Budget Travel

I Wore All The Clothes in My Suitcase on the Plane to Avoid Baggage Fees

The setting is Berlin Schönefeld Airport at 5:30 a.m. on a weekday in mid-June, 2015. Jessica had been on a bar crawl until an hour and a half previously, had made the mistake of napping for half an hour, and now felt like absolute hell. As she squinted in the sunlight starting to filter in …

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7 Pictures That Show That Mostar, Bosnia is Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

The historic city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina is so beautiful that it doesn’t look real. Check out seven of the best pictures I took when I was there and you’ll see what I mean. 1. This shot of the Neretva River  See that bridge? That’s Stari Most, or “Old Bridge.” It was built …

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A California Kid’s Guide to Getting Buzzed in Boston on a Budget

Boston, Massachusetts isn’t exactly party central. But, like pretty much any city, you can find fun and cheap nightlife/other drinking opportunities if you know where to look. Except for maybe like, Dubuque, Iowa, but then again, I haven’t been there, so I wouldn’t know. I recently flew from my California hometown to Boston to meet …

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EuroMyth: Common Misconceptions about “Euro Trips” and Why They’re Wrong

When I was backpacking across Western Europe (Friends references will never get old, that’s a fact), I had some experiences that negated some “advice” I had heard before I went. I’m here to debunk some “Euro myths” about your upcoming Euro trip. (See what I did there? That was funny.) 1. “Hostels are dirty and full …

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