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2. Consider alternative transportation

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Try the Megabus. This super-cheap bus line runs to numerous U.S. and European cities. I’ve paid as little as $1.50 to ride from New York to Philadelphia, and never more than $10.

You also could ask for rides. On-demand ride-sharing apps such as Sidecar and Uber help you get lifts from drivers who are going your way.

Finally, try public transit. I use buses, subways and elevated trains whenever possible. I save a ton of money and also have the most interesting conversations with locals. (Sometimes that includes tips on which public transit lines to avoid after certain hours.)

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