Worried that exchanging your dollars into pounds will leave you with pennies? MSNBC outlines 25 ways to stretch your money in Europe.
- Find no-cost entertainment, like free days at museums or public concerts.
- Use a credit card or get cash from an ATM for the best exchange rates and lower fees.
- Haggle, especially at outdoor markets or street vendors.
- Forget the rental car; use public transportation.
- Consider buying a rail pass, and take the overnight train to save a night's lodging.
- Make lunch your big meal: You'll typically find the same dishes at half the price.
- Forget what you know about tipping: In Europe, 10% is the norm.
- Order the house wine. It's cheaper, and you'll be surprised at how good it is.
- Follow the locals to authentic restaurants that also happen to be less expensive.
- Consider a vacation rental or a hostel rather than a higher-priced hotel—then buy groceries to cook in your kitchen.
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