From the monthly archives:

October 2008

If you’re new to Less Than a Shoestring, please take some time and have a poke around! I welcome your questions and comments on the site. This blog shows that travel can indeed be both pleasurable and frugal. Because I live in Europe, you’ll find loads of information on European no-budget travel — [...]


Deutsche Bahn, the German railway company, is offering a special this fall, targeted at its pedal-pushing ridership: FREE transport of your bicycle on two of its IC lines.

On the line Nürnberg – Karlsruhe, major stops include:
Nürnberg Hbf, Ansbach, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Stuttgart Hbf, Pforzheim Hbf, and Karlsruhe Hbf
On the line Düsseldorf – Ostseebad Binz, major [...]

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Thursday Photo Friday #8

October 2, 2008

in Travel

Keeping with this week’s Germany theme, another photo from lovely Dresden:

This time from the Zwinger, a baroque palace complex that today houses galleries of fine art. You cannot go wrong spending hours here!
On such a short visit to the city, we skipped the artistic highlights and instead soaked up the atmosphere from shady courtyard [...]


When you need to keep in touch with hosts or friends, verify plans or make reservations while traveling, cheap and accessible telephony is essential. Options for travelers have improved dramatically in the last few years, leaving you beholden neither to the kindness of strangers (or friends) nor to your home mobile carrier charging you [...]