BHTP Connexions Podcast: New York, Africa, And The World


If you’ve been following our last several blog posts, you know we’ve been reporting from New York and the New York Times Travel Show. The show was a fantastic experience for many reasons, not the least of which being that we were able to talk to some true travel experts. Better yet, we were even able to cajole a couple of them into coming onto our show.

In this episode, Lisa Bellavin and Kit Kiefer talk South African travel with Kevan Cowie from African Travel, and travel safety (and one of our all-time-favorite safe-traveler programs, the STEP program), with Karen Christensen, deputy assistant secretary for Overseas Citizens Services at the U.S. State Department.

They say talk is cheap; actually, (as Ms. Christensen points out) so is travel protection, if you compare the cost of a medical evacuation to the cost of a travel-insurance policy.

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Thanks for listening!

Author: Kit Kiefer

As content engineer for Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, I have one of the world's great jobs. Not only do I get to write about travel, but I get to edit the work of fantastically talented contributors from around the world. Plus I get all the maple syrup I can drink.