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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, travel more, and have a more authentic experience in the destinations they visit.
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 so you can go where you want, as often as they want.Learn more about my story >>>
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- How to Find Cheap Flights
- How to Find Cheap Accommodation
- How to Choose a Backpack
- 17 Steps for Planning a Trip
- My Ultimate Packing Guide
- How to Buy Travel Insurance
- 11 Tips for New Travelers
- My Favorite Hostels
- Solo Female Travel Tips
- How to Pick the Right Travel Credit Card
- 14 Travel Scams to Avoid
- 15 Ways to Work Overseas
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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!