When it comes to travel, there are some basic steps you cannot miss: those “frequently asked questions” that you do to yourself before to start arranging a trip. We show you the most common according to us.
1. Should I arrange the trip by myself or by travel agency?
This is probably the first question arising in your mind and on which the following ones will depend. There are destinations easier to be arranged by oneself and others that require some help from professionals: would you be able to organise the entire trip on your own? Ask it to yourself and be honest.
2.How do I reach my destination?
Depending on distances, location of your destination, time and budget at your disposal, you may have more or less options: car, bus, train, air plane, ferry. Once decided the mean of transportation, check trustable online price comparators before booking.
3. What kind of accommodation should I book?
It is up to your preferences and budget: are you an adventurer loving to share hostel rooms with other international travellers or are you more comfort-oriented and do you prefer an hotel? Do you like to prepare your own meals while travelling? Then an apartment would be the best option.
4. What do I have to put in my luggage?
The answer relies on how long you’ll be travelling, to which place, for which purpose, in which season, but also on transport companies restrictions and requirements. Always choose the essential: better to save some space for souvenirs!
5. Should I use cash abroad or paying by card?
It depends: as we said in one of our recent posts, if you are an European citizen traveling within the EU you have the advantage to have a common currency that doesn’t require you to exchange money. However, if you prefer to not go around with cash in your pocket, ask your bank about commissions for withdrawing and paying with credit/debit cards abroad.
6. What do I need to travel to my destination?
This is a point you should prepare very carefully. Collect official information about requirements and documents necessary for your destination; for example, if you need a tourist visa, a passport, some vaccines, travel or medical insurance, etc.
7. Where can I find useful information?
You can browse the official websites of the local government and touristic office or visit travel blogs and communities. Be sure that the information provided is real and valid.