Rail & Sail from London to Amsterdam

Earlier this month we told you about our Rhine River Cruise – one of our best trips ever!  When planning the trip we figured since we were paying for airfare to Europe, why not experience more than just the river cruise?  We had never been to London before, and we saw on the map it wasn’t too far to get from London to Amsterdam by air or train.  But then we came across a third option, shown in this video:

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Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany

by Tim Larison

Oberammergau One interesting part of being a travel agent is that you learn about places and events you were not aware of previously.  I recently had this experience when I interviewed Shannon Stitt of Collette Vacations for our website.  Shannon told me about the Oberammergau Passion Play.  “(This event) is truly once in a lifetime event,” said Shannon.  “The play performance dates back to 1634.  During the Thirty year War, the village of Oberammergau was spared the black plaque and for this reason, the villagers vowed that every ten years they would give a play to honor the live of Christ.  The Performers are native Oberammergauers.”

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tips for cell phone usage outside the U.S.

MSNBC published a good article last week about cell phone usage outside the U.S.   Columnist Tim Leffel writes “Start asking people about international cell phone and data bills and you’ll get a lot of scary stories. Most aren’t as shocking as Steve Surjaputra’s tale of a family who was billed $19,370, but what’s surprising is how often people get socked with hundreds or thousands of dollars after what they thought was minimal use.”  Read what to be aware of and some good tips in Tim’s column.

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