Why Don’t You Need To Show Your Passport When Visiting Multiple European Countries?

When Sharon and I traveled to Austria, we flew from London and had a connection in Berlin before heading to Salzburg. I’ve been on international connecting flights before so I was expecting to “transit” in Germany, meaning I wouldn’t go through immigration control until we arrived in Austria. I was a bit surprised that the immigration booth was at the end of the jetway, before we could even enter the terminal. There was one line for EU and Schengen passengers and another line for everyone else. I had no idea what Schengen is but I knew it wasn’t me. I later found out that this is why we didn’t have to go through passport control when arriving in Austria, which was a bummer as we really wanted that passport stamp.

So what does Schengen mean anyway?

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The Airport On WDW Property, Check Your AMEX Acct For Easy Offers, How To Avoid This Foreign Currency Ripoff, An X-Wing Fighter On Flightaware?, & More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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Hotel Employees Reveal Secrets About Hotels

Hotel employees see and hear a lot of things. They also have a pretty good idea of what goes on behind closed doors of their hotels. Some of those things might be intriguing and others are probably things you don’t really want to know ;-).

Anyway, Buzzfeed interviewed some hotel employees a while back and asked them a bunch of questions that a lot of hotel guests would usually be curious about, such as:

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The Little-Known Airport On Walt Disney World Property

Most visitors to Walt Disney World (WDW) fly to Central Florida and land at Orlando International Airport (although some fly into Sanford or even Melbourne). From there they take ground transportation, either via rental car, ride-sharing, bus, shuttle, or, not yet but maybe one of these days, maybe even train. It’s been that way for decades but did you know that for the first few years that WDW had been open, there was another option?

There was an airport right on WDW property.

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Free Stuff at Disney, Why Planes Don’t Fly Over The Pacific, Credit Card With The Best Cash Back At Costco, & More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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