From the monthly archives:

February 2008

Venice is touted as one of the most expensive cities in Europe, but you needn’t spend anything more than your time in order to enjoy the city and absorb its history. Stop to eat or rest your head, however, and you may soon find that the city’s most successful industry is not crafting carnival masks [...]


I spent four nights in/near Venice and barely broke 90 euros, including flights! See how I did it after the jump.


If you’re like me (and I’m not even *that* high maintenance), you have trouble fitting all the bath products you use into your 1-liter resealable ziploc for carrying on your flight. Perhaps you’ve even trimmed down your travel beauty routine or taken to purchasing and tossing at your final destination, since there’s no way [...]


Welcome to the third 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. We have an eclectic mix of posts this week, so let’s get right to it.
Winner in the “I Can’t Believe They Blogged [...]


Walgreens is offering a family pack (one 8×10, two 5×7, and four 4×6 prints — a $5 value) of a single photograph FREE when you enter the code VALENTINE at checkout and pick up the photos in-store. The offer is valid Friday and Saturday only and must also be picked up by Saturday to [...]


I returned from my second trip to Sweden last week and gathered a few more tips for no-budget travelers headed to Stockholm via Nyköping (Skavsta Airport). Find them after the jump.


You’ve probably already heard the news that United plans to start charging the majority of its customers $25 for the second piece of checked luggage on domestic U.S. and Canadian flights. You can check out their new policy here. This comes as no surprise to airline insiders and follows the “successfully introduced” [...]


The contribution of teachers — present and retired — will be celebrated in Ithaca, NY, the last two weeks of February in an event called Winter Recess. Present your school ID, proof of union membership or retiree status, or a letter on school letterhead signed by your principal to qualify for discounts on lodging, [...]


If you’ve ever wondered about the phenomenon that is Groundhog Day or have an itch to visit Punxsutawney just to say you’ve been there, check out my post on the subject over at the Geek Buffet. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming. . .
On February 1, U.S. passport fees climbed once again. [...]


Welcome to the second Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for Europe. Here you’ll find European travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend. This week’s carnival is another quite manageable one, with entries sorted geographically for your reading ease.
Central and Eastern Europe
First up is a peek into the hallowed halls of the [...]