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Getting Your Travel Documents Together before your trip

  Your trip won’t get off the ground if you don’t prepare your documents — passport, student and hostel cards, rail pass, international driving permit — well before your departure date. Give yourself plenty of lead time. Passports In much…
Do I Need Travel Insurance on a Trip?

  Travel insurance can minimize the considerable financial risks of traveling: accidents, illness, missed flights, canceled tours, lost baggage, theft, terrorism, travel-company bankruptcies, emergency evacuation, and getting your body home if you die. Each traveler’s potential loss varies, depending on…
Researching More about Your Trip

  Europe is always changing, and it’s essential to plan and travel with the most up-to-date information. Study before you go. Guidebooks, maps, travel apps, and websites are all key resources in getting started. While information is what keeps you…
Tips for Travelers with Disabilities within Europe

  By Rick Steves, John Sage, and Susan Sygall The creaky, cobblestoned Old World has long had a reputation for poor accessibility. It’s the very charm of Europe — old, well-preserved, diverse, and different from home — that often adds…
HOW TO FIND VEGAN FOOD WHILE TRAVELING

  I frequently get asked, “How do you eat as a vegan while you are traveling?” I know people mean well, but this always cracks me up. I assure you, it is easily done. Even in places like Vietnam and…