By Dan Moore

The last thing you want to do as you plan your European adventure is worry about rail passes. It isn’t an especially exciting part of the trip, but it does have the potential to save you a serious amount of money if its services match your trip. Information online argues between the merits and problems of Eurail passes and you can find plenty of opinions on both sides of the question “Is it worth it?” Here’s a list of tips, tricks and information about Eurail passes to hopefully help you find your answer.

By Dan Moore

If you're not a patient babysitter at home, you won't magically like kids more when you don't understand what they are saying. If you don't like being dirty, then construction sites probably aren't your thing. If you like a lot of noise and activity versus sitting quietly for a long time, then working with kids is probably better a better choice for you than counting wildlife. Think about what you like (or don't dislike) and choose something that will build on that.

Choosing the right backpack is an important and often confusing decision. It's a piece of luggage that you will likely have with you at all times, and it's what will hold all your necessities.  Like many things travel related, picking the right backpack requires balance between two extremes: Cheap vs. expensive, solid frame vs. fabric, big vs. small.

After a while apples and bananas begin to seem boring. If you are over the typical fruits there are a few international options to try. Check them out.

You have the flights booked, the hotel room reserved, and you are packed for travelling. But being prepared for your holiday starts before you depart on your travels. Cover-More's ultimate checklist will prepare you and your home before you leave town and will help ensure you return to your home just as you left it.

Dan Moore

Jet lag is the curse of international travellers, but it doesn't have to ruin the first few days of your holiday. By planning ahead and taking some extra measures, you can limit the amount of time it takes to get your sleep schedule back on track.

Dan Moore

There is something about watching the sun dip below the horizon as the skies turn all shades of red, orange, yellow, purple, blue and more. It’s mesmerizing, memorable, inspiring and as it is often said, no two sunsets are ever the same. Whether it’s the colours, clouds, scenery or who you are with, each sunset has something unique about it.

If you choose fresh fruit, choose something firm like an apple or an orange. They are protected by the peel and instantly refreshing.  Pack them in a Ziploc bag with paper towels for a quick clean-up and place to store the peels/core. For dried fruits, opt for something with a lot of flavour, like dried cherries, so you get the nutrients but don't skimp on taste.

For countries that have only been around since 1993, the Czech Republic and Slovakia do a great job of showcasing their exciting histories. These European countries transport you to a time of medieval villages and powerful royal families. Unravel the history of the Czech Republic and Slovakia by visiting some of the most impressive castles Europe has to offer.

For years, pickpockets have honed their skills on countless victims so they don't need to change their methods much; they just practice them until they are perfect. Be aware of your surroundings and follow these tips to prepare before you leave, make yourself a difficult target and to protect your valuables from prying hands and eyes. If you can recognize that there are some people who make a living off of tourists like you, it should be enough to encourage healthy suspicion in certain scenarios to keep a step ahead. All you can do is be prepared, be alert and be practical.