#1: Buy a guide book & map
Knowledge is power! Being geographically aware of a country's location is important. Many people want to "do it all". While this is a great mantra in life, it isn't quite as applicable in travel. If you only have 2 days in a city, prioritize the attractions that you want to see. Focusing on only a few feasible sites, you learn more & truly give due justice to the beauty it has to offer. The best way to plan is with a book & map...You won't regret having a well executed itinerary.
#2: Don't procrastinate!
Gone are the days of exploring a city & finding a hotel room when you arrive. With the ease of of online booking & travel apps travelers are booking hotel rooms, flights, & sight-seeing activities well in advance. The early bird does get the worm!
#3: Arrive rested & refreshed
Airline travel is no longer luxurious (unless you're in business class...not need to read on). You've spent a lot of money to go on this adventure so, do everything you can to arrive somewhat rested. Start with a a good neck pillow. Catching a few hours of ZZZs on a plane can mean the difference between being the first person of the day to see the Mona Lisa at the Louvre or the last person in line at a picked-over breakfast buffet. Stop in & let us help you find the perfect one. Take No-Jet-Lag...I'll say it again, TAKE NO-JET-LAG. In 22 years of business, it is our best repeat seller. It's all homeopathic & it helps your circadian rhythm, so you won't get that tired-groggy feeling. You will thank us later!
#4: Checking internationally is free
It has been drilled into our minds that if you go to Europe, you must carry-on! This is not true. Less than 1% of luggage is mis-routed or lost.
Your adventure is so personalized, take luggage you are comfortable with. For that tropical escape, a smaller bag might be right for you. The warmer the climate, the less clothes you need...wink...wink. For a snowy adventure in the mountains, heavy clothing is best! And for the everyday in-between...layer your clothes! You can take a carry-on sized bag & check it through to your final destination, checking your bag from the USA to Europe is free on most airlines, check with your airline before departure.