Philadelphia

chinatown-bus-nyc
22 Feb 2012

Smells on the Chinatown Bus

It’s kind of insane that after 25 years as a broke-ass, I had never taken the Chinatown bus until last weekend.  Don’t get me wrong, I adore budget travel– I’ve been cramped on overnight buses in Portugal, watched a boy floss his teeth with twine as he sat across from

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
tom-hanks-shrine
07 Dec 2011

How to Achieve the “Tom Hanks Factor”

There’s a favorite memory amongst my friends Leyli, Marie and me– a memory about the three of us waiting on a subway platform, and being met by the putrid stinkeyes of a gaggle of stiletto-heeled, shiny-dressed bitches.  They were all gussied up (likely for a night of rubbing up against

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 9
03 Jun 2010

Philadelphia: Your Cheap & Close Getaway from New York City

If you answer yes to the following questions, you need to get yourself to Philadelphia on a weekend getaway, my friend.  And here’s why: 1) You want a weekend getaway under a 3 hour drive You guys, it’s only 2 hours by bus.  I suggest taking the Bolt Bus over

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 1

I'm Running For Mayor of SF and I Need Your Help!

Over the past few years I’ve watched as San Francisco has been pulled out from under us and sold to the highest bidder. And I’m fed up and heartbroken. San Francisco is for everyone, not just the wealthy elite, and this is why I’ve decided to run for mayor....

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
16 Feb 2010

Rita’s Comes to NYC

When I say the words “water ice” outside the city limits of Philadelphia, people look at me like I’m some backwards hick who just crawled out of the Schuylkill River.  Better known as “wooder ice” to Philly residents, and Italian ice to the rest of the civilized world, this simple

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 0
01 Feb 2010

Broke Ass Band Interview: Free Energy

Free Energy is one of those bands that makes even the most jaded New Yorker get up and shake something. Their fresh take on 70’s rock is bringing dude-rock to the dance floor. After their former Minneapolis band , Hockey Night, broke up; singer Paul Sprangers and guitarist Scott Wells

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 0