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 http://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.
New Zealand is a beautiful country that begs to be hiked and climbed and camped in. And so it perfectly pairs with the camper van, which gets you about as close to the outdoors as you can be, short of a tent.
When you have a limited budget on the South Island there’s a lot to be said for leapfrogging the tourist bases and spending your time in the countryside between them.
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