Hilary Bown

Hilary Bown

An academic by training, a writer by day, and a Cheapo by heritage, Hilary Bown's meagre means and insatiable travel appetite have helped her sharpen her "no-budget travel" skills across the European continent over the past decade. At home in Berlin or on an adventure abroad, you'll find her in sandals, riding the bus, reading novels while walking, drinking the local wine, writing out postcards with a felt-tip pen, and browsing the shelves of the supermarket and hardware store. Find her unique blend of travel adventure and tested advice at Less Than a Shoestring.

Posts by Hilary Bown

Berlin: Where to watch the World Cup final

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Berlin’s best cheap eats: Döner, currywurst, food markets and outdoor dining

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A Walking Tour of former East Berlin: Hanging out in Friedrichshain

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10 ways to explore the history of the Berlin Wall

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Flying for less to Eastern Europe: Using Ryanair’s obscure destinations to your advantage

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Israelis discover the joys of discount travel to Europe

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Exploring Bremen: A charming and affordable city that you can see in one day

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Germany’s discount bus craze: How I scored a €1 bus trip from Berlin to Bremen

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Finding free Wi-Fi at German airports

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The €2 urban oasis: Enjoy blooms year-round in Berlin’s Britzer Garten

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