USCT 009: Budget travel – With Tim Leffel

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USCTIn this episode of the US City Traveler Podcast, you get to meet Tim Leffel, the author of The World’s Cheapest Destinations, Travel Writing 2.0, and Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune. He is also an editor of Perceptive TravelPractical Travel Gear and the Cheapest Destinations Blog. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, USA Today, Forbes, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, National Geographic Traveler, MSN Money,, and Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel. Today we’ll be discussing some of America’s cheapest vacation destinations and ways to save in each of them!


More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about: 

  • Find out exactly how Tim defines budget travel and why it is of importance to you.
  • Discover some of Tim’s favorite budget travel sites!
  • See how Tim saves money on hotel expenses.
  • Hear Tim’s top budget travel tips for families.
  • Get the truth behind popular misconceptions about budget travel.
  • Find out some of the best ways to save on dining.
  • See what Tim believes to be the least amount of money needed to travel!
  • Find out which trip is the cheapest that Tim’s ever been on.
  • Get some tips from a Tampa local about some of the best things to see and do in Tampa, FL!
  • Get tips for American’s taking their first trip outside of the Western hemisphere.
  • Get tips for aspiring travel writers.
  • And so much more!


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Taylor Goldblatt

After years of research, travel, and dreams, I have created this website for people like you who want to experience the things that only America can offer. My passion is to explore and share America's greatest destinations and attractions. Follow me on Twitter @USCityTraveler for additional travel tips and ideas.

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