Why travelers are generally so terrible about assessing risk when they travel. Or, why non-pregnant Olympics fans who fear zika more than dengue have already been infected – by the media.
Category Archives: Africa and Asia
In Indonesia, Many Islands and Many Faces
More than 30 years after my grade-school report on the 17, 000+ islands of Indonesia, I finally get to visit four of them. And am not disappointed.
Frugal Traveler returns – in the Caucasus
After a few months off working on my book, I’m back as Frugal Traveler, with a first trip to Georgia and Armenia, thanks to an incredibly cheap airfare on Ukrainian International Airlines.
Kenya, 1985: The Legacy of a Falling Spider
A trip to Africa after ninth grade helped the Frugal Traveler cultivate a skill that would prove professionally useful years later.
Frugal Traveler: D.I.Y. Africa
From a budget safari to an urban alternative to Cape Town, the Frugal Traveler cuts his own path through the southern part of the continent.
Frugal Traveler: In Search of the ‘Real Africa’ in Mozambique
Friendly prices — and people — greeted the Frugal Traveler on a visit to the country’s chaotic but manageable coastal capital.
Frugal Traveler: On the Beach, on the Cheap, in Mozambique
A cultural exchange involving pizza and coconut beer and a big directional assist from two children are all part of this Frugal adventure to the country’s southern coast.
Frugal Traveler: In Soweto, History From Those Who Live It
A guide takes the Frugal Traveler on a personal tour through an area victimized by apartheid.
Frugal Traveler: In a Chinese Alley, an $8 Tasting Menu
This eight-course street feast in Wuhan had everything — except seats, a set menu and an exorbitant price tag.
Frugal Traveler: An Insider’s Tour of Chongqing Yields Frugal Gems
With a local guide, seeking experiences “unsuitable for tourists” in the intimidatingly large Chinese city.