The key to successful travelling abroad in your car can best be described in one word: preparation.
Here are some helpful hints for travelling in Europe:
- Fit headlight beam converters so that you don't dazzle oncoming traffic
- Carry a first aid kit, fire extinguisher and some spare light bulbs
- Always take a warning triangle in case you breakdown
- Display your nationality plate or sticker on the rear of your vehicle
When planning your journey, remember that one kilometre is equivalent to 0.62 of a mile.
As a general rule of thumb, if you multiply the number of kilometres you need to travel by six and place the decimal point before the last figure, you can get a pretty accurate conversion.