Joel L. Widzer

About Joel L. Widzer

Joel L. Widzer’s travels have taken him to more than a hundred countries, logging over 250,000 air miles a year, and accumulating more than 3 million frequent-flyer miles. Joel has developed the unique ability to approach travel from the point of view of a consumer as well as from a business perspective. He regularly speaks to travelers and business people, sharing the secrets of crisscrossing the world in luxury while paying coach prices. A sought-after speaker and media presence, Joel’s innovative approach to travel has received extensive media coverage. He has appeared on CBS, NBC, and ABC networks, MSNBC News Network, The FOX News Channel, The Travel Channel, The Today Show, CNN, Inside Edition, and in print media including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He writes regular travel columns for MSNBC and Forbes. Joel holds a doctoral degree in the field of industrial organizational psychology. When Joel is not off on one of his many global journeys, he takes to the skies as an instrument-rated pilot. More information on Joel and The Penny Pincher’s Passport to Luxury Travel can be found at and Joel is based in Southern California.

Top Ways To Save Money on Your Rental Car

Renting the right car can not only save you money, it can add comfort, convenience, and safety to your trips. Here are some good ideas.


  1. Book wisely
    Arriving at a car rental counter and plunking down your credit card in front of the attendant is not the best way to get good value. It’s actually the worst.
Top Ways To Save Money on Your Rental Car2017-04-24T02:32:10-07:00

The Penny Pincher’s Passport to Luxury Travel

The Penny Pincher's Passport to Luxury TravelTravel Like the Rich and Famous without Being Either! “Anyone with champagne tastes and beer budget is sure to appreciate this very wise guidebook.” —Chicago Tribune In this remarkable book, world travel expert Joel L. Widzer reveals his method for traveling in the lap of luxury without breaking the bank. Joel’s techniques are simple, proven, and available to even the infrequent traveler. Fulfill your travel dreams now!

The Penny Pincher’s Passport to Luxury Travel2017-04-24T02:32:33-07:00