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

How much does that budget airline ticket really cost?

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Berlin: Which museum pass makes the most sense for your trip?

Posted in Berlin Sightseeing|
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Has easyJet put a “hold” on its carry-on guarantee?

Posted in Airlines|
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The scoop on Berlin’s best ice cream

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Finding What You Need in Germany’s Discount Drugstores

Posted in Berlin Shopping|
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Berlin: Secret lunch spot with a view at Potsdamer Platz

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Aldi and Lidl, oh my! A guide to Germany’s discount grocery stores

Posted in Berlin Shopping|
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What’s your Poison? In Berlin, try a Weisse mit Schuss

Posted in Berlin Food and Drink|
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Berlin: Pick up authentic GDR souvenirs at Ostpaket

Posted in Berlin Shopping|
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Berlin: Weird but memorable restaurant options

Posted in Berlin Food and Drink|
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