My dad left Germany as a young child in the 1930s, fleeing the Nazi regime. He and all his descendants – my brother, nephews and I – just became citizens. I was the first to go back since – and wanted to choose the most traditional Germany I could find.
Well, not exactly. But the best I could do in a new series that (I’m coming back later to say) will live on beyond my days as Frugal Traveler.
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.
Tickets to an opera house. A “luxury boutique” hotel. Picking up the check. Wait — this is frugal travel?
The sightseeing mix for a trip to this Romanian region went heavier on castles and churches, lighter on vampire encounters.
During three long weekends in Barcelona, Berlin and Brussels, the Frugal Traveler saw as many performing arts shows as he could. The catch? Each show had to cost less than 20 euros.
When is eating French fries a job? When the Frugal Traveler is in Brussels, and he goes in search of a deep-fried taste of the Belgian capital’s culture.
Now that the outdoors is open for business, here are frugal-friendly ideas for alfresco activity in the capital, from biking to burgers to the beach.
It takes some digging, but beyond Iberian pork and octopus croquettes lies a vegetarian-friendly version of the Barcelona tapas crawl.
What do you do when your visit to a French city falls on two holidays? Be flexible.
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