A cashier at the Urban Renewals thrift store in Allston turned me away, because I had missed the “cash only” sign on the way in. I put my items on hold and trekked several blocks to find a Bank of America (I refuse to pay ATM fees). I was on a tight budget, determined not to spend a penny more than necessary. I’ve just graduated and I’m about to travel Europe for seven weeks.
It’s that time of year: Students, recent grads, and other travelers are getting ready to embark on summer trips abroad. Here’s my story of packing on a budget along with some tips, if you want to follow my example. My packing mantra: Be fashionable, be practical, and spend as little money as possible.