seventh and eight centuries, the Crusades of the ninth and tent centuries, the era of the Republic of Venice, the Middle Period and the  time of the Ottoman Empire of the 16th to 19th centuries, followed by the period of British Colonialism from 1878 to 1959, and finally to the era of Independence under Archbishop Makarios III of the Greek Orthodox Church in 1960 to the present, CYPRUS has survived and even prospered, For today’s seasoned traveler CYPRUS has a lot to offer and the major air carriers from all parts of Europe, the Middle East and Africa get you there. Try the low-cost airlines,i.e., Ryan Air or EasyJet or some of the major carriers like Lufthansa, BA, KLM, Swissair or Alitalia. One recent reports has it that you can enjoy an off-season weekend for as little as $138 euros in CYPRUS. What a deal! This year you can take in the new Seven Stories & Lace exhibit in the capital district, a bevy of monasteries for which CYPRUS is known for, join the Strollers Club if you’re a hiker or walker like myself or participate in the Fourth CYPRUS Walking Festival.  Dance...

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RIDIN’ THE MTA

RIDIN’ THE MTA is LTR’s February showcase. Here in the Eastern Corridor we have some of the leading rail lines in the U.S.A. These include METRO-NORTH Railroad, the LONG ISLAND Railroad, AMTRAK, and,of course, NYC’s very own the MTA Subway and MTA Bus lines. The last two accounted for more than 2.5 billion riders in 2016. NYC’s Subway alone accounted for more than 1.7 billion in 2016, a all-high record. This compares favorably with some of the leading countries in the world including  China where their largest four cities including Beijing recorded over 10 billion riders in 2016. Yet NYC’s busiest...

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02/01/2017 – RIDIN’ THE MTA

Our February showcase: RIDIN” THE MTA is loaded with facts and figures about riding the rails, from points  north, METRO NORTH; east, The LONG ISLAND Rail Road; south, AMTRAK, sister cousin to the MTA: with an aside to NYC’s rail system of buses and trains. Donna Haynes Assistant Director of Promotional Partnerships at Metro North Rail Road Donna Haynes recently appointed Asst.Dir.,Promotional Partnerships at METRO-NORTH RR is responsible for developing leisure travel marketing programs in the Hudson Valley,CT. and New York City.She also creates discount rail packages and itineraries for events, cultural attractions, outdoor adventure programs and tours. For more on her...

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