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

Riding the budget bus lines in Germany with fares from €5

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Berlin in 2014: Book your ticket for these 5 can’t-miss events

Posted in Berlin|
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Berlin public transit tickets: Getting the most for your money

Posted in Berlin Planning|
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Berlin’s Turkish Hamams: Where to get a good scrubdown

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EU flights now allow mobile devices, BA first out of the gate

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‘Tis the season for these 5 Christmas markets in Berlin

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Hamburg: Boat tours for every budget

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Ryanair and easyJet launch free apps, but how well do they work?

Posted in Budget Air Travel|
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Ryanair on charm offensive; announces some legit service improvements

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Will European budget airlines be affected by FAA changes on personal electronic devices?

Posted in Budget Air Travel|
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