Plan your meals wisely. "Everybody wants to try a fancy restaurant in a new city," says Osborne. "Go for the luncheon special rather than dinner and it's usually half the price." Osborne also recommends European department stores for an "elegant self-service lunch" on a budget. Harrod's, Marks and Spencer, and Printemps Paris all offer refined lunch counters. You can also check with your store of choice to see if you can snag a bargain meal.
Sarah Pascarella is a senior editor for Smarter Travel. She also writes the Sarah's Travel Tips column, in which she shares her advice on travel issues including booking, planning, comfort, safety, and convenience. This article originally appeared on SmarterTravel.