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

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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Sites & Sounds in Travel in 2017

SITES & SOUNDS in TRAVEL in 2017 is our first show of the new year. With a handful of world travelers we found an array of  new finds/destinations worth considering in 2017. From Jon Haggins  of Globtrotter TV we found Brazil’s North Coast an enviable choice. Jon also liked the environs of the City of Assisi in central Italy in 2016 as a best bet.Jon hiked his way across miles of rugged terrain on this pilgrimage walk he informed us. His next ascent will be the islands of Indonesia. We wish him good luck. After Jon we found a...

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01/01/2017 – Sites & Sounds in Travel for 2017

Sites & Sounds in Travel for 2017 is Let’s Travel! Radio’s opening salvo for the 2017. A panel of six travel gurus will discuss their recent discoveries in all parts of the world. A host of travel writers, travel producers and simply travel travelers will favor us with stories of their favorite destinations. You’ll hear about it on letstravelradio’s site and on many of the stations of the PRX radio network in the U.S. and Canada later this month. Jon Haggins/ jonhaggins@aol.com/www.globtrottertv-blospot.com Jon heads up GlobeTrotter TV, a half-hour weekly lifestyle travel show that airs in the NYC Metro...

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The Blue Dahlia at Chelsea Market in NYC

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