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Travel Smarter, Cheaper and Longer with Nomadic Matt

Travel Smarter, Cheaper and Longer with Nomadic Matt

Update: 2023-04-05


#110: Travel expert and author Nomadic Matt (Matt Kepnes), joins Chris to reflect on their most unforgettable travel experiences and discuss the importance of staying flexible, embracing a slow travel philosophy, and living in the moment. Matt also offers insights on travel insurance, and shares his top picks for off-the-beaten-path travel destinations, must-have travel gear, and effective strategies for planning a budget-friendly trip.

Matthew Kepnes (@nomadicmatt) is a bestselling author and and travel blogger. He is the founder and CEO of Nomadic Matt, a website dedicated to budget travel, and the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller "How to Travel the World on $50 a Day."

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Matt’s Destination Recommendations: Taiwan | Romania | Bulgaria | South Korea | Malaysia | Sri Lanka | Napal | Mexico: San Miguel de Allende, Oaxaca, Chiapa, Yucatan, Merida, Monterrey, Mexico City

Paris Recommendation: Le dit vin 


Full Show Notes

(01:19 ) Biggest Travel Misconception

(03:35 ) Evolution of the Travel Industry

(07:15 ) Traveling Economically

(09:17 ) Budget-Friendly Trip Planning Strategies

(11:18 ) Travel as a Professional Career

(12:32 ) Making Connections and Finding Experiences

(13:52 ) Travel Resources

(17:51 ) Memorable Travel Experiences

(19:19 ) Dealing with Travel Burnout

(21:34 ) Understanding Cultures, Customs, and Languages

(23:10 ) Overcoming Communication Barriers

(25:30 ) Finding Quality Tours

(27:01 ) Must-Have Travel Gear

(28:26 ) Managing Credit Cards, ATM Cards, and Identification

(35:36 ) Travel Insurance

(37:57 ) Dealing with Dangerous or Bad Experiences

(40:43 ) Credit Card and Point Resources

(42:40 ) Off-the-Beaten-Path Recommendations

(44:42 ) Travel Mindset

(47:22 ) Recommendations for Paris

(47:55 ) Where to Find Matthew Kepnes Online

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