Thursday, November 6, 2008

Leif Pettersen's Travel Blog

The only economics-related aspect of this post is that the author is a former MN Fed Reserve employee. He quit his job to become a travel writer, and his blogs are both informative and fun to read:

In another life, I think I want to be a travel writer. Here is my favorite post so far--love the pictures, especially of the gold Buddhas (Wat Traimit):


Slovebunny said...

OM you were up later then me...
Does that lifestyle come with be a powerful lawyer :)

Voluntourism said...

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1. Renting a car when traveling in a group of four is usually cheaper than buying travel passes – and more convenient.
2. Food, guidebooks, taxi fares can all be split between the group bringing costs down.
3. Rail passes for groups or pairs may find discount offers in some countries.
4. Some airlines offer discount rates to groups of ten or more traveling together.
5. Group package bookings that have everything included in the price will have all expenses covered so you won’t be surprised by any extra costs, apart from shopping!
6. Discount holiday packages for large groups of travelers are offered through a number of travel agencies. Sports fans may be able to travel to big events using one of these travel packages for much cheaper than organizing it on their own.