Start with a notion that's a bit counter-intuitive. To become an effective travel bargain hunter, planning is essential. In fact, embrace travel as a hobby, looking for tricks, techniques and current online resources to keep abreast of the best last-minute deals. Here's how to begin.
It's perfect for solo travelers who want to mix and mingle but also value their privacy, and at 45 euros per person for a single room it's a welcome addition to the budget space in the pricey French capital.
Forget everything you know about youth hostels -- the squeaky bunks, the communal baths, the dude from Poughkeepsie who's been backpacking for two weeks but has totally seen the world, man, and U.S. imperialism has, like, got to be stopped.
Planning a trip -- especially an international one -- is a difficult task when you're trying to find the best of everything at a reasonable price.
For those of us on a strict budget (practically all of us), value becomes that much more important.
Two years ago, if you had approached John Doran about starting a record label, he might have laughed. He might even have told you that it would be akin to setting fire to your savings account "while simultaneously flushing your own head down a toilet."
When I heard rumors about Jay-Z and Beyonce heading to Cuba, I was feeling pretty confident about my trendy choice to go that way. But then I bagged Cuba, and booked a flight to Vienna, Austria, home of the Lipizzaner stallions and Wienerschnitzel.
To say that Evil Dead is a film for a specific audience is an understatement. If things like dismemberment and self-mutilation make you queasy -- as they would any normal person -- then you probably shouldn't even visit the same multiplex where this film is showing.