Author: Susan Raphael, Traveler Extrodinaire/ Executive Producer/Co-Host

08/01/2018 California Two Ways

Todd von Hoffman in front of one of the famous Venice, CA murals painted by Rip Cronk First, Susi interviews Todd von Hoffman, the unofficial mayor of Venice, founded in 1905 by Abbot Kinney as a cross between Coney Island and Greenwich Village, on the changes there that have occurred in recent years and the proposed Venice history museum. Back in the studio, Susi talks to Patrice Samara, Schin Narode and Dori di Carlo about the Survive and Thrive Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs being held this year in Malibu. Todd von Hoffman Todd von Hoffman came West from New...

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09/01/2017 Jazz Interlude

(left to right) Will Glass, Susi Raphael, George Saenz, The Blue Dahalia, Arthur Baron and Ariana Hellerman. Susi’s in a “jazzy mood” for the September Let’s Travel! show. She met her guests, all from the world of jazz, at the 25th Anniversary of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in NYC: Arthur Baron, a trombonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, Ariana Hellerman, creator of Ariana’s List a blog on free cultural events in NYC, Will Glass, a musician’s advocate and program manager at the Jazz Foundation of America and The Blue Dahalia, a singer, musician and composer. And we even have some live...

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08/01/2017 Boston Revisited

BOSTON REVISITED, LTR!’s August showcase notes a number of unique destinations in the City of Boston. Include Boston Transit/ MBTA, the country’s oldest from 1997 and the Boston Public Library, the country’s first publicly sponsored public library.There’s also Fenway Park, the country’s oldest original ballpark and the country’s oldest family owned Yankee restaurant, Durgin Park. Add Old North Church, Boston’s oldest surving church,the start point of the famous Midnight Ride of Paul Revere and Boston Commons, the first public park in the nation. Listen to LTR! ‘s August showcase for more. Patricia Reyes General Manager, Durgin-Park restaurant General Manager, Durgin-Park restaurant,...

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06/01/2017 The Art of Travel

Photo: Recording “The Art of Travel”at the Let’s Travel! studio in NYC. From left to right: Neme Alperstein, Susi Raphael, Patrice Samara, Margrit Newman This month Susi explores the world of travel — on our planet and beyond — through the eyes of an artist, a documentary filmmaker and a teacher. Patrice Samara Patrice Samara is president of Triumph Communications Group, Inc., a Strategic Consulting, Communications, Global Events, Media Production, Publishing & Market Representation organization and COO of Wordeee, a publisher. She is an Emmy award-winning documentary producer and lifelong entrepreneur. Samara is an inveterate travel junkie and foodie. Website:...

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03/01/2017 – American folklore, books, filmmaking

American folklore, books, filmmaking — it’s all on the March Let’s Travel! Radio show as Susi and her guests circle the globe. Host Susi Raphael in the studio with guests Patrice Samara and Steve Zeitlin. Steve Zeitlin Folklorist, filmmaker, writer, and cultural activist Steve Zeitlin is a folklorist, filmmaker, writer, and cultural activist.  He is the founding director of City Lore, an organization dedicated to fostering New York City – and America’s – living cultural heritage. His latest book is “The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness”. Patrice Samara president of Triumph Communications Group,...

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Survive and Thrive Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp (

October 26-28, 2018
Malibu, California

Survive and Thrive Today is a community that supports entrepreneurs through action, shared resources, information, connections and opportunities to assist them as they strive for success. Different from other conferences, the Survive and Thrive Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp encourages entrepreneurs to replace their sports jackets and dress shoes with t-shirts and sneakers for a weekend of work, connections and adventure with influential and successful business leaders, accredited investors, and future leaders. It’s an intimate (only 300 people) 3-day immersive event where entrepreneurs can get the knowledge they seek, the resources they lack and the partnerships they need, to create a winning formula to elevate their game for peak success.

The Blue Dahlia at Chelsea Market in NYC


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