Hi, I’m Nomadic Matt, a New York Times best-selling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day and Ten Years a Nomad as well as the founder of this website! Have you ever said to yourself one of the following:
“How do I find the money to travel? It seems too expensive for me.”
“Where do I find the best travel deals?”
“How do I save money on flights, accommodation, and other big expenses?”
“How do I plan my trip?”
“How do I stay safe and healthy?”
“How do I maximize my time?”
“I want to travel more but I don’t know the first step.”
You are not alone. Over the past eleven years, I’ve helped millions of people answer those questions and travel more for less with time tested and proven tips and advice. By using this website, you can spend less time searching the Internet and being overwhelmed with information and more time doing the one thing you want to do: travel more.
FROM CUBICLE WORKER TO TRAVEL WRITER
Growing up in Boston, I was never a big traveler. It just wasn’t something my friends or family did. I didn’t take my first trip overseas until I was 23. After college, I got a job and the standard American two-weeks-a-year vacation. For that first trip in 2004, I went to Costa Rica. The experience changed my life. It opened me up to all the possibilities the world had to offer. There, I experienced another culture, wildlife I had only read about in books, new foods, got lost in a jungle, saw conservation projects in action, and met people from around the world.
I was the captain of my own ship and every day was new and different.
From that moment on, I was hooked on travel.
The following year, a trip to Thailand opened my eyes even more.
There, in the wonderful city of Chiang Mai, I met five backpackers who showed me that I didn’t have to be tied down to my job or be rich to travel. They were five people who were living my dream of traveling full-time. I wanted in. I wanted to do what they were doing. After that trip, I flew home, finished my MBA, quit my cubicle job, and, in July 2006, set out on an adventure around the world that continues to this day.
Since then, I’ve traveled to over 100 countries and territories, traveled hundreds of thousands of miles, slept in over a thousand hostels, tried weird food (including fried maggots), made lifelong friends, learned multiple languages, and, most importantly, made it my mission now to help travelers like YOURSELF to realize YOUR travel dreams the same way those five backpackers helped me realize mine.
This website has been featured on major media sites time and time again because it’s the best budget advice out there. Our system here works. We’re going to make you a smarter traveler.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to travel cheaper, experience the local side of a destination, and turn your dream trip into a reality, you are in the right place. This website will give you road tested tips, advice, and suggestions so you can see more for less.
On this website, you will find:
- Tested travel tips from years of experience.
- Interviews with other travel experts.
- Case studies and profiles of other travelers from various backgrounds, genders, colors, and nationalities.
- A community of supportive travelers to help encourage you to keep going.
- Detailed cost breakdowns to help you better budget for your trip.
- Travel tips that can be applied to any destination in the world.
- In-depth reporting that lets you know which sites really do help you save money!
Everyday I wake up with one goal in mind: “How can I help other people travel better for less?” The mission here is to produce the most comprehensive than any other website out there.
Unlike many other travel websites, you won’t find sponsored content or paid trips here. Every place, hostel, restaurant, or attraction has been personally visited by me (or one of my guest columnists) and we pay our own way. We sleep in dorms and budget hotels, wait hours for buses, try those roadside street stalls, and test travel passes to see if they really do save money. We do it just like you would – because, like you, we’re real travelers looking to see the world.
Every company recommended is here because they are useful and used in our day-to-day travels – not ones that have paid us for advertising.
This website is about showing you what it’s really like on the road – not some glossy ad for a travel brand.
So come, read, learn, and send a postcard from the road! 🙂
WHAT PEOPLE LIKE YOU SAY ABOUT THIS WEBSITE
(For more testimonials for readers, visit this page and see how this site has helped them.)
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What Else We Do!
Besides this blog, the team and I do a lot of things! Here are some of our exciting projects designed to help you travel cheaper, smarter, and longer:
Like books? Check out our book club!
Want to meet people in real life? Check out our new meetup program!
Want to give back? We have a community charity called FLYTE!
Want to start a career in travel? Check out our blogging course and our yearly conference!
Thanks for visiting this website and I look forward to helping you travel more.
P.S. – If you still want to know more, I wrote this blog with 20 interesting facts about me!