Hi, I’m Nomadic Matt, a New York Times best-selling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day and founder of this website! Have you ever thought to your self 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 several years, I’ve helped millions of people answer those questions and travel more with tested and proven tips and advice. This way, 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. I didn’t take my first trip overseas until I was 23. Outside of a cruise and a college trip to Montreal, I had no travel experience. After college, I got a job and the standard American two-weeks-a-year vacation. I wanted to use that time to travel. After all, it was vacation time, right? So for my first trip overseas in 2004, I went to Costa Rica. That trip changed my life. It opened me up to the possibilities of the world. In Costa Rica, I experienced other cultures, got lost in a jungle, saw conservation projects in action, and met people from around the world. From that moment on, I was hooked on travel. All I wanted to do was travel, see more of the world, and learn more about the people in it.
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 and that I didn’t need to be rich to travel. Here 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 close to 100 countries and territories, flown hundreds of thousands of miles, slept in all sorts of places, tried weird food (including fried maggots), made life long friends, learned multiple languages, and, most importantly, discovered that you don’t need to be rich to travel.
It’s my mission now to help travelers like YOU 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, turn your dream trip into a reality, save money, or travel the world, you are in the right place! This website will give you tested tips, advice, and suggestions so you can see more for less and make your dream trip a reality.
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. Why?
Because we do things differently.
What separates this website from other travel blogs?
Unlike other travel websites, you won’t find sponsored content or paid trips here. Every place, restaurant, or attractions 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 and help others do the same.
Unlike other websites, we only feature companies we use – not ones that have paid us for advertising. Every company recommended is here because they are useful and used in our day-to-day travels.
This website is about showing you what it’s really like on the road – not some glossy ad for some company. In fact, we refuse to promote websites, companies, restaurants, or services that don’t help you do that.
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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!