I'm a miser and I have attempted to travel to Paris in the past, but I have often avoided it due to the costs and unexpected costs. I had a whole savings just for a trip to Paris in 2008, but I talked myself out of it in the end because it was nice to see that chunk of change in my bank account. Anyway, my question is: how do you financially prepare for a trip to Europe, for example? Do you have a set amount and then add $500 to it as a just in case measure? All responses welcome!