Do you know where to look for clean rooms and low prices on lodging in Rome? What neighborhoods in Venice prey on tourists with over-priced food? What is a cheap but satisfying snack in Berlin? There are destination-specific tips that you should consider as you build your European itinerary. Here are some tips for a few major European destinations in both Northern Europe and Southern Europe.
Many first-time travelers are intimidated by the expensive reputations of some European cities. They've heard of people who spent the equivalent of $14 for a hamburger or $300/night for a standard hotel room. While it's certainly possible to make such expenditures, rest assured that even in the most expensive cities, there are ways to economize.