纽约时报旅游专栏的一篇文章，10 Ways to Keep Europe Within Reach，谈到一些欧洲旅游的省钱方法，很多都是常识，看看你是不是知道。当然，美元贬值的今天，选择旅游地的时候还是应该有些策略性，比如南美？
1. Find the airfare bargains.
Check the low-cost airlines, including Zoom, Flyglobespan and Eurofly, that now fly between the United States and Europe.
If you’re more concerned with price than what city you fly in to, sign up for e-mail alerts from Travelzoo.com or Airfarewatchdog.com。
2. Think twice about hotels.
Eurocheapo.com offers no-nonsense reviews of budget hotels in dozens of cities;
HomeAway.com and Rentalo.com connect travelers directly to property owners and managers.
3. Try Europe’s budget airlines.
No-frills carriers fly Europeans cheaply from city to city. Ryanair ran a large summer sale last month。
4. Avoid airport cabs.
If you pack light, you’ll find it manageable to get to and from the airport on commuter trains and subways.
Europeforvisitors.com, offers helpful tips on airport transportation.
5. Ride cheaply in town.
Copenhagen has 1,300 free bicycles for getting around between May and December. Look for City Bike Parking places in the city center, deposit 20 kroner (about $3.50) and ride off. Return the bike to any rack to get your change back.
6. Splurge at lunch;
7. Save on telephone charges.
If you have access to broadband or Wi-Fi and a computer, use Skype or another Internet telephone service, which usually costs about 2 or 3 cents a minute for international calls. If you have a cellphone that operates on GSM networks, used by most countries in Europe, use a local SIM card, a removable chip that determines the phone’s network and number.
8. Watch the bank fees.
Most credit cards charge from 1 percent to 3 percent of a purchase after conversion to dollars.
Bankrate.com posts a list of what some of the major banks and credit cards charge (search “currency conversion costs” and sort by relevance to find it).
9. Pick the low-hanging fruit.
Free cultural summer opportunities in Europe include Wednesday concerts at St. Petrikirche in Hamburg, Germany, and free midweek tours and Sunday organ recitals at Notre Dame in Paris.
10. If you’re making a big purchase, ask if the shop participates in a tax refund program.