“I wish I could travel more but I can’t afford it.”
“I wish I could travel more but I don’t have the time.”
“I’m not sure where to start planning for my trip.”
I’ve been there. And I used to think travel was something I could never afford to do. I didn’t grow up with much money, I worked all the time, my parents didn’t pay my way, and I was unsure where to find the tools I needed to make travel a reality. I saw the commercials, watch the ads, and read the magazines and thought “I’ll never be able to afford to travel.” There just didn’t seem like anything I could do to ever change that.
But you are here to find out how to travel on a budget. You are here to find out how to take that gap year, save money on your next vacation, take your significant other on that fabulous trip, and learn how to travel better, cheaper, and smarter.
And I am here to tell you that it is 100% possible.
In 2005, I was on a vacation in Thailand, I met 5 backpackers who changed my life. These five were traveling the world and living their dreams all while on a budget! And I was using my entire year’s vacation time (in January!!) to be in Thailand.
As we talked about travel, vacation time, and cultural differences, I realized that these 5 people were really living my dream. All I wanted was to travel more and these people were actually doing it.
I’ve spent the last ten years traveling the world and the last eight showing people how they can do it too. I am here to tell you those dreams in your head don’t have to be just dreams. They can be a reality.
HOW TO AFFORD AND PLAN THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME
In my New York Times best selling print guide, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, I’ll show you step-by-step exactly how to find the travel deals, tips, and companies that make travel affordable no matter what your budget. This book takes the information on my website and goes into much more detail was well as features tips, tricks, and country breakdowns never talked about here on the blog! It condenses ten years of travel into one easily referenced book.
I’m going to teach you how to become a master traveler so you’ll have the lifelong skills to always get the most value from your money, afford any trip, go anywhere, and stop imagining yourself in exotic destinations – because you’ll actually be there.
What You’ll Learn With This Book
- Master the art of saving for your trip – even if you only make a little money per year. I’ll show you how to be a savings machine.
- Learn how to make your money work for you and never pay overseas bank fees again.
- Master the ways to get FREE airline tickets and save thousands – yes, free!
- Learn the ins and outs of round the world tickets (and whether or not you need one).
- Discover what to look for in a backpack so you get one that lasts forever (and is always comfy).
- Learn how to use travel credit cards to gain hundreds of thousands of free frequent flier and hotel points.
- Learn where to send your mail and what to do with your stuff before you set off on your adventure.
- Find out where to find travel discount cards that can save you 40% or more on your trip.
- Get the secrets to eating cheaply in any city in the world.
- Get demystified about what travel insurance is, why you need it, and how to pick the right coverage provider.
- Learn why tourism cards are the best kept travel secret and how to use them to save hundreds in any city you are in.
- Find out how I manage to cut my transportation costs by 50% and how you can too.
- Discover all the ways you can get free accommodation – from someone’s couch to luxurious mansions – when you travel.
- Get stories, tips, and interviews with other travelers to learn from their successes – and failures – so you avoid rookie mistakes.
- Get a comprehensive list of all the best companies to use from around the world.
PLUS – Get detailed costs for accommodation, food, drinks, transportation, and activities (and specific ways to cut those costs) for the following destinations so you’ll know exactly how much everything costs, what you need to budget, and ways to save:
- Central America
- New Zealand
- Southeast Asia
- South America
Each of these sections has destination specific money saving tips so you can learn how to save money in all of these destinations beyond what’s talked about above! I get into the nitty gritty because this is about money and spending less of it.
This softcover book will lay out planning a long term trip in easy to follow steps that build upon each other, ease your fears, get rid of your anxiety, and comfort you as you prepare for the trip of a lifetime.
AND, if you’re thinking “Matt, I do want to travel more but $50 still seems like a lot of money.” don’t worry! Using the plethora of savings tips in this book, you’ll be able to lower your costs and spend less than $50 a day whether you are in Thailand, Japan, Australia, or France. Traveling the world on $50 a day is about a philosophy as much as it is about a specific number. If you just focus on that number, you’ll miss the entire point of the book — which is to get you to travel cheaper, longer, and smarter.
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“This is a great practical book that will make you rethink what’s possible traveling on a budget. The philosophy, country details, and online resources provide an outstanding guide to help make your dream a reality. This book was key in the decision to quit my job and travel the world once I realized how affordable it can be! Best budget travel book out there!” – Justin
“I’m a pretty frugal traveler and subscribe to Nomadic Matt’s blog. So, I was curious what he had to say in his new book and whether it’d be better than what’s already on his blog. The verdict? It’s BETTER. While many of these tips might also be on his blog (though I know not all of them are), his new book organizes the tips in a very logical and helpful format.” – Peg
“Great starter travel guide. Following the guidelines from this book and a few personal tweaks I was able to start traveling immediately without much money. I am cheapskate but I want to travel in comfort. This book taught me the beginnings of how to get that done!” – Lothaire
“Lots of truly useful information and we’ll worth a read. Most of the tips are oriented more for the traveler than the tourist, an important distinction. I’ve used quite a few of these techniques over the years and can verify they work and in many ways (if not most) enhance the traveler’s experience rather than hinder it. If I was new to travel, is read it at least twice, then keep a copy on my Kindle or smartphone for reference on the road.” – Anne
“This book gave me loads of INVALUABLE info for my upcoming trip to Europe! Little things that I never would have thought about otherwise. Matt gives the reader tidbits about every possible thing one could think of, and then you can expand your research from there, on the subjects you deem important for your personal journey. If you are a first time backpacker, you must read this book. I paid something like 13 bucks for it. As a very budget conscious traveler, It is worth its weight in gold!” – Heather
“Got more out of it than I ever expected! Great stuff! Worth your money, big time!” – Hannah
“I learned so much from this book. It is/was very helpful in planning my trip to Europe this summer and gave me some good tips on how to survive while in Europe. I would recommend this book to any traveler.” – Aimee
Whether a two week, two month, or two year trip, we all want to stretch our money further. We want to find ways to travel longer and more often. My book will show you how to go anywhere you want without breaking the bank. I will show you the tips that have kept me traveling to where I want, when I want. No matter how long you want to travel for, now you can.
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P.S. – If you don’t like paper books, this guide is also available for Kindle, iBooks, Nook, and any other electronic device!