International Travel Tips

Below are a few things I believe you should do to ensure you're well prepared for our international travel trips.

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Important Things to Consider Bringing

  • Current Passport

  • Driver License (US)

  • No more than 2 Credit Cards

  • European power converter (1 for each person) available @ Best Buy or AAA

  • Any Medicines/vitamins you take

  • Sunglasses, extra reading glasses

  • Business Cards

  • Make a list (3 copies: 1 to stay @ home with access from trusted person, 1 to keep on your phone, 1 to keep in your suitcase but not on your person)

  • Your Passport & Driver’s license #’s, COVID Vaccine record

  • Credit Card(s) #’s

  • Important people to contact @ home in case of emergency (their phone and email addresses)

  • Any medical conditions that you may have requiring special attention, food allergies, etc.

 

Important Financial Information & Documentation

  • Notify your credit card company that you will be traveling in Germany. The phone number is on the back of the credit card(s) you will be taking.

  • If you are a premium member for your credit card, you may not have to pay European transaction fees but you will need to confirm that with your credit card provider to be certain.

  • Double check your ATM card to be sure you qualify for no transaction fees. If there are transaction fees, how much $?

  • Consider bringing $100 in Euro’s before you arrive in Munich. No need to bring more, we will stop at a bank ATM shortly upon after arrival. These also give the best rates for withdrawing cash. I will also discuss how to safely use your credit card in Europe upon arrival.

Phone and iPad Prep*

*This is important and could save you a lot of money and headache

  • Call your phone service to have them walk you thru on how to TURN OFF the data function of your phone.

  • Ask your phone company for a SHORT-TERM International Call plan during your time overseas for the countries you will be visiting

  • Call and activate your international phone plan (usually $10/24hr period) for unlimited text and phone while overseas.  Double check your carriers specific plan. Turn it off when you get home.

  • If you have an IPAD you may want to see if it is associated with a Phone # (mine is) and you may have to do same set up with phone company

  • I am bringing my computer. Nothing needs to be done to prepare. You will need a power converter and can plug in anywhere there is internet connection.

Clothes

  • Bring casual, comfortable clothes and close toed shoes. We will be doing quite a bit of walking.

  • The weather is like ours this time of the year, but evenings may be cooler, so I suggest layers including a sweater and long sleeve shirts as well as a light windbreaker that is also water resistant.

Extra Fun Stuff!

  • Be Prepared to enjoy Local Food, Beers, Events and Traditions

To avoid jet lag

  • Try to sleep on plane over

  • Drink plenty of water (we will have plenty of beer)

  • Wear loose shoes on the plane