Today’s guest runs the award winning travel blog, NomadicMatt.com. In 2005, he was inspired by fellow backpackers to escape the 9-5 and make travel a bigger priority in his life. After becoming an expert from his experiences, his work has been featured in the New York Times, BBC, TIME, Lifehacker, and many, many other massive publications.
With hopes to become a freelance travel writer, Matt has inadvertently grown into a huge travel resource for his large global audience. It’s now been 8 years of nonstop travel for Matt, who dials into the show from Thailand.
“Everytime I said, this is the end, I’m going to stop, I’d be back out on the road within a few weeks."
“Travel is really easy... the whole process is book a ticket, pack your bag, get out the door.”
In this episode, we cover:
How Matt's desire to travel the world motivated him to start his website as a way to become a freelance travel writer, but instead became a global resource for travelers everywhere
How to experience Thailand, the Matt Kepnes way (including the one food he can't live without).
Why Thailand is Matt's home away from home, and how it can be rewarding to discover places like this for yourself
Nomadic Matt's Best Travel Advice:
The First Step: Just go. It's that simple.
Money Saving Tip or Travel Hack: Matt recommends the American Express Starwood Preferred card, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred because it has no foreign t
Packing: Pack everything you need, then cut it in half. Can you buy things when you’re there?
Travel Book: Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel and How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter Get this audio book for free at FreeTravelBook.com
Weirdest Food: Maggots, in Thailand. "They tasted like salty french fries."
Mentioned in this Show
The Ultimate Guide to Travel Hacking, by Matt Kepnes
Matt's Youtube channel
How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter, by Matt Kepnes
Music credit: Intrepid Journey by Aaron Static
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