Tips for Your Next European Train Trip

Planning to travel by train during your next trip to Europe? The following boarding tips can help to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable journey: Take your seat. Some trains only have assigned seating, while others are reservation-free, and still others are a mix of the two. If your ticket has a carriage […]

VAT Refund Guide for Visitors to Europe

Have you lost your heart to a cashmere sweater that you saw in the window of a Paris department store, but don’t quite have the budget for it? Don’t give up yet. There’s a chance you may be able to knock up to 20% off the total shown on the price tag. Visitors to Europe […]

3 Ways to Keep Your Trip Smooth when Traveling with a Companion

Traveling with a companion—whether it’s a romantic partner, good friend, sibling, or someone you just met on the train—can be a terrific experience, but it’s not without its share of hazards. Unfamiliar surroundings, close quarters, and different interests and energy levels can quickly create tension between travelers. Therefore, as with any relationship, it’s important to […]

Making the Most of a Short City Break

Weekend city breaks are becoming very popular with travelers who want a refreshing change of scene without the time commitment, effort, or expense that accompany a longer holiday. Whatever destination you choose, these tips will help you make the most of your next short city break: Leave as early as possible. Time is precious when […]

Key Tips for Navigating Standby Flights

Flying standby has certainly changed in recent years. Once a tried-and-true method favored by budget travelers to score cheap, last-minute flights to holiday destinations, standby flying is now almost exclusively limited to pre-booked passengers needing to make same-day flight changes, or friends and family members of airline employees. But though the circumstances of flying standby […]