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Wow Air launches $49 fares, their cheapest flights ever to Europe

Attention Cheapos! 2019 is getting off to a good start with the latest fare announcement from Wow Air. Starting today, you can book a flight to Europe for only $49. If you’ve been waiting for a good deal on a trip to Iceland, Ireland, London, Germany, or Belgium, now is the time to go. These flights are sure to sell out fast, so we’ve put together the details on how to get this amazing deal before they’re gone. How to score a $49 flight To find this rock bottom fare, you need to book from cert...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Boston, US, Belgium, Airlines, Dublin, Iceland, Reykjavik, Wow Air, Budget Flights, Dailycheapo, Rek, Flash Travel Deals, Iceland Ireland London Germany


Planning a trip to Europe? Avoid these 10 costly mistakes

Planning a trip to Europe this year and deep in the list-making process? Now’s a great time to quickly review your itinerary and “trip strategy” to make sure that you’re not about to make any common mistakes that will add unnecessarily to your travel costs. From hotels to flights, rental cars, and train tickets, there are several things to keep in mind before you hit “book”. Regular readers might recognize a few of these tips from posts in previous years (including “10 Ways to Save Before Leavin...
Tags: Travel, Verizon, Europe, London, France, Advice, Germany, Berlin, Atlanta, Barcelona, Rome, Munich, Paris, Italy, Amsterdam, Portugal


Our favorite budget hotels in Dublin for 2019

Cheers to Dublin! While prices have increased across the board in the last few years — in fact, it was recently declared more expensive than London! — it is still possible to enjoy the Irish capital while sticking to a budget. From pubs to museums, there is plenty of Cheapo-friendly things to do in Dublin. But what about accommodations? More Dublin travel tips: • 5 Free museums in Dublin • 5 Easy ways to save on dining in Dublin • Hotels in Dublin under $100 per night Best budget hotels in Dub...
Tags: Travel, London, Dublin, Dublin Hotels, Dailycheapo, Cheapo, Ashfield, Hazelbrook House, Ashfield House Ashfield Hostel, Temple Bar Trinity College Doubles, Ashfield Hostel, Dergvale Hotel Dergvale Hotel, Dergvale Hotel, Anchor Guesthouse


Best budget hotels in Amsterdam for 2019

Heading to Amsterdam and looking for the best hotel for your budget? We’re about to make your hunt a lot easier. We’ve recently updated our listings of recommended cheap hotels in Amsterdam, and have singled out the following 10 as our best cheap hotels in Amsterdam. It was no easy task — Amsterdam fortunately still has a long list of great, family-run properties in its city center. However, these 10 hotels below all stand out for their unique combination of a great location, low average rates, ...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Budget Hotels, Verdi, Dailycheapo, Magnolia, Sparky, Vondelpark, Dam Square, Cheapo 100, Hotel Advice in Amsterdam, Bicycle Hotel, Pijp, Hotel Verdi Verdi Wanningstraat


Barcelona: Local tips for visiting La Boqueria market

For the first couple of years that I lived in Barcelona, La Boqueria (or “Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria”, as it’s formally known) was my main market. I went there two or three times a week for fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, meats, and cheeses, and then hauled everything back to my apartment in the Gothic Quarter. Although the products were first-rate, there were days when shopping at La Boqueria was a real challenge, because of the big crowds of tourists both in the market and on La Ram...
Tags: Travel, Spain, Barcelona, Dailycheapo, Don, Garrett, Santa Caterina, Boqueria, Alessandro, La Rambla, Rambla, La Boqueria, Public Markets, Barcelona Budget Tips, Sightseeing in Barcelona, Barcelona Shopping


The 7 best budget hotels in Venice for 2019

There’s nothing we love more than a visit to Venice. It’s hard to beat the canal views, incredible cultural sites, and decadent food. But like many other iconic European cities, Venice can be an expensive adventure, especially when it comes to booking a hotel. You can save by scouring the internet for budget-friendly accommodations, but it might take you days to find a clean, comfortable place to stay. To save you time and money, we’ve picked some of our favorite Venice hotels of the year from o...
Tags: Travel, Italy, Venice, Venice Hotels, Dailycheapo, Saint Mark 's Square, Santa Croce, Hotel Advice in Venice, Santa Croce Doubles, Venice • Island, Albergo San Samuele Albergo San Samuele, San Marco Doubles, Albergo San Samuele, Hotel Galleria, Accademia Bridge Hotel Galleria, Albergo Doni Albergo Doni Neighborhood


Dublin: 5 easy ways to save on dining

Dining in Dublin can put a dent in your budget. While this city is full of opportunities to spend big on food, you can utilize a few simple strategies to keep prices down. Plan ahead and you will taste the best of the local dining scene without emptying your wallet. So book one of our favorite budget hotels in the city, and start planning your eating adventure in Dublin. And remember, the dining scene now offers much more than just fish and chips! 1. Seek out markets and street food Staying aw...
Tags: Travel, Food, Restaurants, Markets, Tesco, Ireland, Dublin, Dining, Dailycheapo, Earl Grey, AVOCA, Cheap-eats, Pichet, Eating in Dublin, Ethnic Foods, Infomatique


Provence Budget Tips: A moveable feast minus the extravagant costs

Even for those who have yet to step foot on French soil, Provence is a name familiar to many — whether it is the vision of billowing lavender fields, the illustrious work of Vincent Van Gogh, the eponymous wine appellations, and of course, the sapphire shorelines of Mediterranean bliss. Some call Provence the quintessence of France: the grand intersection of fine wine, buzzing culture, delectable food, and wondrous nature. Though the region may be rich in its fruits, there are plenty of ways to ...
Tags: Travel, France, Marseille, Paris, Ryanair, Easyjet, Cannes film festival, Montpellier, Avignon, Mediterranean, Provence, Arles, Languedoc, Dailycheapo, Daniel, Vincent Van Gogh


Portugal: Saving in Sintra, a perfect day trip from Lisbon

It is easy to see why Lord Byron loved Sintra so. It is no wonder at all that Ferdinand II of Austria built Pena Palace atop the town’s highest peak as a gift of love not only to his dear Queen Maria II of Portugal but also to the Portuguese people. Sintra’s beauty is second to none. It may require a bit of diligence to ignore the masses of tourists hurling themselves up and down the town’s hilly roads at virtually all times of the year, but the sense of wonder Sintra imparts will be well worth ...
Tags: Travel, Austria, Portugal, Lisbon, Byron, Sintra, Dailycheapo, Pena, Sintra Sintra, Pena Palace, Ferdinand II, Lisbon Porto Braga, Rossio Station, Palaces, Lisbon Day Trip, Maria II


5 local tips for cheap eats in Antwerp

Antwerp is one of Western Europe’s true hidden gems. Internationally overshadowed by its more bureaucratic sibling Brussels, Belgium’s second city used to be an important mercantile center in the Low Countries and has left behind a rich city to lose yourself in. Today it takes a more discerning traveler to explore this picturesque medieval city. If that’s you, we are sure you will appreciate these tips by Spotted by Locals. Related: A budget guide to visiting Antwerp, Belgium 5 cheap eats in An...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Billie, Belgium, Western Europe, Dailycheapo, Antwerp, Brussels Belgium, Antwerp Belgium, Low Countries, Andy Helinx, Estrela, Petra Bartholomeeussen Estrela, Oost Vlaanderen, Mo Lamokoref


The best budget hotels in New York for 2019

A visit to the Big Apple usually means a towering price tag for your hotel. But that doesn’t have to be the case when you check into one of the best budget hotels in New York. As you probably know, on EuroCheapo we keep a full list of cheap hotels in New York. But we thought we help simplify your research for you a bit, so we explored the most popular neighborhoods in Manhattan to find the very best deals in town. From charming guesthouses to chic hotels with rooftop bars, the New York hotel sce...
Tags: Travel, Apple, New York, NYC, New York City, Chelsea, Broadway, Manhattan, Catholic, Upper West Side, Midtown, Central Park, Empire State Building, Dailycheapo, Hotel Advice For New York, Cheap Hotels In New York


European Capital of Culture: Plovdiv 2019

It’s never too early to start planning next year’s European vacations. If you’re looking for somewhere new to explore in 2019, I suggest booking a trip to one of the European Capitals of Culture: Plovdiv, Bulgaria. If you’ve never been to Plovdiv, you can enjoy a new European destination while soaking in world-class cultural events from contemporary art and dance to theater, food, and music. We’ve written about our love of Plovdiv before, and now we’re excited to see what happens in 2019 and the...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Berlin, Bulgaria, Old Town, Dailycheapo, European Capital Of Culture, Matera, Sofia, East, Plovdiv, Essen, Matera Italy, ATHENS PARIS, Plovdiv Bulgaria, Tallin Lille


When is the best time to visit Paris?

“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. The shoulder seasons, the period in the fall or early spring that’s wedged between high season and low season, might offer lower prices and decent weather, but this doesn’t always mean it’s the best seas...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Calendar, Paris, Audrey Hepburn, Seine, Nuit Blanche, Trip Planning, Dailycheapo, Planning For Paris, Martin, Craig Nelson, Sabrina, Sexy City, Paris Marathon


Where to stay in Aix-en-Provence, France

Beautiful, beautiful, Aix. Land of Cezanne. Childhood stomping ground of Zola. Purveyor of more jaw-droppingly gorgeous fountains than you can throw a pétanque at. This lovely small city located just 30 minutes north of Marseille dates back to 123 BC and is the historic southern home of the French upper crust. Aix-en-Provence has a lot going for it. The city boasts over 300 days of sunshine each year (but be wary of the weird and windy mistral season in late winter and early spring), a full cale...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Marseille, Budget Hotels, Avignon, Provence, Aix en Provence, Where To Stay, Dailycheapo, Provence France, Aix, Les Deux Garcons, Christophe, La Rotonde, Centre Ville, Hotel de France


Cheapo Guide: Visiting New York on a budget

Welcome to New York, one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It’s home to the bright lights of Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and not surprisingly, some of the most expensive prices on the planet. Whether you want to visit one of the world’s top museums, grab a bite to eat, or catch a Broadway show, the city that never sleeps will also never let go of your wallet. It’s easy to blow through your budget here in a “New York minute” if you’re not careful. More New York tips: • The be...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Europe, New York, NYC, New York City, United States, New Jersey, Mta, Broadway, Manhattan, Mayfair, John, Upper East Side, Newark, Jfk


12 tips for traveling solo in Europe

Heading out on your own for a solo adventure is a great way to experience Europe. However, it can present unique challenges that you don’t face when you’re on the road with friends or family — especially if you’re not used to striking out on your own. One of the biggest obstacles can be the price. That cheap hotel room meant for two suddenly isn’t necessarily such a bargain. That rental car to explore the countryside is quite expensive when there’s only one credit card to cover it. And those fun...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, London, Advice, Berlin, US, Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Italy, Amsterdam, Dublin, Roma, Federico Fellini, Alice


Tips for finding great deals on European group tours

For years EuroCheapo has extolled the benefits of booking every aspect of your trip yourself — the flights, the hotels, the transportation, the meals and the activities. Aside from giving you more independence, it can often be cheaper to arrange everything on your own. But hold on: Is it always cheaper? And is a trip always better when you book every aspect of it yourself? It might surprise independent-minded travelers to learn that sometimes, in fact, you can find quite a deal by hooking up wit...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, London, France, Rome, Czech Republic, Paris, Portugal, Switzerland, Venice, Florence, Tours, Central Europe, Group Tours, Trip Planning


Take a Stroll through NYC History: Bowery Boys walking tours

Attention history lovers! If you love New York City, you’re in for a real treat this fall. The Bowery Boys, podcasters Greg Young and Tom Meyers (who is also the founder of EuroCheapo), are kicking off a brand-new series of small-group walking tours that will reveal the city’s history in a whole new way. If you know the Bowery Boys award-winning podcast, each episode takes you on a journey through a fascinating topic in the history of The Big Apple. These new walking tours will help bring the ci...
Tags: Travel, New York, Instagram, New York City, Broadway, Dailycheapo, EuroCheapo, Greg Young, Walking Tour, Tom Meyers, Jeff Dobbins, NYC 's Theater District Broadway, Ziegfeld Follies Sardi, Rodgers Hammerstein Way Broadway, Bowery Boys Walks, Bowery Boys Walks on Facebook


10 affordable souvenirs from across Europe

While we’re firm believers in the idea that travel is about the experience and not the “stuff” (or budget, obviously), it’s sometimes nice to bring something back with you. Whether you’re picking up souvenirs for friends, family members or me, myself and I, we’ve gathered our best tips on what to buy, where to buy it, and how to save on souvenirs. Read on for 10 of our favorite cheap souvenirs from around Europe from 2€ and up. More tips for saving in Europe: • 50 things to do in Europe for unde...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Berlin, US, Barcelona, Rome, Prague, Ireland, Paris, Italy, Amsterdam, Poland, Madrid, Florence, Lisbon


Venice: 5 budget hotels with canal views

Who doesn’t dream of a canal view from their hotel room when visiting Venice? Ever since I started regularly visiting the city to review its hotels in 2001, I’ve always hoped that I would be able to fling my windows open in the morning to the sights and sounds of a passing gondola. It hasn’t happened for a number of reasons. First, and most obviously, cost: Canal-side hotels almost always charge more for the views. Venice has been welcoming tourists for hundreds of years, and those in the hotel ...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Italy, Venice, Budget Hotels, Views, San Marco, Grand Canal, Trip Planning, Dailycheapo, Ac, Silva, Galleria, Mora, St Mark s Square, Dorsoduro


Paris: 5 Affordable restaurants loved by both locals and tourists

Long gourmet lunches, flaky croissants, endless glasses of wine… eating in Paris is a dream come for most visitors. But finding the right places can be frustrating for budget travelers if they’re not careful. Some restaurants are so overrun with tourists that the experience is not fun or the food just isn’t up to par. On the flip side, a fancy Parisian bistro can be a little intimidating for visitors who want a more casual experience or don’t want to spend a few hundred euros. We’ve done the “ha...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Dailycheapo, Marais, Robert, Eating In Paris, Paris Restaurants, PAUL, Louise, Breton, Roussel, Palais Royal, Jacques Bonsergent, Paris Cheap Eats, Yves Toudic, Breizh Cafe


Paris: 5 Affordable places to eat and drink that locals and tourists love

Long gourmet lunches, flaky croissants, endless glasses of wine… eating in Paris is a dream come for most visitors. But finding the right places can be frustrating for budget travelers if they’re not careful. Some restaurants are so overrun with tourists that the experience is not fun or the food just isn’t up to par. On the flip side, a fancy Parisian bistro can be a little intimidating for visitors who want a more casual experience or don’t want to spend a few hundred euros. We’ve done the “ha...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Dailycheapo, Marais, Robert, Eating In Paris, Paris Restaurants, PAUL, Louise, Breton, Roussel, Palais Royal, Jacques Bonsergent, Paris Cheap Eats, Yves Toudic, Breizh Cafe


Paris: 9 budget hotels packed with old-world charm

Don’t you wish that you could be transported back to the glory days when most hotels in Paris were dripping with character, charm, and class? But without the rates to make you Misérables? As more and more affordable hotels in the city transform themselves into much more expensive boutique (or worse, charmless chain) hotels, the old-fashioned, typically “Parisian” hotels of yore are becoming something of an extinct species. Fortunately, a few classic places are still bucking the trend, offering o...
Tags: Travel, France, Hotels, Bellevue, Paris, Paris Hotels, Dailycheapo, Les Halles, Don, Left Bank, Sacre Coeur, St Germain, Hotel du Nord, Republique, Paris Paris, Luxembourg Gardens


Munich: 10 ways to save time & money at Oktoberfest

Munich’s famous festival tradition, Oktoberfest, always begins the second-to-last weekend in September and ends the first weekend of October. This year’s dates run from September 22 to October 7, 2018. We prefer going in September before the masses start arriving from all over Europe and the world. But no matter what day you go, prepare for an unforgettable time — if you can remember anything at all after so many gallons of beer. Once you get to Munich, there are plenty of ways to shrink your wa...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Munich, Bavaria, Oktoberfest, Dailycheapo, Metro, Erik, McCoy, Bahn, U Bahn, EuroCheapo, Marienplatz, Hofbrauhaus, Laim


Cheers! 10 cheap drinks in Europe that we love to sip

When traveling on a shoestring budget, cutting out pricey cocktails and spendy alcohol seems like a given. But do you really have to? Probably not — in many European destinations boozy beverages don’t cost much. Sometimes they’re the same price or even less than soft drinks! For example, in Prague, beer is the cheapest thing to drink after tap water, and in Spain, a glass of house wine often costs the same as a Coke. The key to drinking inexpensively in Europe? Knowing what to order depending on...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, France, Spain, Barcelona, Prague, Austria, Budapest, Hungary, Drinking, Italy, Portugal, Athens, Poland, Belgium


How to make the most of your first day in Paris

So the time has finally come for you to hop on the plane and take off for your long-awaited adventure in the City of Light. As your plane is descending into Charles de Gaulle (CDG) or Orly Airport (ORL), you start dreaming about all the fun things you’ll do. You may not count your arrival as a full day of your Parisian adventure, but if you plan things right and come prepared, you can pack a lot into your first few hours on the ground. Related: Arriving in Paris: Getting situated at your hotel ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Seine, Dailycheapo, Planning For Paris, Paris Planning, Marais, Robert, Monoprix, Paris Budget Tips, Don, Louise, Orly Airport, le Marais, Charles de Gaulle CDG, Franprix


Belgium: Our favorite budget hotels in Bruges

If, like us, you’re a sucker for a city full of history and charm, Bruges is a great option for you. Not only is it lovely — think picturesque canals, old brick buildings and historic museums and churches, to name a few — it’s also quite affordable! Luckily for Cheapos, Bruges is filled with small, family-run hotels that do not fall short on character and service. More reading on Belgium: • The perfect budget weekend in Bruges • 5 super cheap hotels in Brussels • Antwerp: Visiting this Belgian g...
Tags: Travel, Belgium, Brussels, Bruges, Dailycheapo, Martin, Gilles, Antwerp, Brugge, Bruges Hotels, Cheapos Bruges, Bruges Here, St Gilles Doubles, Hotel de Pauw, Brugge Martin, Burg Doubles


Belgium: Top-notch budget hotels in Bruges

If, like us, you’re a sucker for a city full of history and charm, Bruges is a great option for you. Not only is it lovely — think picturesque canals, old brick buildings and historic museums and churches, to name a few — it’s also quite affordable! Luckily for Cheapos, Bruges is filled with small, family-run hotels that do not fall short on character and service. More reading on Belgium: • The perfect budget weekend in Bruges • 5 super cheap hotels in Brussels • Antwerp: Visiting this Belgian g...
Tags: Travel, Belgium, Brussels, Bruges, Dailycheapo, Martin, Gilles, Antwerp, Brugge, Bruges Hotels, Cheapos Bruges, Bruges Here, St Gilles Doubles, Hotel de Pauw, Brugge Martin, Burg Doubles


Paris: 50 Do’s and Don’ts guaranteed to improve your trip

Looking for advice about how to act or what to do during your upcoming trip to Paris? The amount of “advice” online can be daunting, with endless lists about how to act like a “real” Parisian (whoever they are!). The truth is, there isn’t just one type of Parisian, nor is there one way to act when visiting the city. But you know us — we couldn’t resist creating a jumbo list of our own. However, we’re listing only friendly do’s and don’ts that will help you make the most of your trip and your bud...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Minnesota, France, Advice, Restaurants, Clothing, US, Drinking, Paris, Eating, Eiffel Tower, Sightseeing, Tripadvisor, Mona, Seine


Spain: Our favorite budget hotels in Seville

Seville is a dreamy destination for budget travelers. Old tales say this Andalusian city was founded by Hercules, perhaps explaining why it is so vibrant and lively. From a high culture focused on ceramics, architecture and flamenco to outstanding restaurants and hidden gems throughout, Seville is exciting to explore. Luckily, the city is also ripe with charming family-run hotels that are quite affordable. Whether you prefer something simple, historic, or modern, there’s a budget hotel for you. ...
Tags: Travel, Spain, Hercules, Seville, Andalusia, Dailycheapo, Simon, Alhambra, Seville Spain, Callejón, Seville Hotels, Agua Callejón, El Centro Doubles, Hotel Maestranza Hotel Maestranza, Hotel Maestranza, Santa Cruz Doubles