Being Globally Curious with Seth Kugel

Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast Being Globally Curious with Seth Kugel

Today’s guest is former Frugal Traveler columnist for the New York Times and author of Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious, Seth Kugel. Seth is also known in some circles as the “Latino food expert”, can claim that he has written for the New Yorker but can’t claim that his work has appeared in the New Yorker, and is one of the funniest guys out there (just read his about page!).

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In This Episode

  • 02:54 Not Making it in Playboy
  • 05:30 Why Do You Love Travel
  • 10:00 Goal of the Book
  • 11:35 What’s Hurting & What’s Awesome About Modern Travel?
  • 19:40 How Do We Experience a Place With More Authenticity
  • 24:45 Ultimate Love/Hate Relationship for Airbnb
  • 27:13 The Joys of Old School Travel
  • 30:00 Flip on Travel Mode
  • 31:45 Holding Onto Your Ways
  • 36:40 How Has Your Travel Style Changed?
  • 43:38 How Do I Meet Locals While Traveling
  • 49:45 Easy Authentic Places
  • 53:55 Favorite Places & Experiences
  • 57:55 Underwhelming Places
  • 59:28 Tips for Traveling More & Spending Less
  • 01:04:15 Finding Consolidators
  • 01:07:04 Biggest Mishaps?
  • 01:10:00 What’s Happening Next?

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EPoP 035: The Top 10 Ways To Save Money When Traveling

Top 10 Ways to Save Money When Traveling

When you’re traveling, there are a lot of ways to spend money.

Flights, accommodations, transportation, eating…the list goes on and on.

Fortunately, for every way to spend money, there is also a way to save money, which can make traveling much cheaper than you ever imagined.

You just need to know where to look, and after traveling extensively over the last 7 years, I’ve learned more than a few tricks.

Today, I’ll give you my top 10 ways to save money when traveling, so that you can travel more and spend less!

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In This Episode:

  • The best budget airlines in the world and how to find ones you never knew existed.
  • When to book paid tickets to get the cheapest prices.
  • How and why to rent apartments vs. staying at hotels.
  • Saving huge money on your car rentals.
  • Using your cellphone abroad without it costing a fortune.
  • Why the cheapest food is usually the best, and how to find it.

and much, much more.

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