The New York Times's Frugal Traveler managed to avoid renting a car to drive up to far northern Honshu for a hike around the famous hot springs there -- then spent $100 a night at the ryokan for his bed and meals. I'd love to do this some day.
We can found no scientific discipline, nor a healthy profession on the
technical mistakes of the Department of Defense and IBM.
-- Edsger Dijkstra