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Passports are required for all American citizens traveling outside of the United
States. It typically takes 6-
Prague is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. To familiarize yourself with the time difference between your destination and home city please visit www.timeanddate.com.
Exchange rates fluctuate frequently. To find out the rate of exchange between the American dollar and Czech Koruna, visit an exchange rate website like .
When packing you may want to take into consideration the weather during your trip.
Visit www.weather.com for an up-
You will receive a finalized information packet that includes flight itineraries
roughly three weeks before departure. You may receive an e-
We recommend arriving at the airport 3 hours before the flight is scheduled to depart.
When traveling internationally, you are typically allowed two checked pieces of luggage, one carry–on item and one personal item.
This refers to bags or suitcases too large to fit in the overhead compartments above passenger seats in the body of the plane. Each piece should be roughly 62 in. (length x height x width) and 50 lbs. or less in weight.
This refers to luggage that is small enough to carry onto the plane and store in the overhead compartments. This item should be roughly 45 in. (length x height x width) and 40 lbs. or less in weight.
Personal Item -
Check with your carrier(s) before your departure to see if they have their own, more stringent, guidelines. Also, be sure to keep a little extra room in your bags, just in case you're over weight in one and need to transfer items to another. A fee is charged for all overweight bags, as well as luggage you check in addition to the two you are allowed. These fees are not covered by BIG 3 Lacrosse.
We ask all team members to wear one of the BIG 3 Lacrosse shirts they will receive with their travel information so that the tour leader, coaches and other group members can identify one another in the airport and once they arrive.
North America works on 110 Volts and Europe works on 220 Volts. What this means is
that there is simply more power flying out of the outlets in Europe than North American
appliances are used to. You will therefore need an adapter, called a step-
It always a good idea to have some cash on hand. It is accepted
everywhere, and you never know when you will run into a vendor or taxi driver that accepts nothing else. There is a fee to exchange American dollars for foreign currency. You can choose to exchange your money before you leave, however it is not necessary since there are a number of currency exchanges in the countries once we arrive. Often times they charge a smaller fee than in the United States.
Cards are extremely helpful because they give you up-
These are very secure but EXTREMELY problematic when trying to cash or use for purchases. Most vendors do not accept them and many banks will not cash them. We strongly discourage athletes from bringing these with them.
We suggest you bring a combination of cash and debit/credit cards to be used at your own discretion.
International calling can be expensive. For those wishing to save as much as possible
while still keeping their friends and family in the loop, we suggest using a phone
card and calling from a pay phone. Pay phones charge their fee for use. However,
once you're connected your only expense is what you've paid for your calling card.
Stay away from using hotel room phones if at all possible. They typically charge
a very expensive price for the connection fee and airtime, especially if you don't
have a calling card.
Many cards for sale in the United States advertise their use as international, but this typically refers to calls made from the U.S. to countries abroad, not from those countries to the U.S. You will get a lot more minutes for your money if the card is purchased in the country the calls are going to originate from.
If you plan to bring your cell phone make sure you check with your provider to find
out what your international calling options are and exactly what the international
calling fee is.
Internet is available at the hotel or at Internet cafes. Internet time may need
to be purchased and the cost varies depending on the country, but it is usually a
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