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The World's Cheapest Destinations: 26 Countries Where Your Travel Money is Worth a Fortune by [Tim Leffel]

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So much to see, so little money. Why not maximize your travel by getting the most per dollar? This terrific book will guide you to the best inexpensive countries, places where your budget will earn you ten times the joy. Tim Leffel's lifelong experience in trekking the world for cheap is distilled into very succinct advice, great tips, expert comparisons between countries, and a sensible breakdown of how to get the most world travel from your limited money. This book is one of the best investments in life you can make.

- Kevin Kelly, author of The Inevitable, Cool Tools, and Asia Grace

Tim Leffel continues to dive deep into the best budget destinations of the world with this latest edition. Expanded with more information, this book is a must for anyone looking to know where to go to get the most out of their money when they travel.

- Matt Kepnes, author of Ten Years a Nomad and How to Travel the World on $50 a Day

Not just for cheapskates! In this thoroughly practical and inspiring book, Leffel points out an often overlooked truth: money can easily insulate you from the real joys of travel. Spend less money, and you'll meet more local people and have a better trip. Warning: Get your passport in order before reading. Leffel's advice is so practical and thorough that you might pick up and move before you reach the last page.

- Zora O'Neill, author of All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World

Tim Leffel's book has been a must read for world travelers like me for almost two decades. In this 5th edition, you will learn about the current best tourist destinations to get the most for your money, many places that are cheaper to visit than staying home. The World's Cheapest Destinations shows how travel can be cheaper than staying home. So, get out there!

- Jeffrey Lehmann, EMMY awarded host of the Weekend Explorer active travel series on PBS

I've been traveling for over 20 years using Tim's strategy of traveling to cheap destinations. I wish I had his book when I first started to help me decide where to go and understand how much it will cost me. The World's Cheapest Destinations will show you how much you need to travel to some of the most excotic destinations in the world and why you'd want to go there. This is your path to amazing memories!

- Caroline Makepeace, co-founder of

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Tim Leffel has won dozens of best travel writing awards and is a full-time writer and editor. He has dispatched travel articles from 50+ countries on five continents. He is the founder and editor of several popular websites including his Cheapest Destinations Blog, established in 2003. He has written for a wide range of print and online publications such as, USA Today, Outside, Global Traveler, American Way, and Imbibe, plus dozens of travel company blogs. He is also the editor of the travel narrative site, an award-winning publication that is home to some of the best wandering authors in the world. He is the author of four books currently in print, including A Better Life for Half the Price and Travel Writing 2.0. He has also contributed as a collaborator or ghostwriter to seven business books. When not traveling on assignment, Leffel lives in Guanajuato, Mexico, where he owns a local tour company under and He has also served as conference director for the top travel blogging conference TBEX for many years and speaks several times a year at travel industry and writing events. Leffel appears frequently in the major media as a travel expert and is available for interviews or podcast appearances. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07WPWPKZB
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Al Centro Media; 5th edition (Aug. 25 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1876 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 303 pages
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Tim Leffel is an award-winning travel writer, author, and travel expert who is frequently quoted in the major media. He has circled the globe three times and dispatched articles from five continents. He has lived abroad in Turkey, Korea, and Mexico. Leffel is editor of the highly regarded online narrative magazine and also edits Hotel Scoop ( and the Cheapest Destinations Blog. See more at

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