Budget Travel Tips from Pauline Frommer – Episode 219

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Pauline Frommer again about tips for budget travel. We talk about booking tours and alternative places to stay instead of hotels.

We talk about which travel destinations are inexpensive now and which ones have hidden fees. Learn where a travel expert takes her family on vacation.

Pauline Frommer’s London and the second edition of Pauline Frommer’s New York City were named “Best Guidebook of the Year” by the North American Travel Journalists Association (2007 and 2008, respectively).

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Show Notes

Pauline Frommer
Pauline Frommer on Budget Travel – Episode 123
House of the Redeemer in NYC
UK Airports face chaos over departure tax rise
Argentina Visa Fee To Hit Tourists Starting Jan 1
Jamaica – Meet the People
Tlaxcala, Mexico
Oaxaca, Mexico – Felipe the Weaver (part 1) – Video Episode 46
Reciprocity in Brazil Tourist Visa Fees for American and Canadians

Internet Resources

oster.com – hotel reviews


Celeste has Marquesas corrections
David has Marquesas corrections
David, “you break up the monotony”

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Chris Christensen

by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

5 Responses to “Budget Travel Tips from Pauline Frommer – Episode 219”



One small correction, the capital of Brazil is Brasília, not São Paulo. The United States embassy is located in Brasília, while there are consulates in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Recife.





Well I wondered. I forgot to look it up but was wondering when it had moved. Sorry about that.




I heard you mention at 5:30 into the show that you’re arranging for travel to Canada. Are you referring to the Podcasters Across Borders conference in Ottawa? And are you yourself going to attend? If so, I want to buy you a drink.




Ah, no that was the New Media Cruise / Podcamp@Sea that I could not pull off this time.

Colin Gray


Some good tips in there, thanks Chris.

I’m a big fan of kayak.com, one of the best for finding cheap flights if you’ve got flexible dates, but it’s worth looking up the MoneySavingAvisor dot com’s flight checker app too – finds all the cheap budget flights you can ask for!

Keep up the great podcast,

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