Hello All --
My daughter and I are heading to Europe in a month, with stops in Belgium, UK, France and Ireland. I travel often, but for business. On those trips, my time is not often my own, and the site seeing or other tourist activity I get to partake of is very spur of the moment.
By contrast, we have had this trip planned for months and intend to visit as tourists. We have our plane tickets and hotel reservations, passports in hand, have prepurchased tickets or passes to major attractions (Eiffel Tower, London Eye, etc.), have our train tickets in-hand, have done some preliminary planning of daily itineraries and some mapping, have cleared our trip with the phone company to make sure that we are not overcharged for use, and have plans to call the credit card company.
My question to experienced tourists and European travelers: what have I forgotten? Please share any and all advice on other ways to get the most our of our time in Europe, to reduce unneeded stress and complication, and how to ensure that we give ourselves the best chance to enjoy the trip.