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Anne Frank House
Anne Frank statue. Photo: Sarah Editor’s Note: We originally published this article in 2014 when visitors would have to line up (sometimes for several hours!) to get into the Anne Frank House. Now you can only visit with online tickets. We have updated the information to reflect the most recent changes to the ticketing system...
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Our favorite cheap hotels in Bordeaux, France
The view of central Bordeaux from Hotel Opera. Bordeaux, France might sound like a fancy destination to the unacquainted, but it’s actually quite affordable if you plan it right. With our budget guide to Bordeaux in hand, you can save on everything from restaurants to attractions. But what about hotels? Of course, wine is the...
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Barcelona
Tourists looking out on Barcelona. Photo: Thomas G Are you planning a trip to Barcelona and worried about looking like a blundering tourist? That’s natural, of course. But don’t get too hung up on this  — you’re visiting the city and taking in its biggest sights. You’re allowed to look like a tourist! As a...
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Metro Paris
Riding the Metro is a staple of everyday life for Parisians. But the unwritten code of conduct isn’t something that comes instinctively to the 4.5 million people who hop on board every day. In fact, each year 1.5 billion riders use the Paris Metro — that’s almost on par with New York City! Even if you’ve ridden...
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Paris Metro
The Metro is a great way to get around Paris, but is buying a Navigo pass worth your time? We investigate. Photo: Bryan Pirolli Everyone wants to feel like a local in Paris, and taking the Metro is one of the best ways to achieve such status. But is it worth taking the plunge and...
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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...
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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. Just a few years ago, it took $1.38 to buy a euro; today, a euro can be had for just $1.13. But despite...
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Madrid Car
Driving through Madrid. Photo: Ruben V For the first few years I lived in Spain, I didn’t have a car. There’s really no need to get behind the wheel if you’re living in a city or visiting another city on vacation. But sometimes you get the urge for a road trip, and the Spanish rail and...
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Should You Still Buy a Guidebook for Europe? Yes.
Guidebooks might not be cool, but they’re very practical. Photo: mrdamian I’ll be the first to point out this irony: I started EuroCheapo, a budget travel website, back in 2001, and yet I still love traveling around Europe with a guidebook. Furthermore, I’m conveying this information to you — on a website. Ironies aside, I...
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Best Paris guidebooks for your trip to the City of Light
Paris is always at the top of my list when I’m drawing up vacation plans for the year. And although I’ve strolled down the streets many times and know my way around a fair bit, I still like to have a little help by my side. I always travel with a handy friend — a...
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