I was recently on a European River Cruise, and lots of people have been asking me for advice on international travel. Since this was my first time, I was really nervous. I relied a lot on my daughter-in-law, because she has done a lot of international travel with her family, on mission trips.
I didn't have a lot of time to educate myself before the trip, and I really regret that. I wish, wish, WISH I would have watched this class before leaving - I'm going to check it our from our library: The Foundations of Western Civilization. Because I had no idea that I'd be seeing Roman ruins... I couldn't remember who Charlemagne was... it was just embarrassing how little I remembered from high school! I wish I would have reviewed some phrases in French and German before leaving, too. There are certain things you really NEED to be able to say, especially: "please, thank you, and where is the bathroom?"
We loved being on a river cruise because they are all-inclusive, and we didn't need to purchase excursions. Having a tour guide provided for a portion of each day made for a very relaxing tour, without the worries of getting lost in a city that doesn't speak your language.
I do have some travel tips! This was our first overseas trip, and yes, I'll admit I was terrified! Here is a list of purchases that we used the most.
If you have traveled overseas, what can you suggest? Anything to add to this list?
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