Friday, June 24, 2016

Time to travel with the euro and UK pound drop.

It's 2016 and it is still a great time to travel . The € euro is almost in par to the US dollar. With the bad news of UK's referendum results, traveling to Europe may have just hit an appropriate timing. Yes, the Brazil Olympics are around the corner but planning it now will be so expensive! Go elsewhere!

If your currency is the US dollar, this is definitely the moment to take advantage of visiting Europe. The Euro has dropped to its lowest since over ten years. If you love traveling, the time is now to come and discover the Old Continent.

Make sure to plan ahead and make your own research. Nowadays there is so much information online it is overwhelming. Focus on your traveling tastes and style.

The continent is so rich and diverse you are sure to find something that you'll love. I often organise trips for people at work and very often for my family or loved ones.  Before booking anything, consider creating an initial list of places you'd like to visit with the timeframe you'll have and include travel time. Then start making your research one country at a time.

UK's pound down? 
Yesterday's referendum AKA : BREXIT has called for a change. Personally I am sadenned. Wanna read about it?   BREXIT

When I know nothing of a country, I check our travel packages from travel companies to get a general idea of the ''must see places'' that are usually in a tourist's itinerary. I am also a fan of travel guide books like Frommers or The Routard. Once you are in Europe there are many airlines/train companies that connect pretty much throughout all Euro Zone countries
Don't forget to check the documentation needed + insurance. It's always good to be prepared.

 Start planning and go for it!

Several links that may be useful:

A country by country guide that will surely make you inspired : Guide to Europe CNN Traveler

Getting in the mood? : Europe awaits

A straightforward website with useful tourist info: Rick Steeves tips

The key is to pack light and be practical Pack light for Europe