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Bring Money

Rome is the most expensive city we have ever visited. About $80U$ for three loads of laundry, washed, dried and folded at a laundromat a block opr so from the main railway station.$40U$...more

Arrive without CASH - bring debit card and credit card, that's it.

Every time I arrive in Paris, I have maybe $5 USD on me. My first stop in the airport is the ATM where I get a cash withdrawal. The exchange rate is better using the ATM in your...more


The best way to really enjoy Paris is to rent an apartment instead of that small hotel room (smaller than U.S. rooms) that sometimes doesn't even have a table to sit at. Walking...more

Useful Souviners

When we were in Paris we bought some beautiful scarves from street vendors. Now, back in San Francisco, every time I wear that scarf I remember Paris in April.We also brought home some...more

Paris museum pass

So probably many of you have heard about PARIS MUSEUM PASS allowing one to visit the list of museums in 2-4-6 days for the fixed price. Though at first it might seem as a good deal,...more

PARIS FOR FREE: Add your favorite tip

When the economy's in crisis (and even when it's not) everyone loves a freebie. Whether you're a resident or a visitor, we want to hear about your favorite ways to spend...more

Save money by sleeping on trains

Mostly for students abroad, or people who can't afford a hotel everynight. You can DRASTICLY lower your travel expenses by sleeping on the train to your next destination....more

book accommodation in advance and arrive early

When we were traveling in Normandy, France we noticed that after 9 p.m. most of the hotels are closed and we had difficulty to find an accommodation as there are very few hotels in the...more

Enjoy Paris and save tons of money on dining out!

With the value of the dollar so low, I found a great way to save hundreds of dollars on a trip to Paris! Find a grocery store...they are everywhere...we had 2 within a block of our...more

Coffee Savings

Ok..I am NOT cheap...but not stupid either. We have stayed at the GRAND INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL..3 times now (LOVE THIS HOTEL) ..but a pot of coffee delivered..(2 small cups ..for 2...more

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