Posted: 4/1/2021 | April 1st, 2021
Last year, we started a Patreon page as a way to further develop this website’s community. In conjunction with The Nomadic Network, it allowed us to share more stories and connect with readers more through (virtual) events!
Now, we’re taking it a step further by discontinuing our Patreon effort — and introducing “Nomadic Matt Plus”!
When we asked for feedback from our current Patreon members, the number one response was “Make it easy for us to find content. Patreon kind of sucks at that.”
Most people didn’t like going to a third-party website for content or updates in the first place. Moreover, they also said the interface made it hard to access older content, since Patreon doesn’t have a search function. Everything is in a chronological newsfeed and, since we posted a lot there, content just got pushed down further and further.
So we created our own version of Patreon in order to solve those problems.
With our new membership site, members will automatically get email updates when new content is posted. We’ve also simplified the navigation and made it easier to access all our guidebooks and downloadable cheatsheets. And we added a search function to make it easier to find old content.
In short, we’ve created a better and easier user experience for our community members!
As a member of Nomadic Matt Plus, you’ll be part of a community within a community. You’ll have access to special content, events, books, and meet-ups. It’s a way to level up your travels!
As a Plus member, you’ll get:
- Regular community Q&As with me!
- Travel planning calls with me!
- Private Instagram stories
- Exclusive travel stories and tips not shared anywhere else
- Content before it appears on the website
- A members-only Facebook group
- All our TNN events and virtual replays
- Free copies of our guidebooks (a $69 value!)
- Free access to our blogging and writing courses
- Free tickets to TravelCon
- Autographed copies of my print books
- T-shirts so you can have a symbol of your membership (and hopefully spot others when you travel)
We’ve also simplified our membership tiers. We now have three easy plans:
And, when you join as an annual member, you get three months free!
So if you’re looking for additional travel content that saves you money, Q&As with me, a members-only Facebook group, access to all our guides and courses, exclusive events with other community members, and much more, come join our membership program!
Moreover, if you join now, you’ll be able to attend our first community call on April 5th!
While 99% of our content will always remain free, becoming a club member allows you to get added stories, travel tips, special events, and guidebooks to help you travel cheaper, better, and longer.
You’ll become a master traveler while also connecting more with the other kindred souls in this community! A win-win!
If you have any questions, drop them in the comments.
Book Your Trip: Logistical Tips and Tricks
Book Your Flight
Find a cheap flight by using Skyscanner or Momondo. They are my two favorite search engines because they search websites and airlines around the globe so you always know no stone is left unturned.
Book Your Accommodation
You can book your hostel with Hostelworld. If you want to stay somewhere other than a hostel, use Booking.com as they consistently return the cheapest rates for guesthouses and cheap hotels.
Don’t Forget Travel Insurance
Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations. It’s comprehensive protection in case anything goes wrong. I never go on a trip without it as I’ve had to use it many times in the past. I’ve been using World Nomads for ten years. My favorite companies that offer the best service and value are:
- World Nomads (for everyone below 70)
- Insure My Trip (for those over 70)
- Medjet (for additional repatriation coverage)
Ready to Book Your Trip?
Check out my resource page for the best companies to use when you travel. I list all the ones I use when I travel. They are the best in class and you can’t go wrong using them on your trip.