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Currency

Welcome to this week’s Travel on a Shoestring Carnival, focusing on the highlights of the European continent. Photographic inspiration of the Crimean vineyards at harvest time comes to us from Q. Sakamakil at National Geographic’s Best Trips 2013. Click on the image to view further pictures of this Ukrainian destination.

Four posts from France [...]

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Welcome to the fifth Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for Asia, Oz. Here you’ll find Asian, Australian, New Zealand and Oceania travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.

Photographic inspiration comes to us this week from Alan D. Newton. You can read all of the details about his visit to Hachioji [...]

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Help *me* feel the love!  There’s just two more days for you to give me your advice on Frankfurt-Hahn and surrounds, Cologne/Bonn, Seville and Granada.  Everyone leaving a comment has a chance to win a modest prize, hand-selected from each destination by yours truly.  So get entering!
Carla from Phoenix is planning some extensive travel around the Midwest, “Chicago [...]

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Welcome to the fourth Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for Europe. Here you’ll find European travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.

Photographic inspiration this week comes from yours truly, with a sloping street view of flowering balconies, rain-slicked cobblestones and lush wisteria growing over ancient stone walls captured in Girona, Spain in April.
Andrew Evans reminds us of the [...]

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U.S. credit card and bank account holders, today is the last day to submit your Currency Conversion Fee Refund Claim.  It’s at least $25 absolutely free if you used a credit card or ATM abroad (or purchased anything in foreign currency) between 1996 and 2006.
This is totally legit and the easiest money you’ll earn (back [...]

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Welcome to this week’s edition of the Travel on a Shoestring Carnival. It’s been a good long while since our last carnival, so instead of trying to catch each carnival up individually, we will throw them all together (hopefully resetting the BlogCarnival listings) and hold the very first SUPERCARNIVAL. In this adventure, we’ll circle [...]

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A three-night trip to Malta, including round-trip airfare, cost me a whopping 50 euros. I’ll show you how after the jump.

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Here are a few thoughts as I prepare to head back from my holiday travels on questions posed recently.
+ If you don’t travel often or are traveling to a part of the world you haven’t been to before, contact your bank and your credit card companies prior to departure and let them know your travel [...]

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If you made any foreign credit card transactions between 1996 and 2006, you are likely due a refund from your credit card company. If you travel infrequently, nearly anyone can claim $25; if you charged hotels, plane tickets, cruise tickets, train tickets, souvenirs, meals, anything abroad more than $2500 over the same time frame, [...]

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It hurts, oh boy, does it hurt. I’m currently living in the heart of the euro zone on withdrawn U.S. funds, meaning I feel each fall of the dollar acutely. The expert prognosis isn’t looking good either. Maybe you’ve been chocking those U.S. price increases up to higher fuel costs, but the [...]

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