December 10, 2016

budget travel

One-way car rental

Solo Travel Roadtrip: Finding a Cheap One-Way Car Rental

It takes a little bit of work but you really can find an affordable one-way car rental–you simply have to get creative and approach the process from different angles. Spend a little extra time and energy upfront and you’ll spend less money in the long run. Here are my top three tips for saving big on a one-way car rental:


Weekend Intelligence {10.07.2012}

Weekend Intelligence spotlights interesting, informative, inspiring, or infuriating reads from around the web. The theme this week: travel and money.


Why I Won’t Be Spending $290 on Jil Sander’s Brown Paper Lunch Bag

I watched and listened in disbelief this morning as I heard this little tidbit on the news: designer Jil Sander’s eponymous brand is supposedly selling a $290 reinforced brown paper lunch bag. Huh? You cannot be serious. $290? For a brown bag? Apparently, it’s supposed to be reinforced paper and all, but still!

2011 Travel By The Numbers-updated

2011: Travel by the Numbers

One thing you should know about me (if you didn’t already): I love numbers. I adore math, I think spreadsheets are sexy, and complex calculations are kind of a turn on. Yes, I am a numbers geek. So what better way than to show you a snapshot of what 2011 looked like for this solo traveler than by the numbers?

National Express offers a fairly straightforward coach service between London and Glasgow. It's long and sometimes it's uncomfortable, but it will get you to your destination.

Taking the Long Way: London to Glasgow by Bus

It’s a nine-hour ride, but going from London to Glasgow by bus really isn’t all that bad.


Travel Passes: Are They Right For You?

Ah, the travails of the budget traveler. You planned to fly out on a Tuesday or Wednesday, signed up for every fare alert you could find, and then pounced on that discount airfare to the destination you’ve been dreaming about visiting forever. You combed through hotel review after hotel review and then used your auto club card to secure an… [Keep reading…]

Weekend Wanderlust for One

Weekend Wanderlust for One: Road Trippin’ Harrisburg/Carlisle, Pennsylvania

I’m beyond excited for the first installment of Weekend Wanderlust for One, an exciting collaboration with some of my favorite bloggers who show you how they’d do a long weekend alone and on the cheap. Basically, I give them a budget of $500USD and ask them to plan a trip to a destination less than four hours from their hometowns… [Keep reading…]