From the category archives:

Canada

Welcome to this week’s oversized Travel on a Shoestring Carnival. We’ve got posts from 3/4 of the world collected here for your reading pleasure. Best get started!

Photographic inspiration for this edition comes from National Geographic’s Photo of the Day series — a picture taken of the Great Sphinx in 1921 by Society photographer [...]

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With the focus on staycations and naycations, there’s little reporting on important nuts-and-bolts issues affecting thousands still on the road.  Expect to hear about these only when they start causing major snarls for casual tourists unaware of the changes.

Flying to the United States this year?  As of January 12, 2009, all travelers to the U.S. [...]

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December or no, things aren’t always roses and sunshine in the world of a no-budget traveler. Being human (and not just a blogging robot), even an “expert” is also bound to make mistakes. After the jump, I share three recent travel planning misadventures and the lessons learned from each. Share your own [...]

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Shoestring reader and friend of the blog James D., currently of the Big Apple, took a trip to Montreal this summer and had the following tips for fellow no-budget travelers:
+ Getting There: if you have time, take the train from NYC. Yes, it is a long ride, but it is a beautiful one, and [...]

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Last week marked the end of the one-month trial period of Montreal’s new public bicycle-sharing program, Bixi.
The system will be up and running for good from mid-April 2009, though those signing up before December 15 will have access to the bikes earlier than the general population in the spring.
Cheapest options for tourists will be either [...]

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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 — [...]

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Welcome travelers!  I’m happy to be hosting the Carnival of Cities this week.  If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you should appreciate the variety of locations included in this weekly carnival; if you’re a follower of the carnival, welcome to my blog on no-budget travel and feel free to poke around!
Now, without further ado [...]

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Welcome to the fifth 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. 
This week’s photographic inspiration comes from the Canada article at DirectoryM.  The entry is loaded with tons of information about the country, including a [...]

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From the producer of our poorly-orchestrated increased airline security measures (“Only Terrorists Carry 200 ml of Toothpaste”) and the creator of the color-based national security threat chart (“Like Clockwork, Orange!”), a new move certain to alienate our closest friends and allies:  starting January 12, 2009, all travelers to the U.S. who travel without visa restrictions (15 million [...]

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Today’s quiz: how many of the 13 Canadian provinces and territories can you correctly name? (Extra points if you can identify the one that didn’t exist when you were in school.)
By popular demand and just in time for the summer driving season, find a comprehensive guide to Canadian highway map and tourist information request forms [...]

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