When you think of traveling the world, Europe is the first place that comes to mind. With historic cities to vibrant cultures, museums to festivals, theaters to operas, it’s not only going to be a fun but educational and inspiring experience as well. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. Europe is one of the most expensive places to travel to. From airfare to hotels to food and transport it seems like an impossible dream. But you only need a few tricks to save up euros and live this dream for a summer. Here are a few ways to spend little and still have an unforgettable journey through the world’s most beautiful continent:
Getting rate quotes in your currency:
Even before you start on your journey, try to get the rate quotes in your home currency for hotel, car rentals and any non-flight essentials and pay in your own currency whenever possible. This way you know exactly how much you’re spending and can try to get the best fares possible in advance.
Another way to save a substantial amount of money while traveling is by using a credit card that offers the best international exchange rates. Currently, MasterCard offers the most favorable rates. It doesn’t charge you any foreign transaction fees and no annual fee either.
Find the place of your interest:
The mistake that most people make is that they try to visit every city and on every site. That way you end up spending a lot of money on air flights and trains. On top of that you get so little time to explore and enjoy and in the end, you just feel exhausted. It’s better to choose a few places that you want to explore in depth rather than bouncing from place to place. For example, spend a week sightseeing in a big city like Paris and then take a trip to nearby towns and areas. You will not only save money on travel but will also save time that would be wasted sitting in transits.