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On This Month's Show
3/16/15 - A Travel Stew
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On this month's Let's Travel! show Susi first explores the Mexican colonial city of Oaxaca with travel writer Mari Gold. Then it's off to the U.S. Department of State where she gets some “news we can use” about handling passport problems when travelling abroad from Karen Christensen. Then Michael and Susi take a trip through the Everglades in Florida on an air boat tour and end up surrounded by thousands of butterflies and exotic birds at then largest butterfly park in the world. Enjoy!

The following personalities were interviewed and recorded on our trip

. Mari Gold, Mari S. Gold is a freelance writer who contributes to many magazines and websites. She writes primarily on food, travel and health and travels as much as she can. Her blog, But I Digress…, on travel, food and life experiences is at www.marigoldonline.net. .


. Karen L. Christensen, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Overseas Citizens Services, Karen Christensen has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Overseas Citizens Services since August 2014.

Most recently, Ms. Christensen was the Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin where she coordinated consular operations at several posts in Germany. Prior to that, she was Consul General in Manila. She has also served in Washington within the Bureau of Consular Affairs in the Visa Office and the Office of the Executive Director. Overseas, she has served as a consular officer in London, Bucharest, Warsaw, and Seoul. Other Washington tours include serving as an instructor in the Consular Training Division and a Career Development Officer in the Bureau of Human Resources.


. Alligator tours


. Butterfly World


Michael Zuffolo, CEo/Exec. Producer

LTR's Susi Raphael & Michael Zuffolo

Coral Gables Butterfly Conservatiry Muse

butterfly land on a piece of banana whil

Lauderdale's Marina filled with Amber Ja

A Lorikeet biting Michael Zuffolo's hat

A spectacular Macaw sighted by LTR's Tea

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