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.
Tag Archives: New York
Frugal Traveler: Bike Sharing in New York, The Tourist’s Perspective
If you’re visiting New York, how easy, fast and affordable will you find the city’s new bike-sharing program? The Frugal Traveler goes pedaling for answers.
36 Hours in Queens, N.Y.
If you want an alternative New York experience, something with grit and spice, consider Queens, where a splintered world collides in a jumble of diversity.
Frugal Traveler: 36 Hours? In Queens, Enough Frugal Options for a Week
As a companion to his 36 Hours in Queens article, the Frugal Traveler offers his budget-friendly outtakes. And there are plenty.
Frugal Traveler: 7 Manhattan Hotel Rooms for $150, More or Less
The Frugal Traveler stayed in hotels from Tribeca to Harlem looking for bargains. Here’s how he rated the rooms.
Frugal Traveler: Dear Seth, You’re a (Fill in Here)
Is the Frugal Traveler a writer akin to the Apostle Paul? Or just a provincial hack? Depends on which commenter you believe.
Frugal Travler: Guidebooks, Schmidebooks: 5 Hidden Gems in New York City
Here are five free or inexpensive places that aren’t mentioned in any of the four major guidebooks.
Frugal Traveler: Can It Be Done? Midtown on a Budget
Midtown Manhattan is famously overpriced. But it doesn’t have to be.
36 Hours in Downtown Manhattan
The financial district is bustling, Chinatown is as enticing as ever, and TriBeCa is bursting with new restaurants and bars — visitors hardly need venture north of Canal Street for a complete New York weekend.
Frugal Traveler: Home Again, Home Again
After an 11-week, 11-country whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean, the author is back in New York City, adjusting to life at home, whatever that means.