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How to Get the Best Exchange Rates in Europe

National Geographic Traveler editor at large Christopher Elliott is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips. Here’s his latest advice.

Book Smart: How to Win on Hotel Reservations

In his new National Geographic book, Traveler magazine editor at large Christopher Elliott outlines how to be the world’s smartest traveler. Here’s Elliott’s take on the myriad ways to reserve a room.

Should You Stay, or Should You Go?

Too often, your well-being on the road is an afterthought to trip planning–a hastily packed bottle of aspirin or an inattentive glance at your health insurance card to make sure you’re covered. It shouldn’t be. A lot can go wrong when you’re traveling. Fortunately, most of it is preventable. Here are quick tips to help you determine when to go full-steam ahead–and when to stay home.