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Why Should You Visit Cuba?

What makes Cuba so special? It’s been a couple of weeks now since my last trip to Cuba, and I’m sure I could make another 20 visits and I still won’t really understand the place. I know I’m not the first person to say that. So why go? What makes it so different from another Caribbean... Read More>>

Cruising the Panama Canal in 10 Days

Can I see the entire Panama Canal on a 10-day cruise? The answer is Yes! My husband and I left on January 14, 2016 for a 10-day Panama Canal Cruise on the Island Princess. This cruise was round trip from Fort Lauderdale, and it was our third time cruising through the Panama Canal. Eight years... Read More>>

Over the Rainbow: To Cuba with the Michigan Community Touring Choir

Earlier this month, the Michigan Community Touring Choir made “Witte history” as the first of our groups to travel to Cuba! From April 1 – 8, 2016, I was fortunate to be the Witte representative accompanying the Michigan Community Touring Choir for Witte’s first tour to Cuba! This... Read More>>

Witte Travel Guide: Using Your Credit Card Abroad

Are you planning to travel abroad, and unsure if your credit card will work overseas? With Canada, Europe, and much of Asia already using “chip and PIN” credit cards, here’s what you need to know before your next... Read More>>

Bike and Barge Tours: The Best of Both Worlds

As more travelers seek out experience-based vacations and stray further away from traditional “tourist traps”, bike and barge tours have emerged as a booming trend—particularly among people over the age of 50.  With adventure travel and river cruising also rising in popularity, bike and... Read More>>

Guest Post: Upcoming Tours with John and Lynda Witte

This post was originally written by John Witte on March 23, 2016 Hello All, Lynda and I want to update you on the tours on which we still have space for 2016, and give you some preliminary information on our 2017 plans. On April 7, we are leaving with a group of fellow travelers to explore the... Read More>>

Dublin by day!

We didn’t have to get up super early today. That was a relief. It is still cold and wet outside today. We woke to a light dusting of snow on the cars outside the window. Glad we are not driving. The weather said schools in the UK were closed due to snow. They received 3″! Nicola from... Read More>>

Schonnbrunn Palace and Melk Abbey

On my last full day in Europe, I decided to visit Schonnbrunn Palace and then venture to Melk Abbey. Now why visit Melk Abbey when I could have spent another full day in Vienna? It’s simple…in the work I have done at Witte, I have seen the images of Melk Abbey quite often and always wanted to... Read More>>

Vienna in a Day

Since I only had one full day in Vienna, I decided to start with an independent city tour using my map, landmarks, and public transportation to see as much as I possibly could. And yes, at some point even with the map I got turned around and lost, so once I found a U-Bahn stop, I went underground... Read More>>