Jon asks about Credit Cards in Europe:
Can I use my credit cards like I do in the State in Europe? And do I have to notify my credit card of my travel plans?
For credit cards, yes the travel notifications are good. I suggest bringing a few credit cards with you as every once in a while one card may not work and you’ll have to use a different one. Rarely happened to me but it did happen. I always carried a little cash just in case. Keep in mind that your PIN WILL NOT WORK to purchase fuel at the gas station, you WILL have to go inside. Your PIN is just for cash advances at an ATM. (At least that was my experience) In Europe, your zip code WILL NOT work at the pump like it does here in the US, I’ve tried.