It would be an understatement to say I was less than impressed with the Philippines when I first visited as a backpacker. Sometimes experiencing a place like a vacationer with money CAN buy happiness.
The TV news headlines are all about conflicts and attacks, but the truth is the world is getting safer for travelers every year, with danger zones decreasing.
Add a comment...
Editor, author, travel writer, and web publisher.
I am an award-winning travel writer and the author or co-author of five books including multiple editions of The World's Cheapest Destinations. I edit the narrative webzine Perceptive Travel, as well as the Cheapest Destinations blog, established in 2003. I have written for a wide variety of print publications and am frequently quoted in the major media as a travel expert. See my full portfolio at TimLeffel.com.
Have circled the globe 3 times, have survived cubicle culture and escaped, have lived abroad on three continents, support a family as a travel writer/editor.
James Madison University
Travel writer, author, editor, webmaster
Writing, editing, web publishing, blogging, ghostwriting, speaking, photography
Al Centro Media (own)
Travel writer, author, editor, webmaster, present
RCA Records, BMG, Aspect Communications, Al Centro Media
Guanajuato, Mexico - Virginia - Seoul, Korea - Istanbul, Turkey - New York City - Nashville, TN