What to Keep in Mind While Vacationing in Europe

Every currency holds different value, and hence it is important to compare the currency exchange rates value of your home currency with the country you are visiting. Euro is the official currency of Europe & accepted in every country on this continent.

Planning holidays can be fun, and if one is heading to a wonderful place like Europe, then, the fun quotient is doubled, but amidst all the excitement, packing and daydreaming, one sometimes forgets to look into some crucial things that should not be avoided when travelling abroad. Europe too asks for such considerations and it is better if one plans ahead to avoid any mood spoilers.

So, here are some things one should never forget to consider;

Make reservations well in advance: Reserve a spot well ahead of time, particularly during peak season, for lodging, popular restaurants, major sights, and local guides

Foreign Currency: Every currency holds different value, and hence it is important to get the best exchange rate for the country you are visiting. Though the Euro is widely accepted in Europe, US Dollar is also a popular currency in Europe. Traveler cheques & Prepaid forex cards are also accepted at hotels, resorts & shopping centers. It is always advisable that buy Euros from a foreign exchange dealers in India at least three days prior to date of your travel.

Buy a rail pass: In case you want to purchase a rail pass, you’ll have to get it before you leave India. Ordering a pass online sometimes gives you rebates versus buying one at your destination.

Unlock Your Smartphones:If you plan to use your Indian mobile phone in Europe, contact your provider to enable international calling or to “unlock” your phone. Also sign up for an International calling, text, data plan & roaming pack.

Download Travel Apps: Download any applications you may need to use on the road, such as translators, maps, and transit schedules.

Make a list of Valuables: Make a rundown of assets that you’re bringing, (for example, gadgets). Include serial numbers, makes, and models, and take photographs of your items to serve as a record for the police and your insurance agency in the event that anything is stolen.