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About Nomadic Matt
Welcome! Every day I wake up with one goal in mind: “How can I help other people travel better for less?” It’s my mission now to help travelers like you to realize their travel dreams.
Since 2008, I’ve helped millions of people save money, go more places, and have a more authentic experience when they get there.
This website has been featured in major media time and time again because it’s got the best budget advice out there. My goal is to make you a smarter traveler. I want everyone to travel wherever they want, as often as they want.Learn more about my story >>>
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Nomadic Matt's Books & Guides
My New York Times best-selling book was called “the bible for budget travelers” by the BBC. It will teach you how to master the art of travel so you can save money, get off the beaten path, and have a more local, richer travel experience, no matter your destination or length of visit.
This book takes the information on this website and supercharges it, going into much more detail and featuring tips, tricks, and country-by-country breakdowns never talked about here on the blog. It condenses over fifteen years of travel into one easy reference guide. If you're looking for an A-to-Z guide to show you how to plan your trip like a pro, this book is it!
The book is a memoir of my ten years traveling and backpacking the world and the lessons I learned from that. It follows the arc of a trip around the globe: getting the bug, the planning, setting off, the highs, the lows, the friendships made, the relationships forged (and lost), the emotions you feel when it's all over.
Unlike my previous books, this is not a “how to guide” but a collection of insights, advice, and stories from the road, conveying the experience of what it's like to quit your job, follow the road not taken, and travel the world trying to discover who you are and what the world has to offer. In short, it is my opus on travel meant, to inspire you to pursue your own dreams.
I've written a few destination guidebooks that will help you travel cheaper, better, and smarter. Unlike other guidebooks, these are specifically written for budget travelers! They contain detailed tips, advice, and insider information so you can get off the beaten path, away from the crowds, and save money when you travel! Straight to the point, no fluff!