From Alex: Adieu, Cheapos

Posted in: Cheapos at work


Forgive the temporary release of the standard editorial “we” in the following post.

My final day as editor of the EuroCheapo Blog is today. I have loved editing (and writing for) this blog, scouring sources obscure and mainstream alike for budget-friendly travel tidbits. For those who have started reading the blog only recently, we have run an in-house endeavor with occasional guest posts since the summer; prior to that, the blog collected the musings and tips of a stable of amazing correspondents across Europe. I can say without a shred of hyperbole that editing their writing was one of the best professional experiences of my life.

I will miss editing the blog, though knowing that it will continue to thrive and excite travel budgeteers of all persuasions makes leavetaking easier. I’ll continue to be a part of the wider EuroCheapo sphere, and hope to be posting occasionally.

Please check out my unaffiliated, newish travel blog, Spendthrift Shoestring.

About the author

Alex Robertson Textor

About the author: Alex Robertson Textor is a London-based travel writer and editor. He has written for Rough Guides, the New York Times, and Public Books, among other publications; he also guided the tablet magazine Travel by Handstand to two SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards. With Pam Mandel, he writes copy and generates ideas as White Shoe Travel Content. He is on Twitter as @textorian and maintains his own blog,

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3 thoughts on “From Alex: Adieu, Cheapos”

  1. Hey Alex: All the very best for the future. Surely our paths will cross…. on the slow train through Poland…. as the slow boat pulls in to some tiny pier in the Shetlands or the Faroes…. as the last bus of the year creaks out of the bus station in some Bulgarian small town, leaving just a few Eurocheapo correspondents who couldn’t quite fathom the timetable… or whatever. The next vodka is on us.
    We wish you well.

    Nicky and Susanne

  2. I’ve enjoyed your work here quite a bit and am sad to see you go. You bring a voice to your work that is like no other and EuroCheapo is going to miss it I am sure.

    I’m really digging your newish blog — it rocks!


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