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Amsterdam Clog
You are more likely to see a tourist inside a clog then on a Dutch person's foot. Photo: Arnold Fang
Parisians are rude, London is expensive and everyone in Barcelona washes down a huge paella with a liter of sangria. While European stereotypes live off of exaggeration, there’s always a hint of truth to them somewhere. As a global city with a long tradition of liberal policies, the Dutch capital is no exception. Travelers arrive » Read more

Posted in: Paris Planning

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Paris Sorbonne
Heading to Paris for a study abroad program? You'll soon join students like these relaxing at the Sorbonne. Photo: AmitLev
If you’re a university student, chances are you may be planning your study abroad trip. If you’re lucky enough to be coming to Paris, you’ve got a lot to look forward to! Summer students have just descended upon the streets of Paris, and the fall semester and year-long students are on their way. If you’re coming » Read more

Posted in: Trip Planning

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Stairs suitcase
Here are some pointers to lighten your load and save you some cash before taking off for Europe. Photo: Ulf Bodin
Preparing to take off for a big European adventure? You’ve got your flights and hotels booked, and are already thinking about what to pack. The anticipation can be so much fun. However, as responsible Cheapos, we must point out that this is also a critical moment to examine the “small print” of your trip. After » Read more

Posted in: Berlin

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Berlin Brandenberg Gate
The Brandenberg Gate is one of the highlghts of Berlin's Fan Mile. Photo: Russell C
This Sunday marks the end of the FIFA World Cup run for 2014, and unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Germany qualified for this year’s final with their stunning defeat of Brazil’s national team 7-1 Tuesday. (If you have been living under a rock, you can catch the highlights here.) They’ll » Read more

Posted in: Barcelona

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La Rambla
When visiting Barcelona for the first time, make sure to see a lot more than just the touristy sights along La Rambla. Photo: woutt
Despite being a “small” big city of just 1.5 million people, Barcelona can feel overwhelming to the 8 million tourists who visit each year from across the globe. From staying in the wrong location during your visit to eating a frozen paella warmed up just for tourists, it’s easy to fall into tourist traps… especially » Read more

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Brick Lane
Brick Lane, packed with curry houses, is just one of the many sights in the City of London. Photo: Garry Knight
If you’re heading to London for work or just wish to explore the business heart of the city, then this is the area for you. However, unlike many urban hubs that see their business district shut down as night falls, London’s City area borders some of the most popular night spots in the capital, boasting » Read more

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Doner in Berlin
Doner kapabs can be enjoyed in the afternoon, evening, or on any random street corner at 2 AM. Photo: roboppy
Cheapos traveling throughout Europe delight upon arriving to Berlin—after weeks of spending mad cash on “cheap” eats, from $7.50 falafels in France to $10 hot dogs in Scandinavia, Berlin offers budget travelers’ pocketbooks a reprieve. Throughout the city you’ll have no problem finding delicious meal deals, like a döner kebap piled with fresh toppings for » Read more

Posted in: Paris Sights

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Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris attracts an impressive number of visitors each year. But is it worth it? Photo: Luca Di Ciaccio
Disneyland Paris—the words that strike fear in so many, and joy in so many others. I’ve been there. And I’d go again. But is it really worth leaving Paris to visit? Before you start rolling your eyes, know that in 2013, nearly 15 million visitors thought it was worth it to make the trip. So » Read more

Posted in: Madrid

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Look like a local as you stroll Madrid's Gran Via. Photo: Tom Meyers
Look like a local as you stroll Madrid's Gran Via. Photo: Tom Meyers
The day has come. You’re packing a bag for your trip to Madrid, Spain’s largest city. Seeing that lugging three rolling suitcases is neither savvy nor cost-effective, you have to be choosey with clothes, shoes and accessories. So should you pack the sandals or the sneakers? Just jeans or slacks, too? Here are some tips » Read more

Posted in: Paris Sights

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Notre Dame in the rain
Take in Notre Dame without the crowds in the rain. Photo: Malias
Travelers are spoiled when there is constant sunshine in Paris, but when the weather turns to rain complete with lightning strikes, it gives a new meaning to the name “City of Light.” Walking or biking around Paris, however, can become a drag when the sky opens up and even the most prepared tourist may be » Read more

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Amsterdam biking
Getting around Amsterdam by bike is not only the easiest way to see the city, it's also a lot of fun. Photo: Marc van Woudenberg
Amsterdam is a biking paradise, and there’s no better way to experience it than pedaling through the historic streets. Previously, we’ve shared some helpful tips on how to bicycle safely throughout the city, the best bike tours and how to navigate the roads in winter. Now it’s time to get local about it. In Amsterdam, » Read more

Posted in: London Sights

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British Museum
The British Museum draws huge crowds, but there are still ways to have an enjoyable visit. Photo: Christophe G
The British Museum is probably one of the sights you shouldn’t miss when you’re in London. There’s a reason why it’s the most visited tourist attraction in the UK: it has an amazing collection of artifacts, dating back thousands of years and drawn from all over the world. Plus, it probably doesn’t hurt that the » Read more

Posted in: Berlin Sightseeing

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Oberbaumbrücke
Oberbaumbrücke is one of the most famous sights in Berlin and connected Friedrichshain to West Berlin. Photo: visitBerlin
There are many corners of East Berlin that have undergone significant transitions since the GDR era. On this 4 km self-guided walk through Friedrichshain, you can sample some of this district’s finer and rougher edges, with city highlights for both day and night. These sights will be more crowded on the weekend, but for good » Read more

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AntiCafe
Stop into AntiCafé for an hour or all day, with one low price for drinks, snacks and Wi-Fi. Photo: Kaitlin D'Avella
Sometimes, traveling in Europe can seem like a constant struggle to find good Wi-Fi. Maybe you have to check your flight details, or plan the next leg of your trip. Maybe you need to upload some photos or just shoot an email to your family back home to let them know you’re doing great. Maybe » Read more

Posted in: London Outdoors

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Serpentine Lido
Serpentine Lido is an oasis in the middle of London for a swim in between sightseeing. Photo: justinberman
If you happen to be in London for one of those rare but glorious sunshiny days, sometimes a park just won’t cut it. So why not consider one of the city’s great outdoor pools or even swimming ponds? It’s where you’ll find the locals cooling down and soaking up the sun. Park Road Leisure Centre » Read more

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