You can always see what real readers think of The World’s Cheapest Destinations book by seeing the page for the current edition on Amazon. A few pans from people expecting an encyclopedic guidebook, but overall lots of praise.
Here’s what others have said:
“Instead of cutting corners on food, lodging, and transportation to ease the cost of visiting an expensive destination like Europe, the Caribbean, or Florida, Leffel urges adventurous travelers to go to those parts of the world where their dollars go further.
Leffel’s book is not a conventional travel guide. There are no lists of must-see tourist sites, no recommended travel itineraries, and few suggestions about where to stay. Instead, Leffel uses colorful and sometimes blunt language to describe 21 countries worth visiting where travel is cheap.”
– The Boston Globe
“Warning: this book is hazardous to your ability to stay in one place. With your copy of The World’s Cheapest Destinations in hand, you can see the world while leaving your savings account untouched.”
– Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Start-up and The Art of Non-Conformity
“If the size of your travel budget is your starting point (after all, whose isn’t?) the practical advice in this updated edition will make it much easier to design an affordable trip. The actual prices quoted look spot on in the countries which I have recently visited.”
– Susan Griffith, Author of Work Your Way Around the World
Tim Leffel, author of the short volume, The World’s Cheapest Destinations, offers helpful savings hints to many nations that he considers rock bargains. He focuses on 21 countries where your dollar goes far! Some destinations are exotic, but the book can be an entertaining choice for your favorite frequent traveler.
– Clark Howard, author of Living Large in Lean Times
“…invaluable for someone who desires to travel but has a limited budget.”
– Nomadic Matthew Kepnes, author of How to Travel the World on $50 Per Day
“Tim is correct: where you travel has more to do with saving money then how you travel. This book is a must for affordable travel planning.”
– Gary Arndt, editor of Everything-Everywhere.com
“Refreshingly pointed, this compact guide is an ideal handbook for those looking to stretch their money further.”
– Stuart McDonald, editor of Travelfish.org
“Update your passport before you read this book because you will want to hit the road afterwards.”
– Chris Christensen, Amateur Traveler and This Week in Travel podcasts
“Hands down the best guide to traveling the world on a budget.”
– Beth Whitman, editor of WanderlustAndLipstick.com