10 Great Tips to Save Money when you Travel Abroad

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It is excellent to travel abroad. You get to discover a new country and culture. However, traveling abroad can get expensive. So, if you plan on traveling abroad, you need to think of ways to save money. There are tips to save money when you travel abroad. You need to take advantage of them.

I want to talk about all the ways we have used to save money when we travel. And many of these tips can help you save a lot of money. And you will not need hours to apply them.

I am going to focus on things you can do when you travel abroad. But you can also use most of these tips when you travel to your own country.

Without further ado, let’s see 10 Tips to save money when you travel abroad!

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Our trip to Barcelona – Amazing city

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In October, we went to Barcelona for six days. We had decided to take a vacation during this time for a while. It took us a while to decide on Barcelona.

It turned out that Barcelona was a great choice! It is a beautiful city. We were lucky to have nice weather during our stay!

We enjoyed a lot of sightseeing during our stay. There are some beautiful things to see in this city! There are also some great plazas and magnificent buildings.

In this post, I am going to share everything we have done in Barcelona with pictures. And of course, I am going to share the costs of the trip. It was not as cheap as we would have liked. But not so bad either!

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A Weekend in Brussels, Belgium – Beautiful Monuments and Good Beer

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Last weekend, we went to Brussels, in Belgium to visit one of my family members that has been living there for a few years. I had not seen him since last Christmas, so it was quite cool to meet him again. We always had a very good relationship.

Brussels is the capital of the country of Belgium. We had quite a good time in Brussels. It is a really nice city with some very nice monuments. There are also many nice wall paintings. And Belgium is also famous for its beers. You can find many pubs and bars in Brussels where you can drink quite good beers.

The weather was not great during the weekend. Nevertheless, we had a really good time in Brussels! I did not manage to take really good pictures, sorry about that.

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One Day in Washington D.C. – Frugal and Awesome

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This month, I spent ten days in the United States for my company. Since it was not far, I and one colleague decided to go visit Washington D.C. while we had the chance.  We only went there for a day but we already were able to see quite a lot of things.

Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States. It is just between the states of Maryland and Virginia. It is interesting to know that they in no real state. In fact, Washington D.C. is in the district of Columbia (hence D.C.). And its inhabitants do not get a vote in Congress. It is not a huge city, having less than one million people. But it contains many very iconic buildings such as the Capitol, the White House or the Lincoln Memorial. It is really a nice place to visit.

The day was quite cloudy during our visit. Unfortunately, some of my pictures are not very clear as a result. But we did not get any rain and the trip was very good. And very frugal. I managed to not spend anything in D.C. :)

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How do We Get Around in Switzerland and abroad?

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One thing I did not cover yet on this blog is how do we get around. You may be surprised to hear that we mostly use a car. If you follow several personal finance blogs, you may have heard that cars are almost evil. Most people will recommend you ride a bike or take public transportation.

However, I think that cars are not evil for your finances. I do not really like driving, but I like the freedom that a car gives me. Moreover, where I live, it is almost mandatory to own a car. We use it to get around nearly everywhere.

In this post, we are going to see how we get around our car and how we are traveling abroad. I am also going to detail the cost related to my vehicle. I am not going to recommend having a car for everybody. The choice is for everyone to do. But there are ways to be frugal with a car.

I can understand people who do not want to drive. If you live in a city, for example, it is not as useful. But cars are not evil! You can become financially independent and have a car! And it is a perfectly fine way to get around even for frugal people.

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Our Honeymoon in Hurghada, Egypt

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One week after our lake wedding, we left for our sea honeymoon! We chose to go to Hurghada in Egypt in an all-inclusive hotel. We wanted to do very little for a few days and wanted to rest. Finally, we also wanted to get something relatively cheap and convenient, hence the all-inclusive. Neither of us had an all-inclusive experience before, so it was about time we tried :)

We used Migros Travel agency to book the entire trip. They booked the plane, the hotel and the transfers between airport and hotel. We compared between booking the trip ourselves and using this agency. It was a bit cheaper for the agency. And we did not have to book everything independently. From what we read about Egypt, it is also much better to be part of some tour. This is especially true for the Visa and the shuttle to and from the airport.

Overall, it was a great honeymoon. We had a lot of fun, were able to rest and saw some great things! Find out all the details below!

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Our trip to Orléans, France – Beautiful City

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In 2018, we went to Orléans in France. I went there to present a paper for some work that I did at my previous company. The presentation was five days, but the first day was only starting late in the night. We finished on Friday in the morning. And Thursday was social tours by the conference. So we had quite some time for us. That is why Mrs. The Poor Swiss decided to come along as a short vacation.

All around, it was a great trip in a wonderful city. We had a great time. I wanted to share this travel with you. And also share some of the pictures we took!

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