Have a nice (cheap) trip

I wrote this column about packing on a budget, fashionably, as I prepared to embark on a trip to Europe. I was on a pretty tight budget and I shared my tips for fellow travelers. It was published in the G section of the Globe on May 31, 2012.

How to look fashionable while traveling on a budget

A cashier at the Urban Renewals thrift store in Allston turned me away, because I had missed the “cash only” sign on the way in. I put my items on hold and trekked several blocks to find a Bank of America (I refuse to pay ATM fees). I was on a tight budget, determined not to spend a penny more than necessary. I’ve just graduated and I’m about to travel Europe for seven weeks.

It’s that time of year: Students, recent grads, and other travelers are getting ready to embark on summer trips abroad. Here’s my story of packing on a budget along with some tips, if you want to follow my example. My packing mantra: Be fashionable, be practical, and spend as little money as possible.

Read the full story here

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