Media Kit

For journalists and reviewers: author information, and press materials for Tim Leffel, travel expert and author of A Better Life for Half the Price, Travel Writing 2.0, and The World’s Cheapest Destinations.

Tim Leffel has completed multiple trips around the globe, three lasting over a year, and has been a resident of Istanbul, Bangkok, Seoul, and Guanajuato. He is an award-winning travel writer who has dispatched travel articles from five continents. He is happy to honor interview or source requests for comment on international vacations or living, how to travel well on a limited budget, or impressions of journeying through developing countries.

Leffel has been quoted as a value travel expert in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Newsweek, Smart Money, Men’s Health, Nerdwallet, National Geographic Traveler, Real Simple, Maxim, Glamour, MSN Money,, NPR’s Sound Money, and most of the large US newspapers. Leffel currently divides his time between the road; Guanajuato, Mexico; and Tampa, FL.

He is also author of Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune: The Contrarian Traveler’s Guide to Getting More for Less as well as co-author of Traveler’s Tool Kit: Mexico and Central America. His most recent book is the second edition of A Better Life for Half the Price: How to prosper on less money in the cheapest places to live. It is usually the best-selling book on Amazon on living abroad.

See the author’s portfolio at

Here is a selection of media appearances:

World Footprints
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Travel + Leisure
Men’s Health

Podcast interviews:

Deviate by Rolf Potts
Zero to Travel
The Creative Penn
Travel Writing World
RM Travel World (Rudy Maxa)
Expat Money Forum
Rogue Retirement Lounge

Tim Leffel’s regular Cheapest Destinations Blog, one of the longest-running travel blogs in the world.
Perceptive Travel narrative web magazine that Leffel edits, with the best travel stories from wandering book authors.
Leffel’s publishing company, Al Centro Media