August 8, 2023 - August 17, 2023
Planning your journey means thoughtful consideration of what to wear and what to pack. You can check the current weather in your primary destination city here or click on the link below for annual temperatures
In Europe, not every store and gift shop will accept credit cards while other stores that do accept credit cards may not accept yours. Carrying local currency is always important. You can check local currency rates here or plan your budget by clicking here
Planning your journey likely means you have a number of questions. You can access our frequently asked questions here or click the button to ask a question you do not find in our FAQ. If you have a question, please you’re your question just may help others plan their journey.
Part of the joy in travel is interacting with the people and cultures you encounter. There is hardly a more effective way to enhance your cultural interaction and ingratiate yourself with the people you will meet abroad than to learn even a few phrases in the language. Fluency is unnecessary. You will be surrounded by people who can help you communicate. Duolingo is one among many foreign language learning tools available to help bring purpose to your journey.
Where possible, we stay in one, beautiful base location for as long as possible on a journey. We seek to minimize hotel changes to actively avoid the need for fellow travelers to pack and unpack almost every morning and evening. Nevertheless, we acknowledge that changing hotels at least once or even twice during a journey may be necessary. To pack well benefits fellow travelers and requires a bit of planning and organization like making a list and using packing cubes
Allowing your body to adjust to a new time zone, in addition to sitting for a very long period (aka jet lag), can produce a sense of being tired over several days to the point of negatively impacting your travel experience. There are some steps you can take to minimize jet lag like sleeping as much as possible on your flight over and staying awake until your normal bedtime back home when you arrive. Stay awake on your way home.