14 Ways to Be Prepared for Anything While Traveling

Stepping out your door into the unknown is what makes travel so exciting! There are some ways to ensure no matter what happens, you can be prepared for any obstacle you may face on the road.

5 Steps to Booking a Cheap Flight Online

If you want to travel more, you need to master the art of booking cheap flights!

Portugal Travel Tips

I’ve been to Portugal many times and I never tire of it. It is one of the most underrated countries in the world!

55 Reasons Why Everyone Should Visit Sweden At Least Once

I've spent a lot of time in Sweden over the years, and it will always be one of my favorite countries! If I haven't convinced you to visit yet, maybe Alex from Swedish Nomad can!

The Best Hostels in New Zealand

I spent my time in New Zealand trying out as many hostels as I could! It's a great time to be a traveler in the country, so here's where I think you should stay when you visit.

How to Visit Malta on a Budget

I’ve been to all the Eurozone countries and I have to say Malta is one of the best — if not the best — value.

How to Visit New York City on a Budget

I've been less nomadic these days as I've spent most of my time in NYC this month! Even though this city is known as one of the most expensive places in America, it certainly doesn't have to be.

Can We Balance Travel and the Environment?

It's Earth Day! Here's your friendly reminder that travel doesn’t have to be environmentally destructive. We have the power to make things better.

How to Choose the Right Travel Backpack

My backpack has lasted me 8 years so far and still looks and works just as well as it did the day I bought it! If you're looking for a great backpack, I did all the research so that you don't have to!

How to Overcome Your Fears

Fear. It’s what keeps us from living our lives and achieving our dreams. And it is the most common reason why people don’t travel — don't let it stop you!

7 Favorite Travel Books Worth Reading in 2017

I spend a lot of time on buses, trains, and planes and use that time to devour books so I want to share some of travel-themed books worth your time!

The Best 7 Things to See and Do in Iceland

NEW POST: Today, we're releasing a new guidebook to Iceland and, in honor of it, here are my favorite things about Iceland and why my love for the country is now an obsession (going back for again in September!)!


Nomadic Matt's Guide to Stockholm

I love Stockholm so much, I moved there at one point! Unfortunately, many people skip the city because they think it’s expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. This guide shares the hidden side of the city and clearly lays out the hostels, restaurants, and bars worth going to — so you can enjoy this amazing city without spending a fortune!

Timeline Photos

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How to Know If the Travel Info You Find is Legit

In the sea of endless blogs and online content, how do you know the travel information you find online is accurate and trustworthy? This is what I do when I search the web and plan my trips to ensure I'm getting the best information.

How NOT to Feel Overwhelmed When Trip Planning

If you're getting ready to plan a big trip and feeling the stress of it all, make sure you read this first!

Greece Travel Tips

Greece is not only beautiful with its ocean landscapes, distinct architecture, and delectable food, but it’s also incredibly affordable! Anyone headed there this year?

It's Okay to Feel These Things When You Travel

It's true, travel isn't always pretty — and that's okay!

7 Myths About Traveling Africa And Why They Are Wrong

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to traveling around Africa —here's why they're wrong!

The Art of Vlogging - Super Star Blogging

There's no denying that video is the future of travel content. If you've ever wanted to make money by creating travel videos, this is for you!

How You Can Help Create the Next Generation of Responsible Travelers

Big announcement! As you know, we have a community non-profit called FLYTE, which raises money to send underserved schools in rural and urban communities around the country on overseas trips. Today, I'm excited to announce our 4th trip! We're going to be sending these students from Victor, Montana to Guatemala to study and volunteer!

Click to fund out how you can be a part of this and help us change these kid's lives!

6 beaches in Costa Rica you simply need to visit

If you're headed to the tropical paradise that is Costa Rica anytime soon, here are some of the best beaches to visit while there!

How To Find The Best Travel Insurance In 2018 | Nomadic Matt

Travel insurance is a MUST for any trip, but it can be a confusing topic, especially when deciding what plan is best for you.

22 Ways to Save Money in Paris

Paris doesn't have to be as expensive as it may seem! If you're planning a trip to the City of Lights, use these tips!

How to Use the Sharing Economy to Travel on a Budget

The "sharing economy" has been a great boon for budget travelers in the last few years! Today, I updated my post on the subject to get rid of companies that have failed and add some new ones to help you travel cheaper and connect with locals easier:

Top Signs You are a Traveler

Once the travel bug infects you, there is no going back — you are a traveler for life.

Ultimate Guide to Visiting Egypt (& Not Just the Pyramids!)

Is Egypt on your bucketlist? It definitely should be! This is a great guide to the country from Anna Everywhere!

A Prohibition Bar Crawl Through NYC

It's no secret I love the Jazz Age so I put together a speakeasy style bar crawl through NYC for those seeking to embrace their inner Gatsby or Lois Long with delicious drinks, jazz music, and dancing!

Charitybuzz: Mentoring Session with Matt Kepnes, Budget Travel Expert ... - Lot 1512500

Hey everyone! I have a really exciting announcement!

For those of you looking to up your blogging game, I hope you know that I run an awesome online media school Superstar Blogging.

The school teaches you all aspects of running a website, with courses on writing, photography, videography and most importantly, the business of actually running a blog (and making money)!

This week, we're auctioning off ALL OF THE COURSES!

- Superstar Blogging: The Business of Blogging
- How to become a Travel Writer
- How to Become a Travel Filmmaker
- How to Become a Travel photographer

.. valued at over $1,000!

➕PLUS: One ticket to the (SOLD OUT) TravelCon event in Austin this year

➕PLUS: An hour long travel/blog/whatever consultation with me!

In addition to what you’ll win through this auction, know that 80% of the winning bid goes directly to my non-profit FLYTE!

In case you don’t know, The Foundation for Learning and Youth Travel Education is our non-profit that is breaking down barriers by sending high school classes from America overseas to bring their learning to life.These trips are truly transformative and have the power to change how we see people in the world.

By bidding on this bundle on Charity Buzz this week, you could be winning big and making a difference with your dollars spent. Place your bid via the link below!


What I wish I knew before my trip to Peru

Being prepared for a big trip can makes all the difference. If you've been to Peru, what would you add?

My Favorite 13 Things to See and Do When You Visit New Zealand

NEW/UPDATED! I visited New Zealand for the second time back in January to see new places and revisit some old favorites. So for when you go, here are some of the things you shouldn't miss!

Romania Travel Tips

I had no idea what to expect when I visited Romania and found it to be far more wonderful than I ever imagined. Plus, few people visit this country so you’ll get most of it to yourself!

TravelCon - The place to learn the business of travel media

Hey all! Super exciting news about TravelCon!

First, I know that it's sold out but we have a waitlist that you can join on the website! Once we get more tickets available, you'll be the first to hear about it. Additionally, we're working hard to figure out a solution to a virtual / livestream ticket. There's been a lot of demand for that and it's expensive and hard to do but we're trying to figure out. If we do it, we'll announce it via email first.

Second, I'm super excited to announce so many new and amazing speakers like Geotraveler Media - Lola Akinmade Åkerström, Spud Hilton from the San Francisco Chronicle, Paul Brady from Condé Nast Traveler, the Vagabrothers, Patricia Serrano from FreshTraveler, and Clint Johnson from triphackr just to name a few! Overall, it looks like we're gonna have about 80 speakers!

Finally, we're slowly announcing sponsors and if you know or work for a travel company and would like to sponsor the event, reach out to me via the TravelCon website (www.travelcon.org) and lets talk! We have 600 amazing attendees there! This is going to be the best travel media event of the year!

It's Here! Introducing The Wanderland Guide to Koh Tao! • Alex in Wanderland

Really excited about my good friend Alex in Wanderland's new Koh Tao guide!
This island in Thailand is one of the most beautiful places in the country, and it's a great spot if you're into diving! If you're headed to Thailand anytime soon, check out her guide!

How this Boomer Canadian Couple Traveled the World for a Year

I've been receiving more and more emails from "older" travelers looking for travel advice. Today I want to share the inspiring story of Esther and Peter who took a year-long sabbatical to travel the world!

How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

There are plenty of ways to make travel happen, especially when you cut out major costs like accommodation. In this post, Celinne Da Costa shares how she traveled the world using her social network to stay with 70+ strangers in 17 countries across four continents!

My Insider's Guide to Bangkok on a Budget

Bangkok leaves a lot of travelers unimpressed or overwhelmed, but if you get off the tourist trail and out of the main areas, you’ll find a city that is much richer, vibrant, and dynamic than you could ever imagine!

Travelers, here's how to save on meals

Food costs can add up when you travel — especially if you want to experience the local cuisine! I share some of my top tips for reducing your eating expenses in this recent interview I did with NerdWallet!

The Top Things to See and Do in Madagascar

With only 350,000 visitors per year, you get a lot of Madagascar's wonders all to yourself!

How to Pick the Best Travel Credit Card in 2017

Points and miles earned from credit cards have allowed me to travel the world on the cheap (often times for free). And they can do that for you too, which is why signing up for a travel credit card is so important!

So how do you pick the best travel related credit card?

How to Be More Interesting While Traveling

One of the most common questions I get asked about solo travel is "will it be hard to meet people?" Not everyone is extroverted or comfortable in social situations — especially in a new place! In this guest post Vanessa Van Edwards from Science of People shares her expert behavioral tips and tricks on how to meet people and be more interesting when you travel (or just in general!)

Cheap Accommodation: Beyond the Hotel/Hostel Dynamic

Many people are unaware of all of the accommodation options available beyond hotels and hostels (or even AirBNB!). Here are some creative and super budget friendly places to stay during your trip!

The Business of Blogging Course - Super Star Blogging

While there are plenty of blogs, there are not a lot of well run blogs— which gives you plenty of opportunity to succeed in the travel industry today! If you've been thinking about creating a blog or taking yours to the next level, this is for you.

Timeline Photos

Bhutan is way high up on my bucket list! This incredible shot of Tiger's Nest was captured by @livetotravel_mona! Thanks for the #ForumFriday submission!
Want to be featured for #ForumFriday? Join the community forums and submit your best landscape shots from anywhere in the world here for a chance to be featured: http://nomadicmatt.us/landscapeshots

Buenos Aires Travel Guide

Buenos Aires is known as the "Paris of South America" for good reason! Here's how to enjoy a budget friendly trip to this incredible city!

Bestselling Author Matt Kepnes on Finding Inspiration on the Road and What It Takes To Become A Better Writer - Writing Routines

If you're interested in travel writing, or writing in general, check out this recent interview I did with Writing Routines where I talk about the process behind writing my new book!

Vagabonding: The Art of Long-Term World Travel

If long-term travel and backpacking had a bible, Vagabonding by Rolf Potts would be it! Have you read it yet?

In this post, Rolf shares his philosophy on long-term travel, how he became a travel writer and his number one piece of advice for all travelers.

Meet the Team: The Many Faces of Nomadic Matt

Almost the entire Nomadic Matt team has been together in NYC for the past week, so I thought I'd re-introduce them to you all! This website takes a lot more than just me!

Why Most Travel Tips Are NOT Cutting Edge

Travel has a certain unchanging nature to it. There are very few cutting edge tips and big shifts in how we travel but so long as we focus on the why, none of that matters.

Dartmoor Holidays - Lovely Little Getaways

What's a cottage holiday in beautiful Dartmoor like? Well there's only one way to find out.