European Travel | Pay now or later? Don’t sweat it when booking. So, with the dollar gaining strength by the day, shouldn’t you hold off on paying for your big on-the-ground payments (hotels, cars, etc.) until you get to Europe? Many of these offer you the chance to pay when you arrive or pick up the car, and if you’re traveling this summer, the dollar might very well be stronger then. Or wait… Should you prepay for as many charges as possible now, to lock in these savings unless the eur. . .