Travelling around Europe is an eye-opening experience. Going from country to country, you see the dynamic cultural experiences each place has to offer. You can immerse yourself in the cultures as you take in natural beauty as well as the architectural wonders that are found in each place.

All travel experiences are a learning curve. From knowing what to pack, what to wear, how much to take and what to expect, all of it comes from each adventure you take. There are guides available which help with knowing what to pack when you travel around to Europe.

For those that are hoping to plan a trip around Europe, here are a few things worth keeping in mind as you begin to map out your upcoming time away.

Having Transfers In Place

To start your trip off, consider booking a holiday taxi to take you to your accommodation. It will mean that you do not have to worry about finding transport that will get you as close to your accommodation as possible. When you come to the end of your trip, instead of relying on public transport to take you from your accommodation to the airport, having a holiday taxi booked can mean you get to the airport in time to check-in for your return flight home.

Companies such as Cheap Taxis offer cheap airport transfers to numerous holiday destinations across Europe. Included in their list are Spain, Greece, Italy and Portugal to name a few. It means that regardless of where you start and where you end, you can get a cheap holiday transfer to take you to and from the airport and your accommodation.

Know What Is Open And What Is Happening

Across Europe, there are countless museums, galleries, iconic venues and buildings that many dreams about visiting. However, depending on the time of year, some of these places may not be open to the public. To avoid disappointment, ensure that the things you want to see and do are open during your time in that country. In addition to this, you might even want to book a spot to help ensure that you can experience it during your time there.

Each country will have different events and holidays that they celebrate each year. As you look at things to do and experience, look to see if there are any national holidays or festivals that are happening whilst you are in a certain country. If there is something on that you want to experience, you may decide to alter your initial plans to ensure that you are in that particular country whilst the celebrations are on.

Understand The Regulations For Each Country

As you travel between countries, one thing you may notice is the difference in regulations. Whilst some places might not make it mandatory to wear masks, others might. You may find that some countries also have curfews in place when things restaurants and bars have to be closed. Before you enter each new country, check what the current regulations and guidelines are. It will help you to avoid breaking any rules currently in place and avoid receiving any costly fines.

Costs For Food And Activities

Understandably, you will want to sample the local cuisine of each place you visit. In doing so, you will spend many afternoons and evenings in local restaurants sampling the local delicacies on offer. Alongside this, you may find an activity or gallery that you want to visit. All of these can be costly, so it is essential to plan and budget in advance to cover these costs. You may not want to take the budget you have given yourself all in cash. If so, look into alternative options such as travel cards that allow you to add money to them, which you can later use in other countries. It can reduce the risk of losing any notes or coins. Also, there might be certain places that do not accept cash payments, only cards. Having a card that you can use to pay for such excursions will be handy to have for the rest of your trip.

There are many things that you can plan before your trip away. You can organise transport, accommodation or things to do in certain countries. However, it is also worth taking the time to wander and admire the city that you are in. It allows you to experience things that you would not have seen on a guided tour, meet local people who can tell you stories about the town and places worth visiting. As long as you remain safe and cautious, getting a little lost on your travels will help you to create a memorable trip away. One that you will share stories about for the years to come.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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