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

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What exactly are “repositioning cruises”?

A day or two ago I was chatting with some other budget travellers on the beach here in Oaxaca, Mexico, and one of them told me he came by sea from Portugual to Panama for a few hundred euros on ...
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Cheapest way with public transport to travel to Ponza from Rome and back in one day?

There seem to be a variety of ways to get to Ponza from Rome. What is the cheapest option (so I don't care much about travel time) using public transport? Doing research myself I am consistently ...
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Do Eurostar/TGV prices increase during school holidays?

We're considering going from the UK to the South of France via Eurostar in August. On their website, only travel until April is available. The prices for that are reasonable (as are air fares in ...
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How to get to the Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik cheaply?

What is the way to get from Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon for the cheapest price?
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Cheap camping in southern Brazil

I'm looking for cheap places to stay for some weekends in my tent. What I need is a safe place to set up my tent, maybe running water and a toilet, basic stuff. So far I was looking in places like ...
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Getting from Khao Sok to Bang Saphan, Thailand by public transport

Travelling as a family of four, aiming to get from Khao Sok National Park to a hotel near Bang Saphan on Jan 22 2017. Have tried several options but none brings me there. Have tried to reach the hotel ...
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How much money do I need in Luton Airport during a stopover?

I'm traveling, from an EU country in the Schengen area, to the Canary Islands, transferring flights at Luton Airport. This is going to be my first trip alone, not to mention my first flight and I'm ...
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Which are cheapest Thailand Supermarket Chains?

I have landed in Thailand yesterday all eager to try out legendary cheapness so I ran for closest 7-11 got some crisps and local beers some ice cream bug spray... and paid 880 baht, which would be ...
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Daily budget for a week in Las Vegas? [closed]

I am planning a week (Wednesday to Wednesday or Tuesday to Tuesday) in Las Vegas later this year (2017) and am wondering what sort of budget I should aim for. Assume: All accommodation is paid for. ...
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Sandwich alternatives for city trips

I often face the problem that my diet becomes very bread and cheese centred whenever I do trips to cities where eating at restaurants is expensive. In a city I sleep mostly at youth hostels where ...
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Cheap last minute flight from Toronto to Ottawa?

It seem that the standard price from Toronto YYZ to Ottawa one way is around $120CDN, for AC, WestJet. In one of my upcoming trips, I'll be arriving in YYZ around 7pm, which means I won't make the ...
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How much for a European trip? [closed]

I want to go on a European trip with four of my friends during October for one week. How much will be the estimated cost (staying in a decent hotel + food) for the trip per head? Any critical cost-...
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Any other season apart from low, high, off and shoulder season? [closed]

I just came to know about shoulder season/shoulder period. Apparently, it is the time between low and high season so rates for hotels/hostels/sight-seeing everything would be middling. Are all the ...
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Hotel Price Check Guarantee - Heyitscheaper.com? [closed]

I often use booking.com to book hotels with free cancellation, sometimes I cancel and rebook at a cheaper price because the price gets lower closer to the date. I found the site http://heyitscheaper....
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Booking extra economy seat for comfort allowed on transatlantic budget airlines? [closed]

Some airlines allow customers to book two economy seats for comfort. Do budget transatlantic airlines like Wow and Norwegian allow this?
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Algeciras to Ceuta/Tanger on budget? [closed]

I'd like to have one-day trip Algeciras-Ceuta (or, at least/alternatively, Tarifa/Tanger, either of 4 mentioned). Checked ferries and the price (60 EUR) seems unreasonable, planes all over Europe are ...
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Search engines for cheapest flight to a specific location from anywhere? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a flight search engine that would show me the cheapest flight to a specific destination from anywhere. I know there's skyscanner and google flights to find the cheapest flight FROM a ...
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Price alert for a specific flight or set of flights [duplicate]

Is there any search engine or price alert engine that let you specify a specific flight or set of flights and receive alerts when the price goes up or down? All sites I know let you do this but it is ...
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How to choose when to visit Shanghai around Chinese New Year to avoid crowds and high air fares?

I'm traveling to Shanghai from New York (JFK) over the last few weeks of January, most likely during Chinese New Year. Ideally I would like to avoid crowds as well as buy flight tickets at a ...
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Is an ISIC (International Student Identity Card) valid proof of student status for reduced fee Vatican City tickets?

I want to visit Vatican city and want to get a reduced entrance ticket. Is getting an ISIC card the only way, or maybe a university student identity document translated in English will be enough for ...
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Why is international first class much more expensive than international economy class?

I fly domestic first class a lot and it is rarely more than double the cost of an economy ticket. For example, for Thanksgiving my first class ticket is costing about $1200 where the economy tickets ...
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Barcelona airport terminal 2B to Liceu by public transport

What's the easiest way to get from Barcelona Airport (Terminal 2B) to the Liceu area (or nearby, don't mind walking from another stop) using public transport (not taxi). Arriving day time, so no ...
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Student discount for Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

I am a graduate student in the US, and would like to go to a concert of Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Their policy being that one can buy a student discount through their webpage, but one has ...
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Newark Airport to central New Jersey on a student's budget

I need to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to East Brunswick NJ at the end of December of this year, but I see that to take a cab would cost more than $60 which is a quite a lot for my budget. Are there ...
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JFK to New Jersey on a student's budget

I am traveling to New Jersey on the 4th of November, but unfortunately my air ticket is booked via JFK. There were no direct flights to EWR from where I live. Which is the best possible way to ...
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Public huts to stay overnight around UK

While traveling around NZ, I've stayed in many public huts around different ranges like the Tararuas and Ruahines. Are there any public huts around the UK (England, Wales, Scotland, etc.) where anyone ...
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Economical yet reliable option to travel to IAH airport from around Houston

What are some of the economical (cheapest) yet reliable option to travel from around Houston, Texas area to IAH Georgebush Intercontinental Airport. Update: To be very exact I am looking for options ...
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What is the cheapest/shortest way to travel from Paris to Stuttgart?

My boyfriend lives in Stuttgart in Germany and so far when I am visiting him I take the train from Paris where I live. However this is very pricey (> 120 € round trip) and I have to leave work early ...
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Deutsche Bahn - Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket and ICE

I'm going to Germany, I found out that train travel will be cheaper with Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket for 44 EUR. My question is: can I travel with this ticket by ICE and OE trains? I need to go through ...
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What is the cheapest way to mail a package from Vietnam to the United States?

I'm going to be traveling in Vietnam this summer and would like to send back some tailored clothing. What's the cheapest way (can be take as long as necessary) to ship an under 10KG package to the US ...
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How to buy low cost airline tickets while airlines are offering big reductions

A few days ago I wanted to buy Pegasus airline tickets because it was offering a 50% reduction on normal fares. I wanted a few tickets but couldn't even buy a single one. I tried different places with ...
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Train and bus costs in Switzerland

My husband and I recently moved to Geneva. We both will be working and sometime travelling within Switzerland for sightseeing on weekends. We will be mostly visiting different parts but for only two ...
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Ways to go to Syracuse from Princeton

I usually take the train (1 transfer) to NY Penn Station and then a Greyhound bus heading to Syracuse. This has been the cheapest option for me, however it takes too long. Without the bus, there is ...
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How to handle spending money for extended trip to Europe?

So I'm gearing up for a roughly 6-week trip to Europe early next year (Poland and one so-far undetermined eastern/central European country), but there's one big thing I'm still trying to figure out: ...
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Is there an hotel price search engine that also searches nearby cities?

I use often booking search engines or price comparison for hotels. One feature I miss is the possibility to search in nearby cities. Either specifying a radius or by system suggestion. Most times I ...
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Cheapest fare from Gatwick airport to Greenwich

Next week I am flying to Gatwick airport in London, and then I must go to Abbey Wood train station (in Greenwich) which is where I am staying. I believe the easiest route is to use trains, connecting ...
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In Taiwan, do ATMs in convenience stores (7-Eleven, FamilyMart) charge higher fees than ATMs at banks?

In Taiwan like other East Asian countries (except China) using an ATM for a foreigner is quite a pain. One thing I personally hate is ATM fees. Australian banks all gouge us outrageously already on ...
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Japan cheapest way to travel? Is carpool/ride share common in Japan?

I will be travelling to Japan for 2 weeks and found train tickets little bit expensive. Usually i travel like a backpacker and always travel with a budget. I will be staying different cities in Japan ...
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How can a non-Chinese-speaking traveller use the free Wi-Fi in 7-Elevens in Taiwan?

In another of my questions here I asked if any of the convenience store chains in Taiwan offer free Wi-Fi. Well today I found out that 7-Eleven does. But the sign up / log in pages are totally in ...
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Is Berlin and Munich doable in a single weekend? [closed]

I am planning to visit Berlin and Munich from Frankfurt from 23rd Sept to 25 Sept. I know this is really tight trip, but i have only one weekend and i am ok with covering only the main attractions. I ...
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What is the cheapest regular-priced scheduled flight I can book and fly?

What is the cheapest (regular priced, scheduled) flight anywhere in the world, that I can book and fly? To be a bit more specific: by regular priced I mean: no error fares (Allitalia once had a ...
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What does “hold bag” mean when traveling with easyJet?

I will move to the Netherlands and am searching flights to select a price I can afford. I found easyJet and since I am moving permanently I will have plenty of stuff with me. I am booking: a ...
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Are there general discounts for cross-region TER trains in France?

TER trains in France often have special discounts valid only for travel within a single region. For example, I mentioned such discounts for the Rhône-Alpes region in this answer. Are there any TER ...
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Is there a way to travel from Canada to Japan that's cheaper than the most direct flight routes?

I would like to travel from Montreal, Canada to Japan, but a plane ticket is expensive so I want to minimize travel costs. I like to explore and visit new places so alternative routes through ...
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How can I get best deal from Flixbus?

I am planning to travel around Europe economically and so far, I think Flixbus is something which I will be taking a lot as the reviews are good and prices are very low. I am planning to travel ...
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Can a single 'OV-chipkaart' be used for multiple people from Eindhoven to Amsterdam, and then locally in Amsterdam?

I'll be in the Netherlands between 2/12/2016 and 07/12/16, arriving at Eindhoven airport with two friends. We want to stay for 2 days at Eindhoven , and then take the train/bus to Amsterdam, staying ...
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Why cost of flights from canada to middle east equals to flight from canada to west europe? [duplicate]

So when I search for best flights from Vancouver to Tehran, I get prices around 1150 CAD for a round trip via Lufthansa which has a stop in either Frankfurt or Munich. Now if I search for the flights ...
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Alternative hotel locations for Bern?

When looking for a cheap place to stay in Geneva I found quite a few places close to the French-Swiss border especially in Gaillard which are a few steps from the Geneva tram. Is there a similar trick ...
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Is parking in Paris free in August?

I was planning a trip to Paris and I just noticed that parking in August is free. Unfortunately the place where I read it only mentions 2014. A quick google search always points to 2014. Is parking ...
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The cheapest way from Krabi town to Krabi airport

I am in krabi Thailand now and tomorrow is my flight at 2100 to Jakarta. I am only 1 person and always travel like a backpacker. I would like to ask 1 question here: What is the most cheapest way ...