If you are planning on traveling to Europe any time soon there are some things to keep in mind.
Plan where you are going – when I have traveled in the past I have taken a bus tour of much of Western Europe and then also went backpacking around Europe. After making a few more trips to Europe I decided to focus on one or two countries at a time and really get to know the region, the culture, and the people. I definitely recommend this approach as you get more of in-depth experience in one or two countries instead of wearing yourself out trying to see so many countries.
Book flights and accommodations ahead of time – to get a great deal I would recommend booking some of your plans well ahead of time. That way you can book some package deals and find great options for your stay.
How you are going to travel to Europe
Determine how you are going to travel to Europe – the train system in Europe is very sophisticated and takes you to so many parts of the continent. Although driving around in Europe is an option, the train is your best bet in terms of efficiency, safety, and speed.
Research what you want to see and then allow for free time – although it is great to have some structure in your plans it is a good idea to allow for some flexibility in your days. You never know what cafe, store or nook or cranny that you are going to stumble upon. Some of my best moments of travel in Europe have been places that I just randomly saw or did such as spur of the moment performances or great restaurants.
Be sure to take a money belt along that you can wear under your clothes so that you can keep your passport, money, and any other valuables there. Also be sure to leave copies of your passport, credit cards, etc with people back at home so that you have back up information just in case anything does happen.
Tips World – Health Tips In Travel
When you are traveling the world it is important to pay attention to your health. These days, however, there can be health concerns wherever you go with recent outbreaks of the Swine Flu and SARS before that.
So how do you know what to pay attention to when you are traveling around the world? Well, it is good to check a few different websites to get information on health concerns and different vaccinations that may be of benefit when traveling to certain countries.
All of these websites provide a wealth of information for health and safety while traveling. There are also things to consider when traveling which include the following:
Food in some developing countries you may want to be careful about what you eat and how. Whenever I travel to India, for example, I use precautions to not eat uncooked vegetables or fruits for health reasons.
In developing countries again you may want to consider getting bottled water or boiling your water before drinking it in order to kill any bacteria or getting bottled drinks (sodas, etc).
Vaccinations for some countries you may want to consider getting shots and vaccinations prior to going to that country. You may want to consider Hepatitis A or Hepatitis B or Tetanus shots prior to going to some developing countries just to be safe.
Pills – in some countries there is the concern of getting malaria. Taking malaria pills (by getting a prescription from a doctor prior to travel) may be a good precaution in order to not get malaria in some countries.
It is good to be safe rather than sorry when traveling and paying attention to your health can help you the next time you want to take a trip abroad.