The planning stage of your trip is very important and can be an enjoyable part of the experience itself. You have a world of options to consider.
Check your passport expiration date; you may be denied entry into certain European countries if your passport is due to expire within three to six months of your ticketed date of return. Get it renewed if you’ll be cutting it close.
Buy Travel Insurance; there are plans that cover “cancel for any reason” which refunds 80% of total trip cost. Anything can happen and for the affordable insurance plan we offer through Allianz, it’s definitely worth it.
If you are bringing kids, make sure you have the right paperwork, including a passport for each one, a letter of consent if only one parent is traveling, or if they are traveling with someone other than their parents.
Before your trip, call your credit card company and your bank (for debit cards) to let them know you’ll be using the cards overseas. This will ensure that they do not decline foreign transactions.