A Better Life For Half The Price – Tim Leffel

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We all want to get the best bang for our buck regardless if it is on a short travel trip or a longer term nomadic life. 

In this episode, Tim Leffel, award winning travel writer and author of the books “World’s Cheapest Destination” and “A Better Life For Half The Price” (amongst others) shares his travel tips through decades of travel.
We speculate on the new state of travel following 2 major shifts in the travel industry. From the rising travel costs to the remote work/nomad movement, we talk about the latest observations and trends. More importantly, we discuss age old cost saving strategies that still applies, and what are some things to look out so you avoid making costly mistakes.

  • 00:41: Introduction
  • 3:39: Rising costs of travel as world opens
  • 9:22: Will budget airlines scale again
  • 12:14: Accommodations when traveling
  • 17:08: Ways to stretch your travel budget when traveling
  • 20:49: Understanding flights and hubs
  • 25:32: Absolute cost vs time/comfort cost
  • 30:08: Remote work in the new state of travel
  • 35:31: Nomad hotspots and debates around impacts
  • 43:13: Balkans and other underrated destinations
  • 47:37: Determining cheapest destinations and getting out of tourist hotspots
  • 50:59: Taking advantage of currency strengths and economic changes
  • 56:56: Quick fire questions and tips from Tim Leffel




Book Your Flight

I usually use a combination of 2-3 of the following search engines to find cheap flights: Skyscanner, Momondo, Google Flights

Find Your Accommodation

Booking.com is my usual platform for finding accommodation options as they have one of the largest selections. Hostelworld is great for booking hostels. For more private or long term accommodation, Airbnb is my go-to platform.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is important for to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances. I usually look at a few insurance companies depending on my travel needs.
  • SafetyWings for Travel Health Insurance
  • IMG Global for added Insurance when doing activities outside of usual coverage
Packing for your trip? Check out the packing list for ideas on what to bring

For more travel resources, check out my resources page for best platforms and companies to use when you travel.

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This is Rax. For over a decade, I have traveled to over 60 countries - from a budget backpacker to a business traveler, expat and then a digital nomad. You can find insights and perspectives from myself and other world travelers that will inspire your journey of discovery.


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