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Off to Berlin… and beyond!

Off to Berlin… and beyond!

Finally, after surviving blazing hot days in February and freezing days in May, summer has arrived. To celebrate the arrival of June, I’m clearing out of New York and heading to Berlin on Sunday. Three days later I’ll continue on to additional hot, top-secret destinations in Europe. My bags are packed (sort of), papers organized(ish), » Read more

The Cheapos’ 2011 New Year’s Travel Resolutions

The Cheapos’ 2011 New Year’s Travel Resolutions

Welcome to 2011, Cheapos. Now that the eggnog is finally gone and we’ve shoveled away the snow from the Christmas blizzard, it’s time for one of our favorite annual traditions: making New Year’s travel resolutions. This year, everyone here at EuroCheapo HQ has made a pact to aspire to both personal and office-wide resolutions. The » Read more

Photo Essay: The EuroCheapo and BootsnAll TBEX Party

Photo Essay: The EuroCheapo and BootsnAll TBEX Party

This past weekend, June 18-20, 2010, the Travel Blog Exchange (“TBEX”) held its second annual conference in New York City. Hosted at the Cantor Film Center in Greenwich Village, the two-day event featured panels, presentations, and readings featuring travel bloggers hailing from the US and abroad, some coming to town from as far away as New Zealand. » Read more

Friday February Farewell: Post-party edition

We’re rubbing the sleep from our eyes a little later than usual today, dear Cheapos. Thanks to all who attended our “Farewell Winter” party at the home office in New York City last night. The place was packed and the night roused on until late. Folks chattered of finding cheap airline tickets, what cool budget » Read more

Friday office update: Our new hire – Maude

After an extensive search throughout most of the eastern seaboard of the U.S., we are pleased to announce the official hire of our new office dog, Maude. Maude is a three year old dachshund (i.e., “weiner dog”) and hails from rural Virginia. Her previous employment included chasing field vermin, attempting to heard sheep, and playing » Read more

Cheapos at Work: Off to Paris, St. Petersburg, and…

Hi everyone — just a quick note from EC HQ in New York where I’m about to dash out the door and head to Newark Airport. Over the next 19 days, I’ll be sending dispatches from Paris, St. Petersburg, and (drum roll!) Riga, Latvia! In Paris, I’ll be visiting as many hotels as I can fit into » Read more

10 Budget Travel Resolutions For 2009

10 Budget Travel Resolutions For 2009

One of the things we look forward to each January is making our annual New Year’s resolutions. Call us crazy, but for whatever reason, the process of manic reinvention and self renewal just gets us excited. And while we have a number of the ol’ standbys on our list (did somebody say “less caffeine, more » Read more

EuroCheapo’s 2008 Blog Greatest Hits

EuroCheapo’s 2008 Blog Greatest Hits

Now that the presents are unwrapped and most of the eggnog is gone, we’ve been spending quite a bit of time reading (and chuckling) through our many blog posts from 2008. And what a year it has been, Cheapos! We’ve published over 300 blog posts since January, upon which you’ve provided nearly 400 comments, all » Read more

Update: We’ve released more “EuroCheapo Insider” invites

Update: We’ve released more “EuroCheapo Insider” invites

Last month we announced the launch of the “EuroCheapo Insider” program, which gives our readers the opportunity to view and comment on things we’re working on before they go live on the site.  This allows our readers to get involved with EuroCheapo, and helps us make the site even more helpful to budget travelers. In the » Read more

EuroCheapo’s Birthday: Seven candles and 50 more

EuroCheapo in 2001. Love that look! Please excuse the self-congratulatory and very personal manner of today’s post. Next week, we’ll be back to budget travel advice. However, tomorrow, June 14, is EuroCheapo’s seventh birthday. The site launched on June 14, 2001 from my apartment in Berlin, where I spent the year living and traveling on the cheap. The first » Read more

Hallo, Berlin! Transit strike, Reichstag visit

  Greetings from Berlin, which today (Thursday) has begun rather overcast and moody (see above — the view from my kitchen window in Prenzlauer Berg, overlooking Mauerpark). Yesterday, as I touched down in Tegel at 8:10 AM, I found the city blanketed in snow, a not-too-frequent occurrence this year. I also found myself arriving on the first day of » Read more

Cheapos at Work: Off to Berlin

Cheapos at Work: Off to Berlin

At long last, Tom, Pete, and Mere are heading off to Berlin today to attend the ITB conference through Saturday. It should be quite an event, throwing together national and city tourist boards, travel writers, travel agencies, and other industry types for three hectic days. The organizers of the event sent off a press release on Monday » Read more

The Cheapos Take On ITB Berlin

The Cheapos Take On ITB Berlin

After a long, wintery stretch of being holed up at the office, the Cheapos are heading out for a road trip! Next Tuesday, Tom, Pete and Meredith are flying to Berlin to attend “The World’s Leading Travel Show” at ITB Berlin. Held in the massive Messe Berlin expo center, the Cheapos will be among the » Read more

EuroCheapo’s been Facebook’d

(Editor’s Note: While we always shy away from self-promoting posts on the blog, please indulge us for a moment…) We recently updated our EuroCheapo page on Facebook and we think it’s pretty Cheapo-rific. On our Facebook page you’ll find photo albums including “Cheapos At Work”, “CheapoPets We’ve Met Along the Way” (hint: We’ve got sheep! » Read more

Thanks, Alex!

Thanks, Alex!

A note from Tom Meyers, Editor of EuroCheapo: Thanks so much to Alex for the great job he did throughout 2007 on the EuroCheapo blog. From finding cool correspondents Europe-wide to editing over a dozen posts a day (not to mention introducing the office to the peppy melodies of Flemish singing sensation K3), Alex has » Read more

From Alex: Adieu, Cheapos

Forgive the temporary release of the standard editorial “we” in the following post. My final day as editor of the EuroCheapo Blog is today. I have loved editing (and writing for) this blog, scouring sources obscure and mainstream alike for budget-friendly travel tidbits. For those who have started reading the blog only recently, we have » Read more

Party on Rough Guides

Last week we attended a “celebration of travel” party thrown by DK Eyewitness Travel and Rough Guides at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts in the Lower Eastside. Those folks really know how to throw a party. The space itself took our breath away. Once a synagogue, the now hollowed out space used for » Read more

Talk to Us: How Can You Save Money in London?

Talk to Us: How Can You Save Money in London?

We need your advice Cheapos! If your tip is featured, you could be selected as our next “Cheapo of the Week.” What an honor! Question: London is a notoriously expensive city to visit. What advice do you have for saving pounds when visiting London? Budget tips can include accommodation, dining, transportation, sightseeing, entertainment, or anything » Read more

Aromatic for the People

Aromatic for the People

On the home front, the entire EuroCheapo office has been delighted by the (relatively) recent arrival of Aroma Cafe, an Israeli coffee chain, in our immediate neighborhood. The cafe’s SoHo shop is the first to open outside Israel. The strength of Israeli cafe chains is old hat at this point. The coffee is good and » Read more

Valentine’s Day Gets An Extra Boost In London

Valentine’s Day Gets An Extra Boost In London

The results of the most recent EuroCheapo survey for the hottest romantic destination in Europe yielded a truly down to the wire photo finish between Paris and Venice, with Paris eking out a victory. We wonder how this result might have been different had yesterday’s remarkably prescient announcement from drug giant Pfizer been made earlier. » Read more

Introducing Ms. Suzanne Russo

Introducing Ms. Suzanne Russo

This week, we welcomed Suzanne Russo as our latest intern at 611 Broadway. Suzanne is a graduate student in English at NYU, where she spends her days reading James Baldwin, J.D. Salinger, and Virginia Woolf. Formerly a Marketing Communications Manager at Cisco Systems, her travel writing and editing chops have been honed through various gigs. Notably, she edited and » Read more

And the “Sheep Herder Of The Year” Award Goes To…

And the “Sheep Herder Of The Year” Award Goes To…

Our favorite polyglot shepherd You didn’t think we’d let the current award season pass by without creating our own EuroCheapo award category, did you? Not only do we have keen eyes for hard-to-find budget hotels, but we can spot a fine photo-op while we’re on the hunt, too. This one comes from the French Alps. » Read more