Check-in with your doctor and insurance carrier
Check and make sure that you have all the appropriate vaccinations and renewed all the essential requirements. Also, ask for medical insurance provider if your policy applies overseas for emergencies. If not, and you want to add extra coverage, consider supplemental insurance.
Bring and leaves copies of your passport
If your passport is lost or stolen, you must be sure you can return to your country or prove your citizenship. Leave a copy of your passport at home or with someone you trust. You can also make a backup copy in your email.
Look up the monetary conversion before you go
Check out monetary conversion before traveling. Be sure to make the necessary calculations to get a sense of conversion rate.
Make sure your credit card will work in the country you’re visiting
European banks have changed almost completely with safer-and-PIN chip technology and fewer overseas companies are accepting the outdated cards.
Go to a bank or ATM in the country you’re visiting
Exchange fees at the airport or near the city tend to be huge. You will not pay them on an ATM or bank, and the conversion will be accurate.
Always have cash in hand. Not every place takes credit cards
Be sure you have cash in hand, not every place accepts credit cards. Especially places like trainstations or buses.
Call your bank or credit card provider
Sometimes banks think that fraud maybe occurring if transactions are suddenly happening in random places, and they will turn off your card as a security measure.
Check the country’s entrance/exit fees
Some countries require payment to enter or leave the country. These charges are not included in the price of the plane ticket, and can range from $ 25 to $ 200, so pay attention to it.
Buy tickets now for places you know you want to visit or see
When buying in advance will be able to find more targeted promotions for you, such as going to theaters, festivals and events in the country. Always try to buy tickets in advance where you want to go.
Guides usually include information on events, festivals, culture, gastronomy and maps, giving you lots of information about the country, so no need to buy flyers on site. You can also go to various sites about tourism in Europe.
Research events going on while you’re there
This will help you make sure you are not missing the events happening in the city like festivals, ceremonies and natural events. Do not leave the country without experiencing what it offers. You will have so much fun if you don't lose what is happening in the city.
Bring a charger adapter and check the voltage of your electronics
Countries have different size plugs and voltage, so if you want to use your phone, make sure you can charge it. Also check the voltage of your electronics. In some countries you cannot charge because the voltage isn’t high enough for that country.
Activate your phone’s global capabilities
There’s usually a charge for doing this, but it is much less than the roaming charges you’ll get if you don’t.
Download Apps like Google Maps & Google Translate
Many applications can help you find great deals in a variety of countries, and has options from local deals to transportation options and more...
Check the airlines offers
Each airline has its own set of guidelines on the number of bags that can be checked or transported for free. Be sure to see the rules and what your airline offers. Avoid any incremental fees.
Traveling abroad is fun, but eating in a foreign country can sometimes become complicated because you may not like the food, so bring small snacks that will tide you over until you find the perfect restaurant.