11 Things to Avoid When Traveling to Europe

1. Overpacking

Overpacking can be inconvenient and costly, particularly if you plan to move around frequently.

2. Not Checking Visa Requirements

Check the visa requirements for the specific European countries you intend to visit and obtain the necessary visas prior to your travel.

3. Ignoring Local Customs

To avoid cultural misunderstandings, familiarize yourself with the local customs and decorum of the countries you will be visiting.

4. Not Having Travel Insurance

Travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, excursion cancellations, and other unforeseen events is essential.

5. Exchanging Currency at the Airport

It is preferable to exchange currency at local banks or withdraw local currency from ATMs.

6. Not Informing Your Bank

Inform your bank of your travel intentions to avoid credit/debit card issues while abroad.

7. Using Unlicensed Taxis

To avoid frauds and overcharging, use only licensed taxis or reputable ride-sharing services.

8. Ignoring Pickpockets

Be vigilant in congested areas and popular tourist destinations to avoid becoming a victim of pickpocketing.

9. Over-tipping

Tipping is not as prevalent in some European countries as it is in other regions of the world. 

10. Disregarding Public Transport

Public transportation is frequently a cost-effective and expedient means of navigating European cities.

11. Skipping Travel Documents

 Always keep your passport, tickets, and other essential travel documents secure and accessible.