We focus on having a relaxing, enjoyable trip from the moment we leave our house to the moment we return – and for us, that means minimizing the hassle and maximizing the memorable experiences.

We share how to do that in the following pages:

Building the Perfect Trip: Create an itinerary that makes the most of your time abroad, allowing you to immerse yourself in the place you’re visiting.

Packing Smart: To quote Rick Steves, nobody ever brags: “Each time I travel, I pack heavier.” Our suggestions on what to bring with you, and what to bring back.

How to Afford It: Traveling to Europe can be costly – we explain how to save money for a trip, and how to best enjoy spending it.

Finding Deals: The best ways we’ve found to get good prices on airfare, lodging, and car rentals.

Driving Me Crazy: The best way to find the most out-of-the-way places is by car. Here’s how to deal with the ordeal of driving in Europe.

Don’t Be a Jerk: How not to fulfill everyone’s tourist stereotypes.