The Frugal Traveler Bids Farewell

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  05.26.10 | 3:13 PM ET

The author of the New York Times’ Frugal Traveler column, Matt Gross, is leaving the gig after four years—soon to be replaced, as is customary, by a new Frugal Traveler columnist.

Gross, who is also a World Hum contributor, will be working on a blog about fatherhood and an idea for a TV project, among other things. In a farewell post, he looked back on his frugal travels and notes that it wasn’t always easy being the Frugal Traveler.

Often, I’d wind up on a beach somewhere (France, Greece, Malta) and want nothing more than to lie on the sand all day, with occasional forays into the cooling surf. But then I’d think: Where’s the drama there? If I didn’t go do something—anything—I’d have nothing to write about! And so off I’d go, anxiety-ridden and not nearly tan enough, in search of more prose-worthy excitement.

May your future travels be anxiety-free and allow you the time you need to tan sufficiently, Matt.

7 Comments for The Frugal Traveler Bids Farewell

GypsyGirl 05.27.10 | 3:23 AM ET

what a concept- must find drama to write about…

Rajasthan Tour 05.27.10 | 6:08 AM ET

that is very nice palace, i like it

Rafael 05.27.10 | 3:11 PM ET

I really liked reading his column, let’s see if the next person can keep the momentum going

Heather Hapeta 05.27.10 | 6:41 PM ET

Enjoy your next version of a writing life ... sometimes though i have found my best stories ( not always drama) while lying on a beach :)

Darrin 05.28.10 | 2:37 PM ET

I too enjoyed his column.  Under his tenure, the Frugal Traveler even became a Jeopardy category for a day.

Philippine Travel Guide 05.29.10 | 4:46 AM ET

One frugal traveler here :)

axel g 05.31.10 | 8:13 AM ET

Create and feel great +_+

Best of luck!

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