If your family and friends have done some extensive traveling recently, odds are they’ve partaken in the latest Europe travel craze. Now, Europe has always been a huge travel destination, whether you’re European yourself or from somewhere else around the world. But why the sudden resurgence in interest? It seems everyone these days is scrambling to take a vacation somewhere in Europe. Below we take a look at what makes traveling in Europe so popular these days, and why you might be interested too.
1. Dozens Of Cultures And Countries In A Space Only Twice The Size Of Texas
Europe has always been famous for having so much history and culture in a relatively small space. With a modern rail system linking most European countries together, it’s easy to see why people choose to go to Europe when they want to fill up their passports. You may be wondering how easy this can be when so many countries have different rules and laws when it comes to getting tourist visas. Countries in the European Union have an easy way of getting around this. Depending on your home country and what kind of insurance you may have, you can get a single visa good for multiple countries. Definitely something worth looking into if you want to hit up as much of Europe as possible in less than a month.
2. The Euro Makes It Easy To Pay As You Go
Since the adoption of the Euro, travel in Europe has become even more popular. Now you only have to exchange your money once before flying over, instead of having to wonder if your local currency is accepted or how much cash you’ll need in each country. You also don’t have to worry about carrying so many traveler’s checks and hoping they’ll be accepted wherever you go. On top of this, many European countries have excellent exchange rates and are relatively cheap to travel in. This is great for backpackers or people who want to travel internationally but don’t have a whole lot of money.
3. Little To No Language Learning Necessary
While we do suggest you learn the local greetings and other key phrases to whatever country you’re going to, Europe makes it easy for native English speakers to get around. Even in countries where English is not an official language, many people grow up learning English in school or have extensive travel experience that has taught them the language. Since English is considered one of three primary languages in Europe (the others being French and German) it’s easy to get local travel literature in your native tongue.
Europe travel is a great way to check out many cultures and countries on a budget and in a short amount of time. It’s no wonder why it’s so popular, especially in today’s tough economic climate all over the world. When you want to travel internationally for cheap, Europe is almost always the way to go.