Money left on the table is only acceptable when tipping. Time wasted on vacation is the worst waste of time of all. If you want to save some money, definitely save some time and get places faster and easier,  there are a few pretty brilliant tips and tricks you might be missing out on…

Free Money! Claim Your TAX Back On Purchases!

If you enjoy lighting money on fire, continue walking through the airport directly to the boarding gate. If you would like for money you already spent to miraculously wind back up in your pocket, you’re gunna want to first stop at the “VAT” or “Tax” counter in your international destination. In many (most) parts of the world, tax is added onto purchases and goods even though tourists aren’t required to pay the tax. If you bring your receipts and goods to the airport, you’ll get the total sum of all the tax you paid back to you via a money card or a refund. Enjoy!

Figure Out How To Get Anywhere With An App… 

You can look at a paper map using your tears from wasted time and effort to plot your route, or you could just download Rome2Rio, the handy app which shows you how to get from just about any point in any city to another, taking into account trains, planes, busses, bikes. Every possible option to get you there cheaply and quickly with easy instructions to follow at every step…

Look Into Hotel Rooms With CLUB Level Access…

Hotel clubs lounges are like airline lounges, offering complimentary food and in most cases, complimentary alcohol. If you want to save on food and beverage expenses, paying up for Club Lounge access (provided it’s a good lounge) can save you a ton of money depending on the hotel. Before you book the cheapest room, see how much more it would be to upgrade to “club”. If neither are good options, consider Airbnb, where you’ll have a kitchen and can cook for yourself! 

Use Google Maps Areas Of “Interest”…

Trying to decide on the perfect spot for a wander, drink or dinner? Google Maps, which is probably already on your phone now makes that ordeal a bit easier. When you look at a city map, you’ll see little areas shaded yellow. That now signifies that the area is a hotspot, generally featuring a high concentration of bars, restaurants and activities. You’ll find everything from Times Square to quaint, locals only areas. It’s pretty awesome. Here’s another tip, you’ll save a fortune if you have your “big meal” at lunch instead of dinner…

Use A Card With No FEES. Pay In Local Currency…

Though having some cash is always good for emergencies, getting cash nearly always incurs a fee (even when they say it doesn’t) and even then, it can be lost. The best way to pay for goods, meals and services abroad is with a credit card that does not charge foreign transaction fees, paid in the local currency. If you’ve ever bought something while traveling in another country, you may have likely been asked whether you’d like to pay in your home currency or the local currency. Always choose the local…

Find Free Wifi In Starbucks, Hotel Lobbies, Libraries, Etc…

Paying for wifi sucks and that’s particularly true when it inevitably ends up being slow. Assuming you don’t need minute by minute contact, save on a data plan or an expensive hotel wifi plan by utilizing free cafes, lobby’s, libraries and other areas which commonly offer free wifi. If you worry about data, download a VPN to keep your connection secure and if you really can’t live without high speed internet abroad, check out Google’s Project Fi