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.]
Tag Archives: Europe
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 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.
Frugal Traveler: Finding Frugal Toulouse, Despite Two Holidays
What do you do when your visit to a French city falls on two holidays? Be flexible.
Frugal Traveler: The Beauty of Frugal Rome, Some of the Best Things Are Free
The Frugal Traveler wanders, chats and even crashes his way into Eternal City bargains.
Frugal Traveler: Scandinavia on $125 a Day
How to be frugal in a region where a fast-food meal for one goes for $23? Six lessons learned the hard way.
Frugal Traveler: Alongside Rudolph’s Ilk, Yoiking in Lapland
In northern Finland, the Frugal Traveler spots reindeer everywhere and listens to a form of singing that falls between a chant and a yodel.