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The Frugalista’s Guide to Planning and Enjoying your Glamping Experience

glamping, n. Glamorous camping. Satisfying your craving for the outdoors and your penchant for a good meal, nice glass of wine, and a comfortable bed. (source: urban dictionary)

Recently, I talked about the exciting (and scary!) business of investing in a chalet, a cottage or a summer house. Even if you’re not currently on the market for one, there are still many ways to get away from the city and move closer to a bit of wilderness. Of course, traditional camping is always an option, but the increasingly popular camping trend known as “glamping” might be the frugal traveler’s next favourite activity.
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Thinking About Making that Chalet Dream a Reality?

Be it in the winter, for skiing purposes, or in the summer, to enjoy a little dip in a peaceful lake, many people appreciate spending their weekends or vacations in the countryside, away from the city’s turmoil. I have myself been regularly going to my parents’ chalet ever since I was 9 days old and, for me, there is no better vacation than returning week after week, even year after year, to my very own haven of peace.
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Frugal Globetrotting – How to Save up for and During a Vacation

Two years ago, I bought my first condo at the age of 25. Although I was quite proud of this achievement, and happy not to throw away my money on rent, I thought it was necessary to cut on many expenses, including those trips I liked so much. After a cheap move and a few months of very frugal living, I realized that I had a little money to spare, and that if I planned well in advance I could afford to travel. Since then, I have traveled (on a budget) to Côte d’Azur, Corsica, Hawaii, Denmark and Germany, and have done a few road trips to New England, New York and Toronto. Here’s how I made that possible:
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