3 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING TO EUROPE
Europe is the place that pops a lot of people's international cherries, so to speak. Other than Canada or Mexico, most people have dreams fo going to Rome, or Paris, or Barcelona, or even Ireland. Europe, especially western Europe, is a hot spot for people to go and jump around a bit. If you are one of these travels headed to Europe the first time, here are three things to keep in mind before planning your trip.
1. Countries Are Small
This is not the US of A folks. In fact, Europe as a whole is way smaller than our big beautiful diverse country. If you are already biting the bullet on the price of a flight to Europe, don't think you need to be tied to one country. You can very easily experience one country over a few days and then head onto another one, two, or even three countries. Which leads me to my next point...
2. Trains Are Everywhere
Trains are the primary mode of cross country, as well as cross Europe travel. Tickets are relatively cheap, and there are trains from major stations going all over Europe. If you are in Italy, you can hop to France, Switzerland, or Austria in a matter of hours. Tickets vary in price based on the speed of the train, but try to take a fast train, they are kind of cool, really nice, and super fast.
3. There Are Many English Speakers
Many of the countries in western Europe are well educated, and they do a great job of teaching their people English. I wouldn't worry about not knowing the native language; it's nice to make an effort, but you will find many people who speak your native tongue. In fact, many of the signs in western Europe are in both the local language, as well as English.
Check out where we go to plan your next European adventure!
more travel tips
Looking for some pro tips before you head to the airport? You have to read this.
Join us in the wild for Marc’s recap on our recent South Africa trip.
Snow Rose, an Iceland 2019 Alumni recaps her trip to Iceland and beyond! Photos by: Kevin Walsh!
@TravelEatWOD is back with another guest blog post on Grand Rapids, Michigan! Read more to hear about their adventures.
Looking for some tips on what to pack for Banff, Canada? We got you covered. Take a gander here.
Looking to make your day absolutely unforgettable in Vienna? Read this!
We did the heavy lifting so you can enjoy some quality pizza next time you’re in Croatia!
Got a bite from the jet lag bug? Click to read on how to beat it!
In case you’re wondering what it’s like to travel with us…
You only need to keep one thing in mind when you’re traveling…
Here’s what you need to know before heading on your next trip to Europe.
No local gym to drop into? Use these essential travel movements to get a sweat in on your next trip.
Dropping into another box while you’re traveling? Here are some must DO’s and DON’Ts!
Here are some things you need to know about Croatia!
These simple hacks will make your next trip way more awesome.
Let’s be honest: unpacking is zero fun. Here’s how to get through it.
Looking for some off the beaten path locations in Europe? Look no further!
Looking for a few ways to stay energized on your trip? Take a gander at some of our latest tips.
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
Stay healthy on any trip with these essential tips.
Looking for some tips on what to pack for VoyEdge RX’s summer Iceland tour? We got you covered in this blog by, Cam.
Need to pack light? Here’s how to do it!
Looking for some tips on how to be a pro traveler? Read more in this guest blog post
The island of Arranmore in Donegal Country, Ireland has written an open letter asking people from English-speaking countries to move there. Would you? Read more in the blog.
Wondering what to pack for a trip to the Azores? We’ve got you covered!
Check out these simple tips for traveling on a budget.
Thinking about Costa Rica? Here are 8 reasons to take the plunge!
Wondering where to spot some polar bears? Nolan lets us know exactly where to go.
One of our staff photographers, Kevin Walsh, gives some great tips on getting great shots around the world!