I would spend a long summer vacation across Europe. For a long trip around different countries, it is not wise to carry cash. On the other hand, my credit card is in US dollar. In practice, the charge for exchange and foreign card is quite expensive. Moreover, if I lose my card, I cannot get a replacement quickly.
Therefore, I wish to open a bank account in Europe to deposit cash in it. Then, I can get a local debit card in Euro, as I can use it without additional charges. In this case, if losing my card, I can visit a local branch for the replacement.
Do European banks open bank account for travelers (non-residents without local address)?
I found that Latvian banks open bank account for foreigners and everything is in English; but I prefer to use a major bank with a better continent-wide service. Of course, language is also an issue, as I expect to receive a service in English.