It's a great experience to visit other European countries. Lots of people do. If you want to explore Europe (and more) and you are the holder of a Philippine passport you will need to apply for a visa to travel anywhere within Europe. Normally this would mean making application for a Schengen Visa. Generally speaking, with a Schengen visa, you can enter one country and travel freely throughout the Schengen region during the validity of the visa. You will find border controls are relatively limited with few stops and few checks. With good planning, actually securing a Schenghen Visa is not too difficult, but it can be frustrating if you're not prepared. If you have any specific country in mind you will need to apply at their Embassy/Consulate. You are usually required to book an appointment with the Embassy and apply in person, with all the needed documents. Be advised that normally the holder of a Philippine passport will not be issued with the visa on the same day. Maybe you need to wait a couple of weeks. It is strongly suggested that you check on the current regulations to determine which Embassy/Consulate to make your application.There may well be one closer to where you live. Schengen countries are:- Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal,Spain, Sweden These countries joined the Schengen Agreement on 21st December 2007 Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia A typical Schengen Visa application form is shown here:- http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/cae/...0388/publicationFile/3766/VisumantragEngl.pdf Fill out the form from the relevant embassy for YOU, not the above example and not just any! The typical form shown above is just to show what questions are asked, the questions are the same in all Schengen countries forms. The visa has to be applied for at the embassy of the country which is the primary destination. If there isn't one, for example a round trip without a majority of time in one country, then the embassy of the first country of entry. The visa issued is Schengen-C which is a visitor visa, it is valid for up to 90 days in a maximum six month period. The six month period commences with entry but cannot extend beyond the visa's expiry date. The good news is this, if you will be travelling together with your UK (EU) spouse there is no fee and the procedure is simple and quick. The European Commission expects under four weeks. The questions marked with * on the form (employment,resources,itinerary, Medical Insurances etc.) do not need to be answered. The entire form is only three pages long. Present your marriage certificate and your spouses UK (EU) passport as evidence of marriage to an EEA national. In this case, you can expect a 90 day visa with six month validity, quite possibly more, but five years is the maximum and not usually granted without extensive positive visa history. (Always maximum of 90 days in a six month period starting with first entry.) Any Embassy/Consulate that try tricking people into paying an agency for a COMPULSORILY FREE schengen visa for the spouse of an EU citizen is technically breaking EU law, if that spouse is travelling with an EU citizen. Schengen Visa Handbook:- http://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/policies/borders/docs/c_2010_1620_en.pdf Page 92 (From part III which covers family members of EEA nationals.) 3.2. Service fee in case of outsourcing of the collection of applications As family members should not pay any fee when submitting the application, they cannot be obliged to obtain an appointment via a premium call line or via an external provider whose services are charged to the applicant. Family members must be allowed to lodge their application directly at the consulate without any costs. However, if family members decide not to make use of their right to lodge their application directly at the consulate but to use the extra services, they should pay for these services. If an appointment system is nevertheless in place, separate call lines (at ordinary local tariff) to the consulate should be put at the disposal of family members respecting comparable standards to those of "premium lines", i.e. the availability of such lines should be of standards comparable to those in place for other categories of applicants and an appointment must be allocated without delay. It is possible that Embassies/Consulates either don't follow this or don't follow it correctly. That needs to be taken up directly with the embassy and/or ambassador by recorded delivery with a threat to sue for recovery of the fee if you have to pay it. If time is not pressing, then Solvit may be another option:- http://ec.europa.eu/solvit Interestingly, I discovered that a Schenghen Visa for Germany does not need a personal visit and can be obtained by post. Look Here:- http://www.london.diplo.de/Vertretung/london/en/07/Visa/__Visabestimmungen.html This might be a help in some cases. Don't forget you can travel from Germany to other places (Paris,Barcelona Rome etc) on the way home.