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Tim Leffel is an award-winning travel writer, editor, and blogger. He publishes five online magazines and blogs including Perceptive Travel, the Cheapest Destinations Blog, and Hotel Scoop. He is the author of several books including Travel Writing 2.0, A Better Life for Half the Price, and The World’s Cheapest Destinations, now in its fifth edition. He is a member of NATJA and SATW and is North American Conference Director of the Travel Bloggers Exhange Conference (TBEX). See more at TimLeffel.com.

Tim Leffel is an award-winning travel writer who has circled the globe three times and has dispatched articles from five continents. His stories have appeared in a wide variety of print and online publications, including Budget Travel, MSNBC.com, USA Today, Boston Globe, LonelyPlanet.com, and Travel + Leisure.

Leffel is the author of classic The World’s Cheapest Destinations guide found on his blog and now in its fourth edition. He is author of Travel Writing 2.0 — both in its book and blog incarnations — which we reviewed on our site as we consider it a useful and insightful book for travel writers at all levels.

Tim hosts the award-winning Cheapest Destinations travel blog. He also hosts as an award-winning web magazine and its associated collaborative blog, Perceptive Travel, home to interesting and award-winning stories from some of the best travel writers on the planet, with stories featured in the Best American Travel Writing annual book series.

Tim Leffel lives and writes from Mexico, is a prolific speaker in the travel field, while working on many projects worldwide.

Radio Shows featuring Tim Leffel

Traveling Today | Missing travel with luggage and world globe

Traveling Today: What You Should Know

In this episode, Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick speak to award-winning travel journalist Tim Leffel about the things we should know about traveling today, especially, if we plan to travel for extended periods of time. As Tim says, “we can’t just wing it anymore.”  

The World Insights
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Travel’s New Normal

When travel writing is your profession, adjusting to a new normal of not traveling can be tough and even downright weird. The Covid Pandemic has caused massive changes in our daily lives and it has surely affected the way we used to travel then and now. The lifestyle changes have … Read more  

United States Insights