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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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Debt ceiling issues with USD and hotel bookings
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Airline specific credit cards
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Evacuation insurance vs out of pocket cost
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Berlin WelcomeCard Zones ABC
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Payment for tour company in Italy
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Credit Cards Not Charge Foreign and ATM Fees
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Debbie 6
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Christopher Elliott Article on ATM Fees
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Travel insurance
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