When I was choosing my user ID for VT, I was surprised to find that "cheap_tourist" hasn't been selected yet. Of the thousands of travelers out there, one or two must be budget conscious (i.e., cheap). There must be one or two who are heroically trying to explore the world on a shoestring budget. I can't be the only one!
I'm not really cheap. Okay, maybe I am. I actually always look for "value for money." While I try to save, it doesn't mean that I am not willing to pay for once-in-a lifetime experiences.
A case in point is the Grouse Mountain in Vancouver during winter. I don't engage in winter sports so I really don't have much to do when I get to the top. Thus, the C$27 admission fee, which to me will be good only for a roundtrip cable car ride, a tour of the chalet, and watching two movies at the Theatre-in-the-Sky; looks pricey. But I have to do it--once--so I paid. Will I go back? Of course not!. It's too expensive.