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Phones

While traveling throughout Europe you will no doubt need to use a phone at one time or another. Of course you’ll want to call home and talk to family, friends and maybe even forbid, some business. For these calls you have the obvious choice of using your mobile phone. Read the choices below for retaining […]

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Information & References

While the United States is more similar to Europe than any other place in the world, they of course do some things differently than we do in America. That is why it is important to have some knowledge of the most common differences. The ability to convert and comprehend that information, while traveling in Europe, […]

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Safety

Europe is one of the safest places to travel in the world. However, even Europe has to deal with natural disasters, civil unrest, terrorism, health risks and events that could pose safety risks. Wherever there are humans, there is always some crime like theft, kidnapping or hostage taking. The primary crime committed on unsuspecting tourists […]

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Banks & Money

There was the time when traveling through Europe one needed a separate currency for every country. That meant exchanging your US dollars or leftover money from other countries, to the current country’s money. Every time you exchange those currencies you lost value with service and transaction fees. As well as exchange services in tourists areas […]

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Credit & Debit Cards

For years getting travelers checks was the way to pay for things while traveling, not anymore. You can literally travel with very little cash using credit cards or debit cards. Before you even leave your home, most of the big expenses will already be paid or reserved and charged once you arrive. Airline tickets, car […]

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Resources

By doing some pre-trip research and reading you will find information that will helpful for your trip. Doing a little homework will address your particular needs and interests. Determining your traveling style, where you want to go, what you want to do and see will help you to access the critical information you will need for a […]

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U.S. Embassies

While it is very rare for US citizens to find themselves in need of health, legal or other serious situations while visiting in most European countries, things can somethings go wrong or a misunderstanding can arise.  A U.S. Embassy is your 911 when overseas. Whether you’ve lost your passport, need to evacuate the country, or someone […]

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Electronics

The advent of mobile devices like smart phones, tablets and GPS devices, not to mention laptop computers, have made travel in Europe all that much more easier. Not only can you make phone calls back to the US with more reliability but, at a fraction of the cost it use to be. For the long […]

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Emergencies

COVID-19 Information & Guidelines Europe continues to experience the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Many countries have limited activity restrictions to mitigate the virus spread. US Embassies in each country have current update information for travel to all European countries. US Embassy Page Almost every trip to Europe is trouble free and one always hopes […]

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Health Access

COVID-19 Information & Guidelines Europe continues to experience the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Many countries have limited activity restrictions to mitigate the virus spread. US Embassies in each country has current update detailed information on travel to all European countries. US Embassy Page While no one wants to rely on health services when you […]

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The Internet & Apps

Now these days the internet can be a valuable tool when traveling in Europe. Before you even leave for Europe you can buy and reserve just about everything you will need for the trip; Buy your airline, boat and train tickets. Reserve a hotel room and rental car. Book tours and tickets to attractions. Access information […]

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Laundry

If you pack light, as suggested, you will not have enough clean clothes to get you through two weeks. If you are you are like most of us you’ll want clean clothing to wear everyday you are on your trip so what are your options. All have advantages and disadvantages. 1. Use the laundry services provided […]