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

Save on Saturday train travel in Germany with Samstags-Tickets

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Berlin: Transportation tickets explained (and why you should never go ticketless)

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RyanAir and easyJet Announce New Routes

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Carry-on and Checked Bag Allowances on Low-Cost Carriers

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How to save on Berlin’s boat tours and river cruises

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Comparing On-Board Menus: SAS vs. Ryanair

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Site of Remembrance: Germany’s Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

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Berlin’s Long Nights are Worth Staying Up For

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Has Low-Cost Flying Finally Hit the End of the Runway?

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Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland is the Ultimate Model Railway Display

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