To be a successful frugal traveler you may have to shed your preconceived notions surrounding six areas: privacy, bathrooms, time, restaurants, sleep and risk tolerance.
‘Fun Stuff’ Articles
John Wilcock wrote the first editions of “Mexico on $5 a Day, ” “Greece on $5 a Day” and “Japan on $5 a Day” for Arthur Frommer in the 1960s. I spoke with him about frugal travel in the days before there were even backpackers, let alone Internet cafes…
I love unique, local signs that surprise me with humor or cultural insight, intentionally or not.
In ‘The Last King of Scotland, ‘ which I watched dubbed in Spanish on the bus from Tapachula to Oaxaca, Mexico, last week, the Scottish character Nicholas Garrigan comes up with a travel plan: to spin a globe, to place his finger down randomly, and…
While traveling in groups can help with dividing costs, it also means satisfying a crew with diverse breaking points.
In La Balsa, a woman washes an armadillo by the river.
The Maranhão state, in northeastern Brazil, is home to what has got to be the country’s most legendary local soda: Guaraná Jesus.
From traveling anonymously to riding buses, the new Frugal Traveler, Seth Kugel, does a Q&A with Matt Gross.
Baixo Augusta is São Paulo’s new nightspot, where anything — and anyone — goes.
So you know there’s a water tower at MoMA and a monkey god at the Met? No? Hidden treasures are to be found at the city’s biggest museums.
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