From the monthly archives:

October 2007

Off to Stockholm

October 18, 2007

in Sweden, Travel

Without any tips, tricks, or recommendations from my readers *sniff* I am off to Stockholm without my computer. I will update again on Sunday upon my return.
In the meanwhile, I’m interested to know which destinations are on your “must see before I die” list — that is, I suppose, trips that seem expensive or [...]

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My recent two-cent travels on RyanAir took me to London via Stansted Airport. London currently has 5 airports (View My Google Map): the most famous Heathrow, next most famous Gatwick, then Stansted, Luton and City Airports. Stansted is Ryanair’s London hub (though it also flies from Gatwick and Luton), contributing to Stansted’s [...]

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A combination of the mystique garnered through strained East-West relations and a few too many viewings of Dr. Zhivago have left many people with a strong, romantic desire to ride the train across a frozen Russian countryside. For many, a visit to Russia and its vast expanses are imaginable only from the window of [...]

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The road trip is an American institution. Whether heading off to college, moving across the country, taking the kiddies to Disney World or simply enjoying the freedom of the highway, Americans can often be found behind the wheel over their vacations. For many, driving — despite today’s gas prices — remains a cheaper [...]

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My search for frugal travel advice online has led me to a lot (and boy, are there a lot) of personal finance blogs of late. Sasha at Consumerism Commentary recently posted on cheap outdoor dates. These are tried-and-true budget activities or short days out that need not necessarily be romantic and which are [...]

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DHL is giving away Fodor’s 1001 Smart Travel Tips for filling out a short survey about your international shipping habits. No need to lie or let them use your information for anything but sending you the guide. Yay for free books!
Edit 11/19/07: mine finally arrived. Due to overwhelming demand, the Travel [...]

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Five days in London, including flights to/from Berlin, cost me under £100. How did I do it? I lay my budget bare and reveal the winner of the London Reader Tips contest after the jump.

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In a recent article, the NY Times talked about comparing foreign websites of your favorite travel companies in order to obtain bargains targeted at the “home” market. This means looking at Expedia.co.uk as well as Expedia.com if you’re considering hotels in Scotland, or Hertz.ie in addition to Hertz.com when planning a car rental in [...]

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Back safe and sound from London! Expect a write-up soon. In the meanwhile, some random travel tips of use brainstormed while preparing for the trip.

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The International Student Identity Card is distributed in the U.S. primarily by STA Travel and recognized worldwide by museums, hostels, bus and train companies and others when providing student discounts. Discount cards are also available for youth under 26 and full-time teachers and professors. My biggest savings has always come from the ability [...]

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