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Monday Business

December 29, 2008

in Contest, Photos, Travel, USA, Web Tips

Hope everyone had a nice holiday and has recovered from and repented for any gluttony they may have participated in. Just two reminders and a belated photo this Monday morning.
First, it’s your last chance to get your suggestions in for the running Reader Tips Contest for New York City and Washington DC. I’m [...]


Focused readers (and those feed reading rather than bellying up to the trough) may have overlooked two new elements in the sidebar.  Let me draw your attention to them now.
Further down the page I’ve added a “Crossing my Radar” box in which I share links to some of the most interesting and useful posts I’ve spotted across the blogosphere.   [...]


Tickets are purchased but plans are still loose:  the no-budget traveler is tackling the American capitals of New York City and Washington DC at the start of the new year.  With just 2.5 days for each city, time and money are at a premium.  What budget secrets have you uncovered for museums, transportation, or restaurants?  What are your [...]


For the price of a €10 RyanAir airfare (round-trip), I’m headed to Edinburgh in mid-November (because who doesn’t like traveling when it’s dark and cold?!).
I turn to you again, my wise and fearless readers, for your no-budget travel advice. I’ve got 4.5 days and 5 nights in Scotland, flying in and out of EDI. [...]


I’m busy with all the last-minute must-dos before my trip begins tomorrow, so just a quick post/plea:
National Geographic is sponsoring an ecotourism changemakers competition and awarding three winners $5000 each towards their project.  You can read about these 20 inspiring finalists at the link above.
Today is the last day to vote for your favorites, and [...]

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Help *me* feel the love!  There’s just two more days for you to give me your advice on Frankfurt-Hahn and surrounds, Cologne/Bonn, Seville and Granada.  Everyone leaving a comment has a chance to win a modest prize, hand-selected from each destination by yours truly.  So get entering!
Carla from Phoenix is planning some extensive travel around the Midwest, “Chicago [...]


Readers are often skeptical at first that I travel as cheaply as I say I do, and the first target of their criticism is usually the cost of my flights. Looking over my budgets, you’ll see that I don’t crack the 30 euro mark on airfare, even when my trip is made up of [...]


Happy Monday! Lots of news and updates since my last roundup post.
First, Europe changed their clocks on Sunday — I meant to blog about this before any of you could have missed your flights, buses, cruises, trains, breakfasts, what have you . . . Due to a U.S. law passed in 2005, neither [...]


Per yesterday’s post, I’m off in April for my first trip to Spain and have tied in time in gateway country England as well. That’ll be 4.5 days in London, .5 days passing through Valladolid to Madrid (unless someone argues I should spend more time there), 4 days in Madrid, 3.5 days in Barcelona, [...]


Venice is touted as one of the most expensive cities in Europe, but you needn’t spend anything more than your time in order to enjoy the city and absorb its history. Stop to eat or rest your head, however, and you may soon find that the city’s most successful industry is not crafting carnival masks [...]