Erik Torkells is the editor ofBudget Travelmagazine, 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 andBudget Travelhave authoredThe Smart Traveler's Passport: 399 Tips from Seasoned TravelersandSecret Hotels: Extraordinary Values in the World's Most Stunning Destinations. Torkells lives in New York, N.Y.Torkells, Erik is the author of 'Stingray Bit My Nipple!', published 2008 under ISBN 9780740771217 and ISBN 0740771213.