Though I’m partial to budget travel, spending some money in the Amazon goes a long way. With a guide and a good boat, you can experience wildlife, local culture and stunning waterscapes that solo travelers could never reach. [Click headline to read full piece.]
There’s not a Michelin-starred restaurant in the world that serves Papuan sweet potatoes in a mountaintop village. I make the argument that spending less means seeing more, no matter what your age, for AARP. Click here to read.
Folha de S. Paulo, the Western Hemisphere’s largest city’s largest newspaper, published an interview in which I (sort of) said Brazilians are better travelers than Americans. (Really, just sort of, but it’s in the headline, so it must be true.)
Oct. 14 is the debut of Amigo Gringo, my YouTube series for Brazilian visitors to New York. It will be in Portuguese, subtitled in English. Subscribe to the channel at www.youtube.com/canalamigogringo!
I’ll be taking a few months off from the Frugal Traveler column to work on a book on travel and a video series for Brazilian tourists to New York, Amigo Gringo, debuting soon. (That’s me with cameraman/director/editor Eric Hinojosa and guest star Vanessa Jardim.)
Sample everything from pizza to pancakes, classical music to the blues, during a frugal-friendly weekend in the Windy City. Older $100 Weekends: http://frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com/category/100-dollar-weekends/
Looking for a cheap getaway, the Frugal Traveler heads to Pennsylvania where he finds bargains on everything from a rustic cabin to a beer at Hurricane Helen’s Pub.
What’s the cheapest day to book? To depart and return? A company called Hopper offers insight.
A bus ride from Auckland, New Zealand, to its southern suburbs, where the city’s Pacific Islander communities are concentrated, was cheap and yielded some South Pacific gems.
Melbourne, Australia’s graceful, lively and remarkably clean second city, might be an expensive place to live, but it offers some great opportunities for a frugal visit.