Getting to Europe for cheap. There are various ways you can do it.
For example, you could become an Air Courier, where you accompany a package to its destination (hopefully also yours). Or perhaps you can using a low-cost flight scanner engine like Fare Compare, which works maybe half the time. Or you could, like, go by boat.
Me, after all my other options let me down, I Expedia.ca'd it.
Vancouver (YVR) to Nice (NCE): $1202, return. Yeah, nuh-uh. Let's try again...
Vancouver (YVR) to Nice (NCE): $2452, one-way. Weird.
Now, with a bit of creativity, you can get cheaper than that. You just have to be ready to exchange these dollars for a bit of inconvenience.
Drive to Seattle, take Air Canada from Seattle (SEA) that transfers through Vancouver (YVR), to London Gatwick (LGW). Then take a charter bus to London Luton (LTN), then EasyJet to Nice (NCE).
Seattle to London: $663, return. Add another $100 for incidentals...like getting to Nice from London. Yay!
Well at least it isn't as bad as my accidental trip to Paris (My Journey Back, at the bottom).