Resources / Services

While traveling you will access services on your journey. You’ll need cash to pay for goods and services as not all places except credit cards. You need to communicate back home or with business while in Europe with the use of a phone or the internet. You may require minor or major health care assistance and support. In case of a serious emergency you may need to contact police or even ask for assistance from a US Embassy. Please read our pages for information and how to attain services.

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.

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.

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;

Pharmacy Brussels
Health Access

While no one wants to rely on health services when you are so far from home, Europe has some of the best health care systems in the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) created a measurement to examine and compare the health care systems around the world.

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.

Police Malmö Sweden
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.

Oxford Phone Booth
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.

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.

Salzburg Police Car
Emergencies

Almost every trip to Europe is trouble free and one always hopes that an emergency never occurs when so far from home. Every country in Europe use’s 112 as their national emergency phone number.

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.