Archive for the ‘Malta’ Category

Once a year, Ben and Jerry’s gives away ice cream at its scoop shops free.

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In the U.S. and Canada, find your nearest scoop shop here.

Overseas, give one of these two links a try:  1, 2.  (You’ve got a chance if you’re in Aruba, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, or the UK.)


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Welcome to the third Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for Europe. Here you’ll find European travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.

cornwall surferThis week’s photographic inspiration is courtesy of Heather Cowper at Heather on her travels. Her post Bright skies and blue seas in Cornwall describes “a weekend with the family in a Cornish Youth Hostel — cliff walks and surfing for the brave.”

If I’ve caught you here from Frugal Hacks or a personal finance carnival, perhaps you’re already familiar with Wise Bread. I’m here to tell you travel folks would do well to click over there and check out some of their recent articles for good frugal travel ideas. For example, Thursday Bram gives readers 5 Tips for Sightseeing on the Cheap, while David DeFranza asks, How Do You Spend Money When Traveling? If you were enamored with my post Solid Recommendations for Travel Beauty Products, Myscha Theriault‘s posts Extreme Green 1 and Extreme Green 2 have further product suggestions for you. A great link for DIYers spotted in the comments led me to Beth Terry at Fake Plastic Fish‘s recipe for homemade solid lotion! So many great ideas out there — click over already!

If Berlin is your destination of choice, Jul at Europe String outlines one route which can help you See Berlin by bus – for cheap! Christine at Me, My Kid and Life: An American Single Mom Living in France blogs about her visit to the Berlinale; you can read all the posts from the trip starting at Our Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) Travel Plans.

Meredith Franco of EuroCheapo has the lowdown on where to snag your rental wheels in Amsterdam: the cheapest bike in town.

Before heading to Paris, stop by Levi Reissextensive descriptions of 20 arrondissements at Wine in your Diet.

Wrapping up this week, for your listening pleasure, Chris Christensen of The Amateur Traveler Podcast talks with Linda Martin from The Indie Travel Podcast about the island nation of Malta. It’s a great companion to Thursday’s post, Baring My Budget: Malta.

Thanks to everyone for contributing! If you’d like to see your post on budget European travel in this carnival, submit using our online form. Next week, we’ll be back to North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Submit your posts for that carnival before next Wednesday!

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A three-night trip to Malta, including round-trip airfare, cost me a whopping 50 euros. I’ll show you how after the jump.Mdina

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As I posted a month ago, I am looking for reader tips on Malta and Venice for my trip next week. Most useful tip posted for each location will win a small prize. Any and all advice is welcomed! Leave your tips in the comments.

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It’s that time again: cheap flights have been advertised and purchased and I am travel scheming.

I am calling once again on the collective knowledge of my readership for tips and tricks for Venice (and the Veneto region generally), Ljubljana (and Slovenia generally), Malta and finally Stuttgart (and Baden-Württemberg generally). Trips are planned for January and February, so you can hold onto your beach advice this time around . . .

The reader providing the most useful tip for each location will receive a small gift from the trip for their efforts. Comment away!

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