“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Travel Tips for Europe

This article from Adventure In You has some excellent advice and most of it applies to any destination. I think my favorite part is about seeing Eastern Europe, which is really about going beyond the usual destinations and seeking out something new.

Oh, and the footwear part absolutely. You’re not going to see much if your feet hurt.