5 Minutes With Leah Walker

For McCool Travel’s 48th travel profile, I am honored to present Leah Walker of Leah Travels. A former high school English teacher, basketball coach, and software technical writer, Leah now writes about her travels to inspire others to step out of their comfort zones and try something new. Her website was named a top travel blog in 2013 by 101 Holidays.
Leah Walker’s bio:

“Leah is a travel and food writer who has as many stories as she does shoes. She documents her experiences whether in the lap of luxury or riding through a swamp in an airboat. Leah is about doing and not just seeing stuff and believes that the journey is just as important as the destination. She freelances and has contributor/editor roles with The Daily Meal, Travel Squire, The Daily Basics, Luxe Beat Magazine, Forbes Travel Guide, and Room Key.”

Leah Walker, Leah Travels

Leah Walker

Houston, Texas
Always in my luggage…
Bose Q15 Noise Canceling Headphones, iPhone, and a scarf
3 favorite home-away-from-home places…
Paris, Alps, and New Zealand
A favorite travel memory is…
Every day that changes, but my favorite memories always involve people more than places.
3 favorite travel brands…

  1. Four Seasons
  2. United Airlines
  3. Kensington Tours

3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…

  1. accumulate airline miles with credit cards
  2. book executive level rooms when the hotel has an executive lounge with food and drink (saves on the cost of dining out)
  3. download walking tours on my iPhone

3 ways that I have fun while traveling are…

  1. talking to people
  2. diverting from my itinerary
  3. wine

8 word (or less) travel mantra…
“Get busy living, or get busy dying.”
My favorite non-travel website…
most memorable souvenir…
my passport stamps
favorite cheap eat…
Leah Walker, Leah Travels

Thank you very much, Leah.
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McCool Travel presents tips from travel experts in our 5 Minutes travel interview series—featuring travel industry giants, super frequent travelers, and adventurous persons. Check out McCool Travel’s previous travel interviews. Previous 5 Minutes post: Alison Teal.
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