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Money-Saving Strategies

Share your best budget tips

When traveling on a budget, there are many ways to make Europe affordable. From eating and sleeping cheap, to getting value from a great guidebook, to avoiding high-cost flights, share your best tips to save money.

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abhuffman 2
Christopher Elliott Article on ATM Fees
acraven 8
So many credit cards, which one to choose?
Adam 26
Travel insurance -- worth it?
adievler 16
Would you consider this type of debit card?
advocatecare 9
New chip credit card
advocatecare 18
Passepartout Florence
agbell89 3
Inexpensive shipping back from Europe?
ahroeser 8
Beware Bank of America ATM Global Alliance!
Al 14
ATM transactions
Alan 11
United Mileage Plus vs Chase Sapphire
Alexandra 3
Buying Miles with United Mileage Plus
Alexandra 10
Another United "BUY MILES" Sale
Alexandra 3
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Alexandra 4
Mileage Plus United - Sale on Buying Miles
Alexandra 7
Self-inflicted travel regrets (being a cheapskate)
Allan 38
Has anyone had a “good” experience with EA+ Program from AAA or American Airlines??
allenwrotedog 0
Travel insurance question
AM 27
Best Combination of Museum and Transit passes in Paris and Rome?
ammas07 6
London Pass is on UK's Groupon!
Amy 3
Showing RS Guidebook for discounts when you break it apart
Amy 3
Laundry services in Best of Europe
andee515 1
Always Take A Second Credit Card
Andrea 39
Alaska Airlines dumps partnership with American Airlines
Andrew H. 6
Lyon city card
annwyoungblood 2
Poland paying with card better zloty or dollar
antshome 13
Mediterrean Cruise port excursions on my own
anuenue58 15
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artshotwell 15
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atooz15 19
Using Credit Card rental Insurance for the CDW
atooz15 12
travel insurance
aunt.jojo 5
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AirBnB makes neighbors worse
avirosemail 6
HSBC banking offer & avoiding fees and rates ...
avirosemail 8
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avirosemail 12
Expedia points: unexpected casualty of COVID lockdown
avirosemail 10
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avirosemail 46
Save money by turning off the lights early; Eiffel Tower
avirosemail 20
Purchasing a Phone in Europe
Barbara 18
Tipping at hotels
Barbara 23
Travel Insurance for New Zealand sight-seeing, hiking, kayaking, etc
Barbara 6
Airbnb vs. HomeAway/VRBO
Barb Z 19
Found laundromat nearby thanks to Rick Steves guidebook!
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Best option for chip and PIN Mastercard
beth.chaplin 9
My Way vs fully guided tour
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