What Accessories to Bring

What Accessories to Bring

One of the hard parts in planning any vacation, including a European vacation, is determining what to pack. Of course, a lot of what you choose to bring (and leave behind) has to do with where exactly you’re going and the purpose of your trip.


Travel Essentials


Basically, to get started, what you’ll want to do is make a list of essentials, pack them up, and then see what you have room for when you’re done. Remember though, it’s not only a matter of space. It’s also what you’re willing to carry, and in worst case scenario, lose along the way.


Some of the electronic accessories you might want to include, which come in handy wherever you go, are:


*A laptop

*Hair dryer

*MP3 player


*Personal DVD player


In terms of personal comfort you may want to consider bringing:


*A small travel pillow or neck pillow

*Blanket or sleeping bag

*Sleep mask



And while there will likely be pharmacies available wherever you go in Europe, in terms of healthcare products we suggest including the following basics:


*Motion sickness relief (pills or a wristband)

*Jet lag remedies

*Pain/headache relief medication


*Cotton swabs


*Extra doses of any medication that you’re currently taking


Other useful things to bring along include toilet paper, a Swiss army knife, a small lock for your valuables, wrinkle free spray, and stain remover.


Again, as you’re planning a European vacation, it is very likely that you will be able to find whatever you need wherever you find yourself. That being said, you may not want to waste your vacation in search of the essentials, especially when you have the space to bring them along.

Upcoming Events Across Europe

  • Rhine in Flames, Germany

    Germany’s most famous waterway gets lit up by fireworks displays every Saturday night in May. The illuminating spectacle takes place all along various points on the Rhine River each weekend. Each town along the river celebrates with events and festivals which include music, dancing, and great food. There’s no better way to brighten up your weekend German getaway.

  • Cannes Film Festival, France

    The Super Bowl of cinema, the Cannes Film Festival is arguably Europe’s biggest event of the calendar year. Tens of thousands flock to the French Riviera to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s top actors walking the red carpet steps. Glitz and glamour rule the day as films of all genres take center stage from May 11–22.

  • Chelsea Flower Show, England

    Put on by the Royal Horticultural Society from May 24–28, be prepared to be greeted by 11 acres of the UK's finest flowers, gardens, and nursery exhibits. You’ll surely develop a passion for plants as you stroll through the vibrant, blooming event grounds.