Travel on a Shoestring Carnival: Europe #3

March 1, 2008

in Carnivals, Europe, France, Germany, Malta, Public Transport, Travel

Welcome to the third Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for Europe. Here you’ll find European travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.

cornwall surferThis week’s photographic inspiration is courtesy of Heather Cowper at Heather on her travels. Her post Bright skies and blue seas in Cornwall describes “a weekend with the family in a Cornish Youth Hostel — cliff walks and surfing for the brave.”

If I’ve caught you here from Frugal Hacks or a personal finance carnival, perhaps you’re already familiar with Wise Bread. I’m here to tell you travel folks would do well to click over there and check out some of their recent articles for good frugal travel ideas. For example, Thursday Bram gives readers 5 Tips for Sightseeing on the Cheap, while David DeFranza asks, How Do You Spend Money When Traveling? If you were enamored with my post Solid Recommendations for Travel Beauty Products, Myscha Theriault’s posts Extreme Green 1 and Extreme Green 2 have further product suggestions for you. A great link for DIYers spotted in the comments led me to Beth Terry at Fake Plastic Fish’s recipe for homemade solid lotion! So many great ideas out there — click over already!

If Berlin is your destination of choice, Jul at Europe String outlines one route which can help you See Berlin by bus – for cheap! Christine at Me, My Kid and Life: An American Single Mom Living in France blogs about her visit to the Berlinale; you can read all the posts from the trip starting at Our Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) Travel Plans.

Meredith Franco of EuroCheapo has the lowdown on where to snag your rental wheels in Amsterdam: the cheapest bike in town.

Before heading to Paris, stop by Levi Reissextensive descriptions of 20 arrondissements at Wine in your Diet.

Wrapping up this week, for your listening pleasure, Chris Christensen of The Amateur Traveler Podcast talks with Linda Martin from The Indie Travel Podcast about the island nation of Malta. It’s a great companion to Thursday’s post, Baring My Budget: Malta.

Thanks to everyone for contributing! If you’d like to see your post on budget European travel in this carnival, submit using our online form. Next week, we’ll be back to North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Submit your posts for that carnival before next Wednesday!

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1 Ben 03.03.08 at 3:02 am

One of my favorite ways of saving money while traveling Europe by train was the “loaf of bread” method. Especially in countries like France and Germany where you could buy a big delicious loaf of bread for a reasonable amount. I’d carry around a loaf of bread under my arm, munching on it whenever I got hungry so I didn’t have to buy lunch or snacks.

2 Heather Cowper 03.03.08 at 1:15 pm

Thanks so much for the mention and I enjoyed the other posts too – especially Wisebread’s tips on how to spend the travel budget wisely and your thoughts on travel beauty products – it should be possible to travel light while still looking beautiful!

3 Christine 03.10.08 at 11:31 pm

Thanks for adding me! I love reading your other posts. You have quite the array!

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