In a temporary return to the Frugal Traveler column, I visit Prague on a budget the equivalent to an average local worker’s salary, and find it’s plenty to eat Czech food, stay in a decent guesthouse, and visit one cultural attraction a day…but not quite enough for beer. [Click headline to read full piece.]
Category Archives: Europe
In Verona, Pizza That Is All About the Crust
Saporè DownTown is an intriguingly experimental contemporary pizzeria that is easy to miss — but make sure you don’t.
Going to Germany – As a Newly Minted Citizen
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.
A $1000 Day in Paris for $100
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.
Frugal Traveler: A Weekend in Hungary, Chosen at Random
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.
Frugal Travler: Wintertime Bargains in Budapest
Tickets to an opera house. A “luxury boutique” hotel. Picking up the check. Wait — this is frugal travel?
Frugal Travler: Budget-Friendly and (Almost) Dracula-Free Transylvania
The sightseeing mix for a trip to this Romanian region went heavier on castles and churches, lighter on vampire encounters.
Frugal Traveler: In Europe, a Few Coins for a Wealth of Culture
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.
Frugal Traveler: In Brussels, Frites Are More Than Just Fries
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.
Frugal Traveler: After the Thaw, Outdoor Fun in Berlin
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.