Europe is such a wonderful place. There are a lot of things to do, to see and to experience there. Here are some travel tips for you to make your trip really good and memorable one.
You Should Carefully Plan Your Trip
Make a checklist of important things that you will need for you trip, such as your passport, reservations, calling your debit and credit card company, etc.
You should do some research about your trip. It`s important that you study up to date maps and guidebooks. You don`t want to end up getting stranded at the side of the road because you followed the wrong direction.
Choose the best time to go on a trip. Summer is a very good time to travel except for the crowd and high temperatures. You can also travel during the off season then you can expect to pay less most of the time.
Overall, you should plan your itinerary ahead of time. Make a list of places you want to visit, things you want to do and even food you want to try. Make necessary reservations and study transportations you need to use when going around.
Prepare Your Money
This doesn`t mean that you have to bring your travellers check. No, you have to leave them home. They are just a waste of time when you end up waiting in long lines to exchange them. Avoid or at least minimize cash exchange as well in airports or even in your bank. There are a lot of places where you can change your US dollar with better rates and sometimes you can even use US dollars in Europe to make a purchase.
Pack Only The Essentials
There are many places that you can visit in Europe and you might be moving from time to time from one place to another so it`s best to pack smart and light. You don`t have to bring your whole wardrobe. Plan carefully on the things that you really need to bring. Avoid unnecessary baggage.
Keep Your Options Open
Before travelling, you already made your reservation but make sure that you keep your options open. There are many nice places to stay in Europe and most of them are not listed online. They are even much cheaper than the ones you can find online. When it comes to eating and drinking, there are places that are expensive and there are also places that are cheap but the food is as good as the expensive ones. This is your chance to find and discover which will make your trip more exciting.
Go By Public Transportation
It will be good to rent a car if you are quite familiar with the place. It will be easier for you to go around. If you are new to the place or maybe not so familiar, using public transportation will be more efficient for you. You don`t want to get stuck on the road trying to figure out which way should you take, right? Just by knowing which transportation you should take and where to take it, you will not have a hard time reaching your destination.
This will be very easy even though you don`t have a European number. You can do almost anything over the internet. When you are connected to Wi-Fi, it`s going to be easy for you to call, send a message or email someone. It`s not necessary for you to rent a mobile phone with European number since they will just cost you a lot.
Be Aware And Careful
In any place you travel, there are theft and scams. You have to be extra careful about it. You should always pay attention to your belongings, especially in crowded places. Secure your important belongings. If it`s possible to just leave them in your hotel locker then it would be much better. Losing something valuable or being trapped in an undesirable situation could ruin your entire trip so stay vigilant and stay away from places that are too crowded and steer clear of commotions.