On our Teddycan blog, we’ve written a lot about how to save on airfare and hotels. The tricky part to budgeting a trip (especially an international one), is avoiding all of the hidden expenses you run into once you get there. Living in Paris and being virtually poor has allowed me to become, how do you say…creative? in how I manage my finances. Learn from my mistakes and you won’t have to substitute your meals for vending machine kinder bars.