A belated (much-belated, but I hope not too-belated) plug for my friend Francesca's travel blog, Amsedavi. Francesca is a family friend, one of my very favourite people in the whole world (right up there with Jessa and Ellie), and holds the distinction of having once saved my life. She and her friend Cami are touring Europe, presumably on more (maybe not much more) than a dollar a day, but they've invited me (and you) to come along (vicariously) for free. I'm not completely caught up yet, but I can vouch for this: it's a bargain at twice the price.
(They were having a special on brackets/parentheses. So sue me.)