Vacations: Budget Travel
Vacations: Camping and The Outdoors
Vacations: Destination Ideas
Vacations: Finding Deals
Vacations: Hotels and Lodging
Vacations: House Swapping and Renting
Vacations: Road Trips
Vacations: Safe Travels
Family Activities & Entertainment
Working: Business Travel
Want to have a seamless trip overseas? Then make sure you hammer out a checklist of money moves before leaving. Preparing a budget, getting currency exchange quotes and checking on foreign ATM bank fees can leave you more time -- and money -- for swank Parisian cafes. Here are five money moves that can help you avoid mad dashes for cash while traipsing the cobblestones of Florence, Italy.The good, bad and ugly of currency exchange
If you're not careful, currency conversion fees can cost more than you expect. To get the best bang for your U.S. dollar abroad, update your knowledge of currency exchange. Before your next trip, take a look at the best and worst methods of currency exchange by following Bankrate's "thumbs-up" or "thumbs-down" rating. By using the best practices and avoiding the worst, you'll save money on your next trip.5 Tips for European Travel on a Budget
European travel on the cheap is tougher to achieve. Luckily, experts have plenty of tips for slashing costs on European travel this summer.6 Overseas Vacation Destinations on the Cheap
Turn on the news, and it seems yet another country is in an economic tailspin. But a country's fiscal woes could mean good fortune for U.S. travelers. Here's a rundown of the cheapest and (relatively) safest destinations where your dollar will stretch further.Going Abroad: Who Offers EMV Credit Cards?
If you plan to visit another country, your credit card may not work in some stores, restaurants and highway tollbooths, among other places. That's because magnetic-strip cards have been replaced with EMV credit cards, named for developers Europay, MasterCard and Visa, in many countries.How to Travel Abroad with No EMV Credit Card
Your magnetic-strip credit card may get denied overseas as more merchants abroad accept only EMV credit cards. But here are ways to get around without a special-chip card.Pay Like a Local: Pack a Special Card for Travel Abroad
Credit cards with microchips are multiplying for U.S. globetrotters. Should you carry one?How to Get the Best Out of Hostelling
Today's breed of hostels is making it even easier to travel on a budget. Hostels are definitely improving their game and the industry is in fact very competitive. This is great news for backpackers who reap the benefits of properties constantly playing a game of one-upmanship with each other offering more and more facilities. So, to make sure you are getting the best out of hostelling, here is a useful checklist to ensure you get the most for money.Credit Card Tips for International Travelers
Before you leave the country or order anything from a merchant that is not based in the United States, it is a good idea to call your issuer and ask about the foreign transaction fee. You can save yourself some money by using a credit card that doesn't charge a fee for foreign transactions.Off to Europe? 5 Reasons to Pack an ATM Card
Your ATM debit card can be an easy, cheap way to get cash in Europe. Bank exchange rates and transaction fees can be far lower than using credit cards or traveler's checks. But there are other reasons: European ATMs are easy to use and there are lots of them.Travelling Abroad
If you enjoy travelling abroad but lack a sizeable travel budget, consider an international volunteer program. If you have two to three weeks, want to enjoy travelling abroad and give back at the same time, we encourage you to check them out.8 Ways to Boost the Value of Your Dollar During International Travel
Are there smart ways to stretch your dollar during international travel? Although the value of the dollar fluctuates, it generally has been down in recent years against the euro, pound and yen. Well-traveled bloggers, expats, authors and other experts suggested eight dollar-boosting tips for spring or summer vacations abroad.See the World!
Do you ever dream about living, working, or just travelling abroad, but think it's out of your reach financially? It might not be as impossible as you think.
Looking for an answer to a frugal living question? Click here to ask a
Dollar Stretcher Stretchpert!
Copyright 1996 - 2014 "The Dollar Stretcher, Inc." All rights reserved unless specifically noted.
Contact the Dollar Stretcher at:
PO Box 14160
Bradenton FL 34280
"The Dollar Stretcher, Inc." does not assume responsibility for advice given. All advice should be weighed against your own abilities and circumstances and applied accordingly. It is up to the reader to determine if advice is safe and suitable for their own situation.