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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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Travel Credit Cards in UK
skumar 2
Travel Insurance
NebraskaFamily 16
Swipe type bebit cards
Retgumshu 11
Global Entry for 1/2 price
Carol 8
Saving money while flying
skumar 9
Rick's funny museum comment
phred 20
Laundry services in Best of Europe
andee515 1
Bring Euros or use the ATM? The math seems to say bring them.
gulfside 48
500 Euro Note Pain
Nik 16
question about Ricks ETBD book and budget
SandraL 2
Evacuation Insurance Quotes
Bruce 6
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themusteach 25
Paying cash for hotel
artshotwell 15
No chip and signature cc
deb92260 11
atm card
jayreycat 13
Barcelona, Spain Arrival Complimentary Ride on RODALIES
ourtern 1
Report: Credit card use on recent trip
Joe 4
AAA offered pre-paid Visa to replace the old fashioned Traveler's Checks
Debbie 20
Beware Bank of America "no fees"
Charles 9
Will they keep my passport? Europe overnight trains crossing borders.
lina 11
ATMs in England
oleditor5 5
Wells Fargo Chip & Pin
Philip 6
Bank accounts for non resident aliens in Spain
Chago 3
Just making sure- euro/pound
Kristin 8
Trip Report: How my cards worked in Europe
Carol 18
Money-Saving Travel Tips for Madrid and Spain
Philip 1
Still confused by chip & pin vs. chip & signature!
Terry 16
Capital One issues chip & signature cards
Sarah 30
Is "no access fee within country" the same as "0% Foreign Transaction Fee"?
jo_pie 5
Dollar vs Euro
jpprovo 7
Exchange currency before trip or when we arrive?
Seattle1984 12
Travel insurance for older travelers
Laura 21
AAA Visa Travel Money Card / MC Cash Passport Card
eakthomas 15
New chip credit card
advocatecare 18
Lavender Oil keeps Mosquitos Away
Gobbledygook 1
EurAide just saved me a bundle on rail fares!
bs.porter 8
Keeping money safe during stay in Spain
Chago 6
FYI: some airlines no longer participating in popular online ticket websites
SuzieeQQ 4
Cheapest time to purchase airfare to London from New York, back from Paris
frederickkillion 11
Rick Steves Audio Europe
geochuck 4
flights
marie 5
flights
marie 3
Vatican online reservations
jehalley 3
Free Lodging Anywhere in the World
Gobbledygook 4
ATMs at Marco Polo airport
cbrochu30 4
Do all credit cards and atm debit cards use the same interbank rate?
Southern girl 15
Where to go for our first time to Europe Part 2
jeanine_frias 2
United Mileage Plus vs Chase Sapphire
Alexandra 3