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CheapoNews: Announcing a big upgrade to our hotel search engine!

Today we’re celebrating a big update to our budget hotel search engine and we want you to know all about it, Cheapos. The quick backstory Code-named “CheapoSearch” when we first took it live five years ago, our hotel search engine lets readers quickly see room rates for all of the hotels we recommend on EuroCheapo » Read more

Unveiling the new EuroCheapo.com

Unveiling the new EuroCheapo.com

We have some exciting news to share with our fellow Cheapos. Today we’re happy to announce the relaunch of EuroCheapo.com, complete with a brand spanking new site design and all sorts of helpful new features that we think you’re going to enjoy. This is the largest redesign in our 11 year history and it affects » Read more

<i>Extra! Extra!</i> EuroCheapo in the New York Times discussing hotels for the Olympics

Extra! Extra! EuroCheapo in the New York Times discussing hotels for the Olympics

Sports-minded procrastinators take heart! It’s still not too late to attend the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. However, you’d better get moving! This weekend’s New York Times features an excellent round-up of last-minute advice for would-be Olympic attendees, including some thoughts on hotels provided by EuroCheapo! The piece, part of the Practical Traveler series » Read more

EuroCheapo Turns 10: Cheapos who made it possible

EuroCheapo Turns 10: Cheapos who made it possible

By Tom Meyers— Ten years ago this week, we launched EuroCheapo from my apartment in Berlin with a guide to 25 budget hotels in Paris. On June 14, 2001, with three friends huddled around my desk, I clicked “upload,” refreshed the browser, and watched www.eurocheapo.com come to life. True to “cheapo form,” we clinked glasses » Read more

You’re Invited: A very Cheapo happy hour this Thursday

You’re Invited: A very Cheapo happy hour this Thursday

For all of the New York City-area Cheapos out there: We’re throwing a happy hour this Thursday and would love to see you. We’re co-hosting this event with our travel friends from Jauntsetter.com and have a fun, easy-going evening lined up. No formal RSVP is required, just show up and bring your travel friends. Here » Read more

EuroCheapo’s Greatest Blog Hits: 2007-2010

EuroCheapo’s Greatest Blog Hits: 2007-2010

Over the past few days we relaunched our blog and gave it a major, much-needed overhaul. We added all sorts of things that didn’t exist previously to make it more navigable, social, and – we hope – easier to use. But sort of like moving out of your first cramped apartment with no windows and » Read more

EC Design Update: We’ve put on our fancy pants

EC Design Update: We’ve put on our fancy pants

We’re celebrating some exciting stuff at EuroCheapo HQ today. At long last, we’ve pulled back the curtains on a new site design and have made a giant upgrade to our technology. That’s right, Cheapos, we’ve put on our “fancy pants.” Here’s a sampling of what’s new: 1. Enhanced city pages Our new city pages (for example: » Read more

Flash: We’ve upgraded our budget hotel search!

Flash: We’ve upgraded our budget hotel search!

Pardon the interruption to our regularly scheduled “Daily Cheapo” programming, but we have an exciting announcement: We’ve unveiled a new release of our budget hotel search engine and think you’re going to love it! Our new search engine includes all the Cheapo “bells and whistles” we could dream up to help budget travelers find the best hotel. » Read more

How Do You Like Our New Homepage?

How Do You Like Our New Homepage?

Over the last several months, we’ve been quietly toiling away at redesigning the EuroCheapo homepage. After many revisions, tweaks, testing, more tweaks, bug testing and pulling solid patches of hair out of our collective heads, we finally took it live late last night. Hallelujah! What’s with the redesign, you might ask? Well, we loved the » Read more

Vote For EuroCheapo, Part Deux

Vote For EuroCheapo, Part Deux

Mashable Open Web Awards Last week we asked Cheapos worldwide to try and help get EuroCheapo on the ballot for the 2nd Annual Open Web Awards. Thanks to each and every one of you, we received word that we made it and are now in the semi-final round of the competition! Danke! Gracias! Merci bien! » Read more

Have 10 seconds? Vote For EuroCheapo!

Have 10 seconds? Vote For EuroCheapo!

Mashable Open Web Awards While we’re all pretty well spent after last week’s election, there is one more vote we’d like you to cast.  But don’t worry – it will only take a few seconds and you won’t have to leave your computer. EuroCheapo is trying to get on the ballot for the 2nd Annual Open Web Awards, » Read more

EuroCheapo’s Spookiest Hotel Ghosts (seven photos!)

EuroCheapo’s Spookiest Hotel Ghosts (seven photos!)

We take lots of photos while visiting hotels in Europe.  While most of them look fine and accurately capture each hotel, every now and then we notice something unexpected in the corner of the frame.  Something lurking in the shadows.  Something creepy. That’s right Cheapos:  sometimes we take pictures of budget hotel ghosts! Think we’re » Read more

Become a EuroCheapo Insider!

  Why is this man so happy and smiling at the camera? Is he: A.) Just glad it’s a nice, sun-shiney day in New York B.) Amazed that the windows in EuroCheapo’s office haven’t been cleaned in 2 years C.) Delighted to be the most recent “EuroCheapo Insider” D.) All of the above. If you » Read more

EuroCheapo’s “Grand Tour”: Cheapo by the day!

EuroCheapo’s “Grand Tour”: Cheapo by the day!

Today we begin a 30-day “Grand Tour” on our blog that we’re calling “Free Europe: Cheapo by the Day!” During this time, the blog will travel throughout Europe, showcasing free things to do in each of our cities. Along the way, we’ll show you how to go mark-free in Budapest and visit London without the extra pounds. Did you know you can » Read more

CheapoNewsFlash: Live blog event tomorrow (Tuesday, May 20th)

On the heels of Tom’s last live blog appearance, he’ll be joining our friends over at Europe a la Carte this Tuesday, May 20th at 20:00 BST, to discuss, “How to get more from your Euro“. Fellow participants are: Christopher Cook of www.noambit.com, Lisa Marie Mercer of flyaway-weblog.com, Hilary of Less Than a Shoestring, and » Read more

Flip-through: Amsterdam books, wine dating in Paris, Eurovision

Sebastien Tellier is representing France in Eurovision this year. It’s sunny again today! Here are some of the things we’ve taken a shine to this week: On Wednesday, Amsterdam became the World Book Capital for one whole year! Thanks to Trippist for reading up on this, and getting us excited about the city-wide book fair » Read more

CheapoNews Flash: Come join us for a live blog panel!

This Wednesday at 2 pm EST (8 pm British Summer Time) Tom will be a panelist on a live blog event panel with our friends over at Europe à la Carte. Tom will be joining other travel bloggers to discuss the travel blog industry and respond to reader feedback about what they look for in a » Read more

Lessons of Fandom

A few weeks ago, we stumbled upon hidden europe, an amazing publication devoted to the lost corners and secret terrains of Europe. We blogged about the magazine, ordered six back issues, delighted in the unexpected arrival of the current issue in the mail, and then blogged about it some more. This sort of fan activity » Read more

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