Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Must-See Spot in France: The island of Corsica

If you’re traveling to Europe and not quite sure which spots you must see, consider this: relaxing beneath the gorgeous Mediterranean sun, white sandy beaches to your left, dreamy bright green mountains to your right. Where might you be able to experience something as beautiful and as versatile as this? The French island of Corsica!

Corscians are known to be very laid back and easy going and the island is rich in tradition and culture.  Wandering the island, you’re likely to stumble upon many art galleries, as well as many art and music festivals. The food and drink is one-of-a-kind, full of the flavors of the sea and of the land.  Additionally, Corscia is known to produce some surprisingly very good wines that go virtually unheard of by the rest of the world.

Corsica holidays offer the luxury of fulfilling a wide variety of interests.  Lined with beautiful coastline, Corsica offers hundreds of gorgeous beaches along with many mountain ranges. This allows you the opportunity to simply relax and unwind seaside, or go on the adventures of bike rides, hikes, horseback rides and more. There truly is something for everybody!

If you’re considering the must-see spots of the Mediterranean, be sure not to forget about the beauty of Corsica! 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Travel Essentials for Your European Vacation

So you’ve finally decided on one of our luxurious European tour packages. Congratulations! Now it’s time to get packing. Packing for a European vacation isn’t quite the same as packing for a trip within your own country.  In the hustle and bustle of your packing, it’s very easy to forget some of the essentials and when you’re traveling to a foreign country, forgetting these essentials may prove to be detrimental! Here’s our list of often-forgotten items that you are certain to need on your trip:

  • Your Passport – you won’t get very far without this travel necessity!
  • Medications – in the excitement of traveling, it can be very easy to forget needed medications or first-aid supplies.
  • Electrical adapter – If you’re traveling with electronics, you’ll need to get your hands on an adapter.
  • Extra camera batteries – don’t lack on the photos just because you forget to bring along an extra battery or two!
  • A sleeping mask and/or earplugs – these supplies come in handy both on the plane and in noisy hotels.  Remember, a great night of sleep helps you to get the most out of your vacation!
  • Sunglasses – The European sun can be blazing and it’s easy to forget about this essential and stylish staple.
  • A light jacket and long pair of pants – if you’re traveling in the spring or summer, it can be very easy to forget that some warmer clothing is crucial. Additionally, some museums or tour spots may require your legs or shoulders to be covered. 

There’s no doubt about it – realizing that you forgot something can truly put a damper on your vacation. Remember these essential easily-forgotten items and have a truly amazing getaway!  

Friday, May 8, 2015

Budgeting for Your Dream Vacation

Planning a European trip and don’t know where to start? First things, first: plan a budget! This is a very crucial step to ensure that you get to see everything you want to when traveling to Europe, without going broke in the process!

When vacationing in Europe, you should first consider the time of year that you traveling. If you’re going to visit a destination spot during their peak season, be advised that you are going to be paying peak prices! Think about planning a trip in the mid or off-season.  Additionally, consider where you are going to stay on your trip. If you want to save extra finances, considering staying in a hotel on the outskirts of the city. You’ll still experience the city-feeling, without paying city-prices!

Attractions can take a bulk of your budget as well; this is where planning in advance will save you time and money. Look into admission prices and traveling fees ahead of time to avoid any financial surprises.  Think about all of the attractions you want to see; are there ones that weight more on your list than others? If so, consider eliminating those or save those for another excuse to visit Europe again! Another great option is to consider going through a travel expert like Enchanted-France.  Groups like this often offer great rates and more affordable packages.

Traveling in Europe doesn’t have to be expensive! Do plenty of research ahead of time and plan wisely to ensure that you get the best bang for your buck!