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Why Should You Listen to My Budget Travel Advice?

I’ve gotten a few dozen new blog subscribers in the past couple weeks (it’s up to around 1,000 in case you care) and I’ve gotten a dozen interview and guest post requests for other outlets. Those two things are probably related, so it’s time for my semi-annual or so answer to the question, “Who is this Tim Leffel guy and why should I listen to him?”

It’s a valid question. When I started this blog I could count the other good budget null out there on two hands. Now there are five bazillion of them fighting for your attention, sometimes quite aggressively, while I kick back and keep doing my thing three days a week. Sure, you can follow me on Twitter, but I’m seldom on there more than two minutes a day and I’m only on Facebook to update the pages for Perceptive Travel and my travel gear blog.

I hope I stand out by knowing what I’m talking about. I’ve been around the world three times as a backpacker, then visited a couple dozen countries as a travel writer, and have done family travel stints in Canada, Belize, Guatemala, and many places in the U.S. and Mexico. I have lived in Istanbul and Seoul teaching English and I am currently living a location independent life in central Mexico.

I’ve got a few travel books out, including the popular one in its third edition, The World’s Cheapest Destinations. I get quoted in the media on a regular basis as a travel destinations expert and I write a whole bunch of travel articles for a whole lot of publications. I am editor of the award-winning and respected webzine Perceptive Travel, so I’d like to think I know good travel writing when I see it. (So I just put out a book called Travel Writing 2.0. )

Hopefully this makes me trustworthy enough to be worth listening to. Thanks for subscribing, for buying my books, or spreading the word about a blog post you found useful. Let’s hit the road!

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Sunday 30th of March 2014

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Monday 18th of November 2013

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Wednesday 13th of November 2013

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ange

Thursday 3rd of March 2011

When you say you've been around the world three times as a backpacker, you remind me of my brother. I too have travled extensively, and I have an especially soft spot for Istanbul and also the Central American countries. I firmly believe that travel broadens your mind and amkes you far more tollerant of your fellow man.