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European Union for traveling without borders

by Enrique Jover VelozReading time: 2 min.
European Union for traveling without borders
The European Union (EU) is a fascinating destination for travelers from all over the world. With its diverse cultures, rich history, and stunning landscapes, the EU offers endless possibilities for exploration and adventure. Below you will find some important details on how to have the best travel experience in the “Old Continent”.

Free mobility and advantages

In the past, it was necessary to always take your passport with you and pass through border controls or customs. This meant long lines and a lot of waiting. Fortunately,  this is no longer the case, as the EU operates as one country, and the Schengen Area guarantees free movement for over 400 million people, including some non-EU citizens. Therefore, if you are an EU citizen and you want to become an Au Pair inside of the EU, you will not have to worry about the Visa
Another advantage of being in the EU is getting a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), if you are an EU citizen. The EHIC gives you access to medical care in any EU country, which can be invaluable in case of any unexpected medical emergencies. If you're not an EU citizen, you should get private insurance to protect yourself in the event of a medical emergency.

It's nice to plan in advance

If you're planning a trip to the EU, it's important to plan ahead. This is especially true when it comes to transportation and accommodation. Consider booking your flights and accommodations early to save money and secure your preferred options. It has never been that easy to travel. There are low-cost airlines and airports that can get you anywhere in only a few hours. This can be especially important when traveling during peak travel seasons when prices are likely to be higher and availability may be limited.

Good rail communications

One of the best ways to explore the EU is by train. Train travel is often more affordable and convenient than flying, and it allows you to see more of the countryside and local culture. Consider purchasing a Eurail Pass, which gives you access to train travel in several EU countries. This can be a cost-effective way to see more of the EU, especially if you're planning to visit multiple countries during your trip.
In addition, traveling by train is a much more sustainable way to travel than taking a plane!

Enjoy the local food

Another important aspect of traveling in the EU is trying the local cuisine. The EU is known for its delicious and diverse cuisines, so be sure to try the local specialties wherever you go. The options are endless, from Italian pizza to French croissants to German sausages. Be sure also to try the local wines, beers, and other beverages, as these can be a great way to experience the local culture.

A huge cultural heritage to visit 

Of course, no trip to the EU would be complete without visiting some of its historic sites. The EU is home to some of the world's most iconic and historic landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and the Acropolis in Athens. Be sure to plan a visit to these historic sites during your trip, and take the time to learn about their fascinating histories and cultural significance.

Discover new cultures

When traveling throughout the EU, it's important to be aware of cultural differences. Each country in the EU has its own unique culture and customs, so be respectful of these differences during your travels. Try to learn a few basic phrases in the local language, and be open to new experiences and ways of doing things. Remember, one of the joys of travel is learning about and experiencing new cultures.
Finally, the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy your trip. The EU is a beautiful and diverse destination, and there's so much to see and do. So, pack your bags, grab your passport, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure! Whether you're exploring the historic streets of Paris, hiking in the Swiss Alps, or sipping wine in Tuscany, the EU is sure to be an unforgettable destination.
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