From the monthly archives:

December 2007

David at My Two Dollars listed a free U.S. directory assistance service in a longer post on general freebies. You dial a toll-free number and must listen to an ad before they give you the number you’ve requested, but you save yourself the 411 fee. Seems like a useful service for travelers [...]

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I took a three-day weekend trip to Hamburg and didn’t even hit 65 euros. I’ll show you how after the jump.


Not quite sure what to get your favorite traveler this holiday season and don’t have much money to spend? You’ve come to the right place. Though this post comes too late to get your buddy eight days of inexpensive gifts for Hanukkah (this year), Santa still has a couple weeks to get his [...]


Welcome to the first Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for the Americas. Here you’ll find North American, Central American and Caribbean travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.
For a first-time carnival, we had a great turn out this week! My top three picks are:
Mrs. Micah’s guest post save [...]

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Never, ever pay for dessert on your birthday again!  Restaurants across the U.S. are waiting to reward you with free food, drink and other perks simply because you were born low those many years ago . . .  Don’t forget to take your ID as proof!
A navigable post about your many, many free options can [...]


It’s that time again: cheap flights have been advertised and purchased and I am travel scheming.
I am calling once again on the collective knowledge of my readership for tips and tricks for Venice (and the Veneto region generally), Ljubljana (and Slovenia generally), Malta and finally Stuttgart (and Baden-Württemberg generally). Trips are planned for [...]

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Most travelers today are armed with digital cameras and even camera phones (sometimes both), capturing the world 6 megapixels and one smile at a time. Between artsy shots of the Eiffel Tower at sunset and dorky shots at the Leaning Tower of Pisa [see left], have you considered doing something truly USEFUL with your [...]


AskDong had a recent blog post on saving money on resort hotels. (I know — I have yet to find myself in a resort hotel either, but that’s not to say I might not end up on a super-cheap package holiday or a honeymoon someday. The no-budget traveler likes to dream and to [...]


I was inspired to write about backyard travel by Mrs. Micah, who prefers local getaways which allow her and her family to return to their own home at night. Her post highlights many of the frugal benefits of nearby excursions vs. far-flung vacations. If you’re a traveler at heart but can’t pull yourself [...]


A new blog after my own heart, focusing on the enjoyment of theater, opera, music and museums vis-a-vis the exploitation of ticket schemes (such as last-minute seats or student discounts), is publishing over at High Culture on a Low Budget. Nothing but quality posts to-date. Check it out!