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Announcing: My February 2014 Thailand Tour

Thailand has always been one of my favorite countries in the world and the years I spent living there are some of my most memorable. I long for Thailand on a constant basis and I love showing people around a country I still call home and opening them up to the magic that is Thailand. That’s why I was so excited in August to announce that one of the four tours I’ll be leading in 2014 will be in Thailand. […]

Announcing My 2014 Group Tours

My first tour takes place less than a month from now in Europe. I’m super excited to lead ten readers across the continent and visit my favorite cities for two weeks. I’m excited and nervous all at once but I know it is going to be a blast. Lately, I’ve had a lot of requests for more information about the tours I’m going to run next year. As you may know, I’m currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund a […]

Are Eurail Passes a Giant Scam or Do They Save You Money?

Every two years, I use a train pass to ride the rails of Europe in an effort to answer the most important question travelers have on the subject: do these passes actually save you money or are they a giant waste of time? Back in 2011, I found that rail passes were worth the cost if you took lots of long distance passes. Since two years had passed, I once again got a pass from Rail Europe, and journeyed from […]

My Favorite Travel Companies and Gear: 2013 Edition

Many years have passed since the last time I wrote about the travel companies I use and a lot has changed in those years. Now, there’s a ton of travel apps, new search sites, and resources available to help plan your trip. And while many of the companies I use have stayed the same, many have changed as has some of the gear I take with me. One of the most frequently asked questions I get is: “Matt, who do […]

A Guide to Traveling with Technology

This is a guest post by travel tech guru Dave Dean of Too Many Adapters, a site devoted to technology for travelers. Wondering what to take on the road when it comes to electronics? You’re not the only one. Long gone are the days where a cassette player and film camera were the height of travel gadgetry. Walking into a hostel common room now, you’d be forgiven for thinking you had accidentally stumbled into the local electronics store. You’re likely […]

Announcing My First Reader (UN)Tour: My Highlights of Europe

I’ve been toying with the idea of running tours for a couple of years now but have never been able to really sit down and organize one. There’s a lot that goes into a tour and I wanted to really make the first one great. Over the last few months as I’ve been settling down in NYC, I’ve had time to plan and I’m happy to announce my first tour (with many more to come) will take place this September […]

Now Available in a Bookstore (or Kindle) Near You: My Guide to Budget Travel

Today is the day. Available at a bookstore (or online retailer) near you is my new book, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day ($10-15 USD depending on the retailer). After over a year in the making, it’s finally here — and I’m emotional about it. But it’s a good kind of emotional. I’m very excited to finally introduce this book to the world: this 272 page, 60,000+ word treatise is the culmination of all my years of […]

How to Buy Good Travel Insurance

While a lot of people think “I’m healthy, I don’t need travel insurance. I won’t get sick,” travel insurance is much than just medical protection. It covers you when your camera breaks, your flight is cancelled, a family member dies and you have to come home, or if something is stolen. It is the single most important thing you should get but hope to never have to use. And for the little money it costs a day, you’re foolish not […]

My Upcoming Book Tour: Coming to a City Near You

Two weeks from now, my book on traveling the world finally hits book stores. How crazy is that! I still can’t believe it sometimes. Today, I’m announcing a nationwide book tour starting next month! I’ve never done a book tour and I’m sure this will be a crazy good learning experience (plus it gives me an excuse to take a road trip across the country again). But most importantly, it gives me a chance to meet you. After all, this […]