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Questions about minimizing costs and expenditure when spending the least money is a high priority.

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Plans for labor day weekend (live in New York City) [closed]

Me and a bunch of friends (20s) are looking for a nice place to chill over labor day weekend. We are looking to spend $500 each for the entire trip. And we live around New York. Any suggestions?
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Why airline websites charge more money than discount travel websites

What is the reason that when you book a flight between 2 destinations from an airline website (aircanada.com), the prices are much more than when you book the same through a discount website like ...
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Travelling by train in mainland Europe, will I save money by booking my tickets early?

My wife and I are planning to travel by train from Nice to Budapest over the course of 2 weeks, stopping at a number of towns and cities on the way. We'd prefer the flexibility of booking our tickets ...
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Is it cheaper to book excursions locally for South Africa?

For our trip to to Peru, we booked all excursions (Macchu Picchu hike, jungle tour) from home months in advance. When in Peru, we found out that it is much cheaper to book them there. Is the same true ...
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What organizations give computer science PhD students travel grants?

I'm doing PhD in Computer Science and am therefore traveling regularly to conferences. Since I'm running out of uni budget, I decided I need to apply for travel grants. I'm an international student, ...
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Does the Disney Dining plan impose any restrictions on the food I can order?

I've been checking out the Disney Dining Plans... Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me, especially when they're free with promotions. But I am worried about locking myself into what I can order, and ...
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Which US credit cards have the cheapest foreign transaction fees? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: US debit/ATM card with lowest fees for travel When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money? How can Americans get a chip-and-pin ...
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Is there a resource to find free, open wifi hotspots?

It would be great to know where free, publicly accessible (municipal or otherwise) hotspots are when travelling in foreign cities. Does such a utility exist (website/app etc.)?
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Is Norway significantly more expensive than other European destinations?

As a budget traveller, i.e. staying in hostels, using public transport, self catering where possible, is Norway significantly more expensive than say Germany or France? If so what's the best way to ...
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Where is wild camping possible in Europe?

Are there countries in Europe where wild camping with a tent allowed or at least tolerated? How high is the probability that someone will get angry at you or even call the police? Please consider ...
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What's the best way to get from Freiburg (Germany) to Hannover (Germany)?

What's the best way to get from Freiburg to Hannover in October? I mean fast, safe and cheap by best. How long does it take, approximately?
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Accommodation search engine that allows setting an approximate price range without a date?

While looking for accommodation for my vacation, I have become rather frustrated with sites like booking.com where you have to set the check-in and check-out dates before you see any prices. ...
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Unplanned backpacking across several European countries

I'm an undergraduate student, and upon graduating from my university a year from now, I want to travel solo across Europe. I want to be on this vacation for a month and a half. The catch is that I ...
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Are there low cost airlines to travel within the US?

I'm from Europe where there are a lot of low cost airlines like easyJet, Ryanair, etc... But these operate mainly in Europe. Then, my question is if there are airlines which provide cheap flights ...
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Which Australian bank/account incurs lowest fees using an ATM card overseas?

As per this question about US banks, I would like to know if any Australian bank offers an account with an ATM card (or Visa/Mastercard debit card) with no or low fees for travellers using them in ...
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US debit/ATM card with lowest fees for travel

For a US citizen traveling worldwide, what is the best major debit/ATM card (on the Visa or MasterCard networks) to take in terms of lowest fees for withdrawing international currency from ATMs? ...
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What are some strategies for keeping solo travel costs down?

As solo travellers, one often finds hotels charging for two beds in a room. Cruises charge a double occupancy for cabins, usually. Even in hostels on a regular basis I've seen this happen if you want ...
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How to book courier flights (discounted fare in exchange for delivering a package upon arrival)?

I've heard people talking about courier flights; cheap fares that can be obtained in exchange for carrying a package from one place to another on behalf of a company or benefactor. Do these flights ...
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What is the best way to get from Rome to Venice?

We're looking for a way to get from Rome to Venice and back in late September. By "best", we're looking for a combination of cheap safe fast ... in approximately that order of importance.
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Budget caribbean in January from South America

I'm planning on going to the caribbean (any part of it) during January 2012 (for 7 to 12 days) but anything above U$S 1500 per person turns out to be too expensive. I'm basically looking for a whole ...
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Are there any good hostels in San Francisco? [closed]

I will be staying in San Francisco for about a week. Coming from New Zealand I've already paid an arm and a leg for airfares so I'm quite interested in backpacker accommodation options in or around ...
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How to see the Norwegian fjords [closed]

I am currently working in The Hague area of the Netherlands. This summer is too cold to spend weekends on the beach, so I've decided to spend 3-4 days seeing the Norwegian fjords instead. I ...
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How to find travel deals for a very specific area? [closed]

It's relatively easy to find a flight and a hotel in a kind of bundle deal for any particular city. But, I'm on business and I'd ideally like to find a hotel in the specific area of my business trip (...
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Best way to go from Sepang KLIA to downtown Kuala Lumpur?

WikiTravel listed multiple ways to get to the Malaysian capital after landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. What would be an easy, cheap and quick way to get into the city from the airport?
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How can I get to Gatwick Airport from London at 5am?

A friend has booked some cheap flights that mean we need to be at Gatwick airport at 5am to catch our flight. We can stay in London the night before, but how can we get there as cheaply as possible? (...
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Where is the cheapest punt hire in Cambridge?

I am interested in a self-driven punt - without a tour guide. I want to travel through the colleges. I imagine the trip will take an hour.
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Is it usual for Japanese sentos to offer cheap overnight stays like their Korean counterparts (jjimjilbangs) do?

Japan and Korea both have similar concepts of communal bath houses. In Japan they are called sentos and in Korea they are called jjimjilbangs. In Korea it is usual that jjimjilbangs offer very cheap ...
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Is it cheaper and/or easier to buy a cheap tent and sleeping bag in Turkey or Bulgaria?

I'm currently in Istanbul but will soon head west to the Romania/Bulgaria border (hitchhiking) and intend to buy a cheap tent and sleeping bag on the way. I don't need a famous brand. Just something ...
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Are there cheap GPS or other navigator devices with downloadable maps for the whole world?

I don't need a recommendation or a list but my knowledge of GPS and "navi"s and the differences between them is an utter mystery to me. But often I'm lost in backstreets in random countries where ...
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What's the cheapest way to convert British Pounds into other currency?

I'm travelling around Europe and want to convert some money to Euros. What's the most cost-effective way of doing this? Should I convert as much as I think I'm going to need in one go, or withdraw ...
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How can I use my US iPhone (AT&T) in a foreign country, specifically Iceland, without paying through the nose? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to avoid data roaming fees when travelling abroad? I would like to be able to use my iPhone for text messages, short voice calls, and a few 10's of ...
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What's the cheapest transport to get from Ataturk International aiport to the Taksim Square area of Istanbul?

I'm flying to Istanbul tomorrow afternoon and would like to know the cheapest way to get from the airport (Ataturk) to the Taksim Square area. I'm sure there are many options and some will be easier ...
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What time of the year is the cheapest to cruise in/around North America?

What times of the years are optimal for getting the best prices on cruises within North America?
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Are there any good, cheap bus companies to use for traveling around the western United States?

A few years ago, I used to ride Greyhound for short trips, but I remember them being crammed and sometimes smelly. In the Midwest, I've learned of and used Megabus, which has seats like an airplane, ...
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Can you go to the Maldives without assistance of a travel agency?

Organizing your travel without agents is almost always cheaper and more fun. But does that also apply for Maldives? Can I just travel to the Maldives? Do you have some tips or experiences to report?
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How good is Public Transport In the USA? [closed]

I am planning a Round-the-World trip and my first stop will be the USA. I am from England where public transport is quite good and covers everywhere. I have already purchased Greyhound tickets for ...
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Is there a list of free accommodation resources?

I want to travel abroad cheaply and I would prefer to find some place to stay through a person or website, rather than book a hotel or hostel. There is couchsurfing.com, which I know about. Can you ...
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What's the cheapest way to purchase data access for my verizon smartphone while traveling in Spain?

What's the cheapest way to purchase data access for my verizon smartphone while traveling in Spain? Voice minutes would be useful too, although data only would be ideal. Specifically, I'll be ...
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Freight travel in the Caribbean - Can it be done? Is it cost-effective?

When I began to research travel by freight boat, I was hoping it would be a cheap alternative to air travel, but it turns out you can expect to pay US$80-140 per day and voyages are often five days or ...
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Best time to buy Airline tickets to Shanghai/Hong Kong from USA (Dallas/Fort Worth)?

My boyfriend and I are looking to visit Shanghai and Hong Kong in December, and we were wondering when the best (the cheapest price) time to buy tickets would be. Should we go ahead and purchase now, ...
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Flight deals from the UK

Can someone recommend a good website with flight deals from London/UK, which I could subscribe to? I mean promotions in different airlines, e.g. bmi used to have a bmifriday promotion (not sure if its ...
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Cheapest mobile operator in Europe [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to avoid data roaming fees when travelling abroad? Is where any default cheap mobile provider across Europe? I want to buy sim-card in one country (East ...
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What are the best ways to avoid data roaming fees when travelling abroad?

I'm looking for data plans I can use while touring different countries within a region without having to worry about being eaten by roaming fees. If such plans exist at all, I suppose mostly big ...

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