Tips Before Travel

There are lots of thing that should be done before travelling. If you are planning a trip to Europe this summer, we are almost sure that you’ll appreciate any advice to help make your travels go smoother and safer. Europe (Budapest) is one of the busiest places for tourists over the summer months, so we hope that you’ll find these tips helpful!

 

1., Check your Passport
Check your passport expiration; you may be denied entry into certain European countries if your passport is due to expire within three months of your ticketed date of return. Get it renewed if you’ll be cutting it close.

2., Credit / Debit Cards
Tell your bank and credit card company before you leave on your trip that you are going out of the country. Let them know the places you are going and the dates you’ll be away because after all of the credit card hacking, they will put a block on your cards immediately and this can put a real damper on your trip.

3., Plan Your First Day
The first day of your trip is often lost to logistics and unfamiliar surroundings. First you have to haul yourself and your stuff to a resting place. Then you have to figure out exactly where you are, which attractions are nearby and how best to use your limited time. Planning ahead will help you make the most of that first confusing day.

4., Data roaming
Set up your cell phone to avoid international data roaming. Many travelers have an international calling and data plan. But infrequent travelers don’t. The biggest costs can come from transmitting data overseas.

5., Make A List
Make a list of valuables that you’re bringing (such as electronics). Include serial numbers, makes, and models, and take photos of your items to serve as a record for the police and your insurance company should anything be stolen

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