From the category archives:


There’s only one time of year when any post outranks my post on how to get your check-in fee back from RyanAir, and that’s late September . . .
Seems I’m not the only one who wants to know how to save serious cash while looking like a native at Germany’s biggest festival!
I’m headed there [...]


Welcome to the fifth 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 comes to us this week from Alan D. Newton. You can read all of the details about his visit to Hachioji [...]


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 [...]


Welcome to the fourth 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, with a sloping street view of flowering balconies, rain-slicked cobblestones and lush wisteria growing over ancient stone walls captured in Girona, Spain in April.
Andrew Evans reminds us of the [...]

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+ Before you take off on your trip, purge your wallet of all unnecessary cards (library cards, gift cards, Blockbuster, etc.) and leave them at home. Better yet, use a different wallet for your trip and selectively and consciously put items you need (ATM card, credit card, insurance information, driver’s license if you’ll [...]


Today’s post comes courtesy of long time reader, first time guest blogger Julia, currently at an undisclosed location in Bangladesh.
Having spent a total of ten months living and traveling in South Asian countries, I’ve done a fair amount of haggling. Sometimes I worry that I’m embarrassing myself for a little money, but usually [...]

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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 [...]


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 [...]


If you’re like me (and I’m not even *that* high maintenance), you have trouble fitting all the bath products you use into your 1-liter resealable ziploc for carrying on your flight. Perhaps you’ve even trimmed down your travel beauty routine or taken to purchasing and tossing at your final destination, since there’s no way [...]


The contribution of teachers — present and retired — will be celebrated in Ithaca, NY, the last two weeks of February in an event called Winter Recess. Present your school ID, proof of union membership or retiree status, or a letter on school letterhead signed by your principal to qualify for discounts on lodging, [...]