Over the last few weeks, I’ve gained a lot of new readers through a plethora of conferences and lots of guest posts around the web. So, as I go on vacation this week, I wanted to take some time and say hello to all the new readers of this site and let them get to know a bit about me and the site.
What’s Nomadic Matt all about?
In 2005, on a trip to Thailand, my whole life changed. I met five backpackers who showed me that I didn’t have to be tied down to my job or rich to travel. How? By just existing. I had never even considered the option of long-term travel before I met them. I knew it was for me.
After that trip, I went home to Boston, Mass. I decided to leave the rat race and explore the world so I finished my MBA, quit my cubicle job, and, in July 2006, I set out on an adventure around the world.
I’m still going.
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 long-term without a lot of money. People always tell me how much they would love to do what I do, even if just for a little while. I’m here to tell you you can. I’m here to show you how you can. Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. Forget what the magazines say about travel and that “budget” hotel for $100 USD per night! I am living proof they are all wrong. If I, a lazy guy from Boston, can make this travel thing affordable and work for me, you can too!
Where can you connect with me?
Where should you start planning?
Below you will find links to some of the best articles on this website. These articles will help you plan your trip, give you insight into my philosophy on travel, and give you something to do while at work!
For specific destination advice, visit my travel guide section. You’ll find information, things to do, budget travel tips, and money saving tips for over 200 destinations from around the world. It will be the easiest starting point for country- or city-specific information. These guides also point to relevant blog posts.
This blog is 100% free and I don’t solicite donations. Read to your heart’s content and, if you want to support the site, you can book through the companies listed here, which helps keep the lights on at Nomadic Matt HQ. (But that’s up to you!)
My goal with this site is to keep people out the door and traveling better. So while I am on my cruise this week, poke around the site, read, leave a comment, e-mail me any questions, and I’ll see everybody else next week!