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Greetings from Galway

“Stuck” in Galway City with computer issues, which are being taken care of by the people at the store I’m calling “The Hospital of St. Gigabyte,” otherwise known as Galmac computers in an industrial section of the city. We’ve been killing time while waiting for the operation to be completed by having a lazy morning […]

Another Season Begins – Year 21

I first landed in Frankfurt, Germany in July, 1989. Now more than two decades later, I’m making what has become these last fourteen years a regular journey over from Sarasota to Germany to start another season of private tours. A three hour long layover at JFK in NYC is not all bad, especially when you’re […]

Attention "German Life" readers

Many of the members of our family of clients found out about us through “German Life.” Members of a family from Canada, shown above, found out about us in this magazine and the whole crew of eight went to Germany and Austria with James in 2006 and then three members of that same family enjoyed […]

Two Tour Guides to Serve You

James and Jenean Derheim sometimes lead tours together, especially when it’s a large family or larger group requiring us to use two vehicles. And, sometimes they lead tours separately. Jenean’s schedule has openings for tours in the months of June, late July, August and September. Jenean is our France expert (she speaks French) and she […]

Aviation Security – time to get real and stop the smoke and mirrors

Is aviation security mostly for show?By Bruce Schneier, Special to CNN December 29, 2009 7:38 a.m. EST STORY HIGHLIGHTS Incident on Detroit-bound plane led to tightening of airport security Bruce Schneier says politicians react to incidents by imposing “security theater” Trying to predict what terrorists will do next is futile, Schneier says He says it’s […]