Europe is a beautiful part of the world, with a rich history and plenty of amazing things to see and do. Towering castles, historical buildings and museums as well as world class shopping and dining are just a fraction of the things you can experience. If you’re planning to travel across Europe, there are important factors to think about before you plan your trip that will make your experience much more fun.
The Eurail is the country’s most modern and popular form of travel. It is a large passenger subway system that can zip across many different areas, and does it fairly quickly. If you’re going to be in Europe for an extended period of time and want to see several places that are far apart, a good option is to get the Europass and take the train. Within the larger cities like London or Paris, bus transportation is usually the method of choice. Of course, the underground metro systems are also handy and much quicker, although you will not see the landscapes or buildings as you go by if you choose this method. Don’t forget to bring some travel medical insurance along on your trip in the unfortunate event that you get injured or sick while you’re traveling.
Many people enjoy traveling across Europe by car on their own. You can easily rent a vehicle while out of town, and then really get a good feel for the locals and how the roads operate. Be sure to get some kind of travel insurance that covers you while driving out of town, because your auto insurance from home may not cover any incidents out of the country. If you choose to drive around, be aware of the local signs and traffic laws. They can vary greatly from area to area, and most if not all are completely unlike the roads in the United States.
Backpacking is another popular method of traveling through Europe. People who opt to travel this way should be physically fit and have a good plan in place well in advance in terms of where to stay, what to eat, and the things you plan to see. Hitchhiking is not advised. In some areas, hot air balloon tours are available, and allow you to see some of the breathtaking European countryside. Boat rides are another popular way to travel. No matter what you choose, it will be an exciting experience that will bring you amazing memories for many years to come.