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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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Paying cash for hotel
artshotwell 15
Paying in Cash or CC for daily expenses
MariaF 46
Photo savings
Larry 5
PIN needed for credit cards?
nancyajohn 11
Poland paying with card better zloty or dollar
antshome 13
Prepaid credit cards
Dorothea 14
Prepaid European VISA cards
Bruce 8
Pre-purchase or day-of train/bus tix?
Destie 6
Purchasing a Phone in Europe
Barbara 18
Purchasing museum tickets online
comurphy6 6
Putting your cellphone on vacation hold
Laura B 10
question about Ricks ETBD book and budget
SandraL 2
Question for home exchangers
Lola 4
Question on euro/mastercard
highlanderct 10
Question on the Swiss Travel Pass for Museums
Lola 8
Questions about the Schwab accounts and debit card
Lola 17
Questions on Flights to the UK-first time international travelers
atooz15 19
Radius Neuschwanstein Castle tour
masa_deguchi 4
Refundable fares or travel insurance?
jeffspc88mx 21
reimbursement for first time passport application
mburatti 6
Reminders - Old & New
Colette 25
Rental apartments & cooking
Marie 19
Rental Auto Insurance
teallen1126 12
Rental car insurance
Joanne C 7
Report: Credit card use on recent trip
Joe 4
Rick's funny museum comment
phred 20
Rick Steves Audio Europe
geochuck 4
Rick Steves’ DVD
yosemite1 5
Roma Passes
pbehie 4
RS discounts at various shops in Europe
kathy 5
"Save money by NOT using third parties (like Expedia?)"
Tom 23
Save money on luggage
nayefuk 16
Saving $$$ - 1
gone 6
Saving money by avoiding mistakes
Laura B 14
Saving money is a short walk/ride away from.......
Marbleskies 14
Saving money on parking in Antwerp, BE.
atlscrapgirl 0
Saving money vs saving time vs convenience
douglas 67
Saving money while flying
skumar 9
Schwab ATM/debit card
jajomax 39
Schwab Chip and Pin
pam 4
Senior discounts
cbrochu30 43
Series One Euro Banknote Still Valid?
Grier 4
Shipping a forgotten item from Italy
Suzann 8
Shipping purchases back to the U.S.
pwell13 4
Shipping Regular Mail from Spain - a Very Bad Idea!
tuzywall 3
Shopping in Europe! Come in Ladies...
rbovine1 23
Shopping in Rothenburg
Jeff 10
Should I still follow RS advice despite the latest with Brexit?
sharonghilia 13
Showing RS Guidebook for discounts when you break it apart
Amy 3
SIM card - to buy or not to buy?
carolr 6