Europe ranks as the most-visited continent for travel which is really no surprise. Besides the endless list of beautiful places to go and world famous sights to see, traveling around Europe is simple, affordable, and really fun.
Check out this brief Europe travel guide and all my Europe-focused blog posts at the bottom.
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What are Europe’s visa/passport requirements?
If you’re planning to spend less than 90 days in the Schengen area, you can get by using just your U.S. passport–no Visa required. However, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you leave the Schengen area.
Check to see if the country or countries you’re planning to visit are within the Schengen area. Otherwise, check the visa/passport requirements of each individual country as they may vary.
What are the most popular destinations in Europe?
Europe has an endless list of amazing travel destinations but some are far more world famous then others. According to U.S. News, the top 10 European travel destinations are:
– Europe guidebook: If you’re visiting many countries in Europe, one solid European guidebook is great. Otherwise, look for individual country-centric guidebooks. My favorite brands are Rick Steves, Rough Guides, and Fodor’s.