Category Archives: Tips for Travelers

Think you can’t afford to go to Europe? Think again!

When I go to Europe I usually stay for months. I’ve learned some ways to make my travels affordable. There are some basics like “go off-season” that everyone knows and I use those ideas. Here are a few updated tips … Continue reading

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Slowly Exploring Italy

“Slow travel” means taking time to explore the places you visit. It’s a “hub and spoke” way to travel.  Staying in one cottage or apartment for a week or longer and taking day trips to surrounding places is an ideal … Continue reading

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Europe? Go Now!

If you have ever wanted to go to – or return to – Europe, this is the year to go! It’s not just that the cost of going there is lower than it’s been in years. New airlines and lower … Continue reading

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So I have this can of cinnamon…

I bought a can of cinnamon at Trader Joe’s a year or two ago. The brand name is Szedeg and there’s a small drawing of an ancient church on the can. That’s the only clue of where or what Szedeg … Continue reading

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Tips for Travelers: Be a Tourist in Your Home Town

Do you explore the place where you live and the towns and countryside, the parks and waterways that surround it? One way to improve your “traveler skills” is by using them at home. Using my small home town — New … Continue reading

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Tips for Travelers: Getting to Europe for Less

The cost of flying to Europe and back on the major airlines keeps many would-be travelers home. Here are a few tips for going there less expensively. Obtain an airline credit card. My round trip flight to Europe earlier this … Continue reading

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Tips for Booking on AirBnB

I like AirBnB. It enables people to travel affordably and safely. As promised in my last post, here are some things I’ve learned about finding safe, affordable and comfortable lodging using AirBnB. Some of these suggestions also apply to other … Continue reading

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