Europe Travel Tip - Postcards

13 Feb 2012 10:02 AM

Finding places in foreign countries when you are not familiar with the language can be difficult. Next time you travel, buy postcards of the places you want to see. An English description is usually found on the back. You can show the picture to locals or your taxi driver and they can help you get there.



Europe Travel Tip - Packing List

13 Feb 2012 09:44 AM

Trying to remember everything you have to do and pack before leaving for a vacation can be stressful. Grab a pack of index cards and make a packing list for different types of vacations and trips you might take. This could include cruises, day-trips to the beach or a cottage, bike trips, and longer vacations. You can also make a card for things you need to do before you leave, such as water the plants, go to the bank, or turn down the air conditioning. Knowing that you have everything taken care of before your trip puts your mind at ease!



Europe Travel Tip - Pack Light

13 Feb 2012 09:26 AM

Packing light can be difficult, but it is also important to do when traveling for an extended amount of time. Try picking out two to three colors to mix and match. That way you can pack fewer shoes and save space. You can also pack different accessories like scarves, jewelry, and ties to mix up your outfits!



Europe Travel Tip - Duct Tape

29 Dec 2011 09:20 AM

It's common knowledge that duct tape is great for emergency travel needs, but who wants to lug around a roll in their suitcase? Try wrapping a few feet onto a pencil or pen and you will instantly have a mini roll of duct tape that doesn't take up extra space in your luggage, and is ready to use when you need it!



Europe Travel Tip - The Flying Bib

14 Dec 2011 02:28 PM

Use the airline's blanket as a huge napkin to cover your clothes when you're eating on a plane. You will be protected when turbulence causes sudden spills.



Europe Travel Tip - Bungee Cords

17 Nov 2011 12:55 PM

Bungee cords make versatile travel accessories. They come in handy at the airport for lashing a duffel bag to a wheeled suitcase. They can be hooked together and used as a clothesline. They even hold your pants up if you misplace your belt.



Europe Travel Tip - Shaky Alarm

17 Nov 2011 12:37 PM

Do you have trouble hearing your alarm clock? Do you stare at the ceiling all night prior to an early flight in fear of oversleeping? Try an alarm clock that vibrates or use the vibrate feature on your cell phone. Clip it to your pillow or place it on a hard surface near your bed, where its rattling will definitely get your attention. Be sure that your phone is fully charged.



Europe Travel Tip - Receipt Receptacle

26 Oct 2011 10:00 AM

The credit-card-size envelope that holds an electronic hotel key is a great place to stash travel receipts. It fits in a shirt pocket, and it's sturdy enough to last the whole trip without tearing.



Europe Travel Tip - Trick Up Your Sleeve

27 Jul 2011 10:00 AM

As you take off your jacket or sweater, grab one end of your scarf and hold on to it. Once the garment is off, you'll find that the scarf has been threaded through the sleeve. Since the scarf isn't loose, it's less likely to fall off and get left behind.



Europe Travel Tip - Mingling is Fun

13 Jul 2011 10:00 AM

If you're on a tour with several friends or family members, try not to sit together at every meal, at every event, and on every bus. Split up and get to know the other people on the tour. You'll have a better time if you engage your fellow travelers, and there'll be more interesting stories to hear than if you always insist on sitting with your own little group.