Leif Pettersen is a freelance writer, humorist, world traveler, polyglot, “slightly caustic” blogger and wino from Minneapolis, Minn. He has traveled through 55 countries and lived in Spain, Romania and Italy.
Pettersen was a silver medalist at the 2014 International Jugglers' Association championships, loves chocolate, hates pickles, types with exactly four fingers, and can escape from a straitjacket. He has not vomited since 1993, making him a consummate travel journalist and excellent party guest.
Leif's Lonely Planet work has appeared in Romania 5, Eastern Europe 10, The Europe Book, Bluelist 07, Tuscany and Umbria 6, Italy 8 and copious features for LonelyPlanet.com. He is also a regular contributor for USA Today.
Leif maintains an online travel resource guide for Romania and Moldova.