anna brones

writer + artist + activist

Matt Gross wraps up his European Grand Tour

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It’s hard not to be jealous of the New York Times’ Frugal Traveler, Matt Gross. This summer he had 13 weeks to travel around Europe on a budget of 100 euros a day for his Grand Tour series. Although in places like Paris 100 euros may not seem like a lot, I personally wouldn’t complain about having 13 weeks of travel fully-funded (and he got to write about it!). In any event, after his summer adventure, Gross has come up with some conclusions which I thought were worth posting as they are good travel tips, some of them applicable no matter what the destination:

  • Think like a local
  • Make yourself useful
  • Go beyond the Eurail Pass
  • Rely on the kindness of strangers
  • Generosity trumps frugality
  • Redefine “Europe”

Read the whole Grand Tour wrap-up here.

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Written by Anna Brones

September 9, 2008 at 08:50

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