Ways To Save Money Traveling In Europe

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Finally have the time and money for that European trip you’ve always dreamed of? Save a little bit more of both with these tips on how to book your trip. Bon voyage!
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How To Save Money Traveling In Europe

Plan ahead: Sure, it’s a no brainer. But, did you know that nailing down your itinerary on any trip no longer than 30 days out saves you money? It’s because of taxes, fees and availability, all which change daily. It’s not necessary to start planning next year’s travel today. In fact, it’s more expensive…
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How To Save Money Traveling In Europe

Book your European travel in Europe: Using online, brick and mortar or direct booking services are more expensive in the US because of taxes, fees and tariffs. Wait until you hit the ground to set your itinerary.
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How To Save Money Traveling In Europe

Avoid car rentals: Car travel in Europe is far more expensive than in the US because of high fuel costs. It’s often unnecessary as well, since public transportation is cheaper and far more extensive. Plus, it’s a great way to sight-see along the way.
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How To Save Money Traveling In Europe

Take the overnight train: Traveling between European cities is often most pleasant booking overnight train travel. The berths are roomy, people are generally helpful and friendly and, when you wake up, you’re in an entirely new place. Magical!
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How To Save Money Traveling In Europe

Stay sober: Or, at least, sober-ish. European libations can be cheap, plentiful and exotic. But, like anywhere else, it’s best to be aware of your surroundings. Don’t overdo it on the Vino or Bier…
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How To Save Money Traveling In Europe

Dine on the local “fast food”: European food is a serious affair. It’s often grown or produced locally, so, it’s usually fresh and delicious. It’s generally surprisingly inexpensive, unless you’re intentionally indulging in fine cuisine. So, just as in the US, just say no to McDonald’s and Burger King.
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How To Save Money Traveling In Europe

Stay with relatives or friends: It’s easier said than done. But, if it’s possible, lean on friends and family in foreign lands, even if you’ve never met them before. Europeans are still very family and friend centric.
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How To Save Money Traveling In Europe

Book directly: You’d be surprised what savings walking right up to the hotel front desk, taxi stand or restaurant and being friendly can bring. Most Europeans love dealing with Americans. They brush up on English, get news from unusual sources and, usually, love sharing inside deals. A few Euros spread around doesn’t hurt either. Speaking of which…
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How To Save Money Traveling In Europe

Carry cash: Not all ATMs, restaurants, etc. will take your plastic. Having some cash on hand is always a good idea, especially if you become stranded. But, be careful. As is true anywhere, don’t flash your cash around. One last helpful tip: Buy a money belt. A stylish one…
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