Budget Travel

Argentine Peso Plummets: What Does This Mean?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

It’s being reported this morning that Argentina, already in the midst of a severe economic turndown as a result of weakening commodity prices and international market conditions, is seizing $29 billion in pension assets, this after the country announced a few days ago that it would be devaluing its currency from its current rate of […]

Sleep Cheap In New York City

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It’s not exactly news that it’s nearly impossible to afford hotels in New York City (don’t even get me started on apartments) but who wants to pay hundreds of dollars a night in a city that doesn’t sleep? (It’s not like you’re going to sleep all that much while you’re there anyways.) Here’s a few […]

Is Economic Armageddon Good For Travel?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

  Global markets are in upheaval, the financial sector is in shambles, and people are genuinely worried about the possibility of a Depression-like scenario in the near future, which only begs the question: So what does this mean for my next trip? It’s no surprise that plucky editors across the board have jumped on the […]

Cape Town For Free?

Friday, October 3, 2008

It’s South Africa, so everything about a trip there must be expensive, right? Wrong. I’m on the South African Airlines e-mail list, and every month there’s a new deal for flights from North America (New York/Washington) to Cape Town or Johannesburg for a little over US$1,000.00. You can sign up here. If you’re heading to […]

The Frugal Traveler Speaks: Reveals Plans For World Domination On $100/Day

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Last night the New York Times travel writer, Matt Gross (a/k/a The Frugal Traveler), stopped by Idlewild Bookstore, the new travel bookstore here in New York, for a talk about his recently wrapped up “Grand Tour” of Europe, his thoughts on the idea of travel writing, and his plans (or lack thereof) for next summer. […]

Do Barcelona With No Money

Monday, September 22, 2008

Is it really possible to do a major European travel destination on the cheap? Is fall a better time to visit Barcelona now that summer is over? Does Woody Allen’s new movie “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” make you want to visit there or does it make you just miss classic ’70’s Woody? Well it is possible […]

How To Last A Weekend In London For Under £100

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

London Is Notorious As One Of The Most Expensive Cities To Visit, But With A Little Planning And Some Inside Tips It’s Possible To Have A Good Time There And Not Break The Bank By Jenny Wight A weekend in London for £100? Yeah right. OK, so you’re not going to sleep between Egyptian cotton […]

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