Home Advice Should I Always Have My Passport In Europe?Should I Always Have My Passport In Europe? June 8, 2019 by Point Me to the Plane I think most of us in the U.S. take for granted that (barring some exceptions) we pretty much always have a valid form of ID on us – our drivers license. Moreover, our constitution actually protects us from having to carry any form of ID at all, if we don’t want to. Not all countries enjoy such freedoms, but when you travel, you are subject to the local law. So, do you need to carry your passport in Europe? Italy, for example, requires everyone to have a valid form of ID at all times (including citizens) – and on the off chance you do get stopped, you’ll need to produce a passport. I’ve also needed to input my passport data when requesting an Uber in Barcelona. So, when my friend Jonathan messaged asked me “do I need to carry my passport in Europe?” I though it was a great question for this … [Read more...] about Should I Always Have My Passport In Europe?
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EASTERN EUROPE, EUROPE · February 17, 2019 There are endless adventures on offer when visiting Europe – from a romantic railway journey through the Rhine to an epic discovery of culture through the Baltics, these are the most underrated destinations, cities, towns and experiences in Europe you should be adding to your itinerary. 1. Peleș Castle Romania is by far one of Europe’s most underrated destinations. Lying deep within the carpathian mountains you will find untouched landscapes, endless views and my favourite castle in all of Europe: Peleș Castle. This neo-Renaissance castle near Sinaia gained international attention when it became the film location for binge-worthy Christmas film A Christmas Prince. Read more: Visiting the real life “A Christmas Prince” Castle 2. Lake Bled, Slovenia Slovenia is a small country in Central Europe known for its mountains, ski resorts, and perhaps most of all, its lakes. Lake Bled is the … [Read more...] about These are the best kept secrets in Europe
The most popular destination for the UK's first-time cruisers, the Mediterranean has so much to offer. Add Western Europe, too, and there's a voyage for every taste. Here we round-up 10 of the best sailings for 2019 to 2020, from giant ships featuring exclusive stage shows to a history-focused trip. High tech and high wires Launching in March, the enormous MSC Bellissima will accommodate up to 5,700 guests, have 10 restaurants, 20 bars and entertainment galore, including Cirque du Soleil shows. It also promises cabins equipped with voice-enabled artificial intelligence devices to answer questions. From spring, it will sail a western Mediterranean circuit: Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Messina, Malta, Barcelona. Departing April 5 2019, the seven-night Western Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona costs from £1,069 per person (020 3426 3010; msccruises.co.uk). Mickey in the Med Avoid expensive flights to Florida and treat the family to a fun-filled Disney cruise closer to … [Read more...] about The best 10 cruises in the Mediterranean and Western Europe for 2019
*Last updated: January 12th, 2019 The single most frequently asked question I get about my travels concerns the cost of budgeting for a round the world trip. While understanding how I pay for it all tops the list of questions, the actual cost of traveling the world for a year is the big unknown. I had no idea how much my around the trip would cost when I left—some people reported around $10,000 a year (which seemed absurdly low) while others spent upwards of $40K to travel a bit more luxuriously. Knowing where my own travels would fall in that spectrum was a great unknown, so I thought of it as a grand adventure. How much will it cost, and how long can I keep going with my freelance income? Over that year, I tracked every single dollar I spent while traveling. My full tally is complete. I traveled around the world for for 328 days (11 months) through 15 countries and tracked what I spent, what each and every country cost, and where I could have done better. For a round the world … [Read more...] about A Little RTW Budget… How Much Does it Cost to Travel the World for a Year? (2019)
By Paul Johnson on Jan 08, 2019 in Africa, Argentina, Asia, Central America, China, Europe, Featured, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Panama, Regions, Rwanda, South Africa, South America, United Kingdom, Western Europe Rough Guides has announced its annual list of must-see destinations. A team of expert writers and editors have recommended a list of 19 places that it would be best to see in 2019. The list comprises 8 top towns and cities, 6 top regions, and 5 top countries. Below is a selection of the Rough Guides picks: Top towns/cities 1. Durban, South Africa Durban’s subtropical climate has long made it a favoured beach resort for the residents of Johannesburg, Natal and the rest of South Africa. British Airways now fly direct from London, and with the 40th international film festival happening in 2019, this is a great year to go. 2. Dungeness, UK While Britain ties itself in knots on the issue of our continued relationship with the EU, it might be time to remind ourselves of … [Read more...] about The top places to visit in 2019 according to Rough Guides