I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of budget travel advice from newspaper writers with $100/day accommodation budgets.
My idea of budget travel is around $10/day before admissions fees. Yes, even in Europe. Travelers like us don’t eat in restaurants everyday. We like meeting locals and other travelers, strolling through parks and people watching, taking public transportation and exploiting free festivals, events and opening days. We don’t need elaborate plans or accommodations to enjoy ourselves on vacation. By keeping costs down, we extend the length of our travels; yet we also know a worthy splurge when we see one. We’ve learned to appreciate the journey.
And with that I christen Less Than a Shoestring. Here’s to useful posts for faithful readers.