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Guidelines for When to Book Travel

Guidelines for When to Book Travel

It’s not a simple question, “When is the best time to book my travel?” There are so many factors to consider when answering that question. Are you booking a cruise or land tour? Are you booking just airfare? What destination are you talking about going to at what time of year? If you are only…
Flexible Independent Travel

FIT – Flexible Independent Travel

I remember the first time I heard the term FIT and had no idea what it meant! Does that mean travel that “fits” a person or travel that makes someone throw a “fit”? I guess, depending on who’s doing the planning, it could be EITHER! The truth is, it’s the kind of vacation that most…
Group Travel Saves Money

Group Travel Saves Money

If you want to save money on your next vacation, think Group Travel! Why? For the same reason you buy certain products in bulk, like paper towels or socks. The more you buy the less you pay per item, or in the case of group travel, per person. But what exactly IS group travel and…
Make the Most of Your Vacation Time

Make the Most of Your Vacation Time

When was the last time you took a vacation? Most of us get limited vacation time, so it’s critical to know how to make the best use of that time. When it comes to travel, there are numerous ways to help you save time and enjoy it more, stress about it less! First and foremost,…
France – Food & Beverage

France – Food & Beverage

It’s not a surprise that every country has its distinctive cuisine and specialty drinks, but France goes beyond that. Most top chefs have trained at some point in France. The wine industry looks to France for its standards. And the French are very proud of their reputation for being food and wine aficionados. But what…
France – Culture & Events

France – Culture & Events

Have you heard the term “rude Americans”? Do you ever wonder where that term and stereotype came from? It’s not something I want to be known as, so when I started traveling to France, I decided to do some research to find out how to avoid being labeled that way. It was eye opening! I’m…
France – Cities & Sites

France – Cities & Sites

I think France and New York State have a lot in common. What do I mean? When people hear that I live in New York, they immediately think that I live in New York City. When people think of France, they immediately envision the Eiffel Tower and Paris. But New York is MORE than just…
Germany – Travel Culture

Germany – Travel Culture

Germany is similar to any other foreign country with its own set of standards and rules of etiquette. Learning some of these, along with some useful German phrases and a good dose of adventure will help to make your visit more enjoyable. The following are some ideas to help you in your travels. Punctuality is…
Germany – Food & Beverages

Germany – Food & Beverages

Traveling to Germany brings with it the anticipation of enjoying traditional foods from different parts of the country. Traditional recipes have a way of transforming into familiar meals when brought back home though. Did you know that some of OUR favorite fast food items originated in Germany? Our hamburger started as Hamburg’s meat rissoles, a mixture…

Germany – Culture & Events

Germany – Culture & Events   German culture is that beautiful and unique mix of precise efficiency and downright fun! This is evident in the layout of each city, the timeliness of the German train system and the celebration of each festival, complete with costume, song and usually beer! Traveling through Germany will allow you…
Germany – Cities & Sites

Germany – Cities & Sites

What do you think of when you picture Germany? I can smell schnitzel and wursts, I hear an “oompah” band and I see men in lederhosen serving large mugs of beer from a tray in a biergarten. There is so much more to Germany, though, to their history and culture. Are you an ancient society…
Northern Ireland – Travel Culture

Northern Ireland – Travel Culture

The nice thing about visiting countries in the United Kingdom is that there is no language barrier….mostly! In Northern Ireland, although English is spoken, Irish (Gaelic) is also spoken and sometimes the two get mixed together, and don’t even START with the accents and how difficult understanding them can be! Another wonderful benefit of traveling…

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