From the category archives:


I took a three-day weekend trip to Hamburg and didn’t even hit 65 euros. I’ll show you how after the jump.


I was inspired to write about backyard travel by Mrs. Micah, who prefers local getaways which allow her and her family to return to their own home at night. Her post highlights many of the frugal benefits of nearby excursions vs. far-flung vacations. If you’re a traveler at heart but can’t pull yourself [...]


This week, “Frugal Traveler” Matt Gross of the NY Times details a weekend in Seattle. Again, he has the envy-worth budget of $500 for two days on the town (which I guess makes me a “grunge aficionado” in his book). We’ll look more closely at where his money goes after the jump.


One of the things that really annoys me, as you can read on my About page, is the “budget” travel advice given by travel writers with a budget I (and others) would kill for. Matt Gross, better known as the “Frugal Traveler” of the NY Times, is one such writer. His weekend travel [...]


Keeping with the flighty theme this week (unintentional, I swear), RyanAir is offering a limited selection of totally free flights until midnight Friday for travel in December and January.  Check out the list of routes and further details here.


I was reading through the posts at the Festival of Frugality, a blog carnival hosted this week at Being Frugal, and I clicked on a post from I’ve Paid for This Twice Already, entitled “Do Vacations Spoil You for ‘Normal’?” Paid Twice is one of many personal finance bloggers that gives advice for getting [...]


Oktoberfest is one of Germany’s most famous and popular festivals; the largest Oktoberfest celebration takes place in Munich every year. Most people associate it with beer — and rightly so! This year’s festival in Munich saw 6.2 million visitors drink 6.7 million “Maß” (pronounced mass, usually a liter of beer). The tents [...]


Three days in Stockholm, including flights to/from Berlin, cost me 800 SKR. How did I do it? I lay my budget bare after the jump.


Five days in London, including flights to/from Berlin, cost me under £100. How did I do it? I lay my budget bare and reveal the winner of the London Reader Tips contest after the jump.