The Shape of Things to Come on This Blog

By Nomadic Matt | Published May 23rd, 2012

In my life, time always seems to be in such short supply. I had hoped coming home from Asia and “slowing down” would allow me to have more time to relax but it hasn’t….yet. After heading home in April, I had a million things to do (read: taxes) before I was off to Japan for three weeks, and then to Las Vegas for a conference.

But now, I am finally going to slow down like I had said I would months ago. Today is my last day in Las Vegas before I head to New York City for three weeks. There, I plan to do nothing but relax, catch up with friends, write, and do work. In mid-June, I’ll be speaking at the TBEX travel blog conference as well as World Domination Summit in early July before I move to Sweden.

But I have no big trips planned until my move and I’m looking forward to staying in one place, sleeping, and catching up with work. I think I have a little travel burn out.  And, in the process of catching up, there are some changes coming I want to talk about:

I am finishing my book edits and if you submitted a quote for the book, I’ll be in touch very soon as the manuscript gets finalized.

I am updating my travel guide section as the last update was in September 2011. (I’m months overdue.) If anyone has been to the following destinations, please contact me as I would like your input (and I will pay for it):

  • New Zealand
  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • China
  • Switzerland
  • Hawaii
  • Any islands in the Pacific Ocean or the Caribbean

Please note you must have traveled to these destinations in the last 8 months and didn’t go on a tour, please reach me at [email protected] (Locals who live in this destinations are also welcome.)
All of these spots have been filled. Thanks for all the e-mails!

I will be turning my book “How to Make Money with Your Blog” into a course starting in the summer. You’ll still be able to buy just the book but if you want something more complete, this course will teach you how to start and run an online business. It will last 4 months and feature coaching calls, assignments, and some free web services to get you started.  I am still working out particulars but the price will be around a few hundred dollars. You can join this list to stay updated if you are interested.

Also, starting in the summer, I am going to be offering travel planning services. These services will range from offering one on one trip planning sessions going all the way up to actually booking your trip for you. I’ll also be giving you access to special discounts for your travels. You can join this list to stay updated if you are interested.

Lastly, I am looking for guest bloggers on the following subject: Gay and Lesbian travel, Central Asia, South America, the Pacific Islands. If you are interested, please contact me using the e-mail address above giving me some background on yourself, your writing, and your travels.


It’s going to be a busy summer here on Nomadic Matt!

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Katie K

Sounds awesome, especially the course.

Welcome (almost) back to NYC for the Summer!

Hey Matt-

Not sure when your timeline is for folks visiting places, but we were just in Santiago/Easter Island, and lived in China, although have gone back for visits, and have been to Argentina (few years back)

Good luck with the move to Sweden, sounds exciting.


Sounds like you’re heading in an awesome direction! Can’t wait to hear more about your move to Sweden and your language learning!

In a few months, I can update you about Chile Argentina Brazil and Columbia. I went through Ecuador and Peru on a tour, but I have been in Bolivia for 5 weeks and love it. The changes look interesting, keep up the quality work.


I also spent 3 days on O’ahu and 7 days on Maui October 2011.

Good luck with slowing down Matt! Sounds like you’ve got a crazy few months ahead of you there!

Looking forward to meeting you next month at TBEX!

Sounds like a great plan Matt…hope the tables were kind to you in Vegas. Although, your tweet of “trying to stay away from the tables” leads me to believe otherwise:)


I did not stay away. But I didn’t lose much either!


Hey Matt, I’m a Kiwi currently living in Turkey, but I can help with any info on NZ.

Wow, look at that, three conferences in a row. 😉 See you Colorado AND Oregon.


See you soon then!

Congrats on making your book into a course! I meant to talk to you about your book while we were in Vegas. Do you want a guest post on Africa? I can do that when I return in October… Let me know!


October is far away! Let’s talk in October! Good meeting you in Vegas!

Good to see you’re pushing forward, Matt.

Good stuff all around!

I live in Brazil (Rio), if I can help you in anyway with your updates, just send me an email.

You da man, Mr. Kepnes!

Some pretty good things on the way :)

Congratulations Matt, looks like you’re going to have a very productive year ahead! Glad to see you’re getting some rest in there to avoid a burn-out.

I’ve sent you an e-mail re the subject of gay-lesbian travel, by the way. Very interested in being a contributor as I’ve been a reader of your blog for a fairly long time now.


You pay taxes on ad revenue? Uncle Sam is a greedy S.O.B!

Paul Murray

Yeah, changing the subject a bit, I notice a lot of your blogs mention meeting friends in one place or another, I was just wondering, how did you manage to make all these friends? In hostels or places like that????

Wow, that is great stuff! You must be really proud!

Uncle Sam is actually the best that there is!

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