Europe Travel: 10 Money-Saving Tips (PHOTOS)

03/29/2012 07:29 am ET | Updated May 29, 2012

American travelers were betrayed by their national currency over the past five years, but the dollar is finally taking back some ground. The Dollar's value against the Euro increased 9.2% between January 2010 and January 2012.

Pair a stronger dollar with unsteady European economies -- as well as growing tourist markets and emerging destinations -- and the happy conclusion is this: Europe travel can be affordable again, and not always where you expect it. Follow Travel + Leisure to the European destinations where you'll find the most bang for your buck this year.

Read on for more money-saving tips, such as when to take the plane versus the train, and a breakdown of the best European chain hotels.

--Stirling Kelso

Europe Travel: Best Money-Saving Tips