Erik Torkells

Erik Torkells is the editor of "Budget Travel" magazine, which was founded in 1998 with the notion that anyone can--and everyone should--travel. The magazine's working philosophy is to focus on value, while inspiring "vacations for real people." Erik and "Budget Travel" have authored "The Smart Traveler's Passport: 399 Tips from Seasoned Travelers" and "Secret Hotels: Extraordinary Values in the World's Most Stunning Destinations". Torkells lives in New York, N.Y.