From the monthly archives:

July 2008

With as little respect as they seem to have for their customers today, I’m pretty certain I’ll never feel sorry for any U.S. airline — even when they petition me directly.
If you’re a smart reader and are subscribed to your favorite airlines’ e-news and deals mailing lists, you likely got the same plea I did, [...]


A few months ago, a friend of mine posted a note on an internet BB: “Just in case you were wondering, it IS possible to fly [in the U.S.] without ID. Lots of extra time, searches and questions involved, but it IS possible.”
If you’re a frequent flier, it’s probably not something you think [...]


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

Photographic inspiration this week comes from yours truly, one of the many intricate details I captured (in this case, a carved door) in June at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.
If you’re headed [...]

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Smell fresh and keep clean on the road with

Gillette Body Wash
Old Spice Body Wash

Quell skin irritation using

Nivea Shaving Balm
Eucerin Redness Relief
Eucerin Calming Creme

Don’t worry about upset stomachs if you’ve got

Ultra XCID
Prilosec OTC
Gas-X Strips

Enjoy! Read through previous Friday Freebies.


With the rise of travel information available for free or on the internet, I have read other blog posts about skipping the guidebook altogether or about chopping up your book into a Frankenguide. I pimp every travel guide I’ve ever purchased with new information, fold-out color maps from tourist info, business cards from good restaurants [...]


Welcome to the fifth Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Here you’ll find South American, African, and Middle Eastern (and Antarctic!) travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.

Photographic inspiration this week thanks to Nick Amis of Intelligent Travel’s Global Eye.  Click on the link to read about [...]