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

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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Dodging summer construction in Berlin

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Running Out of Gas? Ryanair Under Pressure

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Germanwings relaunches, offering one-way flights from €33

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Swimming in Berlin: Our Favorite Pools and Beaches

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Is Germany’s "Rail & Fly" a Good Deal?

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Berlin’s Picasso-rich Museum Berggruen reopens, luring art lovers to Charlottenburg

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