traveling

04 Aug 2014

How to Survive As a Broke Ass Writer: Couch and Hostel Surfing

So, I’ve been on the road as a writer and musician for a little over a decade. The first time I officially became homeless I was 19 years old, and the first time I ran away from home was at age 15. I have always been a transient person. Working

Jordannah Elizabeth - Commonwealth Columnist 1
10 Feb 2014

Dear Everyone: Shut Up About How Much LA Sucks*

*I’m talking to myself, too. Aloha, ladies and gentlemen. It’s been a while, I know, omg whatever, but I’m still in LA and it’s almost been a whole year – a thought that has this kind of effect on me where I’m like “Trippy, man” but also “Not-so-trippy, man” because everything

Chloe Newsom - Dive Bar Desperado 3
18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
26 Feb 2013

Bus/Train Etiquette in NYC for the Fellow Broke-Ass Travelers

Just a little word of advice for the fellow broke-ass bus and train riders: There ARE actually a list of do’s and don’ts that may be useful to some or useful to others when it comes to riding the bus or train. These rules are also specific to NYC travelers.

Joanne Rae - Coinless Wanderer 3
19 Jun 2012

Dirty Bombs, Dinosaurs, and Rockstar Wars – The Life and Times of Trace Crutchfield

If you’re like me, and/or any kid that has dabbled in binge-drinking with a hip haircut in the past ten years, you’ve read or stared at a couple issues of VICE magazine. We’re all familiar with the zany shit they produce (from using semen as moisturizer, to launching their own everything channel,

Chloe Newsom - Dive Bar Desperado 5
16 Jun 2011

Thoughts on Traveling Alone

Even Einstein was a self-professed “lone traveler”. You’re in a strange town or city all by yourself. Maybe you’re “on business” (Doesn’t that sound douchey?) or attending a mandatory family reunion. Either way, chances are your Holiday Inn room smells like human piss, and you may or may not have

Mia Di Pasquale - Scroungy Scribbler 0
29 Mar 2011

Maps. They are Cheap and We Need Them

Currently I’m in a room called Fish Fantasy and there are a million fish plastered on the walls, bedspread, and hanging from the ceiling. And let me tell you, I couldn’t be happier to be surrounded by them. And for the record, I hate fish. A old, dear friend of

Jessica Longo - Two-Bit Reporter 0
28 Mar 2011

6 Quick, Cheap NYC Daytrips with Your Boo

Don’t let being too cheap or broke get you down in taking a trip with your significant other! Not when spring is imminent! Here are 6 great daytrips from NYC: 1) Montauk Going on the off-season is actually kind of cool, because it gives off a totally different vibe, PLUS

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 1
17 Dec 2010

Broke-Ass Travel: Cramming All Your Stuff In a Carry-on To Avoid Checking a Bag

I hate when places charge extra money for what are pretty much essential services. Airlines are the worst at this. Last time I flew Delta, I had to pay for the in-flight movie, which I consider an outrage. I need that movie in order to forget that at any moment

Katy B. - Economic Inexpert 2