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»
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 country than meets the eye.
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»
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 group was directed by Dr. Meredith Bowen and… Read More»
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 trip.
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… Read More»
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… Read More»
Lynn and I enjoy traveling to new places like Switzerland, Greece and the like. Knowing this, Lynn’s good friend Jerilyn asked us: “Then why haven’t you visited Iceland?” (Jerilyn’s husband was born and raised in Iceland and she has adopted it as her second home.) “Give us 3 good reasons” was Lynn’s response, and here… Read More»
So we did it. Took the family on that great American road trip to Yellowstone. We had lots of great stops along the way, and got our money’s worth from our National Parks Annual Pass. (Turns out that great 4th-graders-and-family deal only applies during the school year!) If you’re headed to Yellowstone and want some advice…buy a… Read More»
Have you ever decided to do something while traveling and then wondered if that was a good decision? Recently, I planned a trip for my family to travel around Europe by train. We planned on visiting four countries during our vacation. After considering the pros and cons of renting a car or traveling by train, train… Read More»
These days, we rely on our smartphones for just about everything. They function as a computer, an MP3 player, a camera, and a GPS. We need them to make calls, send emails and text messages, update social media, take and share photos of our trips, and navigate foreign cities. The very thought of being disconnected… Read More»
Fundraising is Key to a Great Student Tour As featured in the 2015-2016 issue of the NTA Student Trip Planner A tour operator has provided a great itinerary, the logistics are falling into place, and students are getting excited and encouraging their friends to sign up for the big trip. Now for the tricky part:… Read More»