Donna Freedman

Donna Freedman

A former newspaper journalist, Donna Freedman has been a staff writer for MSN Money and Get Rich Slowly, and freelanced for a wide variety of online and print publications. She got a college degree at age 52 (better late than REALLY late) on full scholarship. Now she lives and writes the frugal life in Anchorage, Alaska, and blogs at DonnaFreedman.com.

Big-City Lodgings for $29 a Night

Savvy travelers know that hostels, not hotels, are the way to go. Sharing a room can be surprisingly comfortable – and you can’t beat the price.