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Oberammergau 2020

Oberammergau comes around every ten years. It is the most famous and visually stunning presentation of Christ’s Passion in the world. In 1633, the villagers of Oberammergau made a solemn vow. In the early 17th century, Germany was in the midst of the Thirty Years War. The bubonic plague had... Read More>>

How early do I need to arrive at the airport before my trip?

We hear this question a lot at Witte. The standard recommendation is two hours before for domestic and three hours for international. Keep in mind that this is the standard amount of time. In some cases, it needs to be adjusted. This does not mean, leave home two hours before. You should be at the... Read More>>

4 Tips for Using Public Transportation Abroad

Unless you are a seasoned traveler or you live in a big city, using public transportation while traveling can sometimes be intimidating. But public transportation is not only very budget friendly, it is also very efficient. As a bonus, you get the experience of traveling “as a local”. Recently,... Read More>>

The REAL ID Act

Flying after January 22, 2018? Be prepared, identification rules are changing on domestic flights. (Note this information is up-to-date as of 11/10/2017)   Who is affected by this? Everyone.  If you are flying within the United States you will need to be aware of the new rules. What is... Read More>>

Linking Cruises: Combining two (or more) cruise itineraries

Did you know that you can “link” cruises together? In other words, you can combine itineraries to turn, for example, a 7-day cruise into a 14-day or 21-day (or longer) cruise. My husband and I frequently link on Princess Cruises. In recent years, we have linked Eastern and Southern, Eastern and... Read More>>

Baggage Allowance and Fee Information

Baggage Allowance and Fee Information Each airline has their own baggage allowance and fees for checked bags, oversized/overweight bags and instruments.  Click on the airlines below for more information.  Note these links will take you off the Witte Travel website. Aer Lingus Aegean AeroMexico... Read More>>

European Travel

A group of five is traveling to Europe. I am a part of this group. I have let two of the travelers do almost all the planning. This will be a first for me. I am usually the one who does the planning. It should be a new experience. Speaking of new experiences our group will be using the Rail Europe... Read More>>

How To Answer Group Travel Questions Like a Pro

Every group has that one person, the one who needs to know every detail and every planned time. How do you answer their questions when you don’t yet know the answer or don’t want to share that... Read More>>

Croatia: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About

Of the 22 countries that I’ve visited (so far), Croatia ranks among my favorites. And although European vacationers have been coming here for a long time, Croatia has recently become an increasingly popular travel destination among American travelers. But there’s much more to this amazing... Read More>>