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The Frugal Traveler
Hit the corner grocery, + other strategies MT @nytimestravel: Shop like a local to find unusual souvenirs nyti.ms/1wDF40A
my latest @frugaltraveler column, in which i scour pharmacies and gas stations for the perfect souvenir: nyti.ms/1tFBOUA
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3 strategies for looking beyond the obvious to find memorable souvenirs nyti.ms/1tFBOUA via @frugaltraveler
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so this little pizza is covered with... tiny little baby sardines. pic.twitter.com/gIsJsPyb3R
and all of the wishes in the world are free: pic.twitter.com/B1g1SrQCfE
Just listened to new @Radiolab on translation. Put me in perfect frame of mind to confront ramen joint ticket machine entirely in Japanese.
tell me: what are your favorite frugal gifts from japan?
fitting tribute: praying mantis at the meiji shrine. pic.twitter.com/vayt1B8qiy
today's specialty: okinawan sea grapes. new favorite bar snack. pic.twitter.com/rlaqxTHcSF
the littlest frugal traveler, on the hunt for a good salaryman meal set in chinatown -- like a boss. pic.twitter.com/QS2SFwNjyx
@frugaltraveler the answer is nobody. Nobody (other than pandas) doesn’t like a panda-faced steamed bun.
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who doesn't love a panda-faced steamed bun? a sample of the kawaii offerings in yokohama chinatown: pic.twitter.com/OHsJ0ZmGde
parabéns to @sethkugel, who's off to a roaring start on frugal leave! mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/tag…
you know you chose the right udon stand for breakfast when the salarymen are all lined up before opening: pic.twitter.com/vPSrWVuIyM
.@RemyScalza i'm thinking ramen bar or tsukiji sushi breakfast (always a favorite!). i'll dream of jiro's sushi instead.
daunting frugal fact#1: tokyo is one of the most expensive cities in the world. one tiny comfort? tipping is not customary in japan.
time-traveling today, made possible by open century-old time capsules in NY + boston: trib.al/PYYGEq1 via @CityLab @hyperallergic
Chinese visas, check! T-minus two days to Japan.
back at the consulate. pray for me, people.
i do love me a traveling exhibition. RT @wendymac: I've got a little show installed on the SFO bound train tonight. pic.twitter.com/Bn9lwV4IVp
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the waiting room at the chinese consulate is like purgatory.
the 24-hr rule + other useful tips, from @PeterSGreenberg: You can change your flight for free. Here's the trick: ow.ly/CwYa4
one more parting shot of frugal waikiki, and good night. pic.twitter.com/gKFH3m1c8S
Today's challenge: frugal Tokyo. What are your picks for affordable cafe culture?
NEXT STOP: japan. what are your favorite frugal eats in yokohama? given the city's international history, all cuisines welcome!
here's that hawaiian bbq chicken bowl + that view = $8, at the barefoot beach cafe. pic.twitter.com/SuU0mJClBF
slinging fresh noodles at marukame udon in waikiki: pic.twitter.com/wu9CyR1WuS
so we had some winners yesterday: frugal waikiki it is! nytimes.com/2014/10/12/tra…
oh, and think near and far, domestic and international! looking forward to hearing where you get your secret frugal souvenirs...
...gas station that carries awesome bbq sauce; stationery store w handmade postcards for $1; farmers' mkt stand w cool t-shirts. thx! 2/2
folks, are there unexpected places in your hometown where you know to pick up fantastic local frugal souvenirs for pals? i'm thinking...1/2
teaser for tomorrow's column. anyone care to take a guess? -BT pic.twitter.com/3btzzvN6v4
well, hello there. @bonnietsui here, stepping into @sethkugel's sizable shoes for this month. happy to entertain your frugal q's!
Not sure if you can travel w/ a baby - or sure you can't: hear from two parents who did it, via @nomadicmatt. nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/b…
Taking a Frugal Traveler break til March, but filling in are @fredamoon @bonnietsui @BySarahKhan @ingridkwilliams @RemyScalza & Ratha Tep!
The rumors you almost certainly haven't heard are true: I'm taking a break til March. Look who's filling in! nytimes.com/2014/10/02/tra…
How far does $100 get you over a weekend in Chicago? This week's Frugal Traveler on @nytimestravel: (nytimes.com/2014/09/30/tra…
Here's my mom's take on the last Frugal trip, from her blog: 70-something.com/the_70somethin…. (And the original article: nytimes.com/2014/09/28/tra…
Great $-saving tip from @frugaltraveler in @nytimestravel cover story: guidebooks always free @ your local library! nyti.ms/YkKQs7
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I hit the Pacific NW - with other travelers calling all the shots. Sunday's @nytimestravel cover: nyti.ms/1utQruq
I was interviewed by @stevenshalowitz for his podcast, theonewayticketshow.com. He made it pretty interesting, take a listen.
@frugaltraveler guarantee if you were a woman you'd have multiple stories of being followed or harassed
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.@universe93 No question about that. Touched on issues of women in travel a while back, in case you're interested: frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/the…
Asked to write about a negative travel experience that had lasting impact...here's what I came up with: nytimes.com/2014/09/22/tra…