Media Kit

For journalists and reviewers: author information, and press materials for Tim Leffel, travel expert and author of The World’s Cheapest Destinations.

Tim Leffel has completed three trips around the globe, each 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, Women’s Health, 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 latest book is A Better Life for Half the Price: How to prosper on less money in the cheapest places to live.

See the author’s portfolio at

Here is a selection of media appearances:

USA Today
Fox Business
US News & World Report
Los Angeles Times
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Travel + Leisure
Men’s Health
Budget Travel
The Travel Channel

Podcast interviews:

This Week in Travel
Overseas Property Insider
Daily Travel Podcast
The Budget Minded Traveler

Blog/Website Interviews

Nomadic Matt
Rolf Potts’ Vagabonding
The Gift of Travel
The Professional Hobo

Tim Leffel’s regular Travel Blog, one of the 100 most popular 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