Welcome to Germany’s Wine Making Region

When you think of great wines, Germany does not always pop to the top of the list. This is a mistake!
Not only are there some wonderful wines from this country, many of the vineyards are located in some of the most beautiful regions in Europe.

A Must to Explore!

Welcome to the Ahr wine-making region, renowned for its red wines | Tourism in Germany – travel, breaks, holidays.

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Let’s Explore Germany’s Regions

We are going to begin explore Germanys regions, from Bavaria and the Black Forest; the Former Eastern Bloc; the northern coasts; the Fairy-Tale Road; the fabulous Rhine River; and much more.

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Traveling with a Cell Phone

If you are planning a trip and wish to travel with a cell phone with you, there are a few things you should know such as:

Using your phone abroad
Cost of international data.
What are roaming fees?
The difference between GSM and CDMA
Tri-bands
Quad-bands
Unlocked phone
Telephone platforms
Global Phones

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South Mainland of Nova Scotia

Today we travel through the southern half of Nova Scotia beginning on the Glooscap Trail where we look 250 million years of fossil history at Joggins; the birthplace of hockey; The First Nations, French & English history; world famous Digby scallops; whale watching on the highest tides in the world; then rocky and rugged Lighthouse Trail along the Atlantic coast with its fishing and ship building communities including the incredible Peggy’s Cove.

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Duty Free Shops, Are They Worth the Visit?

duty-free-shopDuty-free shops at airports all promote great bargains, but are they actually?

To be honest, I like duty free shops; they are a great place to kill time during layovers but I had determined many years ago that duty free shops seldom offer real value.

High priced impulse items such as electronics and perfume are not really duty-free; if you are in the market for these types of items, try online or visit discount stores. At times you will find items sold in bulk; break down the prices by unit to see if it’s really a good deal.

On the plus side, if you are a connoisseur of hard-to-find wines, spirits or specialty items from their countries of origin, they could be worth the investment.  For example, Schnapps from Germany, wines from France, Neuhaus Chocolates from Brusselsor Hédiard Goose Foie Gras from Paris.

In Europe, you do have a bonus when shopping at Duty Free shops in airports and ports because they are also tax-free shops. This means you are spared the value added tax or V.A.T., (a type of sales tax) that would be included in the price of goods sold elsewhere in the European Union. You could save between 5 and 25 percent, depending on the country.

I would suggest you don’t buy liquids unless you’re on the way out of the airport or have cleared security.  They could be confiscated when you board even thought you bought them at the airport!

If you are inclined to purchase at a duty free in a airport or port you are planning to visit, do your homework ahead of time!

Most duty-free operations have catalogs online that actually allow you to compare prices. I would recommend looking for savings of at least 20 percent off a competitive online price to make your purchase worthwhile.

One last piece of advice, know what and how much you are allowed to bring home.  It would be a shame to find a treasure only to have it confiscated when you arrive back to your homeland.

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How to Reach Your Travel Audience

Over the past couple of months we have seen a major increase in followers on the Rhapsody Tours Blog and our distribution feed such as iTunes, YouTube, LinkedIn, Posterous, and Digg, Facebook, Twitter, just to name a few.

In this podcast, we will take a look at plans for future podcasts and how your business can become involved with the Rhapsody Tours Blog, and the individual series produced including; Canada Series, German Series, Travel Tips, and Titanic Series.

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