This one is for those who are planning to go to Europe this summer. It used to be that people who had dollars never really worried about exchange rates when travelling. The dollar was a good currency to have on hand. Today, though, it is sad that this is no longer the case. We all know the value of the dollar is dipping while the euro continues to become stronger. Though this may be alarming to those who are traveling to Europe, do not despair. There are still many ways by which you can make the most out of your dollars while on vacation. Charles Leocha over at MSNBC gives us some tips.
Buy the daily specials.
Live like the locals and buy the Tagesmenu, Daily Menu or Menu del Dia. In France during a recent trip, the menu of the day cost only euros 9 (about $15) for salad, a main course and dessert. In Spain, the menu del dia is a requirement and sometimes includes water or wine as well as three courses. In Germany, the bargain Tagesmenu is always filling and matched with a beer will sustain touring for a long day. I don’t choose bargain restaurants by reading guidebooks; I look for places packed with working class locals and students for filling meals.
Sounds like a plan to me! When in Rome, do as the Romans do, right? In addition to saving on your meals, you will also be able to experience the local culture in an even more authentic manner by following this tip.
Let’s look as some other tips in the next post.