Cheap Europe Travel Archive

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Travel Prices in Istanbul (on a Strong U.S. Dollar)

Back in the spring of 2013 I wrote this post on prices in Turkey for travelers and noted that the booming economic times seemed to be leading to higher and higher prices. Overall it felt to me like only a slightly better deal then western Europe and a worse value than Portugal.

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Travel Prices in Prague, Czech Republic

I can’t be everywhere, so sometimes I invite local experts to come on and talk about prices in cheap destinations they know well. Prague is a rather expensive city in a quite reasonable country, so there are ways to overpay but it can be quite get a deal. To give us the

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Europe on the Cheap(er): Istanbul

It has been quite a while since Istanbul was anywhere close to being the cheapest major city in Europe. It can still be a great value though if you do it right. Turkey has come a long way since I lived there in the mid-90’s as a young English teacher in the

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These 6 Destinations Have Gotten a Lot Less Expensive

As the author of a book on the cheapest places to travel in the world, naturally I talk a lot about where you can really stretch your travel funds. As I’ve mentioned, some of those have gotten cheaper still. But there’s another big bonus to the strong U.S. dollar if that’s the

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Use Temporary Downturns to Your Travel Advantage

When a place is getting bad press, do you follow the sheep who run away? Or do you act like a contrarian traveler and take advantage of the temporary opportunity? Like an investor who shuns the hot stock at its peak and buys the out-of-favor values for bigger returns, the biggest payoff