13 Ridiculously Impractical Ways to Save Money While Traveling
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7. Always Order the Cheapest Thing on the Menu
And never have a drink with dinner. Instead just sip your tap water defiantly in a top-notch Parisian restaurant while the rest of your traveling party enjoys their fine, perfectly paired wine. Bordeaux, Champagne… the real thing can’t be that much better, can it?
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6. Take Home Your Sad Leftovers
Waiters in nice restaurants abroad love it when customers ask them to wrap up the two, sad remaining bites of their filet mignon. For an extra touch of class, fill your bag or purse (or luggage jacket?) with the free bread for a stale but frugal breakfast the next morning.
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5. Don’t Tip
Tipping practices vary greatly from region to region and in some countries you’re not expected to tip at all. Is that the case the country you’re in? Who cares! Just play “dumb tourist” and hope nobody notices before you dash out the door.