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The Frugal Traveler
fitting tribute: praying mantis at the meiji shrine.
today's specialty: okinawan sea grapes. new favorite bar snack.
the littlest frugal traveler, on the hunt for a good salaryman meal set in chinatown -- like a boss.
@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:
parabéns to @sethkugel, who's off to a roaring start on frugal leave!…
you know you chose the right udon stand for breakfast when the salarymen are all lined up before opening:
.@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: 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.
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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:
one more parting shot of frugal waikiki, and good night.
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.
slinging fresh noodles at marukame udon in waikiki:
so we had some winners yesterday: frugal waikiki it is!…
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
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.…
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!…
How far does $100 get you over a weekend in Chicago? This week's Frugal Traveler on @nytimestravel: (…
Here's my mom's take on the last Frugal trip, from her blog:…. (And the original article:…
Great $-saving tip from @frugaltraveler in @nytimestravel cover story: guidebooks always free @ your local library!
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I hit the Pacific NW - with other travelers calling all the shots. Sunday's @nytimestravel cover:
I was interviewed by @stevenshalowitz for his podcast, 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:…
Asked to write about a negative travel experience that had lasting's what I came up with:…
My @TSA #precheck was reinstated (perhaps thanks to my #FOIA request) and breezed through @ORD security. L to gate in 12 min.
@frugaltraveler Loved your tweets on #Chicago this weekend. What a great town to explore with only a few bucks in your pocket.
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.@VentraChicago doesn’t do me any good if I leave Chicago on 3rd day if pass. London’s is far more tourist friendly:…
. @HectPowles no’s how I did my US$100 weekend in Melbourne:…
The last $3.75 of the $100 weekend budget goes to this #hotdog and fries. Love the sport peppers.…
Last one, promise: #elephant ear poking into #alligator pilea. Not something the animal version should…