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Paris Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower sparkles in the summer sun. Photo: Tommie Hansen
“Paris is always a good idea,” Audrey Hepburn told us in the 1954 film, “Sabrina”. I may be biased, but of course I agree. Winter, spring, summer or fall, there’s never a bad time to come to Paris, just better times for some travelers depending on your budget and what attractions you want to see. » Read more

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Tower of London
Magnificent poppies at Tower of London to commemorate WWI soldiers.
You here it all the time from American travelers: “I’d love to visit London, but it’s just too expensive right now.” True, the British pound is still strong (especially compared to the plummeting euro), and the high prices on everything from eating out to taxis can add up fast. If dining at every Gordon Ramsay restaurant » Read more

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That ticket to the Louvre just got cheaper for American tourists.
That ticket to the Louvre just got cheaper for American tourists.
Americans traveling to Europe this year will finally have a little relief at the register, or at least a smile on their faces when they examine their credit card statements once they get home. The euro has fallen significantly against the dollar in the past six months, tumbling down to US $1.17 for 1 euro » Read more

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Tapas in Barcelona
Tapas on display in Barcelona. Photo: felix costabrava-pals
Tapas are a celebrated and essential part of eating in Spain, and Barcelona is no exception. These snack-sized foods can be eaten hot or cold and can range from a serving of Serrano ham to a dish of codfish croquettes. They are usually eaten before the main meal accompanied by a glass of wine or » Read more

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Tivoli
The Copenhagen Card includes entry to Tivoli Gardens. Photo: Tyrone W.
Note: This article was updated on January 2, 2015 with new information, photos and links. Budget travelers get understandably nervous when visiting Copenhagen. As is the case with many other northern European capitals, prices for food, lodging and shopping can be stunningly steep. But Cheapos should not steer clear of this city of Danish design, » Read more

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Lisbon
Instead of Madrid or Barcelona, consider a trip to Lisbon. Photo: mgkm photography
On the face of it, this should be a great time for Americans to think about traveling to Europe—or at the very least, to the Eurozone and those countries with currencies pegged to the euro. At the start of 2014, it took $1.38 to buy a euro; today, a euro can be had for just » Read more

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Trafalgar Christmas
Trafalgar Square during the holidays. Photo: Jim Crossley
The Christmas lights are sparkling, the temperature has dropped and London town is starting feel oh so very festive. While there are tons of “official” Christmas activities to partake in over the next few weeks, you’ll find that many (like the plethora of ice rinks that have popped up in all corners of the capital) » Read more

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Hotel Brouwer Amsterdam
The charming Hotel Brouwer is old fashioned, central, and (believe it or not) equipped with a small elevator. Photo: Tom Meyers
Planning a trip to Amsterdam and looking for the perfect place to stay? Navigating all of the accommodation choices can be a bit confusing. Which neighborhood? How many stars? What’s in the rooms? What’s a good deal? We’re here to help, with 14 things that you should understand before booking your hotel. A quick intro » Read more

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Eiffel Tower
2015 will be a great year for visiting Paris. Photo:Yann Caradec
The New Year is almost upon us, and with it the attention of so many readers turns to travel in 2015. As is our holiday tradition, we’re ready with our list of why you should be excited about visiting Paris in 2015. (Funny how the list gets longer every year. We wonder what 75 reasons » Read more

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Delta baggage check
Delta's baggage check in Atlanta. Photo: Hoyasmeg
When flying between the United States and Europe, you probably know that it’s best to pack light. After all, the less luggage you have to haul around town the better. Related: 10 tips for packing for a two-week European trip For Cheapos, there’s one more obvious reason to keep the amount of luggage to a » Read more

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Norwegian
You too can fly for cheap on the Norwegian 787 Dreamliner. Photo: albedo20
Even with falling oil prices, flights to Europe from the US are still really expensive. It often seems like there’s no way around it. That’s where we come in. Our main expertise might be hotels, but we also know our way around low-cost airlines. This past fall I was able to nab a fantastic deal » Read more

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London Winter
Winter in London. Photo: Nick Kenrick
Thinking of heading to London this winter? Congratulations, you’ve picked a wonderful time to visit. Sure, it’ll be a little chilly but with average temperatures of around 37 to 50 degree Fahrenheit, it’s nothing a good coat, gloves and a few warm layers won’t cope with. For budget travelers, there’s also the advantage of securing » Read more

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Yellow Bikes
Yellow Bikes along the famous Amsterdam canals. Photo: Simon
To first timers in Amsterdam, it’s overwhelming to see a surplus of bicycles blanketing the city. Bicycles are leaning on everything, and transporting everyone, everywhere at all times of day and night. Questions that come to mind are: 1. Which one is the bike lane? 2. Why do all the bikes look so shabby? 3. » Read more

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London Pass
The London Pass can help you save. Photo: Protocol Snow
While many of London’s most interesting sights, such as the national museums, are completely free to visit, there are still those “must-see” places that come with a hefty price tag. Whether you’ve got your heart set on sailing over the city at the London Eye, delving into its gory depths at the London Dungeon, or » Read more

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