Archive for the “Interviews” Category

Success Stories: Why a 50 Year Old Couple Sold It All to Travel the World

I love highlighting reader stories. I want people to realize that they aren’t weird or crazy and that lots of people from all different walks of life spend time travelling the world. One of the most common questions I get from people older than me is “do you ever see people my age do this?” Too many people think the kind of travel I encourage is only for young people. But I’ve seen a lot of older couples on the […]

Success Stories: How Dan Readjusted to Life Back Home

Two months ago, Erin told us about how she readjusted to life after spending two years traveling the world. This month, continuing our reader story series, Dan shares his story about how he readjusts to life back home after spending enormous amounts of time on the road. What makes Dan’s story a little different is that he doesn’t permanently return – he comes home, works, then goes out and travels more. Dan, tell everyone about yourself. I’m English, and my […]

Love, Fear, and a Chance of Drowning with Torre DeRoche

Did you ever read Eat, Pray, Love? Did you like it? I didn’t — and when I saw the movie on a flight, I wanted to throw a shoe at the screen. I’m not really a “chick flick” movie guy (exceptions: Love Actually and The Notebook, two great movies). But then my friend Torre DeRoche published her love story, Love with a Chance of Drowning, about meeting the man of her dreams and sailing across the Pacific despite an intense […]

Interview with Tim Leffel

A few months ago, you might have noticed a newly-released book on traveling the world on the cheap. Recently, Tim Leffel, one of the original budget travel gurus and a travel writer I admire greatly (who also read through drafts of my own book), updated his cheapest destination book, The World’s Cheapest Destinations. As someone greatly interested in value for money, I interviewed him about his new book, budget travel, travel gear, and saving money on family travel. Nomadic Matt: […]

Reader Stories: How Erin is Readjusting to Life Back Home

Readjusting to life back home can be a challenge. I remember my first time coming home – I had major culture shock. I remember the supermarkets just feeling so big. And the stores. And the meal portions. (We have such big meals here in the States!) Plus, most of my friends couldn’t relate to my feeling of unease. It was a challenge going from always being on the move to suddenly doing the opposite. (Clearly, I didn’t cope. My solution […]

An Interview with Lee Abbamonte, the Youngest American to Visit Every Country in the World

I guess this is the week of interviews! On Monday, Dave and Vicky shared why they travel the world and today, Lee Abbamonte talks about being in Libya when Qaddafi was being overthrown as well as being the youngest American to visit every country in the world. I first met Lee a couple of years ago when he stumbled on my blog, bought my blogging course, and fired off crazy e-mails to me. Since then, we’ve become friends (he is […]

Success Stories: Why Trish Sold Everything She Owned to Travel

Greetings from Africa! Somewhere right now, I’m trying to snap a photo of a lion without being eaten. In the meantime, this week I want to share stories of readers who used my tips and advice to realize their travel dreams. If you’ve been thinking about traveling for a while, let these reader stories inspire you and show you that the advice here can work for anyone! Finishing off the week of reader stories, we head across the pond to […]

Success Stories: Olivia and Manny Quit the Cubicle to Follow Their Passion

Greetings from somewhere still in Africa! I haven’t been eaten by a lion yet (thankfully). This week I am sharing stories of readers who used my tips and advice to realize their travel dreams. If you’ve been wondering how easy it is to replicate my advice, let these stories inspire and show you that the advice on this site can work for anyone! Manny and Olivia are two 33-year-olds who lived the corporate lifestyle working as marketing managers for two […]

Success Stories: How Michael Saved $14k in 6 Months Making $9 Per Hour

Greetings from Africa! Somewhere right now, I’m trying to snap a photo of a lion without being eaten. Or, I am friending a honey badger. In the meantime, this week I want to share stories of readers who have realized their travel dreams in hopes of inspiring and showing you that anyone can make their travel dreams come true! A lot of people say you need to have a well-paying job in order to afford your trip. But Michael (age […]

Success Stories: Two San Diegans Conquer Their Fears and Go Around the World

Greetings from Africa! Somewhere right now, I’m trying to snap a photo of a lion without being eaten. In the meantime, this week I want to share stories of readers who used my tips and advice to realize their travel dreams. If you’ve been thinking about traveling for a while, let these reader stories inspire you and show you that the advice here can work for anyone! Continuing my new series on travel success stories, today we’re going to meet […]