About Nomadic Matt

Nomadic Matt

My name is Nomadic Matt and I’ve been traveling the world since 2006. Growing up in Boston, I was never a big traveler. I didn’t take my first trip overseas until I was 23. Outside a cruise and college trip to Montreal, I had no travel experience. After college, I got a job and the standard American two weeks a year vacation. I wanted to use that time to travel. After all, it was vacation time, right? So for my first trip overseas, I went on a tour to Costa Rica.

That trip changed my life.

From that moment on, I was hooked.

But like most Americans I only had two weeks of vacation per year and I didn’t know any of the genius ways to save money and travel longer. A trip to Thailand in 2005 changed that. There in the wonderful city of Chiang Mai, I met five backpackers who showed me that I didn’t have to be tied down to my job and that I didn’t need to be rich to travel.

After that trip, I went home, finished my MBA, quit my cubicle job, and, in July 2006, set out on an adventure around the world.

My original trip was supposed to last a year.

I didn’t come home until 18 months later.

Back home, I quickly realized I couldn’t go back to working in a cubicle and, three months later, I was on the road again.

So why this website?

I want to inspire you the way those five backpackers in Thailand inspired me. I’m here to show you that it’s possible to travel without a lot of money. People always tell me how they wished they could do what I do and travel more.

I’m here to tell you that you can.

This website will provide you with all my tips and advice on how you can travel anywhere you want without spending a lot of money. These are the tips I use to travel the world so I know they work.

They are experience tested.

Before I started traveling, I didn’t think long-term or frequent travel was possible except for those who are rich.

But I now know it is and want to share my experience with you in the hope you will travel better, longer and cheaper – whether your trip is 2 weeks, 2 months, or 2 years.

My advice has been featured in:

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From finding cheap flights to accommodation, off-the-beaten-track destinations, to working overseas, saving money on attractions, and everything in-between, I’ve been there, done that, and made the rookie mistakes so you never do.

Every month, over 600,000 people visit this website to get inspiration and advice on planning their trip (You can read their thoughts here).

So stick around, learn how to travel cheaper, better, and smarter, and feel free to ask me any questions!

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So thank you for reading this website and sharing a passion for travel. If you need anything, please e-mail me. I’m here to help.

And if you are ready to begin planning, start here for links to my top articles.

See you somewhere around the world!


“Nomadic” Matt

P.S. – If you still want to know more, I wrote this blog with 20 interesting facts about me!