sunsets of tulum
07 Oct 2015

Win A FREE Copy of Sunsets of Tulum by Author Ray Bartlett!

Hey Peeps, one of my buds from my travel writing days has written a killer novel set in steamy Yucatan, Mexico, and he’s GIVING IT AWAY for free if you act now!  Just go here ( and fill in the form in the upper right corner and be sure to select “Broke Ass

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29 Oct 2014

WIN a Copy of The Guide for a Single Man or The Guide for a Single Woman

The Guide for a Single Man and The Guide for a Single Woman are the first of their kind. Not sequels, not prequels, but equals. These two comedic novels can be read in either order to learn both sides of the story of – Four thirtysomethings drinking and flirting their way through New

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14 Jun 2013

Libraries, Galleries, and Hostels: The Broke-Ass Traveler’s Sanctuaries in Italy

Photo by Leigh Cuen Italy is not a cheap place to travel. Expensive culinary delights call out to pedestrians like sirens. Italy’s famous museums are costly and offer the crowded feeling of Disneyland or a zoo. Visitors are herded past masterpieces in lines, which often snake around corners and out

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13 May 2013

Word for Word at Bryant Park Every Wednesday This Summer

Books and Summer. Such a lovely marriage. Don’t you think? A beautiful story unfolding with every word, as the sun shines on the city, can be as calming as sounds of waves crashing onto the shore on a moonlit night. In fact, any season is the perfect season for reading.

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05 Apr 2013

Broke-Ass Decorating: Bookmark Wallpaper

While visiting Washington D.C this weekend, I saw this fantastic floor-to-ceiling bookmark wallpaper at Idle Time Books! It’s basically free to make– start collecting bookmarks from your local bookstores, libraries, and future travel destinations, and just past them up on your wall. Colorful, classy, literary– and most importantly, cheap! Photo

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23 Feb 2013


It feels like 20-something New Yorkers are always on the search for something free. Whether this be a meal, an outfit, or a subscription to boxes of monthly promotional presents that no one actually wants, label something 100% off and suddenly the masses are running! Subsequently, it startles me how

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18 Jan 2013

Four Ways To Possibly Get Rid of Writer’s Block

OK so let’s just jump right into it, because I’m fucking bored, perpetually heartbroken this week, and just not really into anything. Usually that’s when I get my best writing done but lately all I can do is sit in bed and like, cry, or play this new-ish Simpsons game

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