About Nomadic Matt

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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.

About this website

This website is here 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. This website will provide you with experience tested tips and advice on need you can travel anywhere you want without spending a lot of money. Advice on this website has been featured in the following locations (and more!) because it works:

Every month, over 600,000 people visit this website to get inspiration and advice on planning their trip.

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.

To get started right away on learning how to save and plan your trip, visit my getting started page, which will walk you through the travel process from start to finish!


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