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

07/01/2017 Discover HAITI

Discover HAITI, offers an interesting sidebar to second most populous country in the Caribbean at 10.6 million. It was the first European settlement in the Americas and the first country to declare Independence in the region in 1804, and second only to the U.S. in 1776. It’s capital is Porte-of-Prince and its roots are African, Spanish and French. As a dynamic, HAITI’s outpour in the arts is unequaled in that part of the world. Sabine Blaizin Educator, Producer/ Director, Social Activist, Sabine is the voice of BROOKLYN MECCA, aka Grassroots Dance Culture, monthly showcase of sound, music and dance,...

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Discover HAITI- July showcase

DISCOVER HAITI July HAITI is located in the province of Hispaniola along with its next door neighbor, the Dominican Republic. With over 10 million residents in an island larger than the state of Maryland by a fraction and measuring more than 10,000 square miles, HAITI is a special place for Adventure Travelers, Foodies, fun loving Music & Dance aficionados. Art Collectors and Shoppers, and for anyone who enjoys visiting historical sites, magnificent scenery, unique cuisine and more. Major U.S. carriers fly there. From New York’s JFK you can choose from JetBlue, Delta, American, even Air France. From LGA you have a choice. Spirit Airlines is one. And if your cruise minded there’s Royal Caribbean and Carnival cruise lines. And yes, there are B&B type lodgings in HAITI, all reasonably priced. There are also a plethora of private homes and residence if you’re game. For more on this go to the HAITIAN tourist office near you or try : www.experiencehaiti.org HAITI was the first European settlement in the Americas initiated by Christopher Columbus in his first voyage to the new world in 1492, naming it La Navidad after one of his early shipwrecks to the island. HAITI was also the first country to abolish slavery in the Caribbean and the first country to declare independence from its overseer, France, in 1804. Through thick and thin the country has survived to produce world class...

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05/01/2017 Celebrate GREECE

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 and an accomplished travel writer, editor and author. e-mail: maneditor@luxuryweb.com Website: www.luxuryweb.com John Klados Vice President, Sales & Marketing, HOMERIC TOURS, Inc. e-mail: jklados@homerictours.com/ www.HomericTours.com Prof. James DeMetro Festival Dir., NEW YORK GREEK FILM FESTIVAL and Dir., Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce e-mail: profdemetro@hotmail.com/ www.hellenicamerican.cc Arturo Cortes General Manager, AVRA Restaurant, NYC  e-mail:art@avra.com/ fx: 212-751.0894 Louis Katsos Pres. & Founder, EMBCA; Pres.,AMERICAN HELLENIC...

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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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