Do you have a trip to Europe on your bucket list? Have you been dreaming of exotic cities, load of history and amazing cultures? Europe is a fabulous destination and the choice of tours is really only limited by your imagination. For first time visitors, it’s recommended to select two major capitals and begin your exploration. Follow these recommendations from professional travel agents and travel gurus to jump start your planning. Take that trip off your bucket list and start the process!
The first step is to check the expiration date on your passport. Many European countries require at least ninety days remaining after the departure date on your round trip ticket prior to the passport’s expiration date. Applications for new passports and renewal passports are available at your local post office. Pay special attention to the documentation requirements for applicants under the age of twenty-one. Allow at least two to three months processing time leading up to the busy spring and summer travel months. Upon receipt of your new passport, take a photo and store the image in your phone and email it to a friend or family member. This will lessen the issues for replacement at your local embassy should your passport be lost or stolen while travelling.
Check with your cell phone carrier on the data plan options available in the countries you’ve elected to visit. Know that free public wifi is not nearly as abundant in many smaller European cities as is the case in the … Read More