Tim Leffel

Tim Leffel is founder of the Practical Travel Gear blog, as well as the Cheapest Destinations blog and the narrative webzine Perceptive Travel. He is the author of The World's Cheapest Destinations (now in its 4th edition), Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune, and A Better Life for Half the Price.
Keen UNEEK Corded Sandal Shoes | Practical Travel Gear 2

Keen UNEEK Corded Sandal Shoes

Lighted Getaway Toiletry Bag From Grand Trunk | Practical Travel Gear 1

Lighted Getaway Toiletry Bag From Grand Trunk

Hi-tec Altitude Lite 1 Waterproof Hiking Boots | Practical Travel Gear 1

Hi-tec Altitude Lite 1 Waterproof Hiking Boots

Craghoppers Simba Travel Pants With NosiLife | Practical Travel Gear 1

Craghoppers Simba Travel Pants With NosiLife

Stretchy, Insect-Repellent NosiLife Berko Shirt From Craghoppers | Practical Travel Gear 1

Stretchy, Insect-Repellent NosiLife Berko Shirt From Craghoppers

Lowa San Francisco Shoes With Gore-tex Surround | Practical Travel Gear 1

Best All Round Shoes: Lowa San Francisco Gore Tex Shoes

Cushe Mellow Getaway Shoes for Chilled-out Travel | Practical Travel Gear 1

Cushe Mellow Getaway Shoes for Chilled-out Travel

Organized Travel With Pro Packing Cubes | Practical Travel Gear 1

Organized Travel With Pro Packing Cubes

Ecco O2 Shoes With Gore-Tex Surround | Practical Travel Gear 1

Ecco O2 Shoes With Gore-Tex Surround

NYNE TT Bluetooth Speaker is No Wimp | Practical Travel Gear 1

NYNE TT Bluetooth Speaker is No Wimp

8 Wonderful Things You Should Know About Gore-Tex

By Tim Leffel / November 5, 2009 /

I spent a couple days at the GORE-TEX headquarters last week for a blogger’s summit with people who cover gear for traveling, snowboarding, rock climbing, camping, mountain biking, hiking, and more. It was the company’s plan to teach us how their stuff works, tell us about a new Experience More social network they’re launching, and…

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5 Things I Always Pack - JohnnyJet | Practical Travel Gear 1

5 Things I Always Pack – JohnnyJet

By Tim Leffel / October 8, 2009 /

This month’s guest post of “5 things I always pack” is from John E. DiScala, otherwise known as Johnny Jet. His site has been one of my go-to travel resource sites for close to a decade now. Johnny travels around 150,000 miles and visits over 20 countries each year. He and his website JohnnyJet.com have…

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Travel Underwear from ExOfficio

By Tim Leffel / September 30, 2009 /

I reviewed the great travel underwear from ExOfficio a shade over two years ago at the old version of this blog, but I’m reviving the subject again because we’re giving away a set of three of them over at Perceptive Travel this month. You have to be a newsletter subscriber to get in on the…

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