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Site of the Week: SubwayNavigator.com

Site of the Week: SubwayNavigator.com

It’s hard to describe the sheer DIY-joy that comes with understanding a new city’s subway or metro system. In some cases – take Budapest, for example – cracking the subway code might be a fun exercise rather than an economic or geographic imperative. You hop on, hop off, and buy a ticket (if you’re a good, honest Cheapo). » Read more

Site of the Week: SleepingInAirports.net

Site of the Week: SleepingInAirports.net

Most Cheapos we know have at some point faced a budget travel rite of passage: sleeping in an airport. This is commonly due to a canceled flight or a super-early flight, although the occasional “super-Cheapo” chooses a night at the airport over a hotel on the last night to save some cash before returning home (completely respectable!). While airport overnights » Read more

High Culture/Low Budget: Olivia Giovetti Rocks It

Olivia Giovetti, who, among other things, once wrote a fab set of Wandering Cheapo posts on Prague for this very blog, recently launched a brilliant blog of her own. High Culture on a Low Budget is a breathlessly plugged-in guide to finding high cultural treats on the cheap. The first slate of posts covers Riga, » Read more

Accommodation Alternative: Motorhome Exchange

Accommodation Alternative: Motorhome Exchange

Recently we learned about the existence of UK site Motorhomeholidayswap.com. Site founder Chris Farrow, who hails from the north of England, emailed us to tell us about his business. Just six months old, Motorhomeholidayswap has already facilitated motorhome/campervan exchanges among people across Europe, North America, and Australasia. Members need to cough up the annual fee » Read more

Flashpackers: Apparently Here to Stay

About this time last year, the term “flashpacker” began to appear in travel articles and blogs. Originally used to denote backpackers with considerable budgets, it seems to have broadened in meaning lately. Jason Purvor, Web master of flashpacker.com, defines a flashpacker simply as a “business class backpacker.” Paul and Meg Darvell of Flashpacker Diaries elaborate, » Read more

Low-Cost Flash: Flycheapo Amps It Up

Low-Cost Flash: Flycheapo Amps It Up

We love Flycheapo for its regular digest of new low-cost flight routes across Europe. The site is a low-cost airline fan’s dream. It posts new route information and never lets the disappearance of this or that low-cost carrier go without comment. Yesterday, Flycheapo broke more stories than we’ve ever seen them handle in a single » Read more

Cool Site: Unusual Hotels of the World

Cool Site: Unusual Hotels of the World

We chanced upon the Unusual Hotels of the World site the other day. As astute Internets Detectives might assume, the site showcases odd accommodations throughout the world. Taking a look at their European offerings, we were especially taken by several of their accommodation categories: “underground/cave,” “ice/igloo,” and “prison” were among our favorites, though we think » Read more

Dutch Flash: May Camping Breaks at VakantieXperts

Dutch Flash: May Camping Breaks at VakantieXperts

We advise Cheapos in the Netherlands to check out the May “camping” breaks currently being promoted on the VakantieXperts site. We put “camping” in quotes because most of the camping parks in question are actually quite well outfitted, with swimming pools and other facilities. See the range of camping park locations here. You can expect » Read more

Intervac: Home Exchange Gurus

Intervac: Home Exchange Gurus

Photo by Tara Lencl What could be better than good quality accommodations at low expense? Good quality accommodations for free everywhere you travel. W-w-what? Read on. It’s called a home exchange. The best home exchange company we’ve discovered is Intervac. Intervac has been assisting people in their home exchange arrangements for over 50 years. There » Read more

Flash: L’Tur’s L’ovely D’eals

Flash: L’Tur’s L’ovely D’eals

EuroCheapo friend Philipp Reichardt pointed us in the direction of L’Tur, a German “last minute” budget travel site. L’Tur is an impressively detailed site, densely packed with travel deals. It offers a range of booking options: flights, hotels, flight-hotel packages, cruises, car rentals, and even auctions. One downright pleasant aspect of the L’Tur site is » Read more

Cheap Bed Alert: Litinterp

Cheap Bed Alert: Litinterp

Litinterp is a one-of-a-kind business. It’s not just a string of hotels across Lithuania, but also a translation service and car rental company. Ahh, those enterprising Balts! Litinterp runs guesthouses in Vilnius, Kaunas, and Klaipeda as well as apartments in Vilnius, Klaipeda, and Nida. After a three-night stay at Litinterp’s Vilnius guesthouse, we can’t say » Read more

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