‘When in Rome …’ is great advice for thrifty-minded travelers.

By Tim Leffel
MSNBC Travel News

A funny thing happens after living in a foreign place for a few months: The cost of living starts falling. It feels like magic, but it’s not. What happens is that the new resident figures out who has the entertainment freebies, how to get around for less money, and where to get a great meal for a good price. Spending less becomes almost effortless.
You may not be a savvy local the first day you land in a new destination, but you don’t have to be a clueless tourist with a wide-open wallet, either. If you just take on the attitude of a local, the battle is half won.
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