Category: Travel

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How To Fly With A Baby. On An Airplane. By Yourself.

Most of the time, my life looks like this. I’m on the homestead, frugaling it up with Mr. Frugalwoods, cleaning up greyhound barf (thanks, Frugal Hound… ), weeding the garden, not wearing make-up, baking bread, and letting Babywoods eat my toes while I write (at least they’re clean?). But these past two weeks, I’ve deviated. I’ve been on the road, in the air, spending money, and otherwise indisposed. To that end, this post has relatively...

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Behind the Scenes of our 901-mile, 1-day Frugal Road Trip

Yet again, Mr. Frugalwoods and I have engaged in frugal weirdo behavior of relatively epic proportion. This time, it was in the form of a road trip. A very long road trip. Did you know you can rent a car at 10pm on a Tuesday night in Charlotte, NC and return it the very next night at 10pm in Boston, MA and only be charged for a single day? Well, you can. And I’m certain...

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Weekly Woot & Grumble: Graduation and A Bike Accident

Woot Today’s Woot & Grumble comes to you from the vacationing Frugalwoods! We’re in North Carolina this week celebrating Mr. FW’s younger sister’s high school graduation and visiting with his family. Frugal Hound, meanwhile, is relishing her time at our friends’ house out in the suburbs–complete with a huge fenced yard, other greyhounds to frolic with, lots of treats, and tons of different toys to sniff. Basically, it’s greyhound summer camp. Traveling to visit family is...

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Weekly Woot & Grumble: Why We Celebrate Christmas In January

Woot Mr. Frugalwoods and I are epic proponents of off-peak travel. Anytime other people are not flying, that’s when you’ll find the Frugalwoods at an airport. One of our best tricks is to travel cheap by being Thanksgiving weirdos, and a close second is celebrating Christmas in January. My parents, siblings, siblings-in-law, nieces, and nephew all live out in southern California, which is a hefty trek from ol’ Boston. In an effort a few years ago...

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Travel Cheap: Went to Paris, Skipped The Louvre

We went to Paris and didn’t go to the Louvre. Yep, it’s another edition of Travel Cheap with Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods. I’ve talked about our courageous palates and willingness to travel at unusual times in the past. Today, I’m thrilled to be posting on Debt Debs sharing my cheapo sightseeing tips. Many thanks to the fabulous Debs for taking a chance on me since this is my first ever guest post. Woo hoo! To read the full...

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Travel Cheap By Eating Like a Local

Today, we’re going to delve into two of my most beloved topics: food and travel! As I’ve shared, Mr. Frugalwoods and I are afflicted with ardent wanderlust and feel extraordinarily fortunate that we’ve traveled so much. But, we never spend a fortune doing it. Just as we frugalize our meals at home (remember, breakfast is the hidden budget destroyer!), travel eats-on-the-cheap are a key element of a Frugalwoods-style journey. The Easy Way Out (aka Amsterdam Brunch, Baby!)...

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Travel Cheap By Being A Thanksgiving Weirdo

Do you want to travel internationally? Do you want to save money doing so? Would you like to see a photo of a windmill? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this post is for you! I seem to be on a “writing about our hobbies” kick, so I thought I’d continue in this vein by delving into how Mr. Frugalwoods and I manage to travel internationally on our frugal weirdos budget. First of...

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A Frugalwoods Vacation: What We Spent, What We Didn’t

Last weekend Mr. Frugalwoods and I attended a friend’s glorious wedding–held at a brewery no less (yes, we have awesome friends). Being us, we made the journey on the cheap. Still, I can’t help but wonder if we could’ve done it even cheaper…what do you think? Here’s the rundown: Total Cost of Trip: $535.50 Estimated Savings: $1,509.96 Airfare The distance was such that driving wasn’t an option, so we bought our plane tickets far in advance and were flexible...