Right now millions of Americans are traipsing around the world creating the stories they’ll be telling captivated dinner guests and captive grandchildren for decades to come.
But as user reviews are added by the millions, social media becomes a substitute for live interaction and cheap international data tames a once-wild world into digital submission, the good travel yarn is in decline. Greater access to information means fewer impromptu decisions and fewer surprises. [Click headline to read full story.]
I tried luxury travel for a few days and, though I can see why people like it, went back for a final few days of adventure on the cheap, bussing it for a homestay with a Uno-playing indigenous family and visiting the forgotten town of Quingeo.
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.
Many revelers described the scene along Vila Madalena’s main drag as “Carnival in Salvador, ” as packed, wild and carnal as Brazil’s rowdiest street bacchanal.
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.
A guide takes the Frugal Traveler on a personal tour through an area victimized by apartheid.
Feb. 5, 2014. What happens when you get off the train in a Hungarian town with not a single mention on TripAdvisor, let alone guidebooks? Lots.
How did our Thanksgiving photo end up on a 15-foot ad in the Amazon?
Lemuy Island, in the Chiloé Archipelago, is 37 square miles of hills, farms, dirt roads and ocean views.
This summer, the Frugal Traveler drove from Louisiana to North Dakota, crossing into a number of states for the first time. What did he discover? Some lessons from the road.