5 Minutes With Leon Logothetis

For McCool Travel’s 79th travel interview, I am honored to present Leon Logothetis. Leon hosts Amazing Adventures Of A Nobody, broadcast across the world by National Geographic International. Over three seasons, Leon crosses America, the United Kingdom, and Europe on just 5 dollars, 5 pounds, and 5 euros a day. His new book, The Kindness Diaries, was recently released.
Leon’s bio:
“Leon Logothetis is a global adventurer, motivational speaker, and philanthropist. It wasn’t always that way. He used to be a broker in the city of London where he felt uninspired and chronically depressed. He gave it all up for a life on the road. His new passion: Finding ways for your inner rebel (that voice that tells you, you are worth so much more than you think) to come out and play. Leon has visited more than 90 countries and traveled to every continent. Leon has documented his travels for numerous media outlets including Good Morning AmericaLos Angeles TimesSan Francisco ChronicleOutsideGoodPsychology Today, and The New York Times.”

Leon Logothetis
96-year-old Kay shares her life and wisdom with Leon Logothetis


Leon Logothetis

London, England
Always in my luggage…
my iPod
3 favorite home-away-from-home places…

  1. New Zealand
  2. a car
  3. local markets

A favorite travel memory is…

The time I had to bribe a Mongolian border guard with vodka to let me into the country.

3 favorite travel brands…

  1. Virgin America
  2. Hyatt Hotels
  3. Hertz

3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…

  1. stay cheap
  2. eat local
  3. ride buses

3 ways that I have fun while traveling are…

  1. being spontaneous
  2. getting lost
  3. meeting locals

8 word (or less) travel mantra…
Respect the locals; we are their guests.

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Leon Logothetis: Overwhelmed with love in a rural Indian village

favorite non-travel website…
most memorable souvenir…
a walking stick from a Nepalese Gurkha soldier
favorite cheap eat…
rice and beans
recent discovery…
Swimming trunks that don’t get wet!
I am fortunate to have met…
the people of India

Leon Logothetis
Playing cricket with friendly locals in slums of New Delhi, India

I would like to meet…
Kofi Annan

Leon Logothetis
Fencing in Trieste, Italy with my new Italian friend, Alex


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

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