On the road with the world’s most famous frugal traveler

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  1. sobore
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    http://nypost.com/2013/11/11/on-the-road-with-the-worlds-most-famous-frugal-traveler/

    “I’ve found that nothing is duller than staying in a deluxe hotel,” pronounced Arthur Frommer when The Post caught up with him last week. “I like going to a pension, having breakfast in the kitchen, talking to a resident of a country.”

    Indeed, the 84-year king of budget travel is still on the road more nearly 60 years after bursting onto the scene with his genre exploding, “Europe on $5 a Day.” He’s as direct as ever. Ask him his favorite airline: “I don’t think there’s a dime’s worth of difference.” Preferred luggage? “I don’t even know the brands.” And he’s still publishing.


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    Thanks for posting, sobore! Arthur Frommer is a living legend - he's launched the international travels of untold thousands with his 'frugal traveler' series - "$5 a day", "$10 a day", "$20 a day", etc. At the rate he's going, he'll be travelling when he's 100 years old! And that will be followed by his book "Heaven at $10 a day"! ;)
     
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    He's a God. It's awesome how he eschews almost any type of luxury or comfort, at least in the way that's common amongst miles and points collectors.
     
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    Does he fly coach?
     
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    What a great read, an an inspirational guy! Thanks for sharing that.
     

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