The Frugal Traveler

I am obsessed with traveling. Absolutely obsessed (granted I can't do it as much as I would like.)But if any of you are as crazy about traveling as I am, you should check out this section of the New York Times travel area called "The Frugal Traveler." It is one of the best columns I have read, and everything he talks about is for those on a budget. Not only does he have Q&A's, but he has reviews, how-to's, and of course, multimedia. This morning when I was looking at it, he had a video up called "San Francisco Welcomes Frugal Baby." Beyond being the cutest thing in the world, it is a really good video with some great examples of shots where the frame is still as other objects move in and out. He has a shot of a street in San Francisco, with the cars bustling through, and on the other end of the spectrum, a fantastic shot of Venice with a gondola slowly floating through the frame. Although he has some shaky walking shots, it's offset by the wonderful baby shots as she toddles through the frames and up stairs and around corners. It's a really good example of some of the techniques we learned in class, as well as a great little piece to make you smile, because after all, who doesn't love babies? Hopefully you will check out the Frugal Traveler and like it as much as I do!

1 comment:

Gabby LaVerghetta said...

You're right, Dana, "The Frugal Traveler" is a great column! Last summer before leaving to study abroad in Rome, I scoured the archives for any columns related to Europe. He does a great job of finding hole-in-the-wall places that a lot of tourists might miss.