Budget Travel​​

Ask An Expert: How To Travel Cheap
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Ask An Expert: How To Travel Cheap

GoMad Nomad recently introduced a new “Ask GoMad Nomad” feature on their site (à la the seemingly defunct “Ask Rolf” series on World Hum). In its inaugural post, GoMad tackles a very familiar question that […]

What Are The Hidden Prices In Airline Tickets?
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What Are The Hidden Prices In Airline Tickets?

Transparency. It’s a buzz word that usually floats around issues involving politics and the economy. People demand to know whether their money is spent on frivolity or if it is going towards something appropriate. This […]

Video: Barcelona — By Skateboard
Video: Barcelona — By Skateboard

Video: Barcelona — By Skateboard

Come see Barcelona with Danny. You remember Danny, right? My 37-year-old unemployed friend who spends his days in Barcelona drinking coffee, smoking, cigarettes, and skateboarding around the city with nary a care. Yes, I’m jealous. […]

Budget Friendly Tips On Bike’n It Around The World
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Budget Friendly Tips On Bike’n It Around The World

It just so happens that exactly one year ago I was ripping around Beijing in a wolfpack of other cyclists. First I headed South, through Tian’anmen Square to the Pearl Market. Then I took my new knock-off iPod over to the Temple […]

Frommer Watch: Cheap Bus Edition
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Frommer Watch: Cheap Bus Edition

If you’re traveling anywhere in the Northeast this summer, this one’s for you. In his most recent posting, Art’s blogging about the proliferation of dirt-cheap bus lines operating in the Northeast, including Megabus, Boltbus, Fung […]

Three Sites You Should Know For Traveling Cheap
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Three Sites You Should Know For Traveling Cheap

My eyes usually begin to gloss over when I start to read those articles about someone’s “tips to traveling cheap.” Don’t fly during major holidays. Shop around online for the best ticket. Pass when the […]

Your Guide To Free New York This Summer
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Your Guide To Free New York This Summer

This morning, as a tour bus nearly took out a part of my foot while I was crossing the street, I realized that tourist season had officially begun here in New York, a season that […]

How You Too Can Snag Student Discounts For Travel
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How You Too Can Snag Student Discounts For Travel

You have to be a student to take advantage of student discounts on travel, right? Wrong. (And I’m not talking about using that four-year-old student I.D. left over from grad school.) This week the NYT […]

What You Need To Know About CouchSurfing
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What You Need To Know About CouchSurfing

There were a number of confused reactions this weekend at the NYT Travel Show by the more senior members of the audience when the speakers would get into such things as Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare. […]

How Many Days Can I Travel In [Insert Country Here] With $1,000?
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How Many Days Can I Travel In [Insert Country Here] With $1,000?

I decided to research the costs to travel around the world and create a chart showing how many days a traveler can travel in a particular country with $1,000. How, you may ask, does one […]