What the heck is a Schengen Area?

By Melissa David was in Burlington, Vermont at a work conference when I called him and told him all was hopeless. Yes, that dramatically.  Earlier that day, I had innocently added a column to my spreadsheet and thought I’d poke away at educating myself about visa requirements by country.  I was thinking I would do a couple countries a day and plug the $100 or $200 Visa fee in the spreadsheet.  I was once again smug thinking of how impressed our financial advisor would be when she reviewed the plan.  “Wow, she’s really thought of everything,” she’d think. Just like…