You’ll find that planning really pays off. If you’ve never traveled around the continent in one go, it’s important to realise how much there is to explore and how easy it is to overwhelm yourself. That’s why we’re going to talk today about some of the things you can do to make the experience easier and more enjoyable. So read on now and find out more.
Don’t Overload Your To-Do List
First of all, you need to remember that Europe is big and you’re probably not going to be able to do absolutely everything you want to do while you’re there in a single trip. Successful travel is all about getting the balance right. If you overload your to-do list, you won’t have the time to really enjoy the things you spend your time doing and that’s a real shame. So try to move at a slightly more leisurely pace and give yourself time to enjoy what you’re doing.
Try to Pack Light
Packing is another thing you’ll need to take into account. If your plan is to move around a lot from country to country and city to city, the very last thing you’ll want is 2 huge suitcases dragging behind you at all times. It’s exhausting. So pack light and learn to live with only the things you really need.
Consider an Interrail Pass
One of the things you’ll definitely need to think about is how you’re going to get around Europe when you’re there. For many people, the best, cheapest and easiest way to get around Europe and across borders is using the train. And that’s made a lot easier with the use of an interrail pass, so that’s something that you should definitely look into.
Make the Most of Any Visas or Passport Schemes You Might Qualify For
There are lots of schemes and visa opportunities that individual European countries as well as the EU offer. These mean that you can stay longer in Europe if you’re looking to take an extended trip or maybe work while you travel. For example, if you have Irish family, you can get an Irish passport. Or you can see which countries offer work visas.
Get Off The Beaten Track
Sometimes, you have to go off the beaten track if you want to truly experience a place and get away from the huge crowds of other tourists. For example, Amsterdam is great, but so are nearby cities like Antwerp or Utrecht. If you head to the places where the other tourists don’t congregate, you’ll often have an even better and more interesting experience.
If you make the most of the tips and ideas outlined here, you’ll have no trouble at all making the most of your travels around Europe. So be sure to make the most of the ideas we’ve discussed and make the most of your travel experience, especially if it’s your first time making a trip around the continent.