Sure, you know to tip at a sit-down restaurant, but what do you do when the barista flips around that iPad screen and you need to decide how much to tip on a latte she hasn’t even made for you yet? Counter-service tipping via tablet is now mainstream, but do you really need to give? I found data on how many people really tip. [Click headline to read article.]
The AARP travel editor asked me to come up with activities (and meals) under $15. Recommendations go for young, not-so-young, and family groups alike.
In which a Brazilian environmentalist observes our National Parks system. And Montana peaches.
In Appalachia on one of my best trips ever, a perfect example of how travel can wash away stereotypes. (Though not all of them – I sure saw a lot of guns. Turns out I’m not a bad shot with a 9mm Smith & Wesson.)
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/
The Frugal Traveler surrenders itinerary control and follows the orders of his parents and friends through Vancouver, the San Juan Islands and Portland, Ore.
The Frugal Traveler joins two friends from high school for a low-cost mini-reunion in the Emerald City.
From a sandwich that’s “just automatically delicious” to an item that “boggles the mind, ” here’s a menu for frugal eats in the Northwest city.
You may be surprised at how far $25 can take you during a layover in Chicago.
Nearly 300 Colonial-era houses and a pleasant waterfront scene make Marblehead, Mass., a fun and easy side trip if you’re in New England.