From the category archives:

Architecture

Most tourists tramping through Europe to conquer the must-see sights are likely surprised when they get to Pisa, Italy. With our singular focus on the tower (do you hear me, ladies?), many are caught unaware that it is part of a larger architectural ensemble and is in fact dwarfed by the huge cathedral and baptistry [...]

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What a difference 100 years and 500 meters makes!
Within short walking distance of last week’s photo (Dresden’s Procession of Princes), the no-budget traveler will find this socialist mural on the side of Dresden’s Palace of Culture:

There is perhaps no city in the former East Germany that better exemplifies this historical juxtaposition of styles and cultures [...]

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No riddles this week, I swear! This photo is fresh off the camera — from Dresden, Germany.

These three dapper gentlemen were spotted on the Procession of Princes wall. If you look closely, you’ll see that the image is actually painted on individual Meissen tiles. Stunningly detailed and quite amazing — but check [...]

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It would be far too easy and far less entertaining if I just came out and told you the story behind this photo:

I’d rather hear what you think.  Where was this photograph taken?  Whose door is it?  After five outrageously good guesses from the peanut gallery, I’ll still your curiosity and share the true-life traveler tale.  So give it [...]

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This week, not a traditional photo, but rather a collage of textures from the Alhambra in Granada, Spain (visited in June 2008):

Follow other photos around the world (and add your own) at the links in this week’s Photo Friday!

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Welcome to the sixth 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.

Photographic inspiration this week comes from Ralph Grunewald via Intelligent Travel’s Global Eye feature. You can read the details of his photo from [...]

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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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As much as we all enjoyed the cactus, it’s time for a change — you’ll find July’s free desktop calendar ready for download in the “For Your Desktop” tab above. You can see a sneak peek on the right. Setting new wallpaper is easy — even technophobes can follow the directions and have this [...]

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Welcome to the third 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 for our carnival this week is again thanks to Intelligent Travel. Romel Jacinto [...]

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Welcome to the second Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for Asia, Oz. Here you’ll find Asian, Australian, New Zealand and Oceania travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.

Photographic inspiration this week comes from Meredith Missroon (via Marilyn Terrell) at Intelligent Travel. “Our blog started a feature called Global Eye, where [...]

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