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Tim Leffel is the author of three travel books, is the co-author of a fourth, and is the author of one of the best-selling books on travel writing.

A Better Life for Half the Price: How to prosper on less money in the cheapest places to live

Leffel's latest book is a detailed rundown on the why, how, and where of moving abroad. With clear advice on how to cut your expenses in half in a less expensive destination, it has stories and pointers from more than 50 expatriates around the world, plus run-downs of the best values for international living. See the e-book options here or follow this link for the paperback version.

Travel Writing 2.0: Earning Money From Your Travels in the New Media Landscape
This is the most thorough book on finding financial success as a freelancer or travel blogger in the digital age. Highly praised as authentic, detailed, honest, and fun to read. See more on the accompanying travel writing blog.

Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune: The Contrarian Traveler's Guide to Getting More for Less

"This practical guide teaches travelers how to take the best advantage of travel opportunities by avoiding the typical tourist mentality. Author Tim Leffel shows readers how to bypass the traps that drive up expenses and find the best value, whether as a young backpacker or a wealthy retiree. Drawing on his own extensive experience, the author also covers what steps to take and what resources to use to save money on travel and how to travel better - or more often - on a smaller budget. A dozen other notable travel writers and subject matter experts contribute sidebars on specific ways to save."

Runner Up "Book of the Year" at Planeta.com

Runner Up "Best Travel Guide" NATJA

Order it from your local bookstore or get it here:

Amazon US
Amazon Canada
Amazon UK
Fishpond (Australia/New Zealand)


The World's Cheapest Destinations: 21 Countries Where Your Money is Worth a Fortune
(Revised 4th Edition 2013)
"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."
- Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup

"Hands down the best guide to traveling the world on a budget."
- Wanderlust and Lipstick

Order it from your local bookstore or get it here:
Amazon US
Amazon Canada
Amazon UK

Get the Amazon Kindle version or the PDF e-book version. You can also find a Nook one at Barnes & Noble or an Apple one through the iBookstore.

Traveler's Tool Kit: Mexico and Central America. Released by Menasha Ridge Press, co-written with Rob Sangster.

"Book of the Year" at Planeta.com

"Rob Sangster and Tim Leffel have written the definitive guide to traveling in Mexico and Central America. It's a smart roadmap for any south-of-the-border traveler."
—Christopher Elliott, National Geographic Traveler and Elliott.org

"Covering topics from safety to shopping and packing tips to preserving memories, this encyclopedic reference will help travelers better enjoy their journeys to this popular part of the world."
—International Travel News

"Aimed at travelers who want to dive deep and fully experience the region, this volume is packed with just the right mix of travel philosophy, cultural insights and practical tips."
—Jim Benning, co-editor, WorldHum.com

cheap living abroad

travel writing book

Make your Travel Dollars Worth a fortune

The World´s Cheapest Destinations: 21 Countries Where Your Money is Worth a Fortune

Viaggiare al minimo

Traveler's Tool Kit