About Nomadic Matt

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Nomadic Matt

Hi! My name is Nomadic Matt, creator of this website, and author of the New York Times best-selling book, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day. I’ve been traveling the world since 2006 and created this website to help others travel more while spending less. 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 on travel.

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.

How This Website Will Help You

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to travel cheaper, turn your dream trip into a reality, save money, or travel the world, you are in the right place! Every month, over 800,000 people visit this website to get inspiration and advice on planning their trip. This website will give you tested tips, advice, and suggestions so you can see more for less and make your dream trip a reality. This website has been featured on the following major media sites because it works:

This website is here to inspire you the way those five backpackers in Thailand inspired me and show you that travel doesn’t require a lot of money. It’s time to stop dreaming of travel, take that once in a lifetime trip, and learn how to travel cheaper, better, and smarter.

The best way to get updates, new articles, unpublished travel tips, exclusive coupons, and travel deals is get my weekly newsletter. Just hit “sign up now” to begin saving money and traveling more:

To get started right away on learning how to save and plan your trip, visit our step-by-step planning page, which walks you through the process from start to finish!


“Nomadic” Matt
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Nomadic Matt, Inc
PO Box 2791
Stamford, CT USA 06906-0791

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