Practical money saving tips for a drive in Europe

November 20, 2007

Christmas is approaching at half the speed of light, so to speak. Surely, in spite of the spending spree, we all look forward to saving for our basic needs. So, we all need a few practical money saving tips to make this holiday hope happen.

Undoubtedly, we all have wishful thinkings of going to Europe. This part of the world primarily lures us with three things; romance, fashion and right-side driving. And one of the dilemmas tourists face here is how to get around on a good car. What a not-so frequent traveler will do is rent one. But business travelers know better of the emerging trend. Definitely, this is one of the practical saving tips worth reading and knowing.

Practical saving tip number one: Lease, not rent

Instead of renting, tourists can actually apply for a lease of a car of their choice. Just like a house lease, the car is technically yours for an agreed and paid number of days or even weeks with a maximum of a month. Unlike renting, where the insurance fee is still exclusive, in a car lease, this is already included. So, fear of a scam is out of the picture.

Practical saving tip number two: Save on gas with public transpo

One of the practical saving tips you can adhere to is taking the local bus or cab. This is practical for you if you’re under these two categories:

  • You don’t know how to drive
  • You see the price of gas as totally unreasonable

The practical saving tips here are just a few that I’ve come up with. You can come up with your own. With these practical money saving tips, you can set aside a few dollars and enjoy a worry-free European vacation.