What to Bring When Traveling to Europe

What to Bring When Traveling to Europe
Many of the key basics that you should pack for traveling will not change based on your destination, such as travel documents, personal effects, power adapters and so on. Moreover, there are a few key elements to keep in mind as you pack for Europe.


The modern traveler is increasingly likely to travel with consumer electronics, such as cell phones, digital organizers and mp3 players. This is especially true in Europe, where it is easy to adapt an American phone for local use. However, each of these electronic devices usually requires its own charger, which adds to the weight of your luggage. The ChargePod cleverly combines charging adapters for a multitude of electronic gadgets with the convenience of a single wall plug. This, in turn, is easily used with a voltage adapter for whatever country you happen to be visiting.

The Charge Pod

Money Belt

Europe's familiarity combined with ease of travel between countries is a source of comfort to many travelers. Unfortunately, this sense of ease may lead a traveler to be casual with her security. Particularly in some of Europe's largest and most popular cities, such as London and Rome, pickpockets and purse snatchers are still an issue. Protect your most important valuables, including cash, travel documents and your passport, with an invisible money belt. A thin fanny pack worn beneath the clothes, the money belt keeps important items out of sight and secure. It can easily be found at any travel or luggage store.

Rick Steves' Travel Belt

Tool Logic T1 Business Card

Many travelers used to swear by their Leatherman tools or Swiss Army knives. Unfortunately, current travel regulations prohibit the carrying of even the smallest knife on planes. Fortunately, there are alternatives. One of the best and certainly one of the most convenient is the Tool Logic T1 Business Card. A flat, plastic card that weighs less than an ounce, the Tool Logic card fits in your wallet and houses several useful tools, including tweezers, scissors, a pen and a sewing needle.

Tool Logic T1 Business Card

Article Written By Beau Prichard

Beau Prichard has been a freelance writer and editor since 1999. He specializes in fiction, travel and writing coaching. He has traveled in the United Kingdom, Europe, Mexico and Australia. Prichard grew up in New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Arts in writing from George Fox University.

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